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bangkok_riverside_restaurant_samsarabangkok riverside restaurant samsara; people often misuse the term ‘hidden gem’ when it really should only be used for places like this. samsara, this place is a real hidden gem of bangkok and it literally is hidden. i was legit surprised to see that there were so many foreigners at this place despite the secluded location. without a doubt it’s no longer hidden from the travelers (as the price, too, will suggest) i have to admit it oozes that local, hole-in-the-wall kind of vibe that most travelers find fascinating.

bangkok_storybangkok_story bangkok_storysamsara opens at 5.00pm and because the world is coming to an end and there was no traffic in the city that day we had some time to kill. we went in to ‘bangkok story’ expecting nothing at all but the coffee turned out to be really, really nice. in a walkable distance to samsara, definitely drop by for a pre-dinner coffee.

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thank you jazz for recommending this place!

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  • Reply Elizabeth T.

    Your photos always have me envious :D Loving all of the places that you visited! And that cat is so adorable! <3 Really missed your blog posts Annie! Hope to see more of your posts again! <3

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

    December 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Julie

    Ooh, good to know for when I head up to BKK!! Love all the cats featured in this post! ;)

    December 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Christa Sagmoe

    Looks like the perfect place to relax after a long day. ~ Christa

    http://theavidpen.com

    December 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply Haiya

    Oh wow they have a lot of cats don’t they? I’m loving the pictures, and those lotus chips are giving me major hunger pangs!

    December 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Waz

    This place is so charming, and it does sound like a true hidden gem. And of course, I love all the cats in this post, haha. =^.^= That shot where you’re sitting by the water with your feet up feels so relaxing!

    December 9, 2016 at 7:05 am
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    I heard about Samsara and it really looks like a place worth checking out next time I’m in BKK (if I can find it:)) Finding places like that is almost like going on a scavenger hunt. It reminds me of The Back Room in New York (though The Back Room has booze instead of coffee, waiting for the urban explorers):)

    December 9, 2016 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply sileas

    Hidden or not – the location by the river is fantastic. According to your photos it must a chilled oasis in the middle of the hustle-and-bustle!

    December 12, 2016 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply sophie

    So peaceful, i will come there next time i visit Bangkok <3

    xoxo, Best Wallets for Women and Men 2016

    December 13, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Millie

    This looks amazing – I’ll definitely check it out next time I’m in Bangkok.

    December 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Lena

    Truly is a hidden gem with the quaint decor and the amazing riverside view! I can’t wait to go back next year and visit all the amazing coffee shops that I have been “going to” via your blog posts. Hope you’re doing well Annie! Much love xo~ Lena
    http://www.thewanderliste.com

    December 14, 2016 at 4:46 am
  • Reply alice

    Love reading this.

    Alice Cerea
    babywhatsup.com

    December 15, 2016 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    This place looks amazing, I love the raw aesthetic of its interior and location. I’ve missed your posts, and the photos are pretty as always :) I’m definitely visiting this place if I ever get the chance to visit Bangkok!!

    December 20, 2016 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Wow your pictures are just amazing! You create a whole mood and great atmosphere just by making those photos – and sharing them. Thanks and greetings!

    December 30, 2016 at 1:56 am
  • Reply Joyce

    Ahhh I’m sad that I didn’t know about your blog when I had gone to Bangkok, Thailand! I now have to return & visit all the amazing places you blogged about :D This place looks so beautiful and hidden

    Characters & Carry-ons

    January 27, 2017 at 10:31 pm
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