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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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+66 81 793 5814
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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380 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Hotel-Motel91
Reading, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank JennieWincent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure why this place is rated expensive. Very cheap food and very good. Nice owners. I would say not so quiet though, by main street, but I'll be back.

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Thank AsiaHand19
Palmwoods, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This was our favourite little restaurant o the main tourist strip of Kanchanaburi. The food was always great, we were always given great service with a smile and it was quite cheap. There is quite an extensive menu for a small place and everything we had was great. We just kept going back to it. If you're looking for a... More 

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Thank Doug L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch it was delightful. Good selection of Thai and western food. Good fruit shakes and loads of books to read. Food was tasty and reasonably priced.

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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?