Oh heyyyy Bangkok, I have arrived! And I’m here to do all the shopping I want! And if you didn’t know it before, Siam Square is a collection of all the things a girl could love.
This means a delightful plethora of shopping outlets, restaurants, cafes and things to do, all within walking distance of one another.
To make things a tad easier for your shopping tour of Siam Square, we’ve listed a few of our favourite shops and cafes. You’ll be leaving with bags of gorgeous new clothes, all your favourite cosmetic finds, and very happy tummies!
Oh Siam Square, take my money!
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1. Let’s be real, nothing beats lobster – Mister Lobster
If anyone’s ever had the absolute pleasure (and joy) of visiting Chelsea Market in New York City… I’m sure like myself, you’re still searching for that amazing lobster roll you found in its seafood market. Well search no more, because Bangkok has come to the rescue.
On the second floor of Siam Square One, you can’t miss the classy red stand-alone store serving up delicious, soft lobster rolls! (As well as shrimp and crab rolls, making other favourite seafood choices affordable too!)
There’s different sizes, from half rolls to jumbo-sized, and you can even grab a Half Trio, a combination of the three meats on a half roll! Yummy.
Choose your flavours, or add ons, and indulge in all the sweet, pink, crustacean goodness.
PS: Their rolls are homemade which makes all the difference, and the portions are great value for money in my opinion.
2. Every girl’s pink fairytale beauty paradise – Castle C
Is this truly a castle in the sky? Nope, just a pink pot of girly beauty store heaven!
I love the interiors of the store, and it really seems to lure customers inside. As you make your way upstairs, pink dressing tables have been set-up, which just gives it this glamorous feel – and you can test and try out products here, prior to buying them, amazing!
Castle C (Castle of Cosmetics) is all pink, and offers a variety of cosmetic and skin care brands, such as BIBC Collagen Soap, MHB eye steam mask, Chappa cleaning solution, Melynn powder, and more!
3. A girl can never have too many beauty products… – Multy Beauty
Young, cute and Korean, three adjectives that spring to mind when stepping inside this colourful and pastel beauty palace.
Just as the exteriors present, the concept behind this makeup and beauty store started off focusing on beloved Korean brands such as Coreana AmpleN, Blackrouge, Lilybyred, Romand, CandyLab, IPKN, TooCoolForSchool and CLIO.
(I mean, there’s an entire section titled ‘Korean Zone’ in-store).
Since opening its door, there’s now an extensive range of products to choose from, including one of my all time favourite affordable German brand, Essence – I’ve literally used their Sunclub Matte Bronzing Powder for the last eight years now – and the brand’s Glow like a Mermaid highlighter is just as amazing as it is pretty to look at!
4. You won’t leave empty-handed – Cintage School
Calling all my shopaholic sistas out there! You might just die and go to heaven with your empty pockets. I pretty much want everything from this ultra cool clothing store.
Editor’s Note: Guess what, I kinda did leave with a full shopping bag…. 😛
Now, let’s talk interiors. For a clothing store in the city of BKK, I’m so into all the pastel vibes here. Everything feels really soft and feminine and reminds me of the 50s, Grease movie style.
Their clothing is a mix of vintage styles from the 50s to the 90s and you could lose yourself finding pieces among all the colour.
And get this, they’ve even got their own nail salon located on the second floor, if you’re in the mood for some super cute nail art!
If that’s not enough and you simply must stay in this slice of fashion haven, the top floor serves up some refreshing drinks and cakes (plus an amazing neon light sign above a mini swimming pool ball pit filled with inflatable ice-cream and flamingo props). All oh-so-perfect for photos!
5. Great value for money, refuel and enjoy traditional Thai dishes – Som Tam Nua
Somewhat of a legendary spot it may seem, and beloved by locals, as you head down into an alleyway heading away from the BTS, follow the long queue of waiting patrons and you’ve hit the jackpot.
