Bed and Breadfast: “Yeast & Yawn” to bake soft homemade bread in old Bangkok
The Old Town Y3 opened as Airbnb in 2019, just before tourism truly became non-existent. So now the owners are channeling their passion for artisanal sourdough bread into a bakery there too.
Embracing the “less is more” ideal and renamed Yeast and Yawn, it is a place of minimalist interiors and furniture. Imagine an apartment in Dezeen splashed with freshly made breakfast spreads.
Book a stay in one of their comfortable 28m² rooms and enjoy a homemade breakfast served at your doorstep or simply head to Yeast, their newly opened cafe.
The highlight here is the all-natural bread, which undergoes a 16-hour fermentation process to give it a chewy, smooth texture.
Try them signature sourdough (THB60 per slice / THB120 per loaf), baked with wild yeast and Japanese flour; the shokupan (80 THB per set / 180 THB per bread) with your choice of spread; and New york sourdough bagels (60 THB) with cream cheese. For something warmer, dig into their sourdough grilled cheese sandwich (160 THB).
There is a selection of caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks to go with your slices. Take the yawn (80 THB), a sort of dirty malted milk but espresso based and topped with dark chocolate flakes, or try the rich and smooth double chocolate (90 THB), a divine blend of Ivory Coast cocoa and French dark chocolate.
Coffee, on the other hand, is made with beans from Doi Chang and Doi Pangkhon.
Yeast and yawning
Bamrung Mueang Road, Wat Thepsirin, Pom Prap Sattru Phai
8 am-5pm every day except Wednesday
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This story originally appeared in BK.
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