Drop by Dough — Bangkok, Thailand
The Thai capital has no shortage of doughnut shops, but few match its sweet treats with praiseworthy design.
Narongrit Sritalanon and Chalermphol Akkarapinyokul, the brains behind a popular Thai lifestyle blog, saw an opportunity after visiting artisanal doughnut makers during trips from Seoul to Copenhagen.
In collaboration with Bangkok-based designer San Sephu, they restored a ramshackle townhouse in the up-and-coming Udom Suk suburb into a Scandi-chic cafe with arched doorways and double-height ceilings.
The interior delivers a medley of teak panelling and cream walls, punctuated by jolts of Prussian blue in the tiles and upholstery. Furnishing by Louis Poulsen and Herman Miller complete the look, as do the various artworks the owners brought back from travels around the globe.
Most importantly, the pillowy doughnuts in experimental flavours such as raspberry rose and Kyoto hojicha prove that Drop by Dough is more than just a shutterbug hotspot. §