After we finished at Naie Soie we went across to the park to see the old fort and to enjoy the view of the beautiful Rama VIII bridge in the mid afternoon sun. From here it was just a short walk to CHOMP on Samsen Soi 1 where we stopped in for cocktails. This all day dining, café bar and restaurant is also home to an event space where they hold everything from yoga to book readings and art exhibitions as well as plenty of child friendly activities. I really liked the use of fresh fruit in their drinks, from fresh pineapple juice to lots of yummy fresh berries and physalis (try saying that after a cocktail or two!) as well as the interesting Colada “Svedka” vodka which was favoured with not only coconut but pineapple and a hint of mango making for a refreshing long drink.
I definitely need to go back to check out their food menu properly (we only shared some fries topped with fresh tomato and cheese between us) as their breakfast menu in particular really caught my eye with dishes like “vegetable shakshuka” and breakfast wraps as well as traditional fry ups and lighter options such as smoked salmon and cream cheese although I gather they do a killer burger as well.
In keeping with the “natural” feel they also have a great range of home cooked dishes for children and babies which showed a lot of thought had been put into them, something you don’t often see and whilst I may not have children it still impressed me a lot.
I also fell in love with the cute little vintage shop next door – look at all the pretty clothes and nick nacks! I ended up buying a funky ring with Ganesh on it as well – a “statement” piece if ever I saw one!