There’s nothing that goes together better than a cup of fresh coffee and a slice of delicious cake. Problems can be shared and the world put to rights over this heavenly combination.

It wasn’t so long ago in Phuket that it was nearly impossible to get a decent cup of coffee, the choice was either the bitter brews commonly found in the larger outlets or the super sweet iced variety from the local Thai roadside stands.

Now, coffee has evolved from just being a shot of caffeine to wake you up in the morning to an art form, and we’re happy to say Phuket now has a well-established coffee culture. We have an excellent choice of skilled roasters, eager to please with top grade Thai speciality coffee.

Add to that some seriously talented bakers whipping up a delectable choice of cakes, pastries and desserts, and we are in a delightfully sweet caffeine heaven.

Local Favourites

Phuket Old Town has some quirky coffee shops, from the simple to the sophisticated. Thalang Road is one of the oldest streets, the main road where tourists flock to take photos of the colourful Sino-Portuguese architecture. There are more than enough coffee shops on this street alone, ideal to rest those weary feet after a morning sightseeing.
‘Since 1892’ is brimming with character and a stylish place to retreat from the heat, order a hazelnut latte and piece of chocolate cake or try the homemade Bonito ice cream. Further along the street is ‘Bookhemian’ with a nice cool interior and artsy décor of vintage cameras and typewriters, they also have heaps of books stacked up against the walls. They do a very good iced coffee with toasted marshmallow and piccolo latte with a tasty assortment of pastries and croissants.

Coffee Connoisseurs

Campus Coffee Roaster

For serious coffee drinkers, there’s a nice vibe going on at ‘Campus Coffee Roaster’. They roast their own beans sourced from the northern part of Thailand, and have an extensive coffee menu and a fine choice of appetising baked goods and pastries. The shop’s cold brew coffee and signa¬ture honey espresso are worth stopping by for.

Coffee Lab

Over in Surin Beach, ‘Coffee Lab’ takes their coffee very seriously. A favourite with the locals, they come highly recommended. They source their beans from Ethiopia and Guatemala, and also the mountains of Thailandwith their own brand ‘Andaman Blue’.

Coffee Lab

Coffee Lab

Macaroons at Bake

BAKE Central Patong
BAKE Central Patong

Bake Central Patong

BAKE’ is a stylish contemporary bakery with a number of branches around the island, including at the entrance to Laguna Phuket in Cherngtalay, British International School and their newest addition in Central, Patong that also serves an all-day dining menu. Their gourmet treats and delicate, buttery pastries are made to perfection and look so exquisite it’s very difficult to choose just the one.

A selection of French macaroons, rich chocolate threads and luxurious chocolate truffles are deliciously impressive, served with coffee made from beans sourced from the northern Thailand hill tribes it’s the ideal place to stop by after a shopping trip in Patong’s busy markets. The afternoon tea is also a really delightful way to perk up after a morning on the beach.

Afternoon Tea

Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant
Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant

Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant Phuket

Afternoon tea can also be enjoyed at Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant with a novel choice of a Thai version of the British tradition and also, as mentioned, BAKE Central Patong serves a splendid afternoon tea perfect for sharing.

Whether you’re a coffee lover or craving dessert, a holiday in Phuket is the time to discover the coffee culture.

Les Diables
Les Diables

Les Diables

Les Diables has a prime spot on the boardwalk of the serene Boat Lagoon, the patisserie is packed with delicate pastries and sweet treats, consisting of heavenly chocolate eclairs, red velvet cupcakes, scones, and their signature chocolate truffle cake.

This is one of the few places on the island where you can enjoy a high tea buffet with a choice of sweet and savoury delights. They also make cakes for special occasions, so if you’re in Phuket for a celebration of some kind then this is the place to order a birthday, wedding or anniversary cake.


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