Phuket’s Top 10 Best Coffee Shops & Cafe For Digital Nomads

Joy Intisuk

phuket’s top 10 coffee shops

Hey there, coffee lovers! 

Welcome to your ultimate guide to the top 10 best coffee shops and cafes in Phuket, Thailand. 

This tropical paradise is not just about beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife, but also home to a fantastic coffee scene you won’t want to miss. 

Whether you’re a die-hard coffee-loving digital nomad or just someone seeking a cozy spot to chill, Phuket has got you covered

Key Highlights

  • The coffee scene in Phuket is flourishing. It has many cafés that appeal to locals and digital nomads, offering excellent coffee and distinctive settings and experiences.
  • Numerous cafés in Phuket, such as Neko Cat Café and Dou Brew Coffee & Craft, offer specialty coffee along with unique themes like minimalist aesthetics and cat companionship, making every visit unforgettable.
  • These coffee shops are great places for digital nomads to work. Many have strong WiFi connections, cozy seats, and warm environments perfect for working remotely.
  • Some notable cafes are Campus Coffee Roasters, well-known for its specialty Thai coffee and coffee workshops; Rose Espresso Café, famous for its homey vintage environment; and Phuket Coffee Lab, renowned for its barista learning classes and excellent coffee.
  • Several coffee shops, including Campus Coffee Roasters, which sources their single-origin beans from Thailand and other countries, strongly emphasize sustainability and local sourcing. This demonstrates how coffee consumption is becoming more environmentally conscious.
  • Phuket’s nomad-friendly coffee shops are not just places to grab a good cup of coffee but are integral to the local culture and lifestyle. They offer memorable experiences, foster community, and provide conducive environments for work and leisure.

Best Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Phuket

Join us as we take you on a tour of Phuket’s best must-visit coffee shops. 

Get ready to discover some of Phuket’s hidden coffee places and popular favorites, each with its own unique vibe and delicious brews. 

Whether you’re a digital nomad here for the long run or just passing by, these cafes are perfect for unwinding, catching up on some work, or simply enjoying a fantastic cup of coffee. 

So grab your coffee passport and join us on this caffeinated adventure through the heart of Phuket!

1.  Phuket Coffee Lab

The Phuket Coffee Lab is conveniently located near Surin Beach. Besides the famous location, the cafe enjoys a good footfall of customers daily due to the savory and delicious food menu and, of course, its perfectly roasted bean coffee. 

At the Phuket Coffee Lab, they don’t just serve coffee; they craft experiences. 

Its variety of coffees, including cold brews, chocolate mocha, espresso, and drip coffee, are all made from our freshly roasted beans. Each cup is brewed using unique methods like Aeropress, siphon, Chemex, and filter, filling the air with a tantalizing aroma. 

The place is also popularly known for its breakfast menu, Thai salad, sandwiches, and egg toast. 

Want to brew your own coffee? 

Don’t worry; Phuket Coffee Lab also sells top-quality coffee-making equipment from the cafe. 

Better yet, I suggest you enroll in their Barista Learning course to learn the art of making the perfect coffee.

21, 12 Lagoon Rd., Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

+66 96 654 7063

https://phuketcoffeelab.com/

2.  Rose Espresso Cafe

Rose Espresso Cafe is a small, cozy cafe in the Old Phuket Town. Its ambiance promises a relaxed and warm time away from the chaos of modern-day life. Flowers and antiques give the place a vintage look, making it perfectly eye-soothing for customers. 

If shabby chic is your vibe, this coffee shop is perfect for you. The cafe is quite a great spot to do remote work with your laptop.

The cafe is famous for its espresso and beautifully decorated waffles and cakes. My ultimate combo is their oat milk coffee latte paired with waffles with ice cream. Super creamy and yummy! 

You can also try their great selection of teas and smoothies offered if you opt for non-coffee drinks. 

One thing to note, though, is that parking can be pretty tricky for cars. But there are plenty of spots for motorbikes along the street. 

13 Krabi, Tambon Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

+66 89 774 5321

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064131844988

3. Coffs and Burghs

With an overly welcoming and cheerful staff, Coffs and Burghs stands out amongst the cafes in Phuket. The place is located on Thalang Road and is always brimming with customers. 

