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“Simply amazing!!”
Review of Cafe 69

Cafe 69
Ranked #5 of 440 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Just steps away from Fisherman Village and Bo Phut Traffic Light. Located on the Main Street, opposite Anantara Bophut Resort)Explore a new twist of Southern Thai Indigenous Cuisine designed by our dedicated Chef Vivien. Sip 69 secret yummy potions, freshly brewed coffee, smooth and delicious ice cream and sorbet...at a cozy shadow-terrace on a lively street... and cool air-conditioned lounge with super-comfy couches. Music ambience on iPod and guaranteed Dynamic Zen atmosphere in a vibrant and colorful setting.
Canberra, Australia
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“Simply amazing!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

A great meal to finish off our holiday in Thailand. We were led to Cafe 69 by the positive reviews in TripAdvisor. The restaurant is located on a busy street in main Bophut. The decor is well...interesting but does suit the eclectic choice and nature of food at the restaurant. We were greeted by sequins, hot pink and blue tablecloths and wall hangings and mirrior balls. Striking and interesting! Certainly memorable! The meals were presented on blackboards and we were guided through each dish by the owener and chef - a cheerful, passionate and colourful man who was clearly at peace with his restaurant. There is also a set of more traditional dishes including green curry and pad thai on offer. We chose three appetisers and three main courses from the blackboard specials, and two regular dishes. The specials started with amazing green curry money-bags presented on a kitchen scale. The presentation and flavour were outstanding. I could have had anentire meal of these, and apparantly they are the restaurants signature dish. The second appetiser was the green papaya roll with crab. Beautifully presented with caviar topping, this dish was my favoruite dish over my two weeks in Thailand. Amazing flavours! The spring rolls were also excellent served with plump, fried prawns. The mains started with a slow-cooked duck massaman curry - outstanding flavour. I then enjoyed the slow-cooked chicken leg with basil and chilli - again outstanding. The final blackboard special was the soft-shelled crab in black pepper sauce. Fresh and flavoursome. As for the other specials all portions were large and filling. We requested 'Thai-style' 'heat' and weren't dissappointed. Amazing flavours. My teenage sons shared a pad thai and green curry. All prepared much better than anything else we had in Thailand. Also, very large portion size for hungry teenagers. The pad thai was served with 5-6 plump, fried prawns that were delicious! WE enjoyed cold beers, cocktails and milk shakes, and left the restaurant very pleased and very filled. Total cost with tip to feed five hungry Australians was 3000 bhat. A little more expensive than other traditional thai restaurants but then this was not traditional, and was much, much better value for money given the quality, flare, portion size and service than we had enjoyed at other 5-star restaurants in Thailand and overseas. I must say this was the most creative menu I have enjoyed in many years, and the enthusiasm and greetings of the owner/chef was so warming and memorable. No Koh Samui trip is complete without dinner at this extraordinary restaurant!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Best food from our Thailand trip”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

After running around in circles in Bophut trying to find Cafe 69 in the Fisherman's Village, we finally found the restaurant on a main road without a view of the beach. I wasnt overly excited about the location, but the staff were so friendly, we quickly decided to stay. We split some kind of blue cocktail which could definitely be split between two people and was deliciously strong. We were starving from all of the running around so we definitely ordered significantly more than we couldve hoped to eat. We had the prawns and mango crab roll as appetizers - this is one of my favorite sushi dishes I've ever had and was as big as an entree. Then we had the fried sea bass for our main course which was to die for. Highly, highly recommend this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Don't be put off by the location”
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

The food is amazing. The green curry dumplings and the snapper with mango are simply delicious. Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great Thai food in Bo Phut”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Don't let the decor put you off (leopard skin and sequins!!!) - this restaurant in the main street of Bo Phut (not the Fishermans Village) has great Thai food and service at a good price.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Alison P
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“Really friendly cafe”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Took the kids for dinner at Cafe 69. Owner and chef very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Food is very good and spiced how you want it. Only problem - it's right on a busy road but well worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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