It’s so weird that we like to Instagram our food, our whereabouts, and the places we’re eating at, just so our friends and acquaintances can catch up with our lives.
I love when my Insta page is full of colour, gorgeous interiors and structured exteriors, ferns, greens and best of all, mother nature.
I guess that’s why I love to find the coolest spots to take photos…I mean, eat at…that fill my feed with colour, patterns and a pleasing aesthetic for my followers (friends).
I’m also here to tell you that Phuket is more than just a pretty island/beach destination.
They also have a ton of gorgeous, trendy and urban-cool spots that not only look real good on camera – but they offer seriously delicious (and pretty!!) food too. <3
Being on an island and all, life here is pretty much lived in the slow lane and that means waking up a little later.
So if you’re up and ready just in time for brunch…You’ll be delighted with these lovely spots that happen to be pretty darn Insta-worthy too!
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1. All of the natural lighting in the world – Glasshouse @ Sino (Old Town Phuket)
Close your eyes and picture a beautiful white garden greenhouse, coupled with hanging succulents. Now open your eyes!
Welcome to the real deal, except it’s actually a cafe.
The succulents aren’t the only things hanging, I love the umbrellas, orchids and low iron lamp-shades too! AND the house is built around a big, beautiful strong tree that runs through the roof of the cafe, so its trunk is inside.
The greenhouse-like doors allow for tons of natural light to shine in from the glass floor to ceiling – so the weather outside reflects the light straight inside! (There’s always going to be amazing lighting for your photos!).
They celebrate Thai cuisine here, although it does have an English (exterior) feel to it.
Expect aromatic Thai curries, salads, rice with fried eggs and sides, fresh spring rolls, and more.
2. A really Mediterranean/European Beach kind of feeling – Coast Beach Club & Bistro (Karon)
One of the great things about the South of Europe, is all of the beaches. They’re fully equipped with beautiful beach cabanas, loungers, beanbags and restaurants/cafes/bars (even gelato shops). Coast Beach Club has got that exact vibe!
This is just ideal for those picturesque seaside images, under your billowing beach cabana’s sheets. The overall theme is a sweet oceanic and classy mix of sea blues and greens, whites, beiges, browns.
For brunch, feast off divine cold cut meat platters (antipasti), fruit salad, or a divine looking strawberry pannacotta!!
I also have to mention their Crabmeat and Avocado salad which looks amazing – shredded crab meat and an entire avo basically sliced with the meat on top, and basil. Belissimo
You may think this spot looks familiar and you could be right if you’ve travelled and visited one of their other branches either in Koh Samui, Pattaya or Hua Hin.
PS: Every Sunday they do an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet! You’re welcome…
3. A little bit of island vibrations, it’s totally tropicana – Macaw Cafe (Rawai)
Tropical, bright and clean, with touches of South American / Colombia-from-the-50’s vibes going on… Enjoy this slice of freshness.
It’s on Rawai Beach to the left-hand side of restaurants and bay area, nestled among the trees. I love Rawai. It’s so small and there’s not a million tourists here.
Plus this restaurant is right on the sandy bit as you enter and is shaded by trees, with gorgeous views – think of those like fairy forest trees and the ocean in the background, it’s very scenic.
Granola bowls come in a layered jar – pretty. And they have all types of food such as burgers, fried rice, seafood, and more. The food is served in coconuts and pineapples and adds a feeling of Tropicana.
Gold lantern-like cages at tables, wicker chairs and ferns make up some of its lush design.
4. Organic veggies and a health-conscious menu – We Café Phuket (Chalong)
It’s hard to find a café with fresher produce than We Café , which has an in-house greenhouse growing seven different types of organic lettuce.
The café is also adjacent to a hydroponic farm that’s been operating for over 15 years and supplies many local businesses with fresh fruits and veggies.
Bottom line: if you eat at We Café – it is 100% fresh and quality ingredients guaranteed.
Pick and choose your own salad ingredients starting with the type of lettuce and add different toppings, like grilled salmon, chicken teriyaki, tofu, or avocado. While salads are the café’s specialty, they have a host of other tasty offerings; sandwiches, wraps, burgers, fruit bowls, smoothies, coffees, and tea.
