If you’ve found yourself in Pattaya—for whatever reason—this should be on your list.
Following the success of its design-forward cafe Chim Chim in Bangkok, Siam@Siam Hotel has decided to branch out to Pattaya with its retro cafe-slash-bar On the Road, a one-stop service trying to fill every niche.
Situated on the ground floor of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, the new cafe is filled with eclectic 70s retro references, with sleek custom-made furniture, handwoven hanging chairs, colorful cushions, and rattan cage pendant lights evoking a Bohemian atmosphere.
Like its elder sister branch, the dishes here see international comfort food getting clever twists with a boost from local ingredients. All-day breakfast favorites include the hefty chicken cranberry (B270) made with chicken breast, avocado, sour cream dill, mayonnaise, onion, and cranberry sauce. Hearty healthy options include the chipotle tahini (sweet potatoes, kale, avocado, eggs, tahini, chipotle sauce, and quinoa B300); roast cauliflower burrito (B250) packed with black beans, tomatoes, corn, quinoa, avocado, and cilantro; or marinated kale chicken (B320) featuring crispy fried chicken quinoa, kale, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado. Wash it all down with tarte tatin (B140), sticky caramelized apple topped with vanilla ice cream, or the Sweet Charcoal Stax (B250), a tower of charcoal pancakes with caramelized banana, peanut butter, and candied peanuts.
Drink-wise, On the Road doubles as a casual coffee spot during the day and tipsy drinks at night. Head there early for Coffee Marmalade (B120), a seasonal blend from Thai coffee specialty Roots with a little acid from orange and ginger. Those with a sweet tooth can opt for Crunchy Coffee (B120) with chocolate and almonds instead.
For cocktails, kick off your night with Running Down the Hill (B220), a mixture of rum, mint, nutmeg, cinnamon syrup, lime, and ginger ale—a delicious, low-proof cocktail with a flavor that reminds us of Jolly Cola.
390 Moo 9, Pattaya Sai 2 Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150. Tel. 038-930 600.