Rawai View Cafe is a charming little restaurant and bar with a beautiful wooden terrace overlooking the bay of Rawai in the very south of Phuket island. It’s well hidden and not on the tourist roads but with such superb setting it is quickly growing in popularity, a perfect place for a lunch in the shade of trees or for a romantic dinner by the sea.
Rawai View Cafe might not serving be the most fabulous Thai food but it’s quite good and so charming. It’s really worth visiting if you happen to be in the south of the island.
We went there a couple of times and enjoyed simple Thai food. The team is super nice and speaks good English, which helps a lot when ordering. The menu is also in English and well illustrated so you won’t really have a problem selecting your favourite dishes anyway.
Price wise it certainly is more expensive than a local shack but this atmosphere and views are absolutely worth it. Cocktails cost from 250 to 290 baht, a local beer 100 baht and a coke 50 baht. Food wise expect to pay around 120 baht for a Som Tum (that famous papaya salad), 250 baht for Tod Mang Koong (famous prawn cakes), 190 baht for some chicken satay and 250 baht for a chicken cashew nuts. The famous Tom Yum Koong also costs 250 baht.
Rawai View Cafe have a bit of live music in the evening but we didn’t get a chance to hear it, so it will be for next time.
Open: Tue-Sun: 2 pm to 10 pm
Tel: 086 690 2976