“But First, Coffee”: The Best Cafés in Koh Phangan

There’s nothing like getting your first brew to start your day or getting that long brunch on your first day of vacation. Take a look at our list of the best coffee shops in Koh Phangan and find your favorite chill out spot on the island.


44/139 Moo 1, Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Open from 8:30AM to 7PM

With a prime location right by the Pantip Night Market, this coffee shop is one of the most popular hangouts on the island. With windows made for people watching and wall art made for staring, you end up nursing their signature mugoccino or getting another one just to sit there a while longer.


20/18 moo 8, Koh Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Open from Tues to Sat, 11:30AM to 10PM and Sun, 10:30AM to 5PM

The Sunday brunch place with plant-based options, Karma Kafe’s extensive menu of vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and raw dishes makes it a go-to for foodies looking for an adventure or have specific dietary needs. Their tropical beetroot burger and raw pesto pastas are on top of the list of recommendations. So, take of your shoes and chill on one of their bean bags while doing your body a big favour by filling up on their plant-based super dishes.


Chaloklum Village, Koh Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Open from 7:30AM to 3:30PM

With a stunning view that will help you appreciate the world’s beauty one last time before its end, the World’s End Cafe is the best location for some comfort food with its extensive selection of dishes in its breakfast and lunch menu. This is also the best place for an early morning smoothie or coffee before setting off to explore the island.


Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Open from Monday to Saturday, 7Am to 4PM

Looking for a place which has it all, The Canteen is the place to go. You might, however, find it hard to choose a dish as they have a long list of delicious items that seem to expand each time you visit. It does not help to be distracted by the beautiful view as you are deciding on what you are going to get.


53/21 Moo 8 Haad Yao Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Open from 7:30AM to 5PM

If you wake up hankering for pancakes, then a trip to Pura Vida will satisfy your cravings. A word of caution, however, you might order more than the pancakes after a whiff of their freshly baked break. This is the place of no return, where you end up staying for unscheduled long brunches.


Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Open from 8AM to 9PM

This is the place to go if you are looking for peace and quiet. Order a nice cup of coffee in a place where people take coffee seriously. Take a sip and gaze into the mangrove forest outside. After this, you will be ready to face the madness of Koh Phangan once more.


59 4, Tambon Ban Tai, Koh Phangan, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Open from 7AM to 7PM

This is where food and drinks look as good as they taste. From beautifully garnished dishes and a coffee foam art that will make you smile, Bubba’s Cafe has definitely put Koh Phangan on a lot of Instagram feeds.


Walking Street Market, Thongsala, Koh Phangan

Open from 9Am to 3PM

A cozy shop that always gets filled to the brim because of its delicious food and great coffee, make sure to get here early and save yourself a seat. You might even want to pick up your book and hold on to that seat from breakfast to lunch.


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