Cafe hopping in Phuket: 10 must-visit chic food spots
The island of Phuket is home to some of the world's finest beach destinations, known for white sands, palm trees, dining and partying. It is undoubtedly one of Thailand's must-see spots for tourists and backpackers alike – both of which are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding chic food spots in Phuket. Whether you're after sweet treats or just a good old cup of coffee, these hidden gems are sure to do the trick.
Located next to a rocky bridge, PiKGO Café is an adorable yet vibrant bakery and coffee house. With specialty drinks crafted by award-winning baristas, you are guaranteed to find attention to detail in every last latte.
What makes this café unique is the cute animal theme, which permeates not only in the stuffed animal pillows on the colorful couches but also the bakery goods. If you're a sucker for teddy-bear cappuccino art or kitty shaped cakes then you will be spoilt for choice at PiKGO.
Best known for their home-baked goodies and wide selection of desserts (be sure to try the chocolate Oreo cake!), PiKGO is undoubtedly the cuddliest trendy food places in Phuket!
Contact number: 076 355 228
Address: Phuket Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Bookhemian Coffee Bar
A quirky cafe which doubles up as a bookstore, the Bookhemian Bar boasts a collection of art magazines and local photography. If you're looking for an intriguing yet edgy vibe, look no further!
As its name suggests, you can choose from a selection of new or used books to buy (or just browse through) whilst you decide whether you'd prefer the toasted marshmallow iced coffee to the orange cinnamon mocha.
As if that wasn't enough, customers are invited to sneak upstairs for a hidden art gallery with a small collection of local crafts for sale, cementing the Bookhemian Coffee bar as one of the top unique restaurants in Phuket.
Contact number: 098 090 0657
Address: 61, Thalang Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000, 83000
One of the top chic food spots in Phuket, the Taitong café offers an authentic peek into the island's history. Locally famed for its cappuccinos, all of the coffee at Taitong is organic and guaranteed to satisfy your caffeine urges.
Boasting a mini-bar constructed from an old Tuk-Tuk - a must for any Instagram account – this roadside café is an ideal place to relax and people watch through the traditional windows. Bright cushions and walls complement the simplistic interior design, giving Taitong a genuine and homely atmosphere.
Contact number: 081 894 3199
Address: Thailand, Montri, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Hidden Pot Bakery and Café
If you are looking for a cafe which takes desserts seriously you've come to the right place! Their selection of tasty treats (including a delectable Thai Mango Panacotta) is impeccably presented - top one off with a latte or smoothie from a cute mason jar. Other big names on the menu include chocolate crepe cake or green tea flavored lava cake and ice cream, all of which are as yummy as they are photogenic.
With a cute yet rustic feel and the option to dine on a cushion on the floor (the traditional Thai way!), it's the attention to detail of their sweet treats which secure the Hidden Pot as one of the most trendy food places in Phuket.
Contact number: 098 505 6616
Address: Soi Ruam Chai, Tambon Ko Kaeo, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Brown Café Bake and Blend
Another Café which boasts a fantastic in-house bakery, Brown Café Bake and Blend focuses on using ingredients that are not only top quality but also locally sourced. With an impressive menu which will have you choosing between various freshly baked muffins, tarts and cakes, there is also a range of options for vegans and vegetarians.
With wooden tables, house plants and folding chairs, Brown Café has a relaxing vibe and is reasonably priced considering the quality of the food and drinks on offer. For a quick bite, indulge in a side of pasta or salad topped off with a generous mango smoothie!
Contact number: 090 965 4790
Address: Thailand, Thungkhar Rd, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Eleven Two & Co. Café
A welcoming café in the heart of Phuket's old town, Eleven Two and Co. has a sleek black and white décor and a wide selection of cuisine, ranging from classic Thai dishes to European favorites. Most impressive though are the fusion dishes – don't miss the Caesar salad with crispy pork belly.
Not only is the food impressive. For those on a health kick or a hangover the selection of refreshing smoothies and juices are sure to do the trick – served in the same tall mason glasses as the equally tasty cocktails. Be sure to check out the quirky gift shop as you leave!
Contact number: 076 354 424
Address: Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Hock Hoe Lee
Asian grown coffee is one of the continents best-kept secrets, and in Phuket, there is no better place for the coffee enthusiast than Hock How Lee. Founded by the great-grandfather of the current owner, this café boasts the title of Phuket's first ever coffee roaster and has an extensive selection of locally brewed coffee to show for it. A must-visit for coffee connoisseurs, there are four blends (all sourced from Northern Thailand) to choose from.
As if that alone wasn't enough to kickstart your day, a selection of breakfasts ranging from waffle eggs benedict to strawberry pancakes mean Hock Hoe Lee is more than worthy of a morning visit – as well as a place in the top ten chic food spots in Phuket.
Contact number: 076 211 228
Address: 183 Road,Taradneer Ranong, Taradneer, Mueng, Phuket 83000
Kinsook Happy Eating Café
A café which is perfect for catering to almost any taste, the Kinsook Happy Eating Café has an incredibly diverse menu of Thai, Western and fusion cuisine. Healthy eaters, veggies and vegans will also find something they like, whether it be avocado salad, tofu or fresh smoothies, making this place a perfect crowd pleaser.
The whole wheat vegan banana cake is a must-taste which like the rest of the menu it is also MSG-free – no small feat for any Thai café. One of the top unique restaurants in Phuket, you're sure to find something you love!
Contact number: 096 249 4515
Address: 151/3, Khaw Sim Bee Rd, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
From the outside, it may look like nothing special but there is more to Phuket's Factory café than meets the eye. Located in a quiet alley, the interior combines a ground floor café with the upstairs home studio of local architect Tantanan Srinawakul, resulting in a hip vibe and unique dining environment.
A must-visit amongst chic food spots in Phuket, Factory café specializes in upmarket Thai and fusion cuisine such as spaghetti with prawns and papaya salad. It also has an impressive dessert menu – the banoffee, whipped cream, and caramel pie, in particular, deserve a mention, but all are impressively presented.
Contact Number: 091 820 6900
Address: 83000 20/6 Mae Luan Rd, Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
If fresh, organic produce is your jam, then We Café will satisfy your needs. Located adjacent to a farm which supplies many local businesses with fresh produce, the café also has its own on-site greenhouse (yes you read that right!) to provide it with organic lettuce.
Whilst fresh, custom salad is undoubtedly the signature dish at We Café, it is worth mentioning some of the other unique creations such as the tangy mango salsa chicken wrap and an original rice berry quinoa sushi roll. These are only a few of the options in the selection of sandwiches, wraps, smoothies and more which this café has to offer!
Contact number: 088 752 1352
Address: 5/30 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Rd, Wichit, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
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