Som tam (Papaya salad) is their speciality, and there’s nothing more refreshing on a boiling hot day in Thailand.
The space is small and intimate, and I love the collection of newspaper articles the shop has appeared in throughout the years, displaying years of hard-work, joy and success!
There’s also a variety of other authentic and favoured Thai dishes and sides, and please, do yourself a favour and try their Deep fried chicken, coated with sesame seeds, my mouth is watering already, literally!
They are well-priced offering great value for money, and that’s why the masses keep going back!
Price: From 75 Baht / approx. USD $2.44
Address: 392/14 Siam Square Soi 5 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 (0) 22 51 4880
Opening hours: Daily from 10.45am to 9.30pm
6. From meerkats to corgis, it’s a wonderland of animals – Little Zoo Cafe
I’m quite particular about the idea of animal cafes, although I know it’s a trend in recent years, but this type of cafe I can appreciate – as this mini menagerie of animals actually all belong to the owner, and are her personal pets.
The owner of the cafe has been fascinated with animals from a young age – and she started her personal menagerie in high school – her pets are what you will see here.
Quite possibly the only place in town with meerkats – which are quite inquisitive and might steal your belongings (they like shiny things).
Aside from their stars, there are also racoons, fennec foxes, arctic foxes and common household pets: cockatiels, bunnies and corgis!
The decor is pretty simple and rustic, and there are ample basics on the menu from colourful drinks to desserts and bites.
Note: We were there personally and saw that the staff treated the animals well, the fluffy cats had smooth well groomed coats, and the animals generally looked happy. While we aren’t the authority on animal welfare, it seems that this cafe loves its animals and treats them well. If you do happen to go down for a visit, do let us know if you spot anything amiss. Thank you!
Little Zoo Cafe
Price: From 290 Baht / approx. USD $9.42 (Based on minimum order of a Drink + Main). Website
Address: 24/7 Siam square, Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 92 448 1116
Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 8pm
7. An enchanting fantasy land where wishes come true – Sretsis Parlour
You might have heard of this whimsical luxury Thai brand, Sretsis, but if not, it is never too late to head to the sisters’ edible world (yes, Sretsis is sisters spelt backwards).
This café is utterly dreamy and obviously very, very girly.
Once you step in, you will be carried away to fantasy land by the prettiest daisy-adorned floors, get lost in dreamland with their sky-like ceiling – and their floral wallpaper will get you wandering…
The café interior is delighting, yet very serene, as it is inspired by the three sisters’ latest fashion collection “Tamed Lovers”.
In fact, you will spot the same visual designs on their dresses and other pieces on their wallpapers, teacups, sofas and even their drinks.
Oh and the cakes too… Beautifully illustrated unicorns and lions with a touch of glittery sparkle (a serious work of art), their confectioneries are simply beautiful… Do yourself a favour and enjoy one of their Fine Tea sets.
8. A 3-in-1 kinda deal – Pink Planter Cafe @ Matchbox
Get ready to step inside the grooviest little cafe ever! Another ode to the retro pastel vibes where everything from interiors to desserts look this good!
Another clothing/homeware concept store that’s added a funky cafe to its floors… After browsing the racks sporting numerous popular and fashionable brands, the third floor is where all the refreshing, tasty moments happen.
Try their Ice-cream Spaghetti or an adorable Winnie the Pooh Ice-cream sandwich, and their pancakes look icing-sugar-coated dreamy delicious!
I love the decor from the cacti, to the tropical fern illustrating plastering the walls – a total Instagram opportunity I dare do say!
9. How to make your Bubble Tea shop different from the rest?? – ATM Tea Bar
Everything about this place screams original!
Basically, how things work: You place your order on a touchscreen set up to represent an ATM, then take a seat and wait for your delicious, gourmet bubble tea to arrive.
