Brunch with Mark Twain at Cafe Claire, Oriental Residence, Bangkok.
Pornchita "Nut" Kotrapat serves breakfast at Cafe Claire
"Nothing helps scenery like bacon and eggs." So goes the famous quote by Mark Twain. But the scenery at Cafe Claire is not too bad as it is, bacon and eggs or not. The cafe sits on the ground floor of the Oriental Residence in Wireless Road, and has the greenery of the gardens of the American Embassy within view; whether Mark Twain would have approved we can only imagine. But he would almost certainly have approved of the generous breakfast menu. In fact, the cafe has intriguing selections for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.
Cafe Claire has the atmosphere of a French Cafe in the heart of Bangkok.
Executive chef Nattakit Kranlayanamitr
The bright and cheerful eatery provides a French cafe atmosphere with an enticing menu for discerning diners seeking a gourmet experience. Opening daily from 6am until 11pm, the cafe prides itself on covering all the bases, with customers coming in for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Be it a family gathering or a romantic dinner for two, Cafe Claire's unique styling and sophistication makes for a memorable experience.
Cuisine from around the world has been embraced, with signature dishes including British Fish and Chips, Venetian Tiramisu, Japanese inspired Miso Glazed Snow Fish, French style Croque Madame and New York Style Toasted Bagel.
An impressive wine list and an imaginative cocktail menu round off the meal.
Cafe Claire's latest promotion is the Diplomat Set Lunch, with diners offered a three course meal for 650 baht plus taxes. The main courses include Café Claire signature dishes such as Miso Glazed Snow Fish, Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek and Sauerkraut and Wiener. Additionally, a choice of TWG tea or Illy coffee is included, along with starter and dessert.
Caesar Salad, with Parma Ham, Bacon, Caviar, Anchovie, Dry Yoghurt, Parmesan Cheese and Crouton
Norwegain Breakfast, with Rosti, Poached Aggs, Smoked Salmon, Hollandaise Sauce, Salmon Roe, Asparagus, Grilled Tomato, Pesto, and Sauteed Potato and Onion
Traditional Fish and Chips, served with Lemon, Tartar Sauce and White Vinegar
Venetian Tiramisu, with Espresso, Mascapone, Cocoa Powder and Whipped Cream
Mark Twain's famous quote is just one of the quotes that adorn the cafe's large mirrored walls
A small selection of the comprehensive menu:
There is also a children's menu.