Coffee Club opens new outlet at Baan Rajprasong
Located on the ground floor of Anantara Baan Rajprasong on Soi Mahadlekluang 3, the latest edition to the highly successful Coffee Club franchise (which opened in April) is set to become another prominent culinary feature of a local landscape.
Being only two minutes walk from the Ratchadamri BTS station means Baan Rajprasong is positioned to attract the very busy workday foot traffic who use the station to get to and from their city centre offices.
‘Good Food, Great Service, Excellent Coffee’, that is and has been the slogan of The Coffee Club, one of the most successful franchise operations currently operating in Thailand.
What began in Australia in 1989 and has spread to New Zealand and Thailand, is now becoming one of the best-known brand name outlets in the Kingdom.
The new Coffee Club outlet will be open from 6:00am until 11:00pm seven days a week. Opening at 6:00am allows them to catch those people who are on their way to work in the mornings and would like to start their day with a nice relaxing cup of their favourite hot brew and some filling food for breakfast.
It has a seating capacity of 78, with the outdoor seats outnumbering the indoor by 42 to 36, an indication, perhaps, that the operators feel the ambience of the area suits an outdoor styling.
By opening until relatively late, the Coffee Club can capture that segment of the working market who want somewhere to come and relax after a busy day at the office, have a good evening meal and maybe stay for a couple of drinks.
As with all the Coffee Club outlets the menu is a delight to behold and the process of bringing good food to the table is overseen by Khun Suchart, who has worked with Coffee Club for five years, helping to build up the gastronomic side of the business. Khun Suchart came to Coffee Club on the back of a stellar nine-year career working for such prestige hotels as the Conrad in Bangkok and Le Meriden in Chiang Mai.
All Coffee Club outlets pride themselves on offering a great meeting place that is suitable for relaxed retired expats or for business people to get together for an informal meeting. The service is always good, the food is much appreciated, and the coffee, of course, is excellent. This is because the management make sure to train their baristas to a high standard; it makes a world of difference.
The coffee in their outlets is UTZ certified. UTZ is apparently a Mayan word that means ‘good’ and is one of the world’s largest coffee certification programs. It is designed to ensure that the coffee production and sourcing is done in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
The Coffee Club also has prominent outlets at Ekkamai (right opposite the busy Eastern Bus Terminal) as well as at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. With a sensible eye on the market they will be opening a branch later in May at the revamped Don Muang airport.