I forgot when did I start seeing all the pretty dessert photos of After You Dessert Cafe posted online, but it seemed that everyone who visited Bangkok just had to go to this dessert cafe, so it made me really curious about what magic After You has. 🙂
After trying out the desserts at After You’s Central World branch, I think I know why now. 😉
I wouldn’t say the cafe is very eye-catching from the outside, because I nearly missed it when we passed by, if not for my friend who was more alert in spotting the cafe signboard. 😛 Nonetheless, once we stepped in, the ambience made me feel comfortable though the design was simple.
We were lucky that there was no queue when we arrived around 4.30pm, but it was almost full house inside. The waitress at the entrance gave us a queue number, and said a table would be reserved for us while we should place our order at the counter before taking a seat first. After a quick “discussion” at the counter, we ordered its best seller Shibuya Honey Toast (฿175/ S$7.50) & a Mille Crepe (฿115/ S$4.90) to share, as well as Royal Thai Milk Tea (฿85/ S$3.60) for myself & a Hot Latte (฿95/ S$4.10) for my friend.
The Shibuya Honey Toast was the first to be served at our table & gosh, we didn’t expect it to be this huge! It came with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream as well as whipped cream. The thick toast was nicely done, crispy on the outside & soft & fluffy on the inside, aroi (delicious, as the Thais call it)! We were given a small jug with honey but we decided the toast was already sweet enough & there was no need to add the honey.
As for the Mille Crepe, it was very good too, with a soft & “melt in your mouth” layered texture, what’s more, the sweetness was just right. It was hard to stop once you get a bite of this lovely pastry. 🙂
I didn’t take photo of our beverages because the way they were presented, were too normal, not pretty enough haha. Anyway I felt my Royal Thai Milk Tea was too sweet, like a sugar overdose, but probably that’s how the locals like it I guess. Glad that there was free flow of iced tea that we could help ourselves to, it tasted like those Korean barley tea flavour & sort of neutralized all the sweetness we were taking in.
The cafe had a constant flow of customers streaming in throughout the time we were there. Having tried its desserts now, I think it’s little wonder why this cafe joint enjoys good business, because the Shibuya Honey Toast & Mille Crepe were really good! Furthermore, with an open concept & brightly lit cafe, this is probably the place where youngsters would love to be seen hanging out at, even if the price may not be that cheap by local standards.
I think I will pop by again to try out its other mouthwatering desserts the next time I visit Bangkok! 🙂 See below for the details of the Central World branch I visited. There are 7 other branches spread out across Bangkok listed on its website.
4,4 / 1-2,4 / 4, Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan, Central World 7th Floor,
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Phone: (66) 02 252-5434
Open: 1000 to 2000 hrs daily
How to get there:
Central World is a huge shopping mall located near Platinum Fashion Mall. If you exit Platinum via the Petchaburi Road, head east (right) till you reach the traffic junction about 160m away where you can turn right onto Ratchadamri Road. Walk along this road for about 350m & you will see Central World, that’s how we got there as well after shopping at Platinum. Do look out for H&M on the 1st floor as the escalator near H&M will be the closest one that leads you up to the 7th floor where After You is. 😉