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About White Cafe & Bistro is a weekend hangout spot

Having opened in August last year, About White Cafe & Bistro is part of the hip hub of creativity and renovated spaces of all things art and cuisine in the Charoen Krung area. Living up to its name, the small cafe evokes all things white from its bright white light neon sign hung on the white-tiled walls to the decor and furniture. You can sit to face the wide windows and look at the greenery outside or sit outside in an urban-garden setting. A cafe that is easy on the eyes and a place where you can chill out with friends and play boardgames, which include Exploding Kittens and Uno.

Being a cafe, the menu is rife with drinks -- from coffee and tea to sodas and smoothies -- people are given a lot of choice with their pick of beverage. To get myself comfortable with the vibe, I went for a hot cup of salted caramel latte (B70 for hot, B85 for iced), complete with foam art on top. A pretty standard offering, the latte being sufficiently salty and fairly sweet. In the smoothies department, choose variations of bananas, strawberries, watermelons, mixed berries and an Oreo shake. I ordered a standard Banana Milk Smoothie (B70) and a Honey Banana Milk Smoothie (B85). The standard version wasn't sweet at all, however, some may want to sweeten it up and the Honey version does just that. Though a tad too sweet for me. For something a bit more fizzy, try the Frappé Soda (B70), which is not yet on the menu (#insiderstip). A mix of lychee, lime and honey, it is a great concoction best drunk during the hot summer months.

Of course, the cafe doesn't serve up only drinks, there's a food menu, too. Order the Fried chicken (B69) from the appetisers menu, which comes with a tangy homemade chilli sauce with cheese and Thai herbs. Cheesecakes for dessert? Don't have to ask me twice! A slice of their pink cheesecake (B85), made with the Thai favourite Hale's Blue Boy and sprinkled with cornflakes, it is sweet and puffy in texture. For a smaller portioned dessert, try their friendly-priced Mini Oreo (B40) cheesecake. Who doesn't love a dessert made up of the fan-favourite chocolate biscuit?!

Co-owner Krittapard "Apt" Barnwanijakul is responsible for the menu. Since the cafe is also a "bistro", the food menu is a bit lacking and Apt hopes to expand the cafe to include more full meals. You can currently order from a pasta menu or an all-day breakfast menu filled with scrambled eggs and cheesy ham toasts.

A relaxing weekend hangout, About White is Charoen Krung's "Central Perk". 

About White Cafe & Bistro, 1326 Charoen Krung Road / Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-8pm / Visit www.fb.com/AboutwhiteCafeandBistro/ Call 086-412-4895.

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