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.

Photo: Yeast and Yawn / Facebook
Photo: Yeast and Yawn / Facebook
Photo: Yeast and Yawn / Facebook
Photo: Yeast and Yawn / Facebook
Photo: Yeast and Yawn / Facebook
Photo: Yeast and Yawn / Facebook
Photo: Yeast and Yawn / Facebook

FIND IT:
Yeast and yawning
Bamrung Mueang Road, Wat Thepsirin, Pom Prap Sattru Phai
8 am-5pm every day except Wednesday
097-985-9561

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This story originally appeared in BK.

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