This is the second cafe that I am reviewing in Bangkok. Its hard to find a good cafe outlet especially when you are not so familiar with the place. I was roaming around while waiting for a local Thai friend to finish his MBA class. We are suppose to meet at Terminal 21, one of my favorite shopping malls in town. For those who are not so familiar with Bangkok, Terminal 21 is situated at Asok. The unique thing about the mall is that every floor has a unique country theme. For instant, the second floor is Japanese and the third floor is Istanbul if I am not wrong. The things there are pretty affordable. I love to shop for shirts and bags over there. Some of the shops operates in JJ market as well but JJ market is just too hot for any shopper in my opinion. I went there once to get some stuff for Toffee, my toy poodle, and I was perspiring like hell!
Anyway, I was in Gaysorn and I bummed into Provence Cafe in the mall. Its a very pretty cafe with the attempt to bring in the Italian atmosphere into the mall. The cafe is situated on the second floor or third floor and its very spacial. You will have a feeling of sitting by the park when you are in the cafe. The only thing rather strange about the cafe is that they don’t serve latte. I decided to go for cappuccino instead. However, they also run out of that. The staff were a little unfriendly at first when I sat down. Maybe because I was not very richly dressed and Gaysorn is a pretty up-market mall in Bangkok, almost equivalent to our Paragon in Orchard Road. Since they did not have latte or cappuccino, I decided to just order the iced thai coffee and a set of club sandwiches. Because people are scarce in Gaysorn, you will find that sitting in Provence provides a sense of tranquillity and peace. In addition, you will be getting aroma from many of the aromatherapy shops, selling all kinds of products there. As such, it can be pretty relaxing just sitting down there and rest before you go for your next round of shopping in town.
The coffee was pretty ordinary. Well, it tasted very much like coffee but I like their club sandwich. The toast effect is good…crispy on the outside and the softness of the various ingredients inside. The ingredients are pretty wholesome and its worth a try if you are a sandwich lover. I can’t say that it is fantastic but pretty reasonable in taste and texture I guess. Do drop by Provence and have a look and experience for yourself some up-market shopping in Gaysorn as well. If I remember correctly they have a LV outlet there and a Hugo Boss.