The cafe has eclectic interiors and almost feels like an antique shop, with various mementos and trinkets displayed throughout the space. If you love taking selfies, this shop has many IG-worthy backdrops.

The drinks and coffees are made from self-roasted beans, which gives them a fresh, aromatic taste that you will remember forever. 

The menu is not as extensive as others, but their kebabs are definitely a must-try. They are an Arabian delight I always come back for here!

92 Muang Phuket, 83000, Thailand

+66 95 412 4648

https://www.facebook.com/coffsburghphuket/

4. Neko Cat Café

Neko Cat Cafe is a coffee shop, not a cattery. Yes, it is a coffee shop with  15 cat residents. I could not get enough of these adorable and friendly creatures!

I mean, what could be better than a steaming cup of coffee and soft, fluffy cats to play around with? Right?

Neko Cat Café is not just a coffee shop; it’s a haven for cat loving digital nomads. It’s the only place in Rawai where you can find felines freely roaming inside the café, hopping into your lap, and yearning for your affection. 

Aside from coffee and tea, their ice cream is something you should definitely try for its Italian touch. It’s a perfect option when a hot cup of coffee is too warm for the humid weather of Phuket.

Neko café is not very crowded, so you can sit comfortably and enjoy your drink and, of course, the company of your newfound feline friends.

39, 57 Soi Saiyuan, Rawai, Phuket, 83130, Thailand

+66 93 584 8355

https://www.facebook.com/nekocatcafephuket/

5. Delico Decoration Coffee & Restaurant

Delico Decoration Coffee & Restaurant is an elegantly designed cafe and resto. I love how aesthetic and spacious the shop feels. It is the perfect spot to lounge, sip good coffee, eat delicious meals, and maybe take out your laptop to get some work done.

The interior is brightly lit with vibrant-colored walls, and home décors are scattered here and there. The wall sculptures provide an amazing backdrop for people to take photos and post on social platforms, giving the café free publicity. 

The service can be slow, but it is well justified with their on-point food presentation and taste. Because good things take time, right?

The place is just along the road, so it’s easy to spot and commute around the Ratsada area.

107/48 Moo 5 Ratsada, Phuket 83000, Thailand

+66 98 274 0247

https://www.facebook.com/delicophuket/

6. The Old Phuket Coffee – Coffee Station

Old Phuket Coffee is considered one of the best coffee shops in Old Phuket town. It has an intriguing exterior décor and is always brimming with customers. 

The old bicycles hanging from the window, miniature radios, and a few old black-and-white photographs complement the dark-colored wood, giving the cafe a vintage appeal.

Despite its popularity and regular walk-ins of customers, the place remains very relaxed. They have good WiFi, too, so that means you can answer some emails while enjoying a cup or two of coffee.

Cappuccino, lemonade, and smoothies are the best-selling drinks here. This cafe serves mainly Thai food, but there are a few other options on the menu.

The best thing about the cafe is that the services are fast and the prices are very reasonable.

2 Thalang Rd., Tambon Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

+66 64 246 5562

7. Campus Coffee Roasters

Campus Coffee Roasters in Krabi Road is well-regarded for its specialty coffee and offers both espresso and slow bar options.

The cafe aims to create a special coffee experience for locals, tourists, and digital nomads like you. 

It emphasizes the unique qualities of Thai coffee. They focus on small-batch coffee roasting, sourcing single-origin beans from Thailand’s northern regions as well as from Africa, South America, and other parts of the world.

Golf, the passionate owner, ventured on this journey during his university days, honing his skills with a small roaster. This personal touch is palpable in every cup of coffee served.

They even gained recognition as the fourth runner-up at the International Coffee Roast Master Thailand in 2019, which sets Campus Coffee Roasters apart as a top-quality coffee provider.

One sip of their coffee, and you know it’s the real deal. The cafe also offers workshops, so make sure to watch out for them if you want to learn and get in-depth knowledge about coffee roasting.

Subdistrict, 6 Krabi, Tambon Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

+66 92 218 9292

https://www.facebook.com/campuscoffeeroaster

8. The Shelter Coffee Phuket

The Shelter Coffee is a popular cafe along Dibuk Road in Phuket Town. It offers an excellent selection of coffee, including drip coffee, cold brew, espresso, and regular coffee brewed using an AeroPress.

