Mont is an institution in Bangkok and it dates back to the early 1960s, a time when fresh milk was rare and rather unusual for Thai’s. Restaurants like Mont were the only places to buy a glass of fresh milk in Bangkok, and they coupled that with delicious steamed and thick toasted bread served with various toppings.
Today, this family based restaurant is exceedingly popular among university students and serves plenty of toasts, with toppings ranging from chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter to my favorite, coconut custard with pandanus leaf. It’s an absolutely ‘to-die-for’ topping. Many Thai’s prefer a version with farm fresh milk.
Mont is also selling other dairy products like bread, pastries and other snacks. So bakery would be a more proper expression translating it into English.
It’s normally packed with people in all ages, from small kids to parents to the more older part of the population, but most of all locals in their twenty and thirties, many of them students.
But who would search up a place to eat a toast or two you might ask? Well I am, when in the area. It’s a perfect ending to all the other delicious food and vendors to be found in a rather concentrated area that includes Dinso Road, Mahannop Road and Tanao Road. It’s a must try area food wise if you find yourself in Bangkok. I promise you will be coming back, again and again.
And you will soon be a fan of these sweet snacks. In terms of sweet bread, no place is more famous in Bangkok than Mont. Get some milk or a shake along with your toast and you have the perfect dessert.
But you will most likely also find some new favorites among all the other delicious food to be found here. And the atmosphere is quite cool to, so no need to wait.
Name: Mont Nom Sod
Food: All kind of toasts, like butter and sugar, condensed milk, orange jam, coconut custard (orange and green), chocolate, creamy corn soup, peanut butter, creamy taro (Mondays only), durian creamy pumpkin (full moon days only), butter and egg Sangkaya or Pandumus Sangkaya.
Price: Cheap. 25+ Bath.
Open: Sunday-Thursday 2:00 pm – 11.00 pm, Friday-Saturday 2:00 pm – 12.00 pm
Address: 160/1-3 Dinso Road
How to get there: Located in the Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok on Dinsor Road Almost opposite the City Hall. Taxi is your best option if not in the area. Bus alternatives to Dinsor Road are 10, 12, 19, 42, 89, 96.