Salares – a bistro on the other side

From the Siam interchange station, hop on the Silom line heading to Thonburi. Less than 25 minutes later, you will alight at the Bangwa terminal station – which is also linked to the MRT (subway) station with the same name.

Pre-pandemic, almost every weekend, classical music enthusiasts will alight here and share a taxi or take the Salaya shuttle to Mahidol University, to the beautiful concert hall that is home to the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. A short drive away from this hall and university is The Salares – a Coffee Bar & Bistro.

The bistro serves a selection of local dishes and international favourites. The chicken burger is tall, on first impression. And the pasta, delightful. We were told the pork ribs is a signature dish here and that the pizza packs a punch. We highly recommend a second helping of their delish brownie.

The Salares has high ceilings – and expansive windows meant that lighting is never a problem for your food photography or the occasional selfies. There is an immediate laid back feel to the place too. The beautiful landscaped gardens invite you in for a scroll and more…

Weekend evenings will see live singing too. Sufficient parking space available and this is a suitable location for an evening get-together, after your classical concert nearby.  Estimately 25 kilometers from Bangwa station, you are technically in Nakhon Pathom province, westward of Bangkok. This province has a lot to offer from temples to local markets and there’s plenty to do for a full day outing. The strategic location of this coffee bar and bistro makes them a good pitstop on your day of exploration too.

To browse more photos, check out their page at facebook : Salares2019 They open on weekdays from 4PM to 10PM and on weekends 11AM to 11PM.