Here are a few more Café reviews.
Orange Café is located on Don Nok, just past Karun Rat if you’re coming from the river. It’s a comfortable café inside, with some tasty drinks. They’re quite expensive compared to other places, but they have a pretty full food menu, which isn’t very common with a lot of cafes in Surat.
The internet there is problematic. Admittedly, I’ve only been there three times, but it’s because every time I’ve been there the internet has been difficult to work with. They can reset the router, but that didn’t work very well.
It’s not open too late, but it’s a pretty convenient location. Oh, and if you like French fries, they give you a big portion.
My Cup is a very popular location among English teachers in Surat. It’s very close to the intersection of Karun Rat and Don Nok. It’s large and they have good desserts. The upstairs area is pretty comfortable and we’ve had groups of people meet there before. They’re open until 1030pm also. They also have real salads (though they come with salad cream) that are pretty good.
Now that I’ve gotten the positives out of the way… The drinks there are not very good. The coffee tastes burned and bitter (both to me and my coffee taster), the green tea is the worst one I’ve had in town, and on top of that, they’re expensive The place is full of mosquitoes, and the internet doesn’t work in the majority of the areas. The back area of the bottom floor has uncomfortable seating.
Don’t get me wrong, many people like it, and it’s a good meeting place for a group of people. I just don’t like it as a place to hang out by myself and work on the internet and drink a decent beverage.
Coffee Heart is located on Luk Sua Rd., the small little road that connects Karun Rat to Don Nok between Amphur and Chonkasem. I like this place quite a bit. It’s really cozy and comfortable, and the internet worked well there. They have a separate room to the side, along with outside seating. The coffee there was pretty good, though the drinks were on the pricier end of the spectrum.
It’s easy to miss this place because it’s so out of the way. But if you live in the Big House and take the back way home (avoiding Amphur Rd.), you’ll pass it often.
And some good news about Impression(s), it will be taken over by a group of brothers, some of whom work at Thida.