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Mar 12, 2018
Written By Kelly Iverson

If you are looking for a caffeine fix in Thailand, look no further than Koh Phangan. This dreamy island situated on the Gulf has almost as many delicious coffee shops as it does beaches. We ventured out and indulged in a cup of Joe (or two) to figure out which ones were the most noteworthy. Here, the best coffee shops on Koh Phangan.

Note: Every cafe we visited served soy, coconut, or almond milk as a milk substitute, so all vegan travelers are free to indulge at every one of these coffee shops!

 

Dot’s Coffee

Coffee connoisseurs will want to head to Dot’s Coffee. Almost everything about this cafe is ideal. From its amazing location right next to the Pantip Night Market to the floor to ceiling windows that allow visitors to people watch, this cafe is one that encourages all to stay longer. The wall in the back of the venue is decorated with psychedelic art that will keep customers transfixed while they enjoy their coffee. The idea for the name of the coffee shop came from a quote by Steve Jobs:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

 

Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Dot’s Coffee © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

The menu

The chalkboard menu behind the bar has one too many drinks to choose from. This includes hot and iced coffee, hot and iced tea, chocolate drinks, frappes, and more. The move here is to get your hands on one of their signature drinks, like their mugoccinos or Snickers frappes. Prices starting at ฿60 (about $1.90). Pay ฿20 more for a large and you will be ready to take on the island.

 

Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Dot’s Coffee Shop © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 44/139 Moo 1, Koh Phangan, Koh Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Contact: +66 098 559 1125 | Website | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

 

Karma Kafe

Calling all vegans and vegetarians: this cafe is for you. Karma Kafe is a cool venue found amongst a handful of other meat-free entities on the western coast of the island. It takes the cake for being one of the best of them all, howeverSticking to the cafe’s vegan-friendly theme, green foliage is found wherever it can be, whether it’s sitting atop the dark wood seating arrangements or hanging from the ceiling. The floor seating is super conducive to meeting others in the cafe, as well, and it is a great pit stop for solo travelers looking for other health-conscious or meat-free explorers. And remember: at Karma Kafe, it is island time all the time, so slip off your shoes and venture into this health-conscious eatery.

 

Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Karma Kafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

The menu

Karma Kafe is serving up vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, and even raw items. Foodie favorites include the karma burrito with tempeh and raw pesto pasta. Other delicious dishes include the tropical beetroot burger and the karma quesadilla. Those on the hunt for something a bit sweeter cannot go wrong with ordering the holy cacao! Kreamy smoothie (฿130). This ice cold glass of chocolate goodness consists of cacao, coconut, bananas, and crunchy cacao nibs.

 

Coffee Shops Koh Phangan

Karma Kafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 20/18 Moo 8, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Contact: +66 098 559 1125 | Website | Facebook

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. | Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Coffee Drinks Haad Rin @ Koh Phangan

Wake up after a long night of partying at Coffee Drinks Haad Rin @ Koh Phangan. The name of the cafe may be a bit long-winded, but every other aspect of its entity is on point. One of this cafe’s biggest claim to fame is its unique décor. Wooden floors with concrete walls are decked out with old pictures of Thailand, including ones of the previous King. Tables tops are made of glass, and underneath you will find some interesting Thai souvenirs and old camera gear. The coffee shop is also equipped with plenty of brochures and guidebooks to help you explore the country. Enjoy your brew under the island’s sun in the outdoor seating area. If you need a break from the heat, instead take advantage of the chilly air conditioning inside. There is also lightning fast Wi-Fi, and the friendly owner, Duke, is happy to give suggestions on things to see and do on the islandThe coffee shop is within walking distance of Haad Rin Beach where the infamous Full Moon party is held.

