Both came in Harlem Shakers custom-made sour dough multigrain bread, but you can also opt for traditional white sour dough. The bread style is purposely thin, so no broken jaws here trying to bite a mammoth roll! And toasted of course so the outside is crunchy but the inner dough is soft. We finished our choices with the L.T.N.S (Long Time No See). This is a moreish blend of 16-hour slow cooked pulled pork and fennel coleslaw. The dark-ale and spice marinated pork is meltingly tender, sweet and succulent. The pickle is the perfect foil to the rich meat while the coleslaw adds a satisfying crunch.
Overall the sandwiches are a triumph and we have and will be back for more. English executive Chef Sid Sivanandam has kept things simple - executed with aplomb and a focus on quality produce.
Their other focus is fresh juices, which works well with their grass-roots concept. We sampled ‘No Stress’ - green apple, grape, orange, parsley, orange zest and handmade yoghurt. This is a perfect blend of ‘healthy but still tasty.’ The ‘Green Juice’ is a cucumber, spinach, apple, lemon and ginger mix that is refreshing and revitalizing.
Again this is a no-frills approach – good product equals good food and beverages. And that is something to be applauded in a city where quality can be replaced with mediocre as long as the location is correct.
Italian General Manager Alex Caimi then recommended we finish our meal with their new drink offering – first-class coffee. Born into an Italian coffee purveying family, he knows his stuff. And the coffee speaks for itself. Served the way Alex recommends - in a clear espresso glass - it’s strong, fragrant and smooth. He explains that this is his custom-blend of Brazilian, Venezuelan and Colombian beans blended and roasted in Italy. This is the kind of coffee that gives you a habit – it’s that good. And the price? Just 60 baht.
“We want people to come here and be relaxed but always get first-rate service. They can enjoy delicious fresh food and drinks because we never compromise on quality. We want to take care of our customers like they are family,” Alex explains.
This is the perfect place for a health-conscious and incredibly delicious lunch or a pre-party dine out with friends paired with their inventive signature cocktails. The food is fresh, fast and friendly. So what about the ‘Bangkok’s best sandwiches’ claim? It is safe to say this gourmet sandwich and juice lounge has taken the crown.