7 Best Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Phuket, Thailand

Photo of Rebecca Adams
31 October 2016

With lush rainforests and picturesque white beaches, Phuket is a favorite among travelers. Located in southern Thailand, the island offers many scrumptious breakfast and brunch spots. Here’s our guide to the best.

Gallery Café by Pinky

Cafe, Thai, $$$
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At the heart of Phuket Old Town, Gallery Café by Pinky is a charming venue serving up delicious and hearty cuisine. Breakfast starts at 8am with options ranging from omelets and poached eggs to pancakes and French toast. Ravenous travelers can opt for The Full Breakfast, which covers all the bases and includes coffee or tea. There is also Thai porridge, for anyone wanting to sample Thai-style breakfast. After filling up in the morning, diners can return to sample the cafe’s lunch and dinner options. This includes pizzas, sandwiches, and classic Thai dishes. Visitors staying outside of Phuket Old town don’t have to worry, because the cafe has a second location in Chalong.

Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Thai
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Pancakes
Pancakes | © Michael Stern/Flickr
Located at the Twinpalms Phuket, a luxury resort in Surin Beach, Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar is a popular spot for travelers. Sleek and modern, the restaurant specializes in classic Thai dishes, as well as Oriental and Western fusion cuisine. Diners flock to enjoy the tasty food and high-class cocktails, but the restaurant’s well-known Sunday brunch also draws in the crowds. The brunch has choices ranging from seafood and sushi to high-quality cheeses and sweet desserts. Diners can also sip on champagne and wine, or indulge in the chocolate fondue with fresh fruit.

The Corner Restaurant

Restaurant, Thai, Tea , $$$
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Some Dim Sum
Some Dim Sum | © Hisakazu Watanabe/Flickr
The Corner Restaurant is a cozy spot in Cherngtalay, a village in western Phuket, favored by both travelers and locals for its friendly service and delicious food. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and strives to use organic ingredients whenever possible. Breakfast begins at 8am and is available all day. The broad range of dishes includes a la carte items such as muesli, pancakes, and Thai-style rice soup. Ravenous diners can opt for one of the filling set options, all of which come with coffee or tea and juice.

Boonrat Dimsum, Soi Tilok Uthit 2

Restaurant, Dim Sum
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Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie | © Robert Gourley/Flickr
For a taste of local breakfast, head over to Boonrat Dim Sum. The venue opens bright and early at 6am, and the place is packed each morning with diners eagerly seeking out the restaurant’s famous dim sum. The menu is extensive, with a variety of dumplings and stuffed buns to choose from. Travelers wishing to sample the best dim sum dishes will want to arrive early, as the tastiest options go fast.

Pure Vegan Heaven, Chalong

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Travelers seeking a delicious breakfast minus the guilt can check out Pure Organic Heaven, a casual little shop specializing in health food. Located in Chalong sub-district, a popular area in southern Phuket, the shop’s menu includes detoxing juices, fruit smoothies, coffee, quinoa bowls and an organic beef burger. Diners can enjoy the Phuket sunshine on the patio. The shop also carries its own line of products, which mainly include personal care items such as body wash, bar soap, and massage balms.

Blue Mango Bar & Grill, Pa Tong

Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, $$$
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Terrace | Courtesy of Blue Mango
Terrace | Courtesy of Blue Mango
Renowned as one of the best restaurants in Patong, Blue Mango Bar and Grill is located at the luxurious Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa. The restaurant takes pride in using fresh, local produce and specializes in Thai and Italian-Mediterranean cuisine. Breakfast options include pancakes, waffles, eggs Florentine and traditional full English breakfast. Diners can lounge with a cocktail or coffee and enjoy stunning bay views from the restaurant’s terrace.

Seafood at Trisara

Restaurant, Thai, Seafood
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One of Phuket’s most famous brunches can be found at Seafood at Trisara. Located at the stylish Trisara resort, the restaurant offers a luxurious dining experience with beautiful ocean views. In particular, the restaurant is known for its Sunday Jazz Brunch, an iconic event featuring live jazz music and delicious food options. These choices include fresh seafood, yummy tapas and delicious desserts. There are also live cooking stations, as well as first-class wines.