 

Coffee shops on Koh Phangan

Coffee Drinks Haad Rin @ Koh Phangan © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 111/1 Moo 6, Haad Rin, Koh Phangan, Suratthani, Thailand. 84280

Contact: coffeedrinks.haadrin@gmail.com | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

 

Hive Cafe

Ideally situated in Baan Tai is Hive Cafe. The owner is almost as cute as the small cafe is, and she is more than happy to share her local wisdom with all visitors of Hive to help them better explore the island. While bad cover songs play in the background, it is a great spot to sit and escape from the craziness that can be Koh Phangan. Quietly enjoy an affordable coffee or chat with the owner. The Wi-Fi is super speedy, and the cafe is also centrally located, so you can fuel up here before heading to your next destination. Alas, seating here is super minimal, with only a handful of chairs to choose from, so grab a cup to go or come early to claim your seat.

 

Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Hive Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: Baan Tai Koh Phangan, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Contact: +66 81 893 6288 | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

 

Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Hive Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

The Fat Cat

Those in need of some liquid therapy should check out The Fat Cat Coffee & More. This cafe is the perfect venue for cat and coffee lovers alike, as it is decked out in cat paraphernalia and serves up some of the best coffee on the island. The cafe itself is worth relaxing or working in, and there are plenty of overhead fans to help keep customers cool as their storefront is open to the busy street. The plain, concrete floors are complimented with white metal seating that gives the venue both a quaint and laid-back vibe. The owners hail from Portugal and are all about spreading the word about spaying and neutering animals in Thailand, as well. This is great considering the island is sadly home to one too many stray animals. Lastly, be sure to check out the owner’s cat tattoos: they are almost as cool as she is.

 

Coffee shops on Koh Phangan

The Fat Cat Coffee & More © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

The menu

There is a ฿10 charge for a whole, low fat, or soy milk, which is not bad considering coffees start at ฿50 (about $1.60). Those on the hunt for something sweet should check out one of their ice cream smoothies. Interesting finds include the forest berries and banana (฿160) or the espresso milkshake (฿160). Their menu is also chock full of special shakes that are perfect for those wanting something a bit healthier. Favorites include the minty morning made with carrots, oranges, cucumbers, and mint (฿95). The Fat Cat Coffee & More is also serving up soft drinks, juices, breakfast, salads, toasties, and bagels.

Location: Walking Street Market, Taladkao Road, Thong Sala, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Contact: +66 87 622 0541 | Facebook

Hours: Daily (except Mondays) from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

Nira’s Home Bakery

Nira’s Home Bakery is one of the largest cafes on our list, so if you are traveling with a group, this is the place to frequent. The coffee shop doubles as accommodation and has been around since 1985; it remains a local favorite. The bakery bit of this cafe also has one of the most extensive menus out of all our favorite coffee shops on the island, with one too many enticing baked goods to choose from. Slow jazz serenades customers while they take in the smell of fresh coffee being brewed and pastries being made. Nira’s Home Bakery is right across the street from the beach, as well. Large windows allow visitors to look out whilst enjoying their fresh cup of Joe. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available.

 

Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Nira’s Home Bakery © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

The menu

Nira’s Home Bakery is serving up breakfast, sandwiches, snacks and appetizers, salads, soups, pies, quiches, burgers, hot dogs, and a handful of classic Thai dishes. The drink menu is just as wide-ranging, with different coffees, teas, frappes, healthy juices, and shakes to choose from. Coffee starts at ฿50 (about $1.60) and ranges depending on if you want it cold and would like to add a milk substitute.

 

Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Nira’s Home Bakery © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 74/10 Moo 1 Thong Sala, Koh Phangan, Amphoe Ko Pha-ngan, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Contact: +66 086 595 0636 | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

 

Bubba’s Coffee Bar

Bubba’s Coffee Bar has slowly but surely risen to fame on the island. When we first arrived on Koh Phangan, it was the first coffee shop anyone suggested we visit. We soon found out why. In addition to its chill vibe and cool staff, Bubba’s Coffee Bar’s menu is equipped with drinks and dishes you did not know the island even offered. This includes a delicious acai bowl that was almost too pretty to eat. This cafe is a strong choice for a cup of coffee, as well. All of the coffee is organic and imported from the northern city of Chiang Mai. The homemade chai is also a great go-to. Their mixture of black tea and exotic spices bind together with honey making for a memorable and sweet flavor.  The small venue is normally packed with backpackers staying at the hostel across the way. If you are traveling alone, Bubba’s Coffee Bar is one place you will surely meet a few fellow explorers at. The quaint space is outfitted with bright tables and beachy goods for purchase, so whether you need a caffeine fix or a new swimsuit, this is the place to be.