Alongside its coffee offerings, the shop provides a variety of Northern Thai dishes, adding a unique culinary element to the coffee experience. 

However, the cafe is more well-recognized by locals and digital nomads for its breakfast offerings. My top orders here are the smoked salmon bagel and avocado toast. So delish!

They also have a great menu options of vegan and vegetarian dishes for those digital nomads with specific dietary preferences. 

The best part is that every food and drink is served fresh and homemade!

97 Dibuk Rd., Tambon Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

+66 99 302 4097

https://www.facebook.com/thesheltercoffeephuket/

9. PiKGO Cafe

PiKGO Cafe in Talat Yai near the Seaside Walkway and Saphin Hin Mangrove Walkway. The area is on the outskirts, so there are only a few tourists. But it is where you’ll find locals often hang out.

It features a unique interior with bare brick walls, hanging plants, and rustic wooden fittings. Multiple seating areas, including a meeting room and an outdoor garden, make it suitable for gatherings with family, friends, colleagues, or fellow nomads.

The cafe serves various beverages, including fresh coffee, smoothies, teas, and specialty Pikgo Craft Sodas. But their best-selling are the hot soy milk with toast and local custard, hot cocoa, and tiramisu. Must try!

Phuket Rd., Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

+66 85 058 6567

https://www.facebook.com/PikgoCafe/

10. Dou Brew Coffee & Craft

Dou Brew Coffee & Craft is located in a classic Sino-Portuguese building on the charming Soi Rommanee in Phuket Old Town. The interior is minimalist and cozy, with a simple, raw aesthetic that creates a relaxed atmosphere.

The cafe offer various coffee options, including single-origin coffees from around the world and Thai-grown coffee. These expertly crafted brews offer a premium coffee experience.

Their best-sellers are cold brew and drip coffee. They also provide a selection of chocolates and light snacks. 

The craft dark chocolate cake is definitely one of the items you really should try here. It melts in your mouth and has the perfect amount of sweetness and bitterness—so heavenly!

15 Soi Rommani, Tambon Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

+66 91 825 2435

https://www.facebook.com/doubrewcoffee/

Final Thoughts: Coffee Shops and Cafes Digital Nomads Can’t Miss in Phuket

And so we’ve come to an end. Our list of Phuket‘s 10 best coffee shops and cafes is a carefully curated selection of unique spots where coffee-loving digital nomads can enjoy great brews, delectable food, and a welcoming ambiance.  

From the expertly prepared coffees at Phuket Coffee Lab to the feline-friendly atmosphere of Neko Cat Cafe, each cafe featured has something special to offer. 

These cafés offer an opportunity to experience Phuket’s lively culture and sense of community while satisfying your caffeine cravings.

Best Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Phuket

Discovering these must-visit coffee shops in Phuket will definitely make your stay on this lovely island even more memorable. 

These cafés provide the ideal environment, whether you want to read a book with a cup of coffee, have a substantial breakfast, or just kick back and watch the world go by. 

For digital nomads like you, every location offers something unique, making every visit an unforgettable one. 

So, take your time to savor the flavors, enjoy the ambiance, and immerse yourself in the rich coffee culture that Phuket has to offer.

FAQ

Of course! Cafés with a reputation for specialty coffee selections, such as cold brews, espressos, and inventive brewing techniques, including Phuket Coffee Lab and Campus Coffee Roasters.

Yes, many of Phuket’s coffee shops serve a variety of food options, including breakfast dishes, sandwiches, pastries, and desserts.

Of course! Vegetarian and vegan alternatives are available at several eateries, including Rose Espresso Cafe and The Shelter Coffee.

You may learn the art of preparing the ideal cup of coffee by enrolling in barista learning courses offered by Phuket Coffee Lab.

Yes, most coffee shops in Phuket offer free WiFi, making them excellent locations for working remotely.

Joy Intisuk is not only a seasoned travel writer and a native of Chiang Mai, Thailand, but also a Director and Chief Editor of Thailand Nomads. Specializing in the digital nomad lifestyle, Joy leverages over a decade of experience exploring Southeast Asia to bring a deep and personal insight into the vibrant culture and hidden gems of Thailand. Her expertise is particularly focused on the logistical nuances of living and working remotely in the region.

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