Café Europe

13 Sep

Cafe Europe Logo64/1 Sukhumvit Soi 20, Tel: 084-342-0190, Website: www.cafeeuropebkk.com

Rating: 8/10  (Update: closed)

 Overview: Located about 200-250 meters down Sukhumvit Soi 20 on the right-hand side, Café Europe sits just beyond all the noise and commotion of Sukhumvit Road. It’s a modest restaurant in a converted shop house that offers both indoor and outdoor seating Cafe Europe Interiorand features Danish as well as international dishes. For this visit I was joined by fellow food blogger J from WhatWeWentThrough.com. I was told on his last visit he attempted to eat the European Challenge burger – which weighs in at apx 2.5 kg – and almost finished it, but for this visit we both opted for the smaller, more manageable, Dream Burger. We places our orders and waited …

Hamburger: THB 160.-/ 205.- (US $5.33/$6.83)

“250g beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapenos, ketchup, mayo and cheddar cheese on a sesame seed bun.”

Cafe Europe Dream BurgerThe Dream Burger follows a build-your-own burger format and comes without any included sides. The THB 160 price is for the patty and the bun only, which at 250g at least seems like a pretty good deal. Any extras then cost a nominal fee. There is even a 5 baht charge if you want ketchup on the burger! I thought this was funny and odd at the same time, but since I really enjoyed the burger, I can look past the ketchup duty. The patty itself was just my style, big and beefy. It had a nice meaty texture to it and was relatively moist for being cooked med-well/well-done. If you are one who prefers a burger more on the Cafe Europe Dream Burger Cutmed/med-rare side, you’ll want to be sure to ask for it that way. For me however, as served was fine. The toppings I chose were fresh and were distributed proportionally over the burger. A couple of small details that did not go unnoticed included: 1. they took the skin off of the tomato slices – a nice, albeit unnecessary, touch, and 2. the ketchup used was more of a tomato paste and not the runny sweet Thai version, another plus. The sesame seed bun wasn’t anything special – seemingly served unwarmed and untoasted. The burger was a bit messy to eat, but that was probably because I half-cut it for the burger photo. The Verdict: Come hungry – Café Europe serves up a big all-beef burger, and it’s in the running to be the Best Burger in Bangkok.

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Serving Time: apx 20 min

Hours: Mon: 2 pm – 1 am, Tue – Sun: noon – 1 am

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One Response to “Café Europe”

  1. Steve December 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    12/16/11

    Hamburgler, today, I ate here for the first time. Thanks for putting me onto this place … and it definitely is in the running for the best burger in Bangkok.

    This is a non-filler, all beef, non-foofoo burger.

    The bun, though tasty, is smallish, given the size of the burger. But in this case: GOOD! The dominate flavor is BEEF.

    No potato sides included. Fine by me .. I’d rather have a great burger than to have a mediocre burger with “fries”. Frankly, I was glad not to have to waste the potatoes, which I normally do.

    After reading your review, I thought that perhaps this was my type of burger. And you were correct. I’ll applaud your description. It was exactly as you said .. my type of burger.

    If anything, your rating is low ….