They also have some super original creations, like the rice berry quinoa sushi roll or the mango salsa chicken wrap. Definitely worth a try!
The café itself has large bay windows, letting in lots of natural light,and there is both indoor and outdoor seating, with views of the greenhouse from some of the tables.
5. This is all about them steampunk vibes, with a modern twist – Feelsion (Old Town Phuket)
This is the definition of cool and it oozes that Brooklyn-urban-artsy-theatre-goer kind of feel. (If you’ve walked the streets of Brooklyn, you’ll know what I’m talking about.)
Bricks, ferns, black & white checkers and dark woods pave the way to a totally open space, and the high ceiling really adds another layer of openness and light.
It’s just as cool from the outside; the exterior is made from steel and has this rusted vintage feel – and looks like a mix of an old train station platform with the nuts and bolts from the mechanics inside a train – sticking to that steampunk theme.
Their food plating and presentation is cool; bird cages/baskets (Fried Chicken Wings), in pans (Fondues) and gorgeous blue and white crockery and china. They also have a divine selection of cakes and baked goods.
6. Make your own souvenir, have a stellar meal and a cup of Joe whilst you’re at it – Chino Cafe Gallery (Old Town Phuket)
This is a coffee shop, restaurant, souvenir shop, and photo/art gallery all rolled into one.
The cute exterior is marked with a bright red, old-fashioned bicycle, which is sometimes used to deliver the café’s freshly baked goods around town too – love it! (I always love taking photos posing next to vintage cycles, so old-worldly and such perfect props!)
Polished grey marble walls and floors, accented with wooden tables and chairs give off a modern and subtly chic vibe.
Fill up on fresh tuna salads, pancakes, mango sticky rice (and a really nice big portion with tons of milk, don’t you just hate it when they’re stingy on the coconut milk!).
They even have a make-your-own-postcard station! Très hipster!
7. A dreamy Sino-Portuguese building, reminiscent of beautiful times past – Gallery Cafe by Pinky (Old Town Phuket)
I’m loving all the luscious green ferns; on the tables, floors/walls and in the food! And naturally, there’s art all across the walls! Gorgeous wooden tabletops and a mixture of bohemian and floral print cover pillows.
They serve all-day-breakfast (oh, yeahhhh) and they do a great portion size. (Their Smashed Avocado and Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict literally has my mouth-watering).
Run by Pinky, a Bangkok-born Patisserie chef with six years of culinary experience in London, you can expect the food to be colourful, wholesome and pops with colour.
They also do their own freshly baked bread, gluten-free options and yummy Super-bowls.
Gallery Cafe by Pinky
Price: From 120 Baht / approx. USD $3.86 Website
Address: 19 Yaowarat Rd, Tambon Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Phuket Town daily from 8am-5pm (Other venues @ Chalong 8am-8pm, Naiharn 8am-5pm, Cherngtalay 8am-10pm)
8. Different, funky & fresh, from the tables to the plates (boxes) of food – Project Artisan (Choeng Thale)
Naturally, when you think of any word with the word ‘art’ in it, you think ‘creative, colourful, a bit out there’. Well, I’m delighted to tell you that’s exactly what you’re going to find here (down to the last detail).
Expect your food to be presented in wooden boxed carry trays, big gorgeous wooden platter-like plates with bright mini cast-iron pots (think Le Creuset vibes) joining the board too.
Vegan, Poke and Super Smoothie bowls (which we all just love to Instagram for some reason, maybe because it adds pops of colour to our feed and looks oh-so-pretty) are available alongside their brunch menu.
The interiors are an eclectic mix of furnishings – bookshelves, mismatched tablecloths, prints, random succulents at different tables, and vintage things here and there too. Wow, this is so up my alley!
9. ‘Camp in style’ whilst enjoying a comfy brunch – The Tent (Old Town Phuket)
This café sets itself apart from the others with its creative Native-American inspired theme.
Low tables inside turquoise and white teepee tents make this spot one-of-a-kind. I love the low seating here and the use of palettes. Also, you get to sit in a teepee and enjoy your brunch… How cool!
