As much as I love Bangkok, the gray skies and grimy streets can be a little wearying at times. And so it was with a sense of relief that Bordeaux and I found Agalico. Located off Sukhumvit on Soi 51, Agalico is an elegant English tea room, with a chic all-white interior, and a lush tropical garden. Though the interior was invitingly air-conditioned, Bordeaux and I ordered our tea for the garden. We were alone outside in the sticky morning heat, so we were perfectly able to enjoy the secluded ambiance of the secret garden. We spent a leisurely late-morning reading among the mossy statues and fountains, drinking vanilla tea and eating scones with jam and clotted cream.
Note: Relaxation for weekends only: Agalico is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.