Finding the place could prove to be a bit tricky. Located in Sukhumvit, in Soi Matheenivet (between Emporium shopping mall and Benjasiri Park), it is in a small lane on the left side just after you pass Emporium Suites and Emporium’s parking building – quite the secret world indeed!
And then I saw it; a delightful and rustic oasis that you wouldn’t guess existed right behind a fancy shopping mall. I entered this beautiful space and its air was filled with wonderful aromas – the scents just drew me in as it should. This cafe is part of the Karmakamet brand, well known for their essential oils and aromatic products.
The décor inside had a vintage feel; it was retro and intriguing. Table mats look like old newspapers, folded envelopes serve as coasters, baskets and fabrics hang like ornaments and medicine bottles are in abundance on shelves.
It’s been made to resemble an old warehouse and the owner’s nostalgia is apparent. Check out what’s written on the table mat, for instance!
I sat at a cozy table by the window that overlooked the small garden (there were few tables outside too), ordered a flat white and waited for my partners in crime to arrive!
Soon after, this was the food that arrived at our table.
The handsome looking Eggs Benedict that came with smoked salmon and spinach were bathed in Hollandaise sauce. We also enjoyed a beautiful plate of pasta – Penne in tomato sauce with cheese and Kalamata Olives and a Panini with Eggplant and Portobello Mushrooms.
It was time for dessert and the Lemon Mille Feuille was delicious, but we were so excited to see cotton candy (Yayy!). I’m sure many of you love cotton candy too, and there was definitely a nostalgic feeling attached to this.
A few more shots of the restaurant and a section that also sells their signature fragrant products: