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Jim Thompson Cafe

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Address: Bangkok, Thailand
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Beautiful setting, but staff seem overwhelmed

We were visiting the house and booked a table for lunch. It is very busy, so make sure you book. We were shown to our table, which had to be cleared after the previous diners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Tib18
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were visiting the house and booked a table for lunch. It is very busy, so make sure you book. We were shown to our table, which had to be cleared after the previous diners. It would have been preferable if this had been done beforehand. That said, our salads were beautifully-presented, with a taste that matched the appearance. Bliss.... More 

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Thank Tib18
HONG KONG
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795 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Had coconut café and café Thai style (coffee and condensed milk) and my dad had a piece of coffee cake and fresh coconut (coco water). It was quite expensive but the food was good.

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Thank Quack H
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Had a lovely lunch here - it does get very busy and they do provide good service but you may have to be patient. the food was good and was a nice ending to the tour.

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Thank Joycie01
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

A good traditional Thai menu ( with subtitles! ), and let them know if you don't want the full chilli hit. The long cold drinks on offer are wonderful and welcome. We found the staff helpful and polite. If you choose to sit outside be aware the sun will move around and you may want to change tables, otherwise enjoy... More 

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Thank Ann B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant caters purely for tourists who are a relatively captive audience. Am sure it banks on people not returning as it appeared to not care about the quality of the food or the service. Our meal was delivered in parts with long spaces between. We had to ask multiple times for our bill. Looking round the restaurant others had... More 

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Thank livsc77
Sark, Channel Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

A really pleasant lunch - and anywhere that can do a full lunch or just a great sandwich and coffee without a shrug is to be valued. The guide to our trip around the house was perfect. A really fine day.

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Thank TheStressman
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

The cage is adjacent to the Jim Thompson House Museum, perfect to refresh in your way out. They sell 'Jim Thompson' tea in a choice of English, Japanese or Chinese varieties. Very pleasant.

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Thank Cloud_Matt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Jim Thompson museum and ate at the restaurant afterwards. The experience was closer to a disaster.. I don't consider my husband or myself difficult to please or satisfy. We always take the venue into consideration and adapt our expectations accordingly. We're both quite health conscious and we don't like anything to be deep fried or full of... More 

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Thank Rikke L
Hove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I went here on my second to last trip to Bangkok and loved it. It had a lovely atmosphere and was really refreshing after walking around Jim Thompson's home. Help to make a lovely day that much better.

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Thank DebbieBridge
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Almost all the restaurants I've visited in Bangkok were more famous than this one, but Jim Thompson Cafe was the best for me. That's because thai food was either too strong or too salty for me all the times (even when I asked them to please put less salt). Here the food is more to a foreigner's taste, I'd say.... More 

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