Phuket has a great selection of independent coffee shops and cafes. In fact coffee lovers are positively spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to get their daily caffeine hit. In some parts of the island it seems that just about every street corner is home to somewhere serving freshly made Java. With so much choice, here is a selection of some of the best spots on the island to relax and grab a coffee.
Bean and Gone – Patong
Located underneath the Patong Language School in Patong Beach (the big blue building between Ratuthit Road and the main beach road), Bean and Gone offers an impressive selection of hot and cold coffee, smoothies and frappes. Owned and managed by two Phuket cousins, Gick and Champ, the hard working team have created what is one of Patong’s most popular coffee shops. As well as the coffee, the homemade cupcakes and other sweet treats are well worth sampling, as are the fresh fruit juices. Free Wi-Fi means that you can easily spend an hour or two catching up with news or connecting with friends when you want a break from the beach. Great tasting coffee, affordable prices, in a pleasant setting – Bean and Gone ticks all the boxes for coffee lovers staying in Patong. Bean and Gone Facebook
Café Pirrera – Phuket Town
Café Pirrera is more than just your average café. Part coffee shop, part delicious bakery and restaurant, this Phuket Town favourite is located just opposite the Lock Tien food court, inside a traditional Sino-Portugese style building for which the town is famous. Having graduated from Bangkok’s Cordon Bleu Culinary School, the café’s owner, Khun Eyu opened Pirrera over two years ago. After a complete refurbishment the impressive two storey café is now hugely popular and a great place for families, coffee lovers and just about anyone else to take it easy and escape the heat of the afternoon sun. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Open from 10am to 10pm Tues to Sun. Café Pirrera on Facebook
Hock Hoe Lee – Rawai
Hock Hoe Lee in Rawai is a modern, trendy coffee shop surrounded by beach bars and smart private villas. The coffee shop is owned by the granddaughter of Tan Cheng Long, a former Chinese migrant who opened his own coffee shop and cafe in Phuket in the 1950’s. So popular was Long’s shop that he became known as the King of Coffee. Today, the dreams of Long live on at Hock Hoe Lee, which as well as serving exceptional hot and cold coffee, they also stock their own brand of locally roasted beans that are available wholesale for those to want to make their own brew at home. Well worth visiting if you happen to be staying in the south of Phuket. Open from 8am to 6pm daily. Hock Hoe Lee on Facebook
Café Siam – Patong
Café Siam doubles up as a boutique guesthouse and is a good choice for those looking for affordable accommodation in Patong. This family run business serves up great tasting, freshly made Italian coffee (that’s their specialty) and delicious homemade breakfasts. They also serve a fine selection of cakes, which are amongst the best in the area. The service good and the staff are very friendly. They also have a small communal library where customers and guests are invited to get stuck into book whilst sipping on their delicious coffee. Open daily. Café Siam website
Café Y Te – Phuket Town
Café Y Te has to be one of the cutest coffee shops in Phuket. A quaint, relaxing little joint that serves wonderful coffee and tea, as well as an excellent selection of homemade cakes. Check out the delicious apple pie pictured above! Café Y Te also serves up a variety of tasty lunch time treats such as smoked salmon bagels which are available for a very reasonable 99 Baht. Open daily from 9am, Café Y Te is located next to the clock tower on Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town. Café Y Te on Facebook
Delish Café – Rawai
This Australian owned family run café is almost like a second home to many of the island’s expats. As well as serving freshly made coffee, perhaps Delish is most famous for its home made Australian lamb and Angus beef burgers, which are every bit as mouth watering as they sound. Also available are Thai chicken burgers which are also well worth trying. Delish is located close to Chalong circle, about 250 meters from Tesco Lotus in Rawai. Open daily from 8am to 6pm Mon to Sat and 9am to 2pm on Sundays. Dalish Café on Facebook
Siam Bakery – Phuket Town
Siam Bakery is perhaps one of the most popular cafes in Phuket. Famous for its sandwiches, which are freshly made whilst you wait, Siam Bakery is somewhat of a Phuket institution having been open for more than a decade. One of the best places in Phuket town to grab some lunch and a coffee, make you don’t leave without sampling one of their delicious cakes!
Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm, Siam Bakery is located close to the traffic circle on Yaowarat Road in Phuket Town.