Koh Rong has earned itself a name as Cambodia’s party island, with the stretch of beach at Koh Touch crammed with guesthouses and bars, serving up breakfast and brunch. And there are a few quieter spots to grab your first meal of the day.
The CocoHut Restaurant
Restaurant, Mediterranean, Asian, European, $$$
Nestled on the much quieter Coconut Beach to the north of the island, The CocoHut Restaurant is a guesthouse, bar and restaurant. Despite being away from the madding crowds of Koh Touch, if you’re after a party, then this is another lively spot. It serves up a range of breakfast choices that span the diversity of its guests, and it also serves some top quality coffee to prepare you for the day ahead.
Falafel Sok San
Diner, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, $$$
Located in Sok San village, a stone’s throw from the pristine shores of Sok San beach that boasts 7km of powder white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters, Falafel Sok San serves authentic falafel, hummus, tahini, refreshing salads and more, making this a great spot for a healthy mid-morning bite.
Koh Lanta Bungalows
Hotel Restaurant, Asian, European, $$$
This friendly, locally-run guesthouse sits on the beach at lively Koh Touch and boasts private rooms as well as camping on the sand. The guesthouse serves food throughout the day, including breakfast until late. This place offers both European and Asian options, all served overlooking the translucent waters.
Bistro, European, Asian, $$$
Located at the far, and slightly quieter, end of the bustling strip of Koh Touch, Monkey Island was one of the original guesthouses to set up shop on the island. With a sprinkling of beach huts on the sand, the main bar and restaurant serves a range of hearty breakfast options, from a full English breakfast to Thai and Cambodian options.
Diner, Asian, European, $$$
Despite being situated on Koh Touch, Paradise has managed to retain the charm that gave the accommodation, restaurant and bar its name. Nestled at the far end of the beach, Paradise boasts a spacious 700 square meter wooden restaurant and lounge that serves up delicious organic food that spans Western and Asian tastes. To top it off, the Wi-Fi is pretty good — Paradise runs off solar power.
The Moon Restaurant
Cafe, Thai, Asian, European, $$$
Also located in Sok San Village, The Moon Restaurant is a local joint geared toward tourists. The menu specialises in Thai and Khmer dishes, so if you fancy a local breakfast or brunch, then this is the place to kick back, relax and start your day overlooking pristine sands and calm seas. They also serve Western breakfasts for those wanting a taste of home.
Rising Sun Restaurant & Guesthouse
Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
As the island’s only dedicated vegetarian and vegan restaurant, Rising Sun serves up a range of creative meat-free meals that will delight non-vegetarians too. Set on the beach, this is a chilled out place to start the day, with plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy brunch from.