Although Amnat Charoen is a small province, that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of good cafes. Here, you can find premium coffee shops where they roast and brew their own coffee beans, and feature comfortable seating and friendly prices, to Korean and Japanese-style cafes with attractive photo spots.
In this post, we have 6 best cafes in Amnat Charoen to recommend.
The Best Cafes in Amnat Charoen
My Cactus Coffee
When the passion for coffee, cactus, and Manchester United meet, it resulted in a small coffee shop that is extensively decorated with cactus and menu items named after Manchester United footballers.
The shop features two zones decorated in two styles. The air-conditioned zone is simply decorated through the use of contrasting green and orange colors.
The open-air zone features a small shelter under a shady big tree colored in an earthy tone that is comfortable on the eyes.
The medium roasted Americano beans from Khun Chang Kian, are less sour and refreshing. Special menus like ‘Summer’ features a sour taste from the orange, and blended with coffee, and a cooling taste from the mint and soda. Very refreshing. Their short cakes are also recommended.
I confess that I almost omitted this cafe from the trip but eventually stopped by as it was near my accommodations. Turns out the owner is also the barista who roasts the coffee beans by himself.
This is probably one of the best cafes in Amnat Charoen right now.
• 07.00-17.00 hrs.
A Korean-style cafe that uses clean white paint and play K-pop music to match the ambiance. There are a few simple a-la-carte dishes, coffee, and signature desserts such as bingsu and honey toast.
The honey toast butter in the bread may not be much, but it tasted good. The bingsu is delicious, the milk-flavored ice flakes were fluffy and soft, and the whipped cream is not too lingeringly rich.
The dark roast Americano is okay as expected. This is another popular restaurant in Amnat Charoen that has been open for more than 10 years.
• 09.00-21.00 hrs.
A simply decorated clean-looking coffee shop with cool paintings on the walls, supplemented with flowers and small plants.
The shop offers coffee beans from many countries, including Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Panama, Brazil, and Ethiopia.
It also boasts a slow bar for visitors who want to lounge around and quick coffee from the coffee machine. All their desserts and snacks are homemade, and most importantly, it’s delicious too.
We ordered an americano made from Brazilian beans that came with a fermented aroma and a slightly sour taste. The ‘dirty’ coffee is intense, sweet, rich, and came with a distinct chocolate aroma but was not overwhelming.
The ham cheese croissant featured lots of cheese and a great buttery aroma.
My favorite is the soft and fluffy cheesecake that came with an intense taste. Not to be missed by anyone who likes cheesecakes.
Regular Cafe is a coffee shop with a slightly higher price point than other shops in the province. However, the quality of the drinks, especially the desserts, I think is worth the higher price.
• 08.00-17.30 hrs.
Kor For Lor Cafe & Bistro
A coffee shop that has been open for more than 14 years. The shop offers a mezzanine floor for visitors to sit around and listen to slow rhythmic music to give a comfortable lazy ambiance.
It also offers a range of un-traditional menu items, such as kaffir lime coffee, matoom (bael) coffee, and simple savory dishes as well.
I sampled the iced americano and jasmine-scented green tea. Both were quite standard. As for the croissant, the texture was quite firm, and the smell of butter was not so distinct.
Compared to other coffee shops, this cafe’s pricing is more friendly, thereby making it more attractive to visit and sip coffee without the fear of spending too much.
• 07.30-17.30 hrs.
Is a cafe that looks like bringing Japan to Amnat Charoen. The store front features a koi pond and a small red bridge. The interior is decorated with Japanese cartoon characters and dolls. Very cute.
The décor is not just chic, but the drinks and snacks are also acceptable.
I tasted the americano which came with a light chocolate aroma, and a matcha latte that uses real green tea and not jasmine tea. The bitterness of the tea goes very well with the coffee.
The brownies were juicy and chewy, with a fair amount of chocolate, while not being too sweet.
For anyone who likes Japan and misses visiting it, or wants to take cute photos, this is the place to search for and visit when checking in.
• 09.30-19.00 hrs.
• Closed on Wednesdays
Huen Coffee Rim Khong
Take a break and relax with a spectacular view of the Mekong River in this tiny cafe in Chanuman District.
Just by looking at the fishing boats, the cows munching on the grass, and listening to the rhythmic sound of the long-tail boat engines can strangely make you feel contended.
For anyone who is in the area visiting the Thai-Laos Friendship Fresh Market, or Kaeng Khun Sung, and want to drink freshly-roasted coffee at an affordable price, or just lounge around, this is the place to be.
• The entrance is a slightly bumpy dirt road, but private cars can pass through comfortably.
• 07.00-17.00 hrs.
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