For years, he original Kuppa on Soi 16 has been the go-to brunch spot for long-term expats, ladies who lunch and well-off Thai families. The reason for its success, aside from its lovely, airy space, was actually the tried and tested, never-changing formula of comforting international dishes, good coffee (a French press of single origin coffee is B110) and hearty desserts. And we really do mean never-changing menu: in fact, news that they had opened a new place was greeted with shock and disbelief. Still, the reality is not that dramatic a shift. For starters it’s just up the road and still draws an expat-heavy crowd—though it’s distinctly an office lunch sort of place and closes at 7pm. Secondly, they didn’t exactly reinvent the wheel with the decor. While smaller, Kuppadeli has the same airy feel with tall ceilings, plenty of natural light and a similar outdoors meets industrial vibe. It even has a cute little mezzanine, in homage to the original.

Breakfast and lunch treats in a sundrenched setting.