Flavours constantly change while keeping the old favourites on the menu, and new tea concepts are introduced with different seasons. (Currently serving up their SS19, Bangkok Snow Collection, presented in what looks like a snowglobe. Or try their Sweet Dynasty Series where drinks are poured and presented in traditional Chinese wares.)
What’s also important to note is that these teas aren’t overly sweet and as a customer, you can choose and specify your sugar levels!
10. Interesting, crazy convenience store heaven at its best– Siam Square 7/11
I’m gonna call you a big, fat liar immediately if you’re telling me you don’t love 7/11! I mean, who doesn’t??? It’s one of my favourite things about Thailand to be honest, there’s everything and anything you need, and let’s be real, who doesn’t love a late-night 7/11 cheese toastie??!!
And just what makes this one so extra-special? Well, it just happens to be the biggest 7/11 in all of Bangkok, with a three-storey built set-up, I mean, there’s even a bookstore inside!
There’s also a variety of products on offer inside this 7/11 that you may not come across in your regular sized ones, from tons of Korean snacks, to crazy cool beauty products – Disney Princess themed face mask anyone?
The list is endless! We’ve never seen dried mangosteens in a 7/11 amongst their Dried fruits, or to our delight (and maybe your horror, but so typically a ‘South East Asian experience’) dried, edible insects in a variety of different flavours. There’s even a Dried Mushroom crisp range!
If you’re keen on a full run-down, read all about it here.
11. The Sephora of Bangkok, and we’re not even kidding! – Eveandboy
Ever heard of Eve and Boy? If you haven’t, you should know that this incredible shop is something like the Thai version of Sephora.
It’s a huge shop filled with rows and rows of make-up and skincare brands ranging from local to international.
You know that buzz you get whenever you step into Sephora to look for something you’ve been dying to get your hands on – whether it’s the latest Urban Decay palette, or Glamglow mask?
Well, when you’re in Bangkok, you NEED to add a trip to Eve and Boy to your itinerary!
For make-up and skin-care junkies, there are many incredible quality products here. Not only are they quality, there are some with the prettiest packaging too. (Hint: Bisous’ Rainbow cluster crystal shimmer highlight – now there’s a mouthful of words…)
Some of our personal favourite brands and products we found in-store include; the super cute and affordable Korean Cathydoll range, the most evil (in a good way) blackhead face masks from Country and Steam, and Bulgarian rose water toner from Alteya Organics.
But seriously, the list is endless and so are the choices. Enjoy my darlings!
12. Ah, my truly beloved… – Boots and Watsons
True story: You know that shopaholic scene in movies where someone uses one hand to sweep all the products off the shelf and into her cart? We saw that happen in Boots 3 different times, with the same product.
Who said that Bangkok’s boring with not much to buy now? We just went back to our favourite shopping locale to see if it was still worth the hype and wellll…. I spent a bomb at Boots and Watson’s alone.
Honestly, these drugstores in Bangkok just keep upping their game… Even after going back so many times, we keep managing to find new stuff to buy, it’s quite crazy but super fun.
You’ll have a beauty field day in the two-storey Watsons store – that’s big for just beauty products! – and the first floor is dedicated to beauty, the second to health.
(If you didn’t know it before, their own personal brand actually offers an amazing range of products. Their Collagen skincare range is a must try and look out for their aromatherapy masks too!)
Boots blew our minds, and the beloved UK drug-store is still popular as ever – and it seems their 3-min Cucumber masks may be even more popular than the store, with girls literally buying shelves-full!
Apart from that, Boots offers a huuuuge range of products that caters for everything. Others include the Teatree & Witchhazel skin care range (which my partner loves), hair removal stuff like the Warm Wax Kit, and even Ante-Natal Massage Cream.
Watsons @ Siam Square 2
Address: 258 Siam Square Soi 3, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Website
Contact: +66 92 246 3401
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 11pm
Boots @ Siam Square
Address: ถนน อังรีดูนังต์ Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Website
Contact: +66 2 252 5101
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10.30pm
13. Because nothing beats leather – Undress Es.15
Sometimes it really does make all the difference paying a little bit more for something that’s going to last you a really long time. And in this case, it’s simply no different.
