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The Bookhouse and Coffee Shop

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30/5 Phonpisai Road | Nong Sim Public Park, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand
+66 85 044 6990
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Bookhouse and Coffee Shop boasts a new and used bookstore, fast free...
The Bookhouse and Coffee Shop boasts a new and used bookstore, fast free wifi, an excellent range of European and Thai Food. It is a very popular, busy eaterie located on the beautiful Nong Sim Park. Special Themed Food Days including Mexican Wednesdays and Sunday Roast Dinners always see this family business buzzing with customers, both Thai and Expat.
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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food

Great Selection of food drinks and alcohol anytime of the day. Had buffet at a fancy hotel and ended up missing this place. Right in front of the lake, easy to find, full and satisfied everytime at reasonable price for international menu. Forget the hotel meals and buffet, the bookhouse is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Suthai A
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great Selection of food drinks and alcohol anytime of the day. Had buffet at a fancy hotel and ended up missing this place. Right in front of the lake, easy to find, full and satisfied everytime at reasonable price for international menu. Forget the hotel meals and buffet, the bookhouse is the place to go.

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Menu is so big they always seem to be out of items. Wait time for orders is too long, for average food. However they have a delightful view overlooking Nong Sim. Mostly Farangs enjoying this place

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Chang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been in thailand a while and this is the best taco I have eaten. I lived i northern Ca. And have spent a lot of time in NM and this was really good even compared to those.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited the bookhouse again for some special grub.Found it just ok,breakfast was ok,two of us had steak but the two plates couldn't be more different,my steak was half the size of my friends and just about ok. The overall shine has gone and the place was always empty when we visited,still ok but just that I am afraid

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Buriram, Buriram, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went for lunch with a friend whilst visiting Udon Thani. Firstly we ordeed two of the most popular brand of beer in Issan, was surprised to see the lady boss get on her motorcycle and go to a shop up the road to buy them!!! she returned with three bottles? My Friend ordered sausage and mash wich was eccelent, I... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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116 reviews 116 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This place was given good reviews here on TA but I found it quite disappointing. Service was sloppy, many items on the menu was not available. And when I finally found something i wanted to eat it was not well made. And, mind you, not inexpensive at all. Will not retur.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Came here on Saturday night with family. There are 2 dining areas. We sat inside for 10 minutes but decided to move outside due the cold air conditioning. Outside seating was great as we can look at the lake. The service was slow and food was too salty.

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went there for the Sunday roast and generally not a great fan of roast beef, because it tends to be dried out, and being In Thailand, I went there with low expectations. However............I think this was the best roast beef I have ever eaten. It was cooked perfectly, being slightly on the rare side, and it was so, so tender.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The family wanted a "farang food" breakfast so we went to the Bookhouse & it didn't disappoint. The portions were generous & tasty. It was a Monday morning & we were the only ones there so I can't comment on speed of service or atmosphere, however I can't think of a more pleasant relaxing breakfast by the lake

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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

made a stop over in Udon on the way from Laos to Korat and found this place. It deserves its ranking on Tripadvisor. My thai wife had Lab Mou and she tought it was very good. Foodwise she is not easy to please if she doesnt cook it herself so her opinion counts. I had a Marguerita, Rib-eye steak and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30/5 Phonpisai Road | Nong Sim Public Park, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Udon Thani Province  >  Udon Thani
  • Phone Number: +66 85 044 6990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: International

Description

The Bookhouse and Coffee Shop boasts a new and used bookstore, fast free wifi, an excellent range of European and Thai Food. It is a very popular, busy eaterie located on the beautiful Nong Sim Park. Special Themed Food Days including Mexican Wednesdays and Sunday Roast Dinners always see this family business buzzing with customers, both Thai and Expat.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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