Bangkok Foodie: After you, Central World

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There is a big fuss being made about After you and all its branches in Bangkok. It is one of the rare cake shop and café that requires a queue ticket system. But would the sweet tooth patient patrons be satisfied with their experience?

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How does it look like?
You can’t deny the charm of this little café. The whole place looks like a little wooden Japanese kawaii haven. I love the presentation of the different desserts and beverages.

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How do they treat you?
I am a bit confused with the service. Even though there are a lot of customers, there are only few staffs. And you can’t take your order at your table so you need to go to the cashier, remember your table number and order your food there. If you don’t want to let your bags unattended, then one person has to stay at your table. It is not convenient. As for your food, it takes a VERY long time to come. Your friend might get their order in 5 minutes but then you will have to wait another 30-45 minutes to get the complete table served.

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How is the food?
I know this place is very popular but I wasn’t too impressed with the food. Everything is VERY sweet and if you aren’t much of a sweet tooth, no need to try it out. My friend had the shibuya honey toast and really enjoyed it. The gourmand coffee was interesting but cold by the time it arrived. As for the Nutella hazelnut pancake, its texture was really off and dried out.

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How much?
It is on the pricey side of the spectrum. And a little overpriced actually compared to other franchises, but it is not surprising when you know its popularity amongst locals and tourists.

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Verdict!
I guess you need to pay to be hip. After you is definitely the place to be and to take instagram pics. It is a charming place with great looking food but the taste let me linger for more (or less). I still remember their Ari branch though with much tenderness.

6.5 out of 10  honey toasts
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How to go there?

After you is located on the last floor of Central World, opposite to the cinema.

Other Branches:

J avenue, Thonglor13
tel no.027129266
sweet hours:
9:00am – midnight (everyday)

Lavilla, Paholyotin
tel no.026130597
sweet hours:
10:00am-10:30pm (monday to thursday)
10:00am-11:00pm (friday to sunday)

Siam Paragon, Ground floor
tel no.026107659
sweet hours:
10:00am-10:00pm (everyday)

The Crystal, Phase2
tel no.025150549
sweet hours:
11:00am-10:00pm (monday to thursday)
10:00am-11:00pm (friday to sunday)

Central Plaza Ladprao, 1st floor
tel no.029371547
sweet hours:
10:00am-10:00pm (everyday)

Int Intersect Rama 3
tel no. 026826220
12:00am-9:00pm (sunday to thursday)
12:00am-10:00pm (friday to saturday)

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