Luka is the ultimate neighborhood café, with everything perfectly complementing each other to create a place of culinary and mental comfort, all seemingly without effort.
Luka’s food veers towards the nostalgic: burritos, meatballs, chunky salads, and baked goods. But if you think greasy diner food, you could not be further from the mark. Luka’s western comfort dishes are made with the finest local and sustainable ingredients, by hand and from scratch, with flavors and freshness shining like spotlights. Coffee is meticulously curated and brewed to order by the coffee-fanatic partner, while tea is also blended and brewed in-house by another tea-devotee owner.
Luka serves the sort of thing you jump out of bed for, or reward yourself after a satisfyingly productive day of work.
Housed in a 50s shophouse owned by 4 siblings, Luka’s home has seen multiple transformations over the years. In the most recent though, walls were knocked down, but stairs connecting 4 floors remain, so the feel is that of a beehive, busy with staff and customers running up and down in productivity and breathless awe of the warm, eclectic décor.
As one looks up and down the neighborhood on Pan road, towards the devotees at the beloved Hindu temple on one end, the Myanmarese immigrants in front of their embassy on the other, the bohemian gallery, Ayurvedic retreat, the Iranian and Indian restaurants in between, Luka thumps softly with a palpable beat of a cool place you never want to leave.
Passed down from generation to generation, the passion and tradition of growing fine quality arabica beans is what makes ASO coffee an art. It all began when ASO, a local farmer from the Akha Hill Tribe in Pang Khon, Chiang Rai, started growing coffee in the northern part of Thailand. At the altitude of 1,200 – 1,400 meters above sea level, the pure air, perfect environment and suitable condition, allows for producing the the finest shade grown coffee in the region. Also, at ASO we pay extra attention to every detail during each stage; from harvesting to the processing of the coffee, ensuring that everyone can enjoy our unique artisan ASO coffee.
Rocket Coffeebar Sukhumvit Soi 49, With roughly 60 seats in signature Rocket style of counter bar, banquette, and comunal seating, as well as a lounge style mezzanine it is a light and airy venue with high celings and cozy corners.