by Bianca Ohannessian
Unicorns do exist; you can find them happily grazing on rainbow sprinkles at Unicorn Café in Thailand’s bustling capital, Bangkok.
A shimmering sanctuary celebrating cuteness, Unicorn Café is an Instagrammer’s dream in rose-tinted tones. Hidden away in the backstreets of Silom, away from the zooming tuk tuks and traffic jams tooting their horns, it’s a pink and fluffy magical oasis.
Walls are painted floor-to-ceiling in murals depicting the mythical creatures in pastel rainbow colours, accented with extravagant perspex chandeliers lighting up the space. Unicorn cuddly toys and My Little Pony figures are scattered around the shop and there’s a rack of unicorn onesies in a selection of sizes if you should feel the overwhelming need to transform yourself into a species of super-horse too.
The menu does not disappoint. Burgers are adorned with horns, spaghetti comes in multi-coloured strands, cakes feature rainbow layers and slushies come in a kaleidoscope of swirling colours. And, of course, there’s unicorn toast too – big sister to the current mermaid toast trend.
While you’re in the area, there’s plenty to explore. Row a boat or power a swan-shaped pedalo in Lumpini Park. Uncover a slice of history in the Bangkok Folk Museum. Or go for grown-up luxury and at the elegant Sky Bar (which also features in The Hangover Part II) where you’ll get fantastic views of the city.
Unicorn Café is open at 12pm-8pm daily, except for Mondays (even unicorns need a day off). Find it here: 44/1 Soi Sathorn 8, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand.
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