Mechai Viravaidya, the restaurant founder who is nicknamed Mr Condom, is a former politician and activist who popularised condom use, encouraged family planning and raised AIDS awareness in Thailand. He believes that “birth control should be as accessible and as easy to buy as vegetables in the market.”
Set in a beautiful garden courtyard aglow with fairy lights at night, the restaurant is conveniently located on 10 Sukhumvit Soi 12 and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Everywhere almost everything you see has something to do with birth control. Its unique theme has attracted international attention. A sign around Tiger Woods' condom golf club says, "did you use them Tiger?"
I celebrated my birthday here a couple of years back with a girl friend. We explored fun visuals and items for sale, then peeped at their bar called Captain Condom
They claim their food is guaranteed not to cause pregnancy. After paying for our meal I found something in our tab that at first I thought were mints. Chuckling at the condoms, my friend teased the server, "don't these things come with a man?!"