If you live around the Sukhumvit area,  there might not be much of an opportunity to take a look around the BTS Phaya Thai area.

But after the opening of the Airport Link with Phaya Thai being the starting station, many hostels have opened near the area.

Some tourists even base in Phaya Thai for their stay to sightsee Thailand.

This time I will be introducing you to a ”nomad” cafe with Wi-Fi and plenty of plug-ins called Quest.

The Atmosphere of this cafe

With many pupils in the Phaya Thai area, this is a nice cafe closest to the station and the cafe does not mind with long-stay customers.

If you’re looking for a cafe where you can study or work on your laptop for hours, being close to the BTS this cafe might be the one for you.

I wouldn’t say this is a large cafe but considering the fact that it is very close to the station, having  50  spacious seats is excellent.

Quest opens early and closes rather late, but depending on the time it might not be as useful as much.

This shot was taken in the morning. There are few people in the morning and you will be able to use the cafe freely.

Most people coming in in the morning are men and women grabbing something before going to work. Therefore, you’ll have your peace and quiet to work alone for many hours.  (Cafe staff leaves you alone)

Once you get in the cafe, you’ll be ordering your drink from this counter.

I’ve personally gone to this cafe many times. When it is crowded, what I would usually do is get my seat beforehand then work on my laptop for about an hour.

I think it’s really comfortable here with the staff leaving you as you are, so don’t be a cheapskate and order plenty of food and drinks if you’re planning on staying for a while.

From the entrance behind the large table is where I usually sit.

Depending on the time, the glassed-wall behind the table reflecting the sunlight might be annoying at times but there is a plug-in near the wall and people do not walk here so you can concentrate on your work.

Quest Cafe’s Menu

From your regular coffee menu to sweet drinks and fancy tea, they have a wide range of drinks to choose from.

They also offer a variety of desserts so if you get a little hungry, something sweet might please your stomach.

You’ll see many studying or working but some people just come with their friends, just for dessert.

The disadvantages of Quest

Although the access is great from the station, there are some disadvantages.

  • Not all seats have plug-ins.
  • It is a none smoking facility
  • Usually gets crowded in the evening

It depends on the day when it gets crowded but you’ll usually see many people, mainly students in the evenings.

Like in the picture above, at the table near the entrance it is quite common to see people working or studying.

Not all 50 seats fill up but I rather sit at the counter table facing the main street rather than squeezing in.

Or, if it gets too crowded I would just go to Chao Coffee Company or Were Bean Coffee, you can walk from here for a few minutes.

The biggest disadvantage is that when it is crowded there’s a good chance of the plug-in seats all taken.

I go to the cafe to do work on my laptop so not getting a plug-in seat is useless to me, even if there are seats still open.

Not all seats have plug-ins and if my favorite seat at the back of the cafe is occupied, there is no hope, since there is only one plug.

This from the back door of the cafe.

The cafe is adjacent to a restaurant from the back door and I believe that this table outside is for the restaurant but I have seen a student studying at this table so the people from the cafe might be able to sit here as well.

By the way, there are no bathrooms inside the cafe. The bathroom is located inside the restaurant from the back door adjacent to the cafe.

You might be able to smoke here since it’s outside but I saw people who smoke go all the way out to the parking lot behind the cafe, so it might not be a friendly cafe for smokers.

If you’re looking for a cafe where you can smoke and that have plug-ins, I recommend Chao Coffee Company but the cafe will be smaller than this one.

Overview of Quest Cafe

If you’re a nomad and looking to do some work at a cafe near BTS Phaya Thai this place might suit your needs.

People who come to this cafe are mainly people working on their laptop or students studying, so you’ll feel comfortable staying at the cafe for hours even if it is crowded.

There are also other cafe’s near Phaya Thai suited for nomads so if you’re interested checkout  (cafe’s nearby) that I will be posting later on.

The usage of this cafe
  • studying
  • Work with a computer, digital nomad, Remote work
  • Relax & Chill
  • stylish and opens from early morning
  • close to BTS Phaya Thai station
  • has plug sockets
  • crowded in the evening
  • non-smoking facility
  • not all seat have plugs


Cafe information

Cafe Name Quest Cafe
Address 10400 130/16 Phayathai Rd, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Telephone 02 612 1442
Open Time (weekday) 6:00 – 22:00
Open Time (weekend) 6:00 – 22:00
Wi-Fi Yes
Plug Sockets Yes
Parking Yes
Seat Number 50
Terrace Seats Yes
Facebook @questcafebkk
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