Coffee in Thailand: The 5 Best Cafes in Koh Samui
The 5 Best Cafes in Koh Samui to Get Your Caffeine Fix
World class beaches on Koh Samui are what the island is famous for, along with its amazing nightlife. But it’s also filled with awesome places to hang out during the day serving up great coffee and fresh, tasty food. If you’ve wondered where to get amazing coffee in Koh Samui, look no further. Here’s our pick of the best cafes in Koh Samui.
You might have to hunt a bit to find Sweet Sisters, but it’s worth the effort. Their food is fresh and tasty and lots of it is organic. The cafes are as sweet as the name suggests and the iced coffee comes highly recommended. If you visit at breakfast time then try one of their signature omelets paired with toast made from their own homemade bread, and leave feeling healthy and virtuous!
Location: Baan Bang Kao Road, corner of routes 4173 and 4170, Koh Samui 84310
Contact: 066 86 470 8631
Hours of Operation: 11am – 9pm daily
This is a great place to head if you fancy a bit of art alongside your food. About Café prides itself on offering more than just a meal; they also add funky designs to the top of your coffee and the whole place is packed full of unusual objects and interesting décor. The owner, Mr Koi, is an artist himself and his eye for detail has turned About into a destination, not just somewhere to eat. That being said, the menu is extensive and the prices good so it’s the best of both worlds!
Location: 160/1, Moo 1, Ban Maenam, Koh Samui 84330
Contact: 077 938 167
Hours of Operation: 7:30am to 5pm daily
Every now again the craving for some fresh, crusty bread takes over but don’t worry, Boulangerie Patisserie de Samui is there for you. Serving up traditional French bread and patisserie, this is as close to Paris as you’ll get on the island. A croissant is only 35 baht ($1) and a full French breakfast featuring a crusty baguette, croissants, butter, jam, juice and coffee will only set you back 150 ($4.50). The atmosphere is chilled and the staff are friendly. Highly recommended.
Location: 5/17 Moo 3, Maret Lamai, Lamai Beach, Maret Koh Samui 84310
Contact: 086 641 5007
Hours of Operation: 9am to 5pm daily
In our view, Tanya’s is the best café for breakfast in Koh Samui. The menu boasts an eclectic range of pancakes, sandwiches, breakfast plates and homemade cakes and all their ice cream is local produced. The cappuccinos receive particularly high praise, and at 80 baht ($2.50) they’re worth it. If you’ve got a hangover then their restorative juices might be just what you need!
Location: 80/4 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach Road near the First Residence Hotel, Koh Samui 84320
Contact: 090 158 3584
Hours of Operation: 9am to 9pm daily
Our last pick is a café with a view. Coffee Gecko is located right on Bophut Beach, so you can sip your coffee with your toes in the sand. On a clear day you can see Koh Phangan across the water, and the sunsets are to die for! The menu is pretty standard with a good choice of hot and cold drinks and snacks to choose from, but unusually German beer also makes an appearance so it’s a destination bar for weissbier lovers from the local area! Come for the coffee and stay for the views.
Location: 182/3 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, Koh Samui 84320
Contact: 081 676 2155
Hours of Operation: 10am to 12 midnight daily
There are SO many more great cafes in Koh Samui, just explore!
There are so many great cafes in Koh Samui that you’ll be spoilt for choice, and this list is just for starters. The best times come when you just wander along the streets and see what takes your fancy, and on this island there’s always somewhere new to explore. Get ready for a caffeine fix in paradise!