‘Every sip is a success story.’

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No. This is not their tag line. Might as well be, but no. This is what my roommate quipped after comparing it to starbucks, which is right across the lobby from D&L at the Sathorn Square building in Chong Nonsi. A brief back story to this is when I made a public announcement to cease patronizing starbucks because they are supporting a cause I do not want to support.

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Krungsri Credit Card sent me a ‘buy one, get one’ voucher along with all the other promos they send me monthly with the bill so I decided to use that today as a taste test. D&L has a rep to be pricey in this neck of the woods and I am not one to spend a fortune on something just to be adventurous.

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THE TASTE TEST
THE SANDWICH. 190baht sounds ridiculous for a staple. Wait until you’ve taken a bite.

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The. Cheese. IS. Di.Vine. Period.
To the ranks of comfort food! I’m on a tighter belt recently and this is the perfect splurge I can afford from time to time.
THE DRINKS. At 160baht, a large iced coffee does sound very hi-so. But compared to SB, D&L is more generous with their caramel on their caramel macchiato. Luuuuuurve that they are!*insert heart* and the latte wasn’t that bad either. There were no fireworks going off and none of us defied gravity but it was a great escape from the ghosts of SB aftertaste.

20140903-155859.jpg Plus SB now sounds too mainstream! If I want that kind of mainstream, I’ll get it for 20baht at the pak soi, LOL. Whereas DEAN & DELUCA…say it with me: DEAN & DELUCA. Doesn’t it pop? Haha.

20140903-160357.jpg THE GOODIES. This is the mission next visit. Get something for branding. I have too many SB tumblers and pouches. They need to be replaced soon.

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WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR? Their New York cheesecake! I am not a big cheesecake girl except for Japanese Miki OjiSan No Mise but I got a bite for tastetest and it left me wanting more.

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I definitely enjoyed their quiet nook and comfy seats plus unlimited WIFI. It’s definitely not a trip to the moon and back so, until next time.

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