If you’re a heel kinda gal, or maybe you’ve always imagined yourself to be but every single pair of heels feel unbearable? Well, honey, you just haven’t found the right pair yet.
Undress is all about quality, leatherworks and designs, and their shoes make a perfect choice for the office/businesswoman too.
They also sell handcrafted bags and belts, often offering a matching collection of all three, if matching is your thing!
It’s apparently not the easiest little shop to find, but if you’re in Soi 3 there’s a Pizza Hut on that alley, keep going and it’s on the left!
14. Sophisticated elegance, made with gorgeous quality fabrics – Paletanique
Soft, silky and all the eleganza, this clothing brand speaks to the women who love to be left with the feeling of lightness on their skin when garments are worn.
Delicately illustrated signature pieces and sets, this clothing brand is giving me all the 1800, French feels and I’m so into it, everything seems to flow.
Paletanique’s collection is a parade of whimsical dreamy fantasies, using delicate fabric such as see-through organdy or Spanish silk.
Their choice of pale colors also makes the brand a perfect wardrobe for those who love a soft feminine flair in their everyday look.
Instead of just a fashion collection, Paletanique prides itself as an artwork in progress – and we couldn’t agree more!
15. Designer evening gowns with a touch of glam – Belda
In search for designer gowns at affordable prices?
With their readymade collection or tailormade order, Belda offers a wide selection of evening and cocktail dresses in various styles, necklines, lengths, and cuttings.
For formal events or even bridesmaids’ gowns, you can rely on their dresses, which are designed to flatter your body and bring out the modern feminine in you.
Don’t forget to check out their pretty accessories to complement your demure look.
Trust us, one of us even bought a dress here for her pre-wedding photoshoot!
16. Everything fairytale and girly – Origano
It’s difficult to miss Origano’s fairytale-girly storefront with a romantic floral arc and charming bed of roses.
If these appeal to the feminine side of you, you can be sure their collection will.
Origano offers a good mix of girly and princessy dresses (sewn with lace and sequins), colourful trendy pieces, and black lace one-pieces for more mature ladies.
Their designs come in limited ranges, so you can be assured that the chances of you wearing the same thing as someone else in the streets are pretty slim!
Price: From 1500 Baht / approx. USD $48.71 Website
Address: Siam Square One, 2nd floor, Bangkok
Opening hours: Daily from 10.30am to 9.30pm
17. With over 250 beauty brands in-store, you might wanna spend a few hours – Beauty24
Beauty never sleeps, aren’t I right darling?
If you’re a beauty and skincare freak, I’m sure like us you’ve noticed a rise in big beauty shop outlets popping up all over the city, and this Health & Beauty store is one of the favoured.
Being the brand’s flagship store, it is the biggest Beauty24, with three floors of heaven to be discovered. And I’m so into the neon pink setup of the store, it’s giving me 80s glam realness!
The first floor is dedicated to beauty products and home to some of the biggest brands in the industry – think L’Oreal, Maybelline, Bisous Bisous, Fairy Fox, Face So, CreerBeaute and Korea’s Ashley Premium Cosmetic. There’s a total mix of international and Thai brands in here.
The second floor is for all your skincare woes and you might just find yourself in beauty-mask heaven (Korea’s Skin’s Boni Yogurt Bonimini Wash Off Mud Pack anyone??). Other brands range such as Vichy and Dr Jill.
There’s even local Thai perfume brands up here as well as other essential body products such as body oils and washes.
Their third floor is in the process of being turned into a coffee shop, just btw!
18. The biggest ice cream in Thailand! – Mo & Moshi
If you’re a glutton, or you can never stop eating ice cream, drop whatever you are doing right now and head to Mo & Moshi!
