I only recently had a chance to try out Hundred Children café, having heard about it a few months ago, but it’s already become one of my ‘go-to’ places in Bangkok. It’s not that the food or coffee is all that outstanding, although it’s quite satisfactory, it’s that Hundred Children is a delightfully eccentric little shop in an extremely convenient location, with free wi-fi.
The Chinese style goods on sale at Hundred Children
Hundred Children might be said to have something of an identity crisis. It apparently started out as a rosewood furniture shop that also sells Chinese-styled housewares. Somewhere along the line they started selling coffee and tea as well, so customers take a seat at one of the small dining tables, or the sofas, surrounded by stacks of knick-knacks.
A ham & cheese croissant with an iced coffee
The food menu at Hundred Children is a small selection of light meals, along with a thick book of coffee and tea, along with some other drinks. The food is nothing special, but it’s more than adequate if you’re in need of a snack. The coffee is a good quality, and there are a number of options to choose from. There are also, of course, a wide selection of teas. Prices are quite reasonable, with drinks under 100 Baht and food items well under 200.
Location is a big part of Hundred Children’s attraction. It’s located right beneath the Asoke Skytrain station, so it’s a handy place to rest when changing between the Skytrain and the subway if I’m early for an appointment. Specifically, the shop is right on Sukhumvit Road at the mouth of Soi 14.
Check the Hundred Children web site for additional information.