Food design and presentation are flawless and every detail is attended to. From waffles to chicken skewers, scrambled egg sandwiches to spicy spaghetti with garlic and bacon – there’s no bad choice here.
You’ll even notice the food’s presentation follows the “tent” theme!
Choose from a wide selection of designer drinks, smoothies, and coffees – try the Salty Caramel Marshmallow Colombian Coffee or Banoffee Drink (blended banana, Oreo, milk, vanilla, um, YUMMM).
Don’t forget to save room for the creative and delicious desserts. Their must-try? – DIY S’mores!
10. I don’t think I’ve seen brighter smoothie bowls before – Wilsons Phuket (Rawai)
Groovy, natural and light, you’ll find this refreshing stop on your way to – or from – Rawai Beach and it really makes for the perfect photo opportunity!
I’ll tell you why; the outside wall has the grooviest mural that stretches across it and has been there for years. It’s filled with colour and is really big – about 4 x 5 metres I’d say.
It’s also an amazing one because there are so many different elements within the one big graphic of the wall. So because of the size it gives you not only one, but maybe 7 different background options to choose from for your Insta feed just from one mural/painting!
It’s got a lovely laid back beach vibe, and it’s earthy and natural. I absolutely love their wooden tables in blues and browns with reworked paint.
They also have AMAZING smoothie bowls in the brightest berry colour blasts and pops of colour, all served in a coconut – naturally, and other beloved breakfast favoruites such as poached eggs, butter croissants, as well as french toast.
And don’t forget to try one of their divine/amazing fresh juices served in jars.
11. Traditional East meets the trendy West – Eleven Two & Co. Cafe (Old Town Phuket)
Housed in a Sino-Chinese building in the heart of Phuket’s Old Town is the charming and extremely popular fusion café.
The cheerful exterior welcomes passerby and you won’t be disappointed once you step in. The interior is simple yet stylish, with exposed brick walls, and chic black and white décor.
The menu has a wide range of tasty options – from Thai favourites like Pad Thai and Thai Omelette, to Western dishes like pizza, club sandwich, or a combination of both like the Caesar salad with crispy pork belly or spaghetti with Isan-style (traditional Thai) sausages.
The drinks selection is unique with detox juices and healthy smoothies, along with Thai-inspired sodas and cocktails, all served in tall mason jars.
There’s also a quirky gift shop in the front of the café, that’s perfect for souvenir shopping for things like postcards, soaps, purses, and other knick-knacks.
12. Brunch at this unforgettably dreamy victorian-themed space – VT Namnueng Phuket Restaurant (Old Town Phuket)
Stumbling into this dreamy space will quite literally make your jaw drop.
From the courtyard with its little maze of hedges leading to a beautiful fountain…
To the hidden benches between the shrubbery perfect for romantic rendezvous…
The gorgeous architecture of the mansion with a history spanning over a century…
And the incredibly detailed English/Victorian themed decor within…You’ll find this place picture-worthy both outside and in.
A part of the mansion has been converted into a truly lovely restaurant/cafe with vintage wallpaper, plush chairs, a fireplace and more.
What’s most surprising though, isn’t the beauty of the place, but the delicious food itself. The range of dishes on the menu is impressive, and the food served – outstanding! (And at really great prices too! :P)
We highly recommend the Pho, a (traditional Vietnamese) hearty and deliciously flavourful bowl of rice noodle soup.
PS: Cuisines served here range from Thai to Viet!
13. Super chic and full of incredible ocean views – Cafe Kantary (Cape Panwa)
This classy café is situated within the sophisticated Kantary Bay Hotel in Cape Panwa. The sea breeze and salty air make this café a cool way to beat the heat of downtown Phuket!
The interior gets plenty of natural light thanks to the glass walls, or enjoy brunch on the lovely outdoor deck, surrounded with lots of greenery – it’s so beautiful out here, wow! Again another endless photo opportunity.
Speaking of, I love love love the gigantic blue octopus mural – I’m such a fan of art shots on my feed, and I love paintings/street art and anything that pops with colour!
