I took Chuen to work and then wandered aimlessly around and as I turned the corner I found a new coffee shop at the 'Clocktower Roundabout' in Phuket Town - where the Metropole and Phuket Plearn Wan restaurant is.
I entered and was immediately welcomed by happy staff, pleasant music, giggling school girls and comfortable air-conditioning - a hang out for young people.
There was also a boutique shop connected to it - obviously for me - Chuen can go shopping whilst I have a coffee.
What a cup of coffee - smooth and strong! (I have been told to try the cakes)
The photo above is the shop that we entered into to have our more traditional Chinese breakfast - it was very busy - the shop is located on Phuket road in Phuket Town.
OK Dim Sum is not my choice but the excitement from the guests of the restaurant and the number of Dim Sums which I saw being served meant that it was obviously very popular amongst those who enjoyed their Dim Sum.
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The restaurant is Koo Kwan - ask the taxi driver for this or look at the map above.
We visited here previously and went back the following week.
Then we went back again in July 2011 and the food was extremely slow - the pizza above was half eaten before the cold meat platter - see previous blog.
We asked twice where our order was and.... we gave up and I complained and wanted to leave and... the service was clearly unaccustomed to a complaint and there was little said, I did not want to pay the service charge on the food because I did not feel that there had been any - NO, they could not do that - now bear in mind that this was 24 baht we could not.
I have since found out that I am not the only person who experienced this problem... i hope it does not continue.