Pattaya is a popular beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand just 147km southeast of Bangkok. Tourists are drawn here for its beaches and nightlife, but there is more.
Many cafes and restaurants have sprung up across this city. From chillout cafes, rooftop bars to haute-cuisine, we share with you a few of our recommendations.
Sketch Book Art Café
Thappraya Rd, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District,
Chon Buri 20150, Thailand,
The Sketch Book Art Café is a unique eatery surrounding by a rambling garden of leafy greens and other pretty plants. The café offers an excellent escape from the more touristy areas of Pattaya, and it is a great spot for a leisurely lunch. Artwork made by the owner and her pupils cover the walls, giving the restaurant a rustic, homey feel. The menu includes decadent smoothies and fresh Thai dishes.
Bake n’ Brew
373/13 Mu9 Nongprue, Banglamung Pattaya, Chon Buri 20150
Tel +66 093 462 6465
Bake n’ Brew serves a wide range of quality food, much of which is made using high quality imported ingredients. Bake n’ Brew’s coffee is an award-winning blend of national and international coffee beans sourced in Bangkok. It has the distinctive Chiang Rai flavour made more smooth and refined by blending with beans from overseas.
Sense of the Sea
289 Moo 1 Jomtiensaineung Rd. Na Chom Thian, Sattahip District, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya 20150 Thailand
Sense of the Sea is a pub and restaurant that opened in 2014, located on Jomtien Beach. It is owned by the same owner as Differ. The venue is an ideal spot for watching the sunset. There are daily DJs and Live Bands playing in rotation. Both are playing at a reasonable sound level. The picturesque venue features a variety of indoor and outdoor seating—ranging from high dining tables with chairs to low tables with beanbags. The front entry of the venue is decorated with a distinctive huge silver dog statue. The extensive menu features a variety of Thai dishes, including fresh seafood. The beverage menu features beers, wines and cocktails.
Hat Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand
Tel +66 038 235 515
If ritzy rooftop bars aren’t your thing but you’re looking for an excellent view with your meal, try Rimpa Lapin. This cliff-top restaurant over-looks the picturesque Jomtien beach and serves unique flavors of Thai fusion cuisine. The chefs cook up bold new twists to classic Thai dishes, experimenting with European flavors and techniques while keeping the Thai spirit alive. In the evening, around sunset, you’ll need a reservation at Rimpa Lapin.
Café des Amis
391/6 Thappraya Road Soi 11, Jomtien, Thailand
Tel +66 084 026 4989
As the name suggests, Café des Amis takes notes from French cuisine, importing a selection of never-frozen, fresh meats like lobster, oyster, mussels, and foie gras, for the most authentic flavors. The haute-cuisine-style dishes are prepared with care, and guests can choose from the more than 300 spirits and liqueurs at the bar for a premium cocktail. The beautiful interior and ambiance of this restaurant is completed with mood-setting soft piano and jazz music.
485/4 Pattaya Second Rd, South Pattaya, Thailand
Tel +66 038 723 660
This lovely house, which belongs to Pascal Schnyder and his wife Kim, is one of the best restaurants in South Pattaya. The kitchen uses high-quality ingredients to create flavorful meals. The restaurant’s signature dish is salt-baked sea bass, but the fresh lobster dishes are also favorites. The restaurant is located across from the Pattaya Marriott Resort and spa, and it is elegantly decorated with Grecian pillars and potted ferns.
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