Saturday, September 27, 2014

Je T'aime



Je T'aime is somewhere we visited on Valentine's Day (apt choice we thought).

Je'Taime is one of the few Vietnamese Restaurants in Phuket and it is on the outskirts of Phuket Old Town, opposite Lock Tien and near to the Local Noodles - เบรคแตก (Brake Taek).

There is a small entrance to it and it is easy to miss - inside it looks and feels a little European - although it is not. Checkered table clothes and it was not Vietnamese music playing.

We were swiftly taken upstairs where there were a number of tables to sit and upstairs it was quiet, there was one couple - it was lunch time!


The food came swiftly and it was immediately clear that it was made for us. The rolls were delicious and swiftly devoured - after this I was not sure that the food that we had was actually Vietnamese though.


The salads arrived and they were equally as edible - nothing stayed on the table for long!


The restaurant does not only sell Vietnamese food but serves Thai food as well - so next time I am explicitly going to only ask for Vietnamese food!


  

Phone Number: 076 219 103
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 183/93 Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mac-chiato House Cafe

 

Mac-chiato House is certainly a place to 'chill'.



Not only is the air-conditioning great but the youngsters seem to like to hang out here. It is quite tastefully designed with a Western view in mind I would understand.



The espresso was a delight - strong, smooth and hot! The mousse that I had with it was certainly sweet and it was the perfect compliment!




There seemed to be an Internet Station and lots of bits for sale but I was not interested - then whilst I was writing this I looked at Mac-chiato House facebook and found that it was also a restaurant!


 

Phone Number: 076 215 701
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 48 Thalang Road, Phuket Town
Hours: 9am - 9pm


View timinphuket - restaurants and coffee shops in a larger map


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 


    


View timinphuket - restaurants and coffee shops in a larger map

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)


View timinphuket - restaurants and coffee shops in a larger map