If you’re in the mood for something sweeter, you’ll be delighted here. They have crepes (you have to try their Mango & Sticky Rice Black Crepe made with a charcoal crepe, blueberries and sliced almonds!), waffles, cakes, and more.
They also have savouries such as pasta, fried rice variations and pizzas.
Just FYI, their specialities include gourmet chocolates and creamy gelato. Yum, yum, and YUM! And they serve a seriously great coffee!!
14. Of beautiful times past, carried through the walls and interiors – The Neighbors Cafe (Old Town Phuket)
Eclectic-cool is what I think of when stepping into this delightfully wonderful spot.
Its mix-matched, ornamental cutlery and chinaware, dark woods and rattan chairs hint of Peranakan design and accents.
Trivia: If you didn’t know, Phuket, in particular, has a strong prevalence and influence of Peranakan culture throughout the city, who actually came to Thailand between the 15th and 17th century. (Just some quick history for you there!)
There’s tons of colour and I just adore the different wallpapers and bright colours. Speaking of walls, look out for the big, gorgeous hand-painted flower mural on one of them!
I love their mix of sweet and savoury foods actually – try their Pancakes with a fried egg (and maple syrup on the side).
The outside is just as cool and it’s got a 50’s Tropicana, LA, vintage vibe. I’m digging it!
15. Enjoy amazing food in this trendy space – Hern Coffee & Bistro (Patong)
I love a good bistro, and they truly stick to theme over here at Hern (which makes me think of fern, and they have these hanging everywhere in abundance!).
Bistros always seem to have that rustic-meets-industrial, organic thing going on, and here it’s no different. However being so close to the sea, it somehow also takes on a very Cuban/Mexican, oceanic look.
It’s open-air set up lends the place a sense of lightness and I love all the gorgeous pot-plants decked everywhere.
The food is stunningly presented on dark wooden boards – being a bistro and all – and there’s a touch of class in the presentation. Fill up on tuna steaks, handmade pastas, deconstructed french toast (beautiful) and crispy bacon.
16. Bright and homely with a touch of boho love – A Spoonful of Sugar (Rawai)
The cutest and sweetest bohemian cafe that will fill your nose with the smell of coffee and cake immediately.
A white wooden space with accents of colour, paisley and mandala prints… I personally LOVE this place and stopped here often, either on the way to the beach or back from it, just in time for brunch.
It almost feels like a wendy house in a garden, surrounded by greens, sitting on throws, cushions and mats on the floor – all the hippy vibes.
This is great for a filler if you’ve had a big breakfast and are feeling a bit peckish after playing around in the sea. Try their Pancakes , Salmon salad , or any baked treat/cake! They also do healthy options such as egg white only omelettes, or a blueberry protein shake. And all the fresh juices are great!
PS: Nai Harn/Rawai are full of Muay Thai training gyms, so the area has loads of healthy spots/cafes!
17. Absolutely perfect for a sweet/light brunch – Coffs & Burgh (Old Town Phuket)
If you haven’t realised by now, Old Town Phuket is absolutely filled with the most amazing architecture, shops and cafes alike.
Even just a walk down its main street presents a hundred different photo opportunities – and this was one of my favourite places to come and take photos on the regular too.
It feels very like a very eclectic coffeeshop / bakery, and again is a great choice if you’re in the mood for a light brunch of baked goods, etc.
There are vintage bits-and-bobs everywhere, like those old-school Moroccan-style brass lanterns and teapot – genie in the bottle… And an old brass gramophone, as well as brick walls, a collection of old clocks and picture frames lining them too.
What to eat? They serve up a mean mango sticky rice, brownies, waffles, rainbow cakes and a load of other yummy baked treats!
Seee, Phuket may not be Bangkok but it still has its fair sure of trendy, beautiful, tropical and totally Instagrammable brunch spots.
From little cafes in Old Town Phuket to beach cabanas on Karon… Ready to plan your next trip to Phuket yet?
We hope these cafes tickle not only your Instagram page’s fancy, but your taste buds too! Enjoy darlings and don’t forget to share your moments with us on them socials. #TripCanvasbrunch
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