Mo & Moshi is a Japanese-style cafe that specialises in homemade soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt. But, there’s a catch.
Can you stomach a cup (if you can even call that a cup) of ice cream this big? Even if you’re here with your friends, we think it’ll probably take a team of ya’ll to finish this much ice cream.
Decadent picks include the Strawberry Supreme; a fishbowl (that’s what it looks like) stuffed with ice cream, strawberries, waffles, whipped cream and enough pocky sticks to make you not want to eat pocky ever again.
If you’re up for a bigger challenge, get this monster of a parfait with cereal, fruits, ice cream, and more ice cream stuffed into cones and perched on top of the “cup” or try their latest take on an “Ice-cream burger”.
Although eating this might seriously cause you to swear off ice cream for a long long time, the chance to shock your Instagram followers might just be worth it.
19. Relax, unwind and rejuvenate the body after a busy day – Napar Thai Massage
Affordable, professional and conveniently located. After a long day’s worth of shopping, eating and bargain hunting, I’m sure nothing sounds more pleasurable than a much-deserved massage – a mandatory thing for us when we’re on holiday!
The spa itself is neat and clean – always a must for me. Being so well priced for the area, they are usually always busy, so be sure to make a booking in advance!
There’s a solid variety of different treatments to choose from including a Thai Herbal Press, as well as a full Body Scrub.
[CLOSED] 20. A worldwide phenomenon transformed into cakes – Hello Kitty House Bangkok
This is the place where Hello Kitty fanclub dreams are made of – and if you’re travelling with kids, your little ones might just be in heaven.
Pretend you’re walking into afternoon tea in an old London hotel, that just happens to be decorated in soft pink pastels everywhere. I love all the interiors, it’s almost like a cute-vintage Japanese/English glam – if that’s even a thing.
Marvel at the gigantic Hello Kitty figurines everywhere, a really epic stained glass Hello Kitty ceiling, hot pastel pink VW Buggy and the most incredible Hello Kitty shop!
Food-wise, they do savoury meals, but I would suggest checking out their bakery with glitter doughnuts, rainbow cakes and pastel purple cupcakes.
Their desserts are also really cool – order their DIY Strawberry Tiramisu or Salted Caramel Carnival Bingsu .
Moms, did we mention there’s a Hello Kitty Spa here too? Perfect, right?
21. Fans, hold onto your tiny, cute, adorable hearts – Line Village
Originating in Korea, the Lines characters blew up in 2011 for their ultra cute design, thus starting a fan club across Asia. So fans have gone nuts over this totally adorable village, dedicated solely for the fans and lovers of Brown, Cony, James, Moon and Jessica – but don’t fear, the whole gang’s here too!
It’s basically a tribute to the characters, setup as a museum and digital adventure park in one! There are over 20 different rooms, and it is all EPIC!
There are mirror rooms and VR (Virtual Reality) encounters with characters, girly girl stations with Cony & Choco (get ready for some ultra amazing Instagram snaps), and there’s even a virtual roller coaster ride.
And of course, how could you not leave before heading home without some merch?? The shop sells Line collectibles, from stationery to plates, socks and souvenirs, clothing and soft toys – the list goes on.
22. Touch the human brain… If you dare! – The Museum of Human Body
If you’re feeling brave and up for more heartstoppers, you might want to give this a go. Right smack in Siam Square, in an unsuspecting building is The Human Body Museum.
You’ll be able to see 14 perfectly preserved bodies from Japan. You can hold a human brain in your palm or touch a dead man’s hand. It’s morbidly interesting and rather fascinating.
Here you can rediscover human anatomy and how our nervous system works, along with all the little complexities that make us, us!
