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Mangosteen Cafe and Books

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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13 Mae Nam Kwae Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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081 7935814
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

My girlfriend and I visited here and thought it was absolutely fantastic. The portion sizes were very generous and the chicken in both was perfect- no gristley bits, skin or bones. In my massaman curry there were large chunks of chicken breast and potatoes, my girlfriend had pa nang curry which she said was the best she had had in... More 

Thank Ryan T
Glencoe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I have visited this place a lot during the years and it has been a favorite but the old cook has gone with some of the best dishes. This time i tried Burmese curry and it was revolting i would recommend anyone to give this a miss very very salty. But i tried some food others in the group ordered... More 

Thank macd0ugall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Proprietress was extremely helpful, spoke English, and was helpful with amendments to dishes as I have some dietary restrictions. The restaurant itself is clean, has plentiful seating options, a nicely set-up area indoors for young children (books, toys), and an air-conditioned area for those trying to escape the heat. The garden and seating area out back are charming and... More 

Thank Zalina L
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Good central location, it also provides newspapers a library and lots of kids games. Very child friendly and a selection of Thai and western food. The menus the same no matter what time of day not set as breakfast brunch and dinner they occasionally do a special

Thank wallacebruce
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

lovely coffee here and it has a book library to and newspaper. Although the food here is very nice i liked just sitting having a coffee watching the world go by and reading the paper. Pleasant place to sit. The food is a little expensive but out of the ordinary. Maybe the Burmese influence

Thank lisa4bes
Surrey, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Saw a bunch of good reviews so I decided to try it out. Just as most of the reviews, the food was very good! I had the red curry duck and an apple pie for dessert. They also offer a free taxi service home if you walked there or got dropped off.

Thank mnguyen21
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

The place is rather small and it was rather hot inside so we asked for a table outside. The food took a little while to be ready but that might be because we were there early. The dishes we got were rich in taste and not too expensive. Staff could be a bit more active.

Thank Sibrand J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located on a not to busy street, full of restaurants, bars and hotels. There speciality is local Thai food, which you pay a little more fore then on the street market. But it's worth the money. Proper portions and good quality.

Thank Brendan T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant! The food and presentation was phenomenal, and did I mention that they had A/C? This is very important when it's over 114 degrees outside! If you have ever been to Thailand you know that as a westerner we tend to gravitate to creature comforts. The bathrooms here were clean and complete too. We were very pleased... More 

Thank profreesey
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Came here to have breakfast. Unusual environment. Dish is well served. Tried iced coffee here and tasted so good. Friendly staffs. Prices are cheap. Closed on the 1st and 16th of every month.

Thank ArViNKuMaR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Mae Nam Kwae Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Kanchanaburi Province  >  Kanchanaburi
  • Phone Number: 081 7935814

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?