A hipster vegan spot right here in BKK!!!
Posted on 12 / 30 / 2012
Came across La Bonita by chance and was surprised to see such a western-style Vegan spot in BKK. Seriously, this place would be totally at home in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The decor has a shabby chic/Americana theme that is inviting and homey. I especially fell in love with the 50 states quilt hanging on the wall. The staff consists of a Japanese man and his Thai wife, both of whom are incredibly sweet and accommodating. The food here is absolutely delicious, I have been two times and both times my food has been perfect. I wish the portions were a bit larger for the price (which isn't expensive by western standards, but is a bit pricey by Thai standards), and also it would be nice to have the option to switch the side dish on the entrees (when i went, potato chips were the only option. It would be nice to chose from those and maybe fries, salad or a vegetable). Also something to keep in mind is that it can take a while for the food to arrive because there is only one cook. So if you are with a large party, or if it is a bit busy, be prepared to wait.
The Japanese owner speaks very good English and seemed genuinely interested in hearing customers honest opinions. It was really nice to chat with him. They have a guestbook which all the customers can sign and draw pictures in, which I thought was a nice and fun touch. Also, along with our bill came super-tasty little vegan cookies, which was awesome!
Overall, I quite enjoy this place and would definitely recommend it!
great atmosphere, delicious western-style vegan food, sweet and accommodating staff
not fast, a bit pricy for portion size, no choice of side dish for entrees