The Museum of Human Body
Price: From 100 Baht / approx. USD $3.25 (Students), 300 Baht / approx. USD $9.75 (Adults) Website
Address: 34 ถนน อังรีดูนังต์ Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Contact: +66 87 087 5481
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm (Closed Mondays)
23. Feeling a bit bored with old, ordinary Earth? – VRX
Need to slip out from reality for a bit? I get it, we all have our moments of needing to check-out, so for all you gaming lovers, this one is for you!
Siam’s very own virtual reality gaming centre was opened in 2017, offering gamers five different types of virtual platforms to get lost in.
There’s OMNI (For us ordinary people over here, it’s a VR platform that allows players to run, walk and move in the VR world), 4DX VR (a simulator that allows and brings players the experience of riding a rollercoaster, or sitting next to the driver whilst drift racing).
Try our hand at Professional Racing or Snowboarding – the whole experience feels surreal!
There’s also over 50 different virtual games to choose from, as they use HTC Vive – the most popular virtual reality gaming system, for those in the know.
24. Traditional and delicious – Baan Khun Mae
Literally translating to Mrs Mae’s house, it almost feels as if you are going over to a neighbour’s or family member’s house for dinner, and the warmth and ambience protruding from this 1998 establishment is undeniable.
Some locals have mentioned that the dishes here have been slightly altered through the years to suit the westerner’s taste buds, but the authentic tastes, aromas and flavours of traditional Thailand is unmistakable.
Must-try dishes include their Deep Fried Marinated Chicken wrapped in Pandan Leaf, Baked Prawns with Glass Noodles or Charcoal Grilled Pork in honey.
Baan Khun Mae Restaurant also offers a series of set menus at differing prices for groups of five or more (starting at 350 baht per person, all the way up to 800 baht for a 16 dish feast!).
25. It’s just too cute not to go inside – B Duck Cafe
I’m still trying to figure out what it was about this cafe that made it so darned adorable! Maybe it’s those happy bath time memories, or maybe you just love ducks? Maybe it’s the millions of rubber duckies everywhere?
Whatever the case, it’s a delightfully bright, warm and happy cafe and it’s yellow beams of sunshine are enough to lift anyone’s smile – grumpy toddler anyone?
They’re known for their good coffee and they’ve got a solid delight of treats.
Look for pops of colour – in case the yellow overload becomes too much in their food – in tons of colourful macarons and ice-cream flavours.
26. “But daddddd, I WANT the gigantic teddy-bear!” – Phoenix Catcher Siam Square
They’ve been around since our parents were kids, yet somehow the novelty never seems to wear off – whoever came up with the first claw picking machine for an arcade is a) a genius, b) a billionaire for sure!
So bring your kids, or your inner child and have your go at finally catching one of the many different teddy-bears, soft toys and cartoon characters from one of Phoenix’s catchers.
I once heard these machines are rigged, but if you’ve got the skill / or luck, maybe you’ll get to walk away with your own oversized Spiderman or Dragon Ball Z’s Goku.
I’ve managed to pick up a toy from these machines probably about once in a life-time, but that sure hasn’t stopped me from trying again! Have fun!
Special mention: A total foodie experience, that won’t break your bank! – Central Food Hall
What could be better than an absolute food array of over 19 different food stalls to choose from, all in one space – and no, I’m not referring to a Thai market here.
Although just a ten minutes walk from Siam Square itself, it’s so worth it and the perfect way to build up an even bigger appetite – because you’re gonna need it.
On the Asian front, you can expect to find Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian and Malayian too, adding a total world experience down at this food court.
Sweet tooth, if you love your durian, be sure to try Bahn Moh’s delicious sticky rice with sweet coconut and durian syrup. If you’re not a durian fan, there’s plenty of other patisseries, pastries and desserts to try.
Now we knew Bangkok was big, but this just goes to show just how much there really is on offer. For time and convenience purposes, we hope this Siam Square Guide helped in mapping out this shopping district for you at least!
Share your shopping experience with us, and leave a comment below! And if there’s any favourite stores we’ve missed, do let us know! #TripCanvas
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |