If you are in the mood to have sub-par food and over-priced tea while staring at absolutely beautiful hi-so Japanese women, Third Space is for you.
Third Space is located a block down from J Avenue on Thong Lor Soi 13 (not to be confused with Third Place across the street) and is the type of space that personifies another business on Thong Lor’s scrambled search for its own identity.
Here’s what we mean.
At first glance, Third Space looks painfully normal, but after closer inspection you realize that something is just…off. The tables don’t match, grandiose pictures of the Statue of Liberty and Marilyn Monroe are placed next to ornate picture frames with the store-sold picture still inside. An all Japanese magazine rack and random trinkets everywhere give the sense the owners were trying to be “quirky”, but lost direction along the way.
But that’s not why you are here. Back to the customers.
You’re going to want to go up to the second floor “chill area” at Third Space which is lined with relaxed chairs and love seats. Upstairs you’re bound to find groups of gorgeous Japanese housewives really getting into some deep gossip with their other housewife friends. Garlanded in high-end fashion items and looking 20 years younger than they are with Gucci scarves and Manolo Blahniks, simply being in the company of these women is what Third Space is all about. We’re not really sure why they congregate here, but its like bees to a hive.
If you’re hungry from your jaw-dropping gawking and want to get a bit to eat at Third Space the menu starts with desserts and ends with appetizers. Crazy, huh? That’s until you realize it is tailored for Japanese people so just flip it over. The menu has some creatively named dishes that simply mask the fact that Third Space offers various concoctions of rice and spaghetti for their mains. Not impressed. For dessert, KohSpot recommends the Tiramisu, but for the more adventurous eaters we recommend trying the Japanese Dango. Again, better spots in this area to grub.
In the end, Third Space is a great place to ponder the Japanese gift of aging gracefully. It may cost you an 80 baht tea, but don’t go here expecting your satisfaction to be fulfilled in the culinary form.
137/1 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thong Lor Soi 10)
Phone: not listed
Open Hours: 11am – 9pm