Monday, January 20, 2014

Chic Room

Again I remarked to my wife that it was a superb looking place.

The decorations were very interesting and I did wonder where they found all these items...

A different way of using the sewing machine table but it does not look safe.

Then the food came and - never again - it looked good but it was dreadful.

Well the coffee was good and the Free Wi-Fi was quickly connected - happy but we did not stay long because of the food - we have not been back.

Maybe it was an 'off day' the Head Chef and the staff were unable to manage the request?

Despite that the place does have potential - but not this visit - the last visit and the coffee was great - maybe I should stick to coffee and cake?


Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: 54 Phuket Road, Phuket Town
Hours: 8:00 - 23:00

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Since 1982

This coffe shop has been posted before but it became such a regular place to visit that I did not post about it - in fact the last post on here was in 2012.

Since that visit I have been in a number of times and as such I have noticed things alter and change all for the good.

I love to sit in here and look at the old vinyl collection that they have on the shelves - the one that made me get out the iPod was the Free - Air and Water album - a classic...

Then there was the collection of dresses which seemed to grow each time that we went in - do they sell many?

Then there was the ubiquitos sewing machine table but this time there was an original sewing machine on top of it - if they could use it that would look good.

Then there was the coffees - always good - hot and a touch of sweetness - fab.

Recently I noticed that they also sold a plethora of Twinnings Teas (if that is what you are looking for?)

Then there was the selection of cakes which you could choose from!

An ideal place to chill in the heart of Phuket Old Town

Website: none
Facebook:  none
Phone Number:   076 218 400
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: Thalang Road, Phuket Town
Hours: 11 am - 11 pm


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014


This was a restaurant which I visited quite by accident - it is next to Index shopping mall along the big through road from Tesco Central and Central Festival.

This is a small restaurant with a European menu and it is really quite good.

The restaurant is clearly well looked after and seems to be a family venture - which (I feel) makes the restaurant have a more personal appeal. 

There is a selection of coffees and a selection of cakes as well.

Website: none
Facebook:  none
Phone Number:   076 330 318
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: 46/7C Thanon Bangyai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000
Hours: 10 am - 11 pm


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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Gotum - coffee (closed)

This coffee shopped seemed to be there in almost a month - but I suppose looking at the half plastered wall...

There does seem to be a trend at the moment to keep the old style and if it isn't there them reinvent it!

Gotum seems also to serve Thai food but I was not here for that.

I smiled when I sat adjacent to a table which was actually a sewing table previously and I immediately thought of Natural Restaurant in Phuket Old Town - is this a trend or is there a great amount of these tables somewhere?

The coffee itself was Traditional Thai Coffee - very pleasant but was a little bitter for my tastes - but this was immediately rectified by some sugar. It was very quiet - was I too early again?

The decor was clearly well thought out but there did were no other customers whilst I was there. It was only until later that I realised that you were able to rent a room above - not sure what that is like though - book here.

One website described it as a Bohemian Art House - not quite sure about that?