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Bangkok Old Time Coffee Shop 2

Kope Hye Tai Kee

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Within the vicinity of Old Bangkok, there was another old coffee shop gem known as Kope Hye Tai Kee. Kope Hye Tai Kee is located close to Wat Suthat and The Giant Swing as well as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) City Hall building. Even though my visit was on a weekend, the shop was not as crowded as the one at On Lok Yun though customers can be seen visiting slowly on a chain one after another. The atmosphere was quite relax as the shop was located at the corner of a row of colonial style buildings while traffic condition was calm as the street was not located on the main traffic direction. It also faces a huge open concourse area overlooking Wat Suthat and Giant Swing.

KOPE HYE TAI KEE
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THE BANGKOK METROPOLITAN ADMINISTRATION OFFICE & THE ADJACENT OPEN CONCOURSE AREA
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THE GIANT SWING
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Kope Hye Tai Kee has a very well presented menu book as well as good choice of classic breakfast and lunch food choices. The front page of the menu book displays the old photo of the shop which has been established for a good 65 years. Some of its specialty include the black coffee as well as the mixture of coffee and tea beverage.

THE MENU BOOK
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Even though my stomach was still full from the breakfast effect over at On Lok Yun, I could not resist the food shown in the menu of Kope Hye Tai Kee. At least one of those food must be tried and tasted other than the coffee. So I ordered something light and easy which happened to be the simple roti pratha or just rotee in a Thai. Most of the rotee in Thailand can be found in street food vendors on pushcarts and topped with condensed milk and sugar. The rotee version at Kope Hye Tye Kee have a separate sugar and condensed milk placed into small cups and the rotee on the plate. So you could enjoy your rotee on the plain side or add the sugar or condensed milk to the extent of your liking. There was also the rotee version with curry available on the menu but I can have it just without any add-on but still liking it very much. The texture of the rotee was adequately crispy and not too oily as well as not overly thick. I would say that it really did not disappoint.

THE BLACK COFFEE, THE MIX COFFEE & TEA & THE ROTEE
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The interior as well as the exterior of Kope Hye Tai Kee maintained its old structures and design though renovations had been done to some parts of this coffee shop. The stools and the tables were based on the old traditional style coffee shop furnitures. The overall atmosphere was not stuffy though it was not air-conditioned and if you happened to be on a walking tour around the Rattanakosin district, perhaps a quick stop for a cup of iced coffee or a quick meal to recharge is one of the thing you could do to get some rest after some tiring walk.

THE INTERIOR
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Posted by kidd27 13:05 Archived in Thailand

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