{ bkk } d'ark piman 49

11:33 PM sians 0 Comments

i quickly slammed the door to the back seat of the parked car before clumsily shielding myself from the light drizzle with my tote as i dashed promptly to get shelter. i pulled open the huge heavy glass door into a space with similar decor - the wall stretches tall to reach the high ceilings while the walls are lined by warm colored couches to add that hint of coziness into the monochromatic space.

we took our seat at a corner of the white communal high counter table while staring at the exposed bulbs that were akin stars in the bright skies, hanging low. the kitchen staff were dishing out some dishes from the semi-open kitchen while on the right were stairs that headed up to the mezzanine that overlooked the main space. the natural lighting would have been beautiful with windows stretching and spanning across this corner cafe to make this a pleasant place to hang out and enjoy the sun if we were there for a morning fix.

my dining companion had recommended a must have here at d'ark at piman 49 but i was still left with the choice of the coffee pairing. she had described her previous brunch dining experience here that embodied "classics but done with a twist in the most overly complex way"  bad for some because of over complexing a classic disappoints expectations but a joy for others because of the experimental but potentially pleasant surprise.

after semi browsing the menu while listening to my friend's stories and picked out my usual go to whenever i can't seem to decide.

choose your favorite coffee :: latte (thb 115)

a cup of espresso + milk combo was brewed at the counter just across from us as the espresso machine screeched against the jazz music playing in the background.

the cup of latte was lukewarm as i took a sip. the creamy milk prevailed over the mild flavors of coffee. the flavors of the bean itself were muted but managed to sometimes taste a light but rounded flavor note of espresso.

desserts :: d'ark espresso tiramisu | mascarpone cream, homemade ladyfinger biscuits, espresso coffee shot (thb 180)

a bowl with what was akin to whipped cream, a small teapot of espresso, a shaker with cacao powder, a small plate of round light biscuits and an empty mug were brought to the table on a tray. the tiramisu began to take its shape under our watchful eyes as the round ladyfinger biscuits set up base in the mug for a splash of espresso shot only to take on the light and mascarpone cream to finish it off with a shake of cacao powder with three layers to complete it.

the ladyfinger biscuits tasted homemade with its airy texture but crisp, softened and doused by a sharp tartness to be ended with a note of bitterness from the espresso and finally relieved by the heavenly light and sweetened mascarpone layer with a light cheesiness. the ethereal quality of the mascarpone was resounded by the light cheese flavor, not distinct but with substance. sometimes the strong espresso occasionally unexpectedly punches the tastebuds lightly.

tldr // d'ark piman 49 is a cozy modern minimalist cafe with an endearing ambiance and a tiramisu from scratch that was worth trying.

d'ark at piman 49 | location
emquartier. 651 sukhumvit road,
khlong tan nuea
bangkok thailand
{opens daily: 7am - 7pm}

disclaimer this is written based on personal experience and opinion. experiences and taste buds may vary for others.