We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good food made by even better people”
Review of Bilbo's Cafe

Bilbo's Cafe
Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Ko Samet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $11
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Cozy cafe Serving British European cuisine Fresh Salotto coffee hot or ice Milkshake smoothies Beers & cocktails
Reviewed October 13, 2013

I've been in Thailand for a year now, eating square, pre-sliced, 711 "bread" and drinking coffee that is 10% instant Nescafe and 90% sweetened condensed milk. But finally, twelve months later, I know exactly where to find the real stuff: Antique Cafe. Their bread is wonderful, and it's baked fresh by the lovely owner on the premises. She even makes English muffins, for an Eggs Benedict that is so good it deserves its own review. If you're looking for good food and real coffee, look no further! And if you want a place to relax, people-watch, talk to a charming and funny couple, and play a little Scrabble, this is it. Antique Cafe is my favorite place to spend a morning (or afternoon, or both) on Koh Samet!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank Jessie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LordSalmon, Manager at Bilbo's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Bing Bong

Thanks for the great review, it is very much appreciated.

See you soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (162)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

133 - 137 of 163 reviews

Reviewed October 12, 2013

Having been on holiday in Koh Samet last week, i discovered this great hidden gem of a restaurant down the main street, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.... great food & ambience, see island life from the terrace & people watch.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank katafanatic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LordSalmon, Owner at Bilbo's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Good morning Sir,

Sorry for the delay in responding, we are new to TripAdvisor and bumbling our way around.

Many thanks for the review you left for Antique Cafe, we are delighted you had a nice time here.

Hopefully you come again sometime.

Cheers

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 10, 2013

To my knowledge there is no other venue on the Samet that serves beer Laos and even if there is a place I doubt they would be at 90bht a bottle. You can also get if I remember correctly Chang for 60bht, Singha for 70bht, Tiger for 80bht and Leo for just 65bht.

Aswell as the beers, they have delicious cocktials and a very nice contemporary food menu. I had a quality eggs benedict for breakfast that went very nicely with my beer Laos :).

and for you arty types they also sell oli paintings and other antique artifacts.

You have gotta check this place out if you are heading to Samet or are on the Islands this very minute.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
4  Thank ArranLuktup
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LordSalmon, Owner at Bilbo's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Thanks for the glowing review, it gave us both a buzz.

Things have been tough here since the Oil Slick, but
things are now picking up, high reason is looming..

Sorry I was not there to meet you, but next time we can sit down and have a few Beerlao's
together.

Good luck with your movie.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Dams S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Naim_j
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bilbo's Cafe also viewed

Ko Samet, Rayong Province
 
Ko Samet, Rayong Province
Ko Samet, Rayong Province
 

Been to Bilbo's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing