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159/3 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach | Koh Samui, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 231 169
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Besides a great sense of hospitality, friendliness and warmth, Thai and...
Besides a great sense of hospitality, friendliness and warmth, Thai and French culture have in common their excellent reputation for food quality and diversity. As a result, "Au Café des Arts" offers a wide selection of dishes inspired from both cultures, mixing tastes and delights for the maximum pleasure of the big as well as the smallest hungry travellers.Located north of Chaweng Beach opposite to the desert island of "Koh Matlang" just 1 KM from the center where are all the shop and the night-life but far away enough for don't heard about any discotheques.
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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Location,Staff!!!

Awesome location. Friendly Staff! We were coming to have breakfast here.. few times a week. Surrounding people isn't annoying,everyone enjoys their meal. Haven't seen any drunks in two weeks. Probably because most of customers are French. P.s. Nice salad with dressing,Club Sandwich, Morning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2014
pikcshuo
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Awesome location. Friendly Staff! We were coming to have breakfast here.. few times a week. Surrounding people isn't annoying,everyone enjoys their meal. Haven't seen any drunks in two weeks. Probably because most of customers are French. P.s. Nice salad with dressing,Club Sandwich, Morning Egg,Bread with Goat cheese, Fried Frog Legs.. And amazing shot of yellow drink.. after your meal,which comes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This rest got a glowing review in a dining guide to Koh Samui. What we experienced could not have been further from the truth. The book is in the bin!. If you enjoy French food do yourself a favour and don't go. Such a waste of our time and money.

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Koh Samui
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Amazing view on Chaweng bay, correct service, but tasteless food. the "duck confit" was very dry" and meat very tough. the is no effort on presentation and for the quality I think that prices are high. Go for the view, but have a drink only

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

We were worried looking at other reviews we wouldn't find this restaurant - if you're coming from north of Chaweng turn left just past the Anantara, from Chaweng right after Kandhaburi Resort. Follow the narrow road all the way to the end and you'll find the Cafe des Arts. It's worth finding. We were worried when the first 2 things... More 

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London
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

It took us a couple of attempts to find we were so glad we persevered. The setting is fantastic right on the waters edge, the food delicious while very reasonable and the staff as attentive as you could wish for.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We went to Cafe des Arts on our last lunchtime in Samui. It is located at the very, very top of Caweang Beach, close to the Anantara (Tree Tops restaurant), but in the back streets leading down t the beach, that you wouldn't venture into - if you weren't in the perfect safety of Samui. Has to rate as the... More 

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Chaweng, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Great place to spend an afternoon. The food is good, service a bit slow and prices reasonable. Its a very beautiful location to just sit around and relax. On the edge of Chaweng beach (which is too loud), looking on to a small island. Very recommendable

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Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

I have eaten here twice on my holiday and both times I have thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere. The staff are attentive but not invasive, the view is unbeatable, the food is mouthwatering, it is an evening that does not break the bank and the loo is very clean too! Oh and the wine is very reasonable... More 

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Koh Samui
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

I am sorry this review is in English but I don’t speak French! This is one amazing restaurant. We are staying in Maenam but decided to go here after reading about it in an old copy of the local paper. If you are after really nice French food then this is your place. The view is about as good as... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

First i have to say the view is probably one of the best in samui, i will recommend it for a drink. Now regarding the food, I order a beef steak rare came out an overcook peace of meat which might be beef or buffalo.. the blue cheese sauce, well i'm still looking for the cheese.. My friend had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159/3 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach | Koh Samui, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Bophut  >  Chaweng
  • Phone Number: +66 77 231 169

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Spanish, Thai, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Besides a great sense of hospitality, friendliness and warmth, Thai and French culture have in common their excellent reputation for food quality and diversity. As a result, "Au Café des Arts" offers a wide selection of dishes inspired from both cultures, mixing tastes and delights for the maximum pleasure of the big as well as the smallest hungry travellers.Located north of Chaweng Beach opposite to the desert island of "Koh Matlang" just 1 KM from the center where are all the shop and the night-life but far away enough for don't heard about any discotheques.

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