Photo: Mr Coppi Beach Kitchen.

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Eat and meet

Choeng Mon Beach and Plai Laem


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Choeng Mon main road, Choeng Mon Village
T: (084) 304 2665

Several good Indian restaurants exist on Ko Samui, and one of the best on Samui's northeast coast is Akbar. What it lacks in view it makes up for in flavour, and one could easily mistake being in India when sampling owner Binod's lamb rogan josh, with a buttery garlic naan, or some spicy samosas with his signature minty yoghurt dip. The menu is vast, with several vegetarian options, and all... Read our full review of Akbar Indian Restaurant .

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Choeng Mon Beach

A long time favourite vendor on Choeng Mon beach is Mr Coppi. He can be seen from about 11:00 each day setting up his beach kitchen, and drawing the crowds for his grilled buttered corn on the cob, grilled chicken with deliciously smoky sticky rice, the smell setting off drools as it wafts across the beach. His wife makes a great spicy papaya salad while, made on order or savour fresh fruit,... Read our full review of Mr Coppi's beach kitchen.

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24/3 Moo 5, Choeng Mon Beach
T: (077) 425 372

Choeng Mon Restaurant is part of Choeng Mon Beach Hotel and provides free sun loungers and umbrellas, so you can spend the day lazing on the beach and ordering drinks from the restaurant. If you do feel like eating, leave your towel on your lounger, and move up to the open-air restaurant for well-priced Thai or Western food. Choeng Mon Restaurant is open from breakfast to dinner and in the... Read our full review of Choeng Mon Restaurant at Choeng Mon bungalows.

Aroma Boutique Cafe Lounge & Home Style
24/53 Moo 5, Choeng Mon (On the bend in the village main road, opposite the turn off to Samui Honey Cottages and Q Signature)
T: (085) 230 2088

A quirky little coffee lounge-cum-interiors shop opened its doors in January 2013 in Ko Samui’s Choeng Mon. What you first notice driving past is a flash of vibrant purple, and then on closer look, some tables scattered along the pavement. Don’t take the bend too fast, or you’ll miss it – and Aroma Boutique is worth popping in to for a browse around as well as great coffee and... Read our full review of Aroma Boutique Cafe Lounge & Home Style.

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71/24 Moo 5, Plai Laem, (opposite Grandma's House)
T: (083) 198 2432

This quaint little cafe set opposite Grandma's House, is one of the few places offering cheap Western food in the Choeng Mon area. The menu includes great salads and soups, and daily Russian food specials, as well as Thai options. The mushroom soup, at only 60 baht, is rich, creamy and delicious. Join locals enjoying their morning wake up with coffee and breakfast on the patio while reading... Read our full review of Star Beach Bistro and Cafe.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Choeng Mon Beach? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


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