Lonely Planet Writer

Life is always rainbows and unicorns at this Bangkok cafe

If you feel like you need to escape reality for a while and sink into a world of rainbows and unicorns, you can do so quite literally at this cafe in Bangkok.

The Unicorn Cafe’s interior is just as pastel as you’d imagine. Photo by Craig Ferguson/LightRocket via Getty Images

Unicorns remain strong at the top of the world’s favorite trends, as testified by food crazes like Los Angelesglitter pizza, and Bangkok knows no shortage of interesting and quirky cafes – for example, it’s the city where the first official, Studio Ghibli-licensed My Neighbor Totoro cafe opened. Put the two together, and you have the Unicorn Cafe. Located in the Silom neighborhood, in the Bang Rak district of Thailand’s capital, the cafe is a pastel fantasy dream right from the decor. You’ll find unicorn-themed wallpaper, carpets, statues and furniture welcoming you as soon as you walk in. The cafe also has an abundance of unicorn plushies and toys, which are a perfect Instagram opportunity – especially if paired with a unicorn onesie. The cafe has a whole wardrobe of them, and customers can borrow them to snap pictures for their social media before returning them.

Plushies abound everywhere around the cafe, always ready for a picture. Photo by Stephen J. Boitano/LightRocket via Getty Images

The food served is no less Instagram-worthy. If you love rainbow food, at the Unicorn Cafe you’ll find plenty to satisfy all your desires, from rainbow crepes and cakes to rainbow waffles and toast, a type of dessert particularly loved in Bangkok. Drinks are also pastel-coloured, especially the cafe’s signature Galaxy Frappe, which comes in a star-shaped container and is big enough for four or five people to share. The most on-theme detail, though, is that almost all meals come with a tiny horn, burgers included.

Even burgers come with a tiny horn on top to remind everyone of the unicorn theme. Photo by Stephen J. Boitano/LightRocket via Getty Images

The cafe also has a tiny shop that, you guessed, sells all types of unicorn-related merchandise imaginable, from throw pillows and toys to unicorn-shaped power banks for electronic devices.

Escapism is at its finest in the Unicorn Cafe. Photo by Stephen J. Boitano/LightRocket via Getty Images

You can contact the Unicorn Cafe on its Facebook page here.