Caffeinating and Eating in Krabi
Finding great spots to eat and drink is part of the joy, and bane, of travel. Here are the places we loved in Krabi town and province.
Hotdog and Coldcat – is a deli, bakery, and restaurant where you can dine-in or shop for eats and treats to take home. It came recommended by several friends and, after eating there and eating food from there, we understand why.
23° Coffee Roasters – as parents to 4 kids, caffeine is vital. Finding a stellar local coffee shop is a high priority and this was our spot. The rustic vibe, kind staff, and awesome coffee blends, were all wonderful. We even brought beans home to Bangkok.
KhaoTong Hill – while in search of a memorable viewpoint for sunset, we found so much more. This cliffside eatery opened last year and you can sit at tables or on the floor with mats to relax and take it all in. The open-air design and relaxed vibe made this the perfect spot to enjoy smoothies, chat with strangers, and watch the sun go down. Keep an eye out, as there’s only a small sign on the main road for where to turn. Just keep driving up until you start to wonder if it is the right way. At about that moment you’ll see parking atttendants who will help you find a spot on the side of the road.
Chao Fah Night Market – more of a food vendor gathering than market, the Chao Fah Night Market is a super place to go and enjoy Thai street food. With so many vendors offering different dishes, you can try new things and dig into familiar favourites. Picture menus will help you order and there a few tables and chairs too. The night market is on the main street near the Chao Fah Park Pier.
You can make a day of it and play at Thara Park or stroll the Krabi River Walk before grabbing your eats here. Check out those activities and more – Out and About in Krabi.
KhaoTong Terrace Restaurant – similarly named to KhaoTong Hill and located nearby, this restaurant is on the main road and across the road from the beach. Think of it as an oversized jungle hut with no walls and lanterns in the trees. The menu is lengthy with Thai and Western options. We especially enjoyed the yellow curry with crab. You can always do drinks and appies at KhaoTong Hill and then come down to KhaoTong Terrace for dinner.
Tubkeak Seafood – at the south end of Tubkaek Beach, you’ll find this much more affordable, outdoor, lights-in-the-trees, toes-in-the-sand, cold beers on offer restaurant. After playing in these powdery sands, you can watch the sun go down over a good meal.
If you are looking to stock your pantry, then Krabi has Lotus’s (formerly TESCO Lotus), a few MAKRO’s, and plenty of 7-eleven’s. Be sure to shop the local markets and buy direct from growers. You won’t need to look far to find one in your area.