Name: Cabbages and Condoms
Address: 6 sukhumvit soi 12, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Phone number: +99 222 94610 +66 (0)2 229 4610
Opening Times: Daily 11am – 10pm
Prices: Cocktail 220 baht, small beer 90 baht, large beer 130 baht, soft drink 30 baht, glass of wine 220 baht, Most food dishes 120 – 250 baht, specials can be up to 400 baht.
BTS: Asok (Take exit 5 and walk down the road past the Sheraton Grande on your left hand side until you get to soi 12. This is about a 2 minute walk. Turn left down soi 12 and follow the road till you see Cabbages and Condoms clearly advertised on your right hand side).
Although the name can appear extremely off putting, Cabbages and Condoms is our favourite place to take visitors in Bangkok. With it’s delicious food, beautiful setting and extremely interesting theme, it is always a hit. In addition, it’s a non profit organisation (Population and Community Development Association or PDA) which focuses on family planning and AIDS/HIV prevention so you’re also donating to a great cause.
Decorations around the restaurant are all related to contraception. From posters promoting safe sex, to lamps made from condoms there are plenty of photo opportunities. You can even spot mannequins modelling outfits designed from condoms and contraceptive pills – a true fashion statement.
The mannequins and decorations do seems to change throughout the year with our favourite being ‘Santa condom’ and the ingeniously decorated Christmas trees.
There is an outdoor seating area on two levels where on an evening it is beautifully lit with fairy lights and traditional live music plays. There are hanging vines, lots of greenery as well as a man made waterfall. Cooling fans spray a fine mist. If the Bangkok heat is too much for you, you can sit inside and enjoy the air con. Alternatively if you just wish to pop in for a drink you can head straight to the Captain’s bar.
However, we suggest you stay and eat at Cabbages and Condoms. The decorations and theme here are not the only attraction. With reasonably priced food but exceptional taste it’s definitely worth ordering. The menu is all Thai food with photographs to help you choose. We have been several times are never been disappointed. Although a little pricier than street food in Thailand, it is worth every baht, especially as you know your money is also going to an important cause. The full menu can be found on the Cabbages and Condoms website which is listed above.
Be careful who you take, as at the end of the meal when the bill is brought to your table it comes cleverly accompanied by condoms for everyone instead of mints.
On your way out, there’s even a gift shop where you can buy a souvenir or two or simply laugh at the clever promotion of safe family planning.
Cabbages and Condoms gets busy every evening so we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. If you’re heading to Pattaya we also suggest you visit their sister restaurant which is located over looking the sea.