Patom Organic Living – An Organic Approach to Life
Despite the array of fancy restaurants and extravagant hotels that have mushroomed in Bangkok lately, sometimes it’s hard to resist the temptation of simple-yet-intriguing architectural designs that bring us closer to nature.
Patom Organic Living, tucked away in the bustling neighborhood of Thonglor, is a greenhouse-themed café owned by the Navaraj family that operates Sampran Riverside Hotel. The café doubles as a shop offering a range of quality organic products from its own Patom organic farm in Nakhon Pathom. The farm is a popular destination for visitors interested in buying organic rice, shampoo, coconut hair serum, handmade soaps, and lip balms.
In collaboration with the Sookjai Foundation, Patom Organic Farm has rolled out a collection of high-quality organic raw materials under the concept of “organic living.” Three percent of the sales go to the foundation in support of organic agriculture in Nakhon Pathom and nearby provinces.
Patom Organic Living reflects its environmental consciousness through its architecture that has been brought in alignment with its goal of raising environmental awareness among the public thanks to design firm Nitaprow. The result is a café design that’s full of charm and character.
Set in the midst of verdant grass, ferns and tall trees, Patom Organic Living has an area of 110 square meters. The café’s exterior is eye-catching with floorto-ceiling transparent glass panes in wooden frames, making it resemble a greenhouse in the backyard. The glass allows the sunlight to flood in, brightening up the interior and creating a relaxing ambience. Passersby can spot a scene of jubilation from the outside as customers feast their eyes on the garden view from the inside.
The café is set in a large room with a high ceiling. For added ambience, the café has floor-to-ceiling curtains and a rattan spiral staircase in the middle of the place leading up to the curved mezzanine, a good vantage point for observing the activity below and the surrounding garden outside.
Patom Organic Living’s 25-seat café serves a healthy gourmet menu tailored specifically for health-conscious diners. The café’s wooden structure is made out of redwood and tabak wood recovered from the owner’s abandoned, old houseboat from Sampran District in Nakhon Pathom, fulfilling the organic living concept’s pledge. Even the tree trunks – props on which products are displayed – were from fallen trees in the owner’s farm. The table and chair sets in the garden – from the owner’s unused teak furniture collection – have been lovingly restored to their former condition.
Patom Organic Living’s noble determination is to execute every inch of space to become a fine example for anyone longing for a life that combines traditional wisdom with modern methods. They only use raw ingredients from either their organically certified farm or a network of local organic farmers to produce organic body care products and traditional Thai delicacies.
If you are looking for a place to unwind and learn a few things about an organic lifestyle that gets you in the lap of nature, then Patom Organic Living won’t disappoint.
Patom Organic Living
9/2 Sukhumvit 49/6 (Soi Prompak)
Tel. 02 084 8649