Don't you just love Thai-lish? What? Exactly!
Let me rephrase that question; don't you just love Thai-English? That is, English spoken and written the Thai way.
'It's happened to be a closet' doesn't make grammatical sense to a native English speaker, but we all know that grammatical mistakes can and does (often) happen in this part of the world. And so as a native English speaker, I often find myself speaking English the local way in order to make myself understood to the locals. Note to self: permission granted to friends to slap me if I ever speak Thai-lish in their presence.
Anyway, back to It's Happened To Be A Closet, The menu is made up of Italian inspired fare with a few French things thrown in for good measure: soups (including onion soup), pasta, osso buco stew, desserts, coffee (Lavazza).
The décor is eclectic shabby-chic; tables and chairs line the outside, clothes and other interesting paraphernalia make up the interesting closet inside.
I ordered a pasta 'bacon olio' (over 200 baht) and an iced coffee. Both of which I have completely forgotten exactly how much. Sorry folks, wasn't paying too much attention today.
I was brought a lovely little oven tray full of different breads: garlic, cheesy, walnut and focaccia. They were deliciously warm and fresh.
My iced coffee came with a big dollop of cream from a can, which I duly asked the waiter to remove. A girl like me simply cannot consumme full fat cream in such blatant form. It has to be hidden for me to enjoy - wierd I know - I have some strange quirks.
My spaghetti bacon olio was a very generous portion as you can see. The ingredients were fresh and plenty of them. The pasta is obviously the dried stuff and if I'm honest, it was a little on the oily side for me. Service is polite and unassuming.
Overall, the food isn't cheap here. In fact I'd say it is a little on the pricey side. Is it worth it? Well, it's a pretty unique concept and it's a great spot for a relaxing lunch or afternoon tea.
Would I go back? Yes I would; I want to try their baked onion soup; I love the cuteness of the place; the colourful shabby chic décor and the fact that it happens to be a closet as well.
It's Happened To Be A Closet
Emporium Mall, Fl. 2, 622 Sukhumivt Rd., Kongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)2 664 7211 2
Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong, exit 2