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Mangosteen Cafe and Books

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13 Mae Nam Kwae Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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+66 81 793 5814
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in need of hamburgers and fries and were pleased with our orders. The burger was well seasoned; cukes, tomatoes & lettuce were fresh and even the bin was delicious! Two burgers & fries, a large Chang beer, a fruit shake & water came to less than $10 US. If you need reading material, they have a large selection... More 

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Thank cmimih
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cold beans on toast, artificial juice, terrible coffee. Not recommended for breakfast. Perhaps the Thai food is better, hence other good reviews.

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Thank Katie B
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fine & inexpensive so if that's all you're really looking for, go! The woman working was extremely unfriendly. She never even spoke a word to me (no smile or greeting or even a grunt of acknowledgement) until it came time to pay. She then just said the number of my total to pay, I handed her the... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are 2 Mangosteen here, 1 is Cafe and bookshop, another is Garden Restaurant, both you can found in Tripadvisor. Those reviewer with blue rice or garden place wrong review here. Is surprising me when I didn't see blue rice in the menu. When double checked, found the above true. Their fried rice and pad see ew are very delicious.... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The restaurant has either moved or opened a second branch - the owner said they had moved - and is now on the south bank of the river. We chanced upon this restaurant for dinner and found it sitting in a beautiful garden - my sober brother in law was moved to call it "magical". The delightful owner runs this... More 

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Thank Pigman58
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

I visited once for lunch and had a delicious soup! However, I visited a second time in the evening and had a disappointing curry which took around 40 minutes to come out! There's a very good selection of books and the food is fairly priced.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Good clean food, pick up a book if in need or organise a trip / transport. Good English is spoken and they were very helpful.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

I remembered this place used to be good, so i ordered a mozzarella and tomato omelette for breakfast. Sound delicious, no? However, what arrived was a greasy crepe style omelette with veg inside - tomato ketchup as the sauce! So copied veg soaked in ketchup is already not a nice sauce. I was very disappointed to find the 'mozzarella' was... More 

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Thank e_lexx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner and lunch here and both were very good. Western & Asian dishes were very tasty! There is a nice atmosphere and the garden is great for the kids to run around and to play games. The little play corner inside is also great for kids all ages. Would really recommend this place!

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Thank Sofie B
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. Very charming garden and you can sit either inside or outside and kids can play in the big garden. Very nice and friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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: +66 81 793 5814

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?