Thinking of heading out into the hot blazing sun but need a little kick to get you going?
We’re outlined some of our favourite coffee shops in the Ao Nang and Krabitown areas to show you what we like and why. You can try one of a few of them, or maybe make a full day of the expedition and travel from one shop to the next, it’s all up to you on the day of coffee! Keep in mind these are coffee shops, so although the hours vary most open around 8 – 9 am and close around 5 – 7 pm.
Newly built in 2016 the Hub Cafe is one of Krabi’s newest coffee shops to date. It’s set on the main road heading into the Krabitown from Ao Nang, in the middle of a dense palm plantation yet it’s surrounded on all sides of towering monstrous limestone cliffs. If the coffee doesn’t sell you, then the location should as it’s hard to beat The Hub for its location Inside it’s a more modern touch, yet the design team still kept true to bamboo and used it liberally throughout the building. Enjoy coffee, snacks, sandwiches, ice cream and much more.
8 am – 10 pm
4034 Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000.
091 824 9586
Pakarang Coffee house located on one of the main roads in Krabi town in the tourist downtown of the city, just on the banks of Krabi River lies a little known secret in terms of style, taste and general atmosphere. The coffee is above average, nothing to go totally crazy about, but it’s certainly a good cup, the real attraction here is whats on the wall, what your sitting on, the colors, smells, feelings of this coffee shop which make this one of our favourite shops to his up. It’s located above a unique ‘souvenir shop’ which sells all kinds if bags, clothes, jewellery and much more which you cannot find anywhere else throughout Krabi. Overall, great place to great a cup of joe, but if you’ve got an extra minute they also serve sandwiches and salads so why not?
11 am – 8 pm
17/42 Uttarakit Road, Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000
KoKo Nest, located just a short 200 meters down the road from Pakarang coffee house, Koko nest offers a great blend of both modern and contemporary design, it’s fully air conditioned lounge space is perfect for those hot days and from the whole cafe you can enjoy greats views of Krabi river, boats passing by and birds flying above the mangrove trees. We also recommend Koko nest for it’s great selection of ice cream and sandwiches. Coffee might be their specialty but food and snacks and right behind the famous bean.
7 am – 10 pm
17/9 Uttarakit Road, Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000
EP’s Cafe and Patisserie, our last and final must visit cafe in Krabitown. EP’s has a very modern feeling to, only windows and a glass front door bring in outside light to the comfortable seats and tables inside. Making it a very comfortable place to bring your computer, sit down and power through some work in a quiet and cool place. There is also outdoor seating if needed. The menu features traditional Thai favourites as well as European sandwiches and traditional Italian gelato. It’s a very comfortable and effective place to get work done.
11 am – 9 pm (daily)
92/27 Vicar Rd, Tambon Pak Nam, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000
Riverside Coffee, thats why you’ll find and more at Chazia bakery, located just outside Ao Nang on a small tributary river. Perfectly situated at the end of a quiet road where one would least expect such a reward as can be found at Chazia bakery. The bakery is actually a part of Bankolek Riverside restaurant, which serves tasty authentic Thai food from 11am-8:30pm. Chazia bakery is generously stocked with various wines, homemade cheese cakes, pastries, ice cream and of course coffee! You should plan to come toe Chazia bakery for the ambience, the soft winds from the river flow throughout the restaurant and the river is full of various fish which school around the dining area so if you have kids, they can enjoy time feeding the fish.
11 am – 8 pm (daily)
Tap Mai,, Tambon Sai Thai, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81180
081 597 4966
If you’ve spent a substantial time in Ao Nang you probably have eaten at U&P Bakery and don’t need any kind of introduction, but if you haven’t this is you’re chance to visit a must see cafe in Ao Nang. Opened some 9 years ago U&P Bakery has been serving up morning freshness every since. Of course their coffee is some of the best around, but their sandwiches are also very solid as well. There are also a range of Thai and western dishes, such as lasagna, Massaman curry and much more, but the unique thing about U&P Bakery is that they sell a wide range of homemade bread to both hotels and in house customers. So make a trip and see why U&P Bakery has earned the split as Ao Nang most popular bakery.
6 am – 5 pm (except Sundays)
415 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi, Krabi 81180
081 895 6670
Last but not least, Southern Coffee. For those of you who are looking for that cup of coffee which is going to put a spark in your step, this is you’re joint. You see the secret to their coffee is the bean, they use a 50% robusta, 50% arabica blend, where most other coffee houses use 100% arabica, which is typically less strong but more smooth, the robusta bean is a strong bitter tough little bean but it will wake you up! Southern coffee is located in the parking lot of Testo Lotus in Ao Nang, providing ample parking. They also serve remade cakes, tea and various sweets and snacks. Enjoy their air conditioning as well if you want to escape the heavy heat sometimes.
10 am – 9 pm (daily)