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Catfish Bookshop & Restaurant

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Moo. 1 113 Saladan , koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
66 8 4454 1154
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Cape Town
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Restaurant looked good, didn't actually eat here but checked menu and bought some books from their stall. Everybody looked happy.

Thank KathyCapeTown
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

If you like tasty food, this place is extremely recommended for your visit! All dishes are delicious! And if you are vegetarian, you will find a good choise of falafel, hummus with pita or salad or wrap here. Fruits shakes are very good, all stuff members are really nice, they can suggest you something according your mood or make your... More 

Thank KatieNewbie
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

I thought this place had great character, and the cats do make it extra relaxing. The food was some of the best value, and really tasty. There is a high standard of food on the quay side restaurants in Saladan in general, and for me the USP of this one is the character, for sure.

Thank Carolyn S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Escaped the hassle of the tuktuk and hotel touts to one of the restaurants built out over the water. This was exactly what we wanted. The big Pussycats were all asleep, but we liked it. Only had iced coffee and sandwiches but it was all good. The bookshop which you enter by was also interesting, and this would be a... More 

Thank Geoff813
Munich, Germany
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Went there for breakfast half an hour earlier than opening hours, yet the staff was very friendly and invited us in. The food and coffee were great, and the cats were super friendly! I found funny the review saying that "this is not a cat cafe but they randomly have friendly cats....and food..." So what exactly is a cat cafe... More 

Thank Diana K
Aix-en-Provence, France
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

We love the cats, the books. the view. the strong wifi and the brunch menu. Good quality breakfast menu and sandwich offerings. The coffee is good ( not usual on Lanta) and the shakes are full of fruit and not over sweetened! Situated over the water it is Cool in every sense of the word. A regular haunt now for... More 

Thank neillbarker
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Reserved Catfish as my very last stop before boarding the speedboat to Koh Lipe on 12 Feb 2016. There were few cats around and they were sleeping when I was there for breakfast. Had a salami with cheese sandwich placed on a very cute plate with 3 cats on it! I wonder where I could get a similar plate from.... More 

Thank kaydablew
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147 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Catfish is not a cat cafe as people have called it. They just happen to have a few resident cats that are friendly and lazing about. Location is close to the pier and on the water so you can sit and watch the boasts go by. Very relaxing between that and petting the cats. The front of the restaurant is... More 

Thank Foxtrotx
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

We went to the catfish restaurant yesterday for the diner. We took burger and falafel and everything was really good. A lot of cats in the place but everything is really clean. The kitchen seems really clean as well! It's Nice that you have to cross the bookshop (lot of books in foreing language) to be in a pretty nice... More 

Thank Etsuko S
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat in Saladan. Excellent food, fast service, kind personnel. The menu is wide and perfect for vegetarians, children, and regular Thai food or western cousine. Example, falafel, sausage with mashed potatoes, hamburger. And all you could wish for as great cooked thai food. Price is also good, close to perfection :-) You must visit... More 

Thank Robert J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moo. 1 113 Saladan , koh Lanta, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Krabi Province  >  Ko Lanta
  • Phone Number: 66 8 4454 1154

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