Current Favorite: Rocket Coffeebar

Breakfast during weekdays is just a sandwich, fruit or cereal with milk. I make sure I have something and that's it. However, weekends are a different story. My little family is complete so we either have a big Filipino breakfast at home or we check out the nearest café.

Jed told me about this new café that is not Dean &  Deluca. I Googled it, found it and we checked it out that same weekend. It is called Rocket Coffeebar

The first thing I love about Rocket is it is a few minutes walk from where we live. But due to my current state now, we would usually catch a taxi to go there. The restaurant itself is small but the interiors are minimalist. My husband and I feels right at home there. 

Be prepared to wait for a few minutes to secure a table. The place is small and becoming really popular so it is crowded especially during weekend brunch time. 

We have been eating there every weekend. And I will keep on doing as long as I haven't given birth. Then it will be challenging to go there with a newborn. If there is one craving I have at this very late part of the pregnancy, it'd be enjoying breakfast at Rocket.

What's funny is when I go there, I always order the same thing - a cup of coffee, a muffin, orange juice and their version of my all-time favorite eggs benedict

A cup of coffee and muffin
Photo from Rocket's Facebook account

Rocket Benedict

Their eggs benedict is the light version. Soft boiled egg on a french bread with spinach and their own hollandaise sauce with bacon bits. For me, it's the healthier version of my favorite breakfast dish. 

The coffee, for me, is so much better than Starbucks. It goes very well with the muffin. Starbucks Coffee for me is too commercialized. Even If go crazy over some of their merchandise, their coffee is not my favorite. I would definitely go to other smaller coffee shops.

Here are photos of the restaurant and the dishes and drinks that they offer. All photos are from their Facebook page.

Yup, they have eye candies in their restaurant. 

Freshly squeezed juice

Cereal and fruits for breakfast

Can't wait to try this out for lunch
A nice cocktail I can try after giving birth


Rocket Coffeebar
149, Sathorn Soi 12, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
+66 (0) 2 6350 404 |
Facebook: Rocket Coffeebar
Twitter: @rocketcoffeebar
Instagram: rocketcoffeebar

Go check them out!

New Discovery: BK Magazine

While out for brunch one Saturday at our new favorite breakfast place, Rocket Coffee Bar, I browsed through a copy of this magazine. Found out later that it is BK Magazine. It is a magazine/newsletter which comes out weekly. For free. And may be found in restaurants and certain establishments. I saw one in browhaus while getting my eyebrows groomed.

The reason why I am dedicating an entire post for BK magazine is that its content are all informative, hip and timely. It is exactly what I have been wanting to know since moving to Bangkok. I know I am two and a half years late. Yes, I have been blind that long.

It was a struggle for me and my husband to look for places to go, eat and shop in Bangkok. I just don't know who to follow on Twitter or what blogs to read. There is the language problem as well. I follow a few on Twitter but mainly for news. Of course, I want to know what new restaurant to try out or a hole-in-the-wall that we absolutely have to go to. Yes, there are too many malls in Bangkok but there are times when we don't want to be in a mall.

As I flipped through the pages of BK Magazine, I liked what I see. Restaurant reviews. Shopping finds. New movies for the week. Events for the week (I found out about Nick Vujicic's visit through the magazine). It has practically everything expats living in Bangkok want to know. Frequent visitors to Bangkok would find it very useful as well. 

And it gets better! There is an iPad app. I subscribed to the magazine for free. Every Friday it automatically updates and I get the latest version. I couldn't be happier. 

For more info, check out their website:
Here is the link to their iPad app:

I hope you enjoy the magazine as much as I do!

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2013 Update on my Starbucks Mug Collection

The latest count of my Starbucks Global Icon collection is 304 mugs. Whoa! I cannot even believe I have that much mugs. Seriously!

My latest acquisition

The total count of mugs in this series is 331. I only need 27 mugs to complete the series. However, I doubt I would and I have no intention to complete it. I am very happy with what I have. And they are more than I imagined.

My missing mugs are the rare or hard-to-find ones and new releases. The new releases are not a problem. The hard-to-find ones are. As I need time, patience, effort and a lot of $$$ (or $$$$! Gasp!) to get them. So forget it, as most countries and cities are already represented in my collection. 

I would have loved to put my collection in a nice shelf. It was actually my plan for this year. However, I got pregnant so the mugs are obviously not a priority. Plus the thought of displaying mugs in a shelf with a baby and a toddler does not sound like a brilliant idea. It is also for this reason I am putting off trading mugs.

I enjoyed collecting, for most part (minus the drama of the mugging world). I met a lot of friends from around the world. Relatives and friends overwhelm me with their thoughtfulness. 

One day I will have a proper display shelf for all my mugs. I will use the mugs as my very own prayer wall - to pray for each country/city and the person who gave or sent me the mug. 

I just want to thank each and every person who contributed to my mug collection. From the bottom of my heart. 

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