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“The best service, the best food. A real gem.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe 69

Cafe 69
Ranked #5 of 439 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
“The best service, the best food. A real gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We dined. We lived. We loved.

This is definitely the best cafe/restaurant in the bophut area. The quirky, traditional meets modern food is something not to miss. Vivian, the owner, greets you with a smile every time and truly has a passion for what he does. If you're heading to Koh Samui, get on a scooter and get down here and don't forget to try the chicken curry dumpings. Much love from Sam and Eloise, see you soon!

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“So very good we ate here twice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

This restaurant is very small but wow does it have fantastic food! All 4 adults and 3 children had amazing meals so much so that we came back a second time (even after promising that we would go to a different restaurant each night we stayed in Bophut).
Vivian was awesome in accommodating meals for the children and was horrified when he thought that he had made one of the adult meals too spicy!
This place is great - one not to be missed when you stay in Bophut.

  • Visited July 2013
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Koh Samui, Thailand
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5 reviews
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“wonderful night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I had a wonderful night with our gang to celebrated my BD dinner and it was great.
The food were excellent and Vivian so amazing :))
We're happy and will come back again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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“5 great meals here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We ate here 5 nights. This was our third time visiting Bo Phut - we had been to all the usually suspects and this was by far the best food quality with a very nice atmosphere. The food is innovative and tasty. Can highly recommend the tagliatelli, the tempura prawns, the papaya salad (start at medium spicy) as well as the curries. Despite a sensitive stomach, I had absolutely no problems with the food here. The cocktails are good (especially the Tom yam Martini). While we did not have wine it was available. The staff are fantastic and want to please.

  • Visited July 2013
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Paris, France
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“Go Go Go : a must while on Samui”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very small place for a very extravagant meal.
We were surprised on how small the restaurant was and on how much care has been given to the smallest detail.
The real surprise was to come : the food !
Cafe 69 is one of the most clever reinvention of thai cuisine. The fundementals are classic thai but it's completely restructured and recombined into an incredible thai cuisine firework. Some would say into a cosmic orgasm but let's be more moderate.
I wouldn't know what to recommend, we had 6 differents creations of the house, all were excellent.
This is a great place for Thai foodies. It's more than just fusion, it's a real tribute to Thai cuisine.
For all the food we had, including the most expensive entree, if not cheap for Thailand it's a good price for this journey into "new thai cuisine".
One more thiing : service was lovely, sweet and non intrusive. Perfect balance.

  • Visited July 2013
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