Monday, September 15, 2014

i46


i46 is a coffee shop with so much character it is impossible not to love!


On my previous visit I was welcomed so beautifully by the whole family I was reminded what makes Phuket so special.


I have a friend called Dawn and her website also tells us how wonderful the coffee shop is and how welcoming the family are.


The outside is interesting with a plethora of brochures about Phuket and a traditional bicycle.


I really think that I may try to go in soon because they are selling mooncakes! As well as the shack and Cafe Latte that I purchase there are fruit juices, international cakes and some Postcards of Traditional Phuket Town

Previously visited
 1) April 2013

Phone Number:  081 895 4795
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: 46 Krabi Rd, Tambon Talad Nueng, Phuket Town
Hours: 8:00 - 16:00 (Wednesday closed)

 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Chino@Cafe Gallery


Chino Cafe is in Phuket Old Town and it really does have a ambience to it. 


There is a swing hanging outside - which is more for looking at than playing on (we tried) and it really is well situated. The decor has a hint of Western feeling to it - wooded shelving and chairs. A collection of interesting articles will be alongside the room - some are not for sale.


An interesting place to visit.




Then comes the coffee - made carefully, don't expect quick service here though.


The air conditioning is on when you walk in so the atmosphere is pleasant after a walk down the roads of Phuket Town - (there is a habit of coffee shops not putting on their air-conditioning until a guest walks in which I find annoying - so thank you).



The coffee is smooth and hot, needing no sugar. 


Then (like Phuket Tea Station) there is an opportunity to purchase some Tau Sar Piah and they are delicious, 


but they are called Taosor.  I do not know whether they are prepared by the same company - Kanom Keng Tin - however.


Looking at their facebook link they also prepare food, maybe next time but i like it to pop in for a coffee.
Phone Number: 081 979 6910
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 4 Talang Rd, Phuket Town
Hours: 8:30am - 8:30pm

   

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Beach Bar


The Beach Bar is a popular restaurant for us for a number of reasons.



It is next to the sea and there is sand which is always fun for Jemma to play near. The staff all recognise us now which does mean they have an idea of what we want as soon as we arrive. 



The food is always good - although sometimes it was too busy and many restaurants are best avoided if they are like this! But we really come her because it is such a wonderful and welcoming place for us - our daughter has something to eat and then plays on the beach in front of us, we have another drink and watch her play whilst the sunsets...



The view is wonderful - the sunset can be perfect, the sky can be bright red - wonderful!



Definitely a place to vist - we sometimes meet Jamie here with his family - it is one of his favourite places in Phuket.

Every weekend in High Season there was a guitarist, they tried to introduce a musicians on the full moon evenings but I do not know how that went.

See you there!

Phone Number:  (M) 087 893 5337
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: Ao Yon - Khaokhad Road
Hours:  10 a.m - 11 p.m.
Closed: May - September (approx)

Previous reviews
 1) August 2013 
 2) November 2012 
 3) July 2012 
 4) April 2011 
 5) October 2010 


    


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Koffie Terrace


Koffie Terrace was last visited when it was raining and I had to escape! So this means that I know that they take care of their toilets!!



I think that this time I was part of a Phuket Walk and Jemma was with me.



The coffee was a little sweet, the service was wonderful and the location was terribly convenient.




Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Dibuk Road, Phuket Town 
Hours: 9am - 8pm (closed Wednesday)


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

RimTang



RimTang is a restaurant which has got a history in Phuket but there seems to be so little to be read.


This restaurant is on the outskirts of Phuket and it was introduce to me as the place to go if you want to have your Mango and Sticky Rice - so we did.

Superb - we will return again!



BUT there was a lot more here than simply that, not that I knew before we got there however. I would read Jamie's account of food at RimTang for that!



There was an awful lot more than just the restaurant however, dried food, packaged food, toys, sweets, more food.



In fact looking at all the pictures I am surprised that all I purchased was the Mango and Sticky Rice!


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thanoon Seafood Restaurant (านอาหารท่านุ่นซีฟู๊ด)



Thanoon Seafood Restaurant is a restaurant which is adjacent to the Sarasin Bridge and on the other side of the mainline.

This is a restaurant which has steadily become more and more popular and is now a chosen restaurant for many companies. The location is superb - the seating is on the sand close to the bridge or under a roof.

We have been here a number of times but from reading other reviews the location is great but can be (depending on the weather) a little exposed. Reading TripAdvisor there has also bee a repeating problem with the manager of the restaurant but we have never had this.

The menu is in Thai and I believe that there was a menu in English but I did not ask for one. The food was good but the location made it feel all the much better - as we ate there were a number of small groups (max 6) which visited us.


The food was cooked for the Thai guest and it was only whilst I ate that I notice that there seemed to be some dishes which were cooked for the small groups of foreigner visitors?


The prawns were certainly fresh.


The Som Tam and the deep fried fish was definitely something which I would have again! 


A great place to visit if you are travelling from Phuket to Khao Lak or the other way around.


  

Phone Number: 076 452 052
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Nr. Sarasin Bridge, in Phang Nga
Hours: 11:00 - 21:30