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“Great spot for dinner”
Review of Cafe 69

Cafe 69
Ranked #4 of 445 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Ringwood, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great spot for dinner”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were a party of 4 who visited Cafe 69 early one Tuesday evening in the hope they could accommodate us. Fortunately they could -being low season helped- as the place is quite small. The owner, and he's the chef too, greeted us and explained the items on their "specials" board, which was actually more extensive than their regular menu. We shared 3 starters including little pastry packets filled with delicious minced chicken in a green curry sauce, salmon and crab cakes with a lovely sauce, and papaya and soft-shelled crab. All were brilliant and one could easily have a mix of starters as an entire meal. The food is best described as modern Thai, with a twist. For main courses we had a selection of Beef curry Panang style, which was unfortunately far too large and a very rich sauce, and a sea bass fish dish which was excellent, and a soft-shelled crab with black pepper which was also rated as very good.
They serve a range of drinks, including exotic cocktails served in a mixture of odd vessels which was a nice effect. The decor is a little unusual- a sort of Austin Powers theme- and a variety of seating from sofa style to small tables and chairs. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and we would definitely go back but would likely order a selection of starters instead. In season, reservations would be compulsory.

  • Visited November 2013
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Watch out for the spice!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

An amazing meal with quirky difference! The staff are wonderful and welcoming and truly want to please. Although price wise high end for thailand still excellent value for money. Just watch out for the chillies!!! Medium spice was hot hot hot and brought tears to our eyes! But hey plenty of singha to put out the flames! Try the green curry dumplings they are amazing!

  • Visited November 2013
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Kingston upon Hull, England
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Went here the night before a family wedding as my nephew had read excellent reviews and we were not disappointed! It's a very small place that serves first class food! I had soft she'll crab curry which was truly amazing! The cocktails were also very strong and excellent value ! But what made our evening - bearing in mind we filled the place - 14 of us - was the wonderful service and the true great full Ness of the staff that we had chosen to go to their restaurant.

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great night with great food and great people!”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

This was the best place we eat in Koh Samui, wish we didnt leave it until our final night! It is a small resturant so try to book. The service was great and the chef came out and sat with us for a while, which was a nice touch. The food was lovey and fresh with quite a few different interesting creations!

  • Visited May 2013
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“Excellent and unique food”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Started with the chicken dumplings and the papaya crab rolls which were both outstanding appetizers. For the main course we shared the whole fried snapper with green curry and mango which was equally as tasty and uniquely presented and prepared. Must try 69 cafe if in koh samui. Owner and chef is a young talented man who takes pride in his dishes and his customers satisfaction. Will be back soon

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