We can’t think of a better way to start off your weekend than with a satisfying brunch feast. What makes up a « perfect » brunch differs across individuals; for some, it’s tucking into a luscious spread at a gorgeous beachfront setting, while others prefer a breakfast made up of healthy organic fare in a laidback setting.
Whichever meal floats your boat, we’re sure we’ve got it covered. Check out our foodie guide below, and happy brunching!
THE SLATE ( formerly known as Indigo Pearl)
The Slate has a reputation for serving up one of the best brunches on the island. This stylish vacation property offers a comfortable indoor-outdoor dining setting where you’ll find food stations dishing out an array of scrumptious fare. Sushi, seafood, grilled meats, Thai and Indian tandoori are just some of the delicious dishes served.
Live music and a free flow of champagne make this brunch an indulgent and lavish affair. The property’s sparkling pool and picturesque grounds ensure that your little ones will have plenty of space to play merrily while you enjoy a leisurely threehour brunch feast.
Location: 116, Soi Sakhu 1, Sa Khu, Thalang
- With Champagne: THB 4,050++ per person
With Select Wines: THB 2,550++ per person
With Soft Drinks: THB 2,050++ per person
Live jazz music, an impeccable poolside setting and sea vistas set the mood right for a decadent brunch at Trisara. Take your pick between dining in air conditioned comfort or al fresco on the sun-soaked terrace.
Now it’s time to load up your plate, and Trisara offers an abundance of sumptuous dishes. Wander to the seafood counter if you’re a lover of lobsters, oysters and giant prawns, or make a beeline for the roast meats counter if you can’t resist a portion (or more!) of perfectly grilled beef. Choose from a wide selection of cheeses at the cheese counter, and pick out a sweet treat or two from the patisserie section.
- Location: 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay
- Details: 11:30am – 4:00pm, Sundays
- Budget: $$$
It’s not hard to see why Twinpalms’ Sunday brunch garners a following of loyal diners. This all-you-can-eat buffet is enjoyed in the posh in-house restaurant, the Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar, where diners tuck into mouthwatering fare in capacious interiors bathed in natural light, and adorned with soft cream hues and exquisite furnishings.
The lavish brunch spread is more like lunch than brunch, with its offerings of oysters, crabs, lobsters, cheese platter and a bottle of wine for two. The star of the show is the beloved chocolate fountain – a diners’ favourite that has everyone queuing up to dip cut fruits and nibbles into the rich, creamy chocolate.
Location: 106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road, Choeng Thale
- THB 1,690++ including 1/2 bottle of wine (red/white/sparkling) per person
- THB 7,380++ per couple, including a bottle of French champagne
You know you’re in for a treat when a brunch buffet features offerings like a fresh salad bar, oysters, seafood, sushi, sashimi, live cooking stations, barbecued meats and homemade desserts. Dine in style in the elegantly appointed restaurant, which also offers views out to the golden coasts of Friendship Beach, along with jazz tunes from a live band. In between brunch courses, enjoy strolls along the beach and let your little ones make merry at the pool or kids club.
Location: 16 Moo 2, Viset Road, Rawai, Muang
Cosy and charming, The Corner Restaurant is just right for travellers who aren’t into dining at ultra-fancy restaurants, and prefer a fuss-free setting with a casual, friendly vibe. This establishment scores a win on other counts: service comes with a smile, and prices are reasonable.
Breakfast starts at 8:00am, but the items are available all day, so the restaurant’s a great bet for late weekend brunches. Choose from a diverse variety of breakfast offerings, like a good ol’ museli or pancakes, to a tangy Thai-style rice soup. Set options, complete with juice and a coffee or tea will leave diners with large appetites well satisfied.
Location: 118/1 Bandon-Cherngtalay Road Cherngtalay, Thalang
Hours: 9:00am – 10:30pm, closed on Wednesdays
The vibe is homey and inviting at The Book Cafe. It’s a book lover’s paradise – step inside, and you’ll be greeted by shelves stacked with rows of book. The peaceful and quiet atmosphere here makes the cafe a great choice for a slow and leisurely brunch, a morning of perusing on your favourite reads or catching up on work projects.
Browse through a menu listing a wide selection of wholesome fare. You’ll find fresh fruit juices, fruit and protein smootheis, coffees, raw energy balls, breakfast sets whipped up from organic ingredients or homemade cakes. Yummy!
Location: Soi Suan Wat, Rawai, Mueang
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm, closed on Sundays
And for those who like the brunches vegetarian, vegan or raw…
Food can’t get any fresher than this! Crisp greens are served right from a hydroponic farm beside the cafe to your table at the inviting We Café. Health conscious diners will be delighted by the cafe’s wholesome menu, which lists a wide selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas, smoothies and fresh juices. We’ve been told that special requests for beverages not listed on the menu – like a tantalising avocado and cocoa soy shake – have been made upon request too.
And the meal doesn’t end at the table. Make a stop by the grocery section within the cafe to stock up on organic produce after brunch, so you get to whip up homecooked meals using fresh, quality ingredients.
Location: Along Chaofa West Road, near the intersection with Khwang Road
Hours: 7:30am – 8:00pm
Go raw and healthy at Atsumi, where raw, or « living » food – items that are cooked at a temperature below 43°C to retain its optimal nutrients – are served. But don’t form the misconception that the food will be boring and bland – the extensive menu offers a wide variety, ranging from soups and fresh salads, to cripsy pizzas and desserts. We like the sound of intriguing mains like the Thai coconut dumplings, where a filling of fresh veggies are wrapped up with dumpling skin made from seaweed, and paired up with a delightgul cashew and black sesame dipping sauce.
End your brunch on a decadent note by savouring a slice of chocolate cake or cheesecake, along with a coffee made with almond milk. Mm!
Location: Wiset Rd, Rawai, Muang
Details: 9:00am – 8:00pm
PURE ORGANIC HEAVEN
In the mood for a salubrious brunch after an invigorating yoga session?
Pure Organic Heaven – just as its name suggests – serves up array of wholesome, organic fare. The vibes are laidback, and the setting is cosy- just right for enjoying a leisurely and relaxed brunch. Dine indoors where it’s bright and airy, or outdoors in a charming garden setting. Recommended options include the hearty breakfast burrito, falafel and salad, and Mexican chicken bowl. Complete the meal with a fresh juice or creamy acai, wild berries and banana smoothie.
Location: Soi Ta-iad, Chalong, Mueang
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