The history and origin of The Coffee Club is an interesting study in how a passion for good coffee, good food and a pleasant environment can turn a single shop into a franchise with over 300 stores in 6 different countries. In November of 1989, the founders of The Coffee Club, Emmanuel Drivas, Emmanuel Kokoris and John Lazarou opened their first coffee shop in Brisbane Australia. Their plan was to create a place where people could meet, relax, and enjoy themselves over a cup of coffee. Sounds simple, right? Well, this trio threw themselves into the project and after years of dedication and hard work The Coffee Club has become famous for their excellent coffees as well as flawless service and delicious menu items.
Since opening their first Coffee Club in Thailand in February of 2009, their presence has grown to include shops in Samui, Pattaya, Chiangmai and 4 shops in Phuket where you will find the distinctive black and white logo and modern café-style décor that has become synonymous with the delicious foods, snacks and coffees served there. This high rate of growth attests to the popularity of the Coffee Club concept as well as the attention to detail and quality of their products.
The Coffee Club offers their serious coffee drinking customers a VIP membership for a nominal fee. With this membership, you will enjoy “buy one, get one free” on all drinks, including their fine coffees. The membership is also good towards 10% off all menu items on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The Coffee Club also offers their coffee beans, teas, and syrups for take home sales, so if you find yourself craving one of their coffee flavors you can make it yourself at home with a bag of one or more of their distinctive blends. If coffee isn’t your style, The Coffee Club has a drink for every taste, with a wide selection of Frappes, Milkshakes, soda’s and sparkling water.
The Bistro Ambiance
For expats, office workers and weekend shoppers, The Coffee Club is a great place to kick back, enjoy some good coffee, conversation, or just the free Wi-Fi that is available at all of the outlets of this Australian based franchise. Exuding a bistro ambiance, The Coffee Club offers coffees from Columbia, Brazil, India with Arabica and Robusta two of the most popular menu items. You can find a Coffee Club Restaurant in Ekamai on the ground floor of Unit B (1239) off of Sukhumvit road as well as in Baan Rajprasong at 3 Mahadlekluang, Ratchadamri, nearby Lumpini. There is also a Coffee Club in the Food Stop area at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. They are open from 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM on Sundays – Thursdays, and from 6:30 AM- 11:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Breakfast is available all day, with their signature “Lifestyle Breakfast” priced at 275 baht. This includes poached eggs, lean ham, toasted Turkish bread plus avocado & tomatoes. In addition to their breakfast menu, sandwiches, steaks and Thai dishes are also available. All of the food is fresh and served with an emphasis on healthy eating.
By Greg Johnson