The Jam Factory is Bangkok’s newest hot spot for creative types to escape from the bustle of downtown cafes, restaurants and bookstores. It is one of the latest projects of renowned architect Duangrit Bunnag, with the former factory compound now transformed into a beautiful and minimal multi-purpose space.
Housing the architect’s own offices DBALP (Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited), alongside a restaurant & bar, bookstore, café, furniture showroom and art gallery – this is definitely the place to while away a day of cultural immersion and musings.
The warehouse trend-setting collective surrounds a lush courtyard with a huge banyan tree at its center. A large wooden deck also leads out to the river and offers great views of the passing boats and barges.
The two restaurants, The Never Ending Summer, and the most recent, The Summer House Project, feature Bunnag’s signature modern industrial style with a generous helping of hanging ferns to add a warm ambience. The menu ranges from European comfort food to traditional Thai dishes.
Laid-back, eclectic and stylish, The Jam Factory successfully integrates the growing concept of mixed-use development and community, producing wonderful results.
Featured shops/restaurants include:
- Library café
- Anyroom home & décor shop
- Candide Bookshop
- The Jam Factory Gallery
- DBALP office space
- The Never Ending Summer
- The Summer House Project
Jam Factory also occasionally hosts the Bangkok Farmer’s Market – usually on the last weekend of each month. Pop-up activities do however take place on a regular basis. Check out Jam Factory’s Facebook page for more details.
Need another excuse to visit? Why not take a look at their upcoming event on 23 January, Bridging Here and There.