Bangkok is a bustling city riddled with markets, temples, food stalls, clubs, red light districts, and many more curious things, so picking exactly where to start your trip here can be challenging. After doing some thorough research, I finally decided on the perfect place–one that stood out like a gem from the other places in the city. A magical land in a not-so-faraway place with rainbow food and dangling stuffed unicorns overhead in the pastel sky. Yes, you guessed it, the very first restaurant I went to in Thailand was the Unicorn Cafe!
Though some of my friends may shun me for not trying something more authentic as my first meal here, my idea was to try the themed cafes first and then go for the authentic food for the best tasting experience. Additionally, this cafe has mixed reviews that appear with a quick Google search; some stating it’s the most magical place on earth and others refuting it’s most certainly not. The controversy surrounding this cafe made me even more curious about it, so I decided to come here and witness firsthand exactly how magical it was for myself.
Coming here directly from the Bangkok airport with my luggage in tow, I took a short taxi ride and reached the so-called magical unicorn haven an hour before they closed. This was actually a really good time, because it wasn’t as crowded as during the rush hour and I could admire all of the unicorns overhead in peace. It nostalgically reminded me of the old room I had in America growing up in the 90s, except with 10x the unicorns!
Featuring rainbow spaghetti, waffle cones, cupcakes, burgers, and more, the menu is quite dazzling with a lot of different options! The downside is the price is a bit expensive–you could get a larger quantity of food at the markets just a few streets down from here and at most restaurants in Bangkok. However, I came here for the novelty of eating rainbow food, and I wasn’t about to back down after coming this far. After some more debate, I decided on the rainbow unicorn cupcake:
My stance on this magical debate is that if you are looking for something different, you will definitely find it here. This place has a bright and welcoming interior with an English-friendly menu, extremely unique desserts, and unicorns as far as the eye can see. However, some may be disappointed by the price and lack of healthier options here, not to mention the cafe is normally overly touristy. Some reviews have questioned the quality of food here, but it’s pretty much the same for all themed restaurants I’ve been to. I enjoyed my time here, but I agree there are even more magical places to be discovered despite my love for unicorns!
I will be detailing a lot of unique destinations in Bangkok and Phuket in my next series of blogs, so please stay tuned for more.