Unlike any other, this restaurant supports the promotion of family planning, safe sex and HIV prevention in Thailand. Set up by former politician and activist Mechai Viravaidya, Cabbages and Condoms serves Thai food in a two storey building with a beautiful garden courtyard.
As you enter the Cabbages & Condoms hexagonal brick path, you'll pass their handicraft store which sells all sorts of condom related gifts. This place is light-hearted, fun and most important of all, is geared towards a good cause.
When you get to the restaurant's front desk, you'll be met by friendly service who'll take you to your table.
There is plenty of dishes to choose from and for a lunch time, I was pleasantly surprised to find a mixture of clientele from tourists to ladies who lunch to men in suits.
Being on my own, I don't like to order too much, so I opted for stir fried rice noodles with chicken in soy sauce (phad si-ew gai) 100 baht:
Along with stir fried morning glory with chilli and garlic (pak boong fai daeng) 100 baht:
The food was tasty, filling and plenty of it. I simply couldn't finish it all as it really was enough for two people.
If you want a meal in a unique setting where part of the profits go towards a good cause, then make sure Cabbages & Condoms is on your list.
Come along in the evening and sit in the beautiful courtyard which lights up like a pretty fairyland and take in the beautiful surroundings.
Cabbages & Condoms
10 Sukhumvit Soi 12, Bangkok 10260
Tel: +66 (0)2 229 4611
Nearest BTS: Asoke, exit 2. Walk straight ahead at the bottom of the stairs, past Times Square building. Take a left onto Sukhumvit Soi 12 and walk up a couple of hundred metres.