Greyhound Cafe


622 Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 24, Emporium Suites,


This trendy chain—seven Bangkok restaurants and another in Hong Kong's IFC Mall—pays homage to Thailand's 'Greyhound' fashion label. Occupying a conspicuously posh space on the second level, the Emporium Suites location incorporates steel display counters, exposed concrete and ducts, and a sleek black and white color scheme, the cafe is a favorite gathering spot for young Thai urbanites and expats eager to see if the Thai-Italian fusion fare warrants all the buzz it gets. Waiters in catwalk-caliber duds serve dishes such as fettuccini with seared scallops and pesto cream sauce; Italian clam and mussel soup; and Hainanese chicken and rice. Inventive desserts round out the offerings, most notably the Mixed Berry Layered Crepe Cake and Jeed Jard Lemon Tart.