A Coffee Lover_s Guide to Cafe Hopping in Phuket
Phuket is considered one of the world's tropical playgrounds, earning Thailand another stripe as a must-visit place in Asia. The place is blessed with more than 30 beaches, such as the famous Phi Phi islands, Patong, Kata, Karon, and Kamala.
But did you know that Phuket is also home to a wide range of activities, restaurants, parties, and cafés? Whether you're cooling down after a day spent island hopping or taking a detour from the party scene, Phuket has a lot to offer in terms of baked goods and coffee. This island is perfect for café hopping. Here are some of the best cafés in Phuket:
We Cafe Phuket @ Chalong
It's one thing to order a fresh organic salad, and it is quite another to see everything that goes into your salad is harvested from the café’s backyard. WeCafe Phuket @ Chalong has an on-site greenhouse where the owners grow seven different types of organic lettuce and other vegetables. The café is also situated beside a hydroponic farm that has been supplying many local businesses with fresh fruits and vegetables for over a decade now. This café is the gift that keeps on giving, especially if you’re a health-conscious person. You can customize your own salad by using toppings like avocado, chicken teriyaki, grilled salmon, or tofu to add some flavor or zing to your greens. Other items in the menu include burgers, coffee, fruit bowls, sandwiches, smoothies, tea, and wraps.
Pikgo Coffee & Zakka
There's no zoo on the island, but there's an animal-themed café with the ambiance called Pikgo Coffee & Zakka. Follow the colorful walls and doors, and you'll come across this quirky café. If you are an animal lover and you are looking for a place where you can hang out with friends, Pikgo Coffee & Zakka is for you. The place is full of cute, cuddly, and colorful décor that creates a comfortable and welcoming ambiance. The theme is even carried over in its food, because your coffee, pastries, or rolls come with cutesy animal art such as bears, cats, dogs, and hedgehogs.
If you've ever wondered what old Phuket looks like, this café will bring you back to the island’s traditional days. The interior is full of old-fashioned designs and real-life antiques. Even the iron patio tables and chairs contribute to the retro look of the café. Look for the Song Thaew mini bar, where a "tuk-tuk" (rickshaw) is the centerpiece of the café that's making the rounds on Instagram. The old-world-inspired café matches the time-honored way of creating and serving great coffee in Thailand.
Bookhemian Coffee House
Book plus Bohemian can only mean one thing: you've landed on a cafe turned bookstore. Bookhemian Coffee House is stacked with books that you can buy or read while sipping your coffee. This café is popular among the young crowd, particularly artists and writers. When you go to its second floor, you'll find a gallery that regularly exhibits local artists and their artworks. The place also holds mini film screenings sometimes. It's the perfect hangout, brimming with art, books, coffee, and films—all the things you need to have a good time with your family or friends.
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