While Asia, and Thailand especially, is generally revered for its delicious, spicy, savory cuisine, it is a little-known fact that they love a good dessert. With European-inspired bakeries, gelaterias serving silky ice-cream and enough mango sticky rice to feed the five-thousand, you won’t miss out on your sugar fix while enjoying your vacation in Thailand. Krabi is a great place to grab dessert as the restaurants here cater to the tastes of both locals and tourists alike. Whether you want a long slow afternoon-tea-style coffee and a cake, or want to grab a sweet treat to-go, Krabi has some exceptional delicious desserts to get stuck into. Read on to find out our best places for dessert in Krabi.
Sprucy Café is the place to go if you want French-style desserts in Krabi. With shiny mirror glazed patisseries and towering layered cakes, the chefs here certainly know what they’re doing! The cakes are often inspired by local flavors such as pineapple and coconut and are paired perfectly with a great cup of coffee or an iced tea.
The café has charming interiors and relaxing jazz floating through the airwaves gives the whole place a laid-back vibe. The cakes are pretty sizeable so you may want to take your time or share one with a friend!
Make sure you come to Sprucy for a mango crepe for breakfast – they’re legendary!
Desserts are a big deal at Café 8.98, so make sure you come with an empty stomach or save room for afters if you dine here for lunch. With croissants, crepes, waffles, and muffins on the menu for breakfast, followed by cheesecake, brownies, and banana splits for dessert, you’ll truly be spoiled for choice. While they know what classic flavors work well together, they’re also open to trying new things and adding a modern twist to old favorites.
Café 8.98 claims to have the ‘best chocolate cake’ in Krabi, and if that doesn’t sound like a challenge to try and figure it out, I don’t know what does!
If you fancy a lighter option, they offer delicious fresh sorbets too, which are a perfect palette cleanser after a healthy dose of Pad Thai.
Krabi Sinocha Bakery
For a Thai favorite, head to Krabi Sinocha Bakery. It is located in the heart of the town, close to the famed Krabi night market. The menu here is full of local desserts (written in both Thai and English) and prices are cheap.
Even if Thai desserts are a little too sweet for your taste, it’s worth stopping by the Krabi Sinocha Bakery to see some of the quirky cake designs (think: pastel pink animals and multi-colored sprinkles!)
It’s also a good place to pick up takeaway snacks such as raisin buns – perfect for long bus and train journeys – or boxed cakes which make a great gift.
The Coffee Club
The coffee may take center stage here at The Coffee Club, but don’t let that fool you if you’re looking for an alternative drink and dessert. The smoothies and shakes are also delicious and just looking at the cake menu will have you drooling! The real-life cheesecakes, brownies, and tarts are picture-perfect and are just as tasty as they look.
While The Coffee Club prices are generally more in line with UK/US prices, the service is excellent, the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed and the coffee and cakes are top notch!
Street Food Vendors
Finally, if you’re seeking a traditional Thai dessert, you’re best off heading to one of the street food vendors or night markets to get your sugar fix. The staple dessert here is sticky coconut rice, with mango or custard which can be eaten on the go from a fresh banana leaf. The flavors of coconut and mango are a match made in heaven and you’ll want to head back to the stalls over and over again during your stay!
If you really love mango sticky rice, why not join a cookery school to learn how to make it yourself?