I found myself walking to the edge of Chinatown. I continued along the wide Yaowarat Street. The further I walked toward the end of the street, the fewer restaurants and stores I saw, and the drearier the atmosphere around me became. The café was located in a place that made me think that Chinatown in Bangkok was already over.
In contrast to the atmosphere of the surrounding area, the Lhong Tou Cafe at the edge of Chinatown was crowded with people. It was popular enough to be listed in a guidebook I had on hand. There was a seat available, so I decided to go in and take a break. I was a little tired from all the walking I had done. It doesn't have to be fashionable, but a café is a good place to fill up on energy.
I thought Lhong Tou Cafe was just a trendy cafe, but it had a unique seating arrangement. The tables are set up near the walls, but they are arranged like a three-dimensional puzzle. This may have been a desperate measure because the restaurant is so small, but it created a mysterious atmosphere. As I gazed at the table, thinking that it would be difficult to get a seat at the top, I was guided to a seat at the top, as expected. It is a bit difficult to climb up to the seat.
I looked around from the upper seat. Women were sitting at a round table eating dim sum. Next to them was a tall tree with flowers in full bloom on its branches.
|Jan 2020 IN THE CITY THAILAND|
|BANGKOK CAFE CHINATOWN FLOWER MIRROR TREE|
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