 

Coffees shops on Koh Phangan

Bubba’s Coffee Bar © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 59/4 Moo 1, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan 84280, Surat Thani Thailand

Contact: +66 099 078 4805 | Website | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. (ish)

 

Luna’s Café

If you are needing a break from Thai food, Luna’s Cafe is the venue to visit. This cafe is a great spot for those wanting breakfast or lunch as the menu is filled with mains ready to fill you up. Good portion sizes are matched with tasty food which explains the slightly elevated prices (but worth every baht). The veggie-friendly find has a number of meat-free mains as well as vegan milk to add to a cup of coffee. The hip cafe is only serving up quality arabica coffee, as well. Unique refreshment finds include their iced mint latte, freshpresso made of orange and espresso, and the peach and passion ice tea. This cafe is but a short walk from Hive Cafe, and indoor and outdoor seating is available. Cozy benches throughout inviting all visitors to stay and relax.

 

Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Luna Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 1/16 Moo 1, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Contact: +66 83 224 5596 | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

 

Coffee shops on Koh Phangan

Luna Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Art Cafe Library and Tea House

Those looking for a unique coffee shop experience need to check out Art Cafe Library and Tea House. We know we are writing about the best coffee shops on the island, but one of the main reasons to visit this venue is to try one of their smoothie bowls. There are a few fruity options, like the pina colada bowl made with banana, pineapple, mango, and coconut (฿150). Then, you get to add three toppings of your choice, with everything from dried goji berries to peanut butter on the menu. Art Cafe is also serving up breakfast, salads, different types of tea, mains, sandwiches, and appetizers. Luckily for vegans, Art Cafe Library and Tea House also serve up vegan banana bread as well as a few other sweet options to end a meal with. As its name suggests, the cafe doubles as a library. Feel free to sit and read a book while enjoying your meal.

Mad Monkey tip: If you bring a book to donate, you get a free coffee or tea, as well!

 

Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Art Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 78/9 Moo8 Haad Chao Phao Beach Koh Phangan, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Contact: +66 77 349 222 | Facebook

Hours: Daily (except Tuesdays) from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

 

Hundred Islands Coffee Bar

Visitors to Hundred Islands Coffee Bar will feel like they are in a tree house as opposed to a coffee shop. Its wooden exterior is complemented with ample seating, yet these chairs often cannot accommodate all those who visit during the high season. Those lucky enough to find a seat despite the crowds will get to enjoy the breezy island air that flows through the windows and chat with their fellow coffee lovers.

 

Coffee shops on Koh Phangan

Hundred Islands Coffee Bar © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

The menu

Hundred Islands Coffee Bar continues to be a destination for quality coffee and a sweet spot to chill on the island. Beat Thailand’s muggy heat with an iced brew or indulge in a hot quality coffee instead. If coffee is not what you are on the hunt for, instead treat yourself to a large breakfast. Delicious finds include their poached eggs bacon on toast with tasty tomato slices. Hungover patrons will be happy to hear that breakfast is served all day long, so feel free to roll in when you can manage it and enjoy all that Hundred Islands Coffee Bar has to offer.

 

Coffee shops on Koh Phangan

Hundred Islands Coffee Bar © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 113/21 Moo 1, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Contact: +66 81 559 2230 | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. (closes at 5 p.m. on Sundays)

 

More Information About the Best Coffee Shops on Koh Phangan

Are you travelling to Koh Phangan? Do you want more information about the cool coffee shops on the island? Then check out these other helpful articles. They will tell you where it is you should get your caffeine fix on the island and more.

 

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Kelly is the marketing manager for Mad Monkey. When she's not working, you will find her reading fiction or drinking one too many cups of coffee.
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