Hot coffee, cool drinks, and amazing all-day dining
Daily life up and down the main drag of Chaweng Beach Road is a fairly chaotic and cacaphonous affair, but The Coffee Club, which opened along this strip six years ago, offers a friendly and flavourful oasis of calm—whether you just want a latte and some Wi-Fi, or a full and fortifying meal.
The Coffee Club is an Australian company (started in 1989) that has expanded internationally over the past few decades. There are two branches in Koh Samui alone—the other being located in the nearby CentralFestival shopping complex—but the one on the beach road, which was renovated back in January of this year, is the original. It offers comfortable indoor and outdoor seating (37 pax), and a menu that includes brunch favourites, Thai specialties, and plenty of sweets—in both dessert and drink form.
If you start with any of the restaurant’s signature Super Shakes (B220 each) get your camera ready for some colourful concoctions. Served in oversize jugs, these mammoth milkshakes are desserts in a glass. The Chocolate version comes with hearty brownie chunks resting on the whipped cream topping, while the Raspberry version sports a slice of cheesecake laid across the top.
For the early afternoon brunch crowd there are three types of Eggs Benedict to choose from, all with the requisite perfectly poached eggs. The Bangkok eggs Benedict (B320) served on sourdough with bacon slices, also has a special Hollandaise sauce with a chili paste kick. Meanwhile, the Roasted salmon eggs Benedict (B350) boasts chunks of delicious salmon, along with sautéed spinach, sourdough bread, Hollandaise sauce, and pistachio crumbs. There’s also a veg-friendly mushroom and spinach version (B290) with feta cheese and sautéed spinach.
For meatier mains, try the lip-smackingly wonderful Spicy pork chop (B455), in which a thick, French cut, expertly grilled chop arrives at the table smothered in a spicy Thai basil sauce with plenty of garlic and green peppercorns. Served with a side of jasmine rice it’s like a high-end Pad Krapow Moo. Or, if you’re feeling extra grand, opt for the Petite mignon surf and turf (B625). Here a nicely seared medallion of imported beef—medium rare recommended—arrives stacked on a bed of crushed roast potatoes, and topped with grilled prawns. Add some broccolini on the side and you’ve got quite a well-balanced meal.
Desserts, whether enjoyed after a meal or just on their own alongside tea or coffee, are definitely a draw here. The Passion (B230) is a colourful combination plate which includes a tasty mango/passionfruit tart, a creamy coconut panna cotta, and a delightful dollop of tangy mango/passion sorbet.
Of course, if you just want a hot Latte or Cappuccino (B115 each), you’ll be pleased to know that Coffee Club uses UTZ certