It is a great feeling that it is Monday again and that means that it is time for Coffee Monday! This week featuring another coffee bar review from Bangkok. On a back street off Ekkamai 12 there is a small laid back cafe called One Ounce for Onion, it shares the space with a fashion store called Onion. It has a few seats inside and around 20 or so outside. The focus is on high quality specialty coffee, from local roaster Brave, but they also do cold beverages, snacks, pastries and some light dishes. I was actually due to publish another review but this place got my all excited as I loved the vibe, staff, coffee and food so I just felt a need to share this first.
The space is nice and cozy, it is just perfect to lounge for a while. On weekdays it appears pretty relaxed but understood from staff that it is a bit crazy on weekends. The offer free wifi so also possible to sit and do some work, browse or such as well. I was taking my time there and did not really get any complaints from staff so appears to be fully acceptable to do just that.
They had six different beans to choose from for filter coffee on my visit. They also use a blend for the espresso based beverages so no lack of choice. I opted for a honey processed coffee from Chiang Mai. A lovely cup, one of the best local beans I had. The nose had hints of chocolate and nuts. These also came through in the flavor but there also a clear mix of berry like acidity and hints of orange. Great cup and excellent execution. After also sampling a macchiato I am convinced that these guys (and girls) really know their coffee. They are one of the top spots in town. However, I had not realized that the competition was this tough in Bangkok so they do not really make it to number one, but they are clearly in my top 5 (a top list will follow when all the cafes have been reviewed).
The food assortment is not huge but what they do they do really well. The eggs, sausage, bacon with asparagus and tomatoes was awesome. The pastries also very good (not really up to the level of Size S) but still tasty.
So how does it rate:
Coffee quality: 4.5
Ambiance and service: 4.5
Vs average local competition: 5