After You Dessert Café Central Festival

Photo: Chomchanok Boonpradit

After You Dessert Café is a household name founded in the gourmet city of Bangkok; now with multiple branches scattered across the country. Famed for its sugary offerings, in particular, the celebrated honey toasts, the cafe has become a must-try and long-queued venue; extremely popular with the sweet tooth persuasions and instafood photographers. As a dessert and beverage appreciator myself, yours truly decided to give the branch of the legendary After You Dessert Café in his provincial hometown of Chiang Mai a visitation; set up as a chic kiosk on the primary floor of the titanic shopping mall Central Festival.

As it was a late and languorous afternoon, a matcha latte seemed called for, and thus was ordered. Silky smooth and a wholesome creamy texture, the taste was an exemplary balance between the bitterness of evergreen leaves and the sweetness of added sugary refinement. A hint of grassy aroma wafted subtly from the steamy cup, evoking scenes of a picturesque expansive hilly landscape, carpeted immaculately with manicured green tea shrubs. The combined effect producing a pleasurable and contented moment of perfect bliss.

Published by Boripat Lebel

Boripat Lebel is a research coordinator at the Unit for Social and Environmental Research at Chiang Mai University. He authored the eBook “A Vomit of Diamonds.” Boripat can also be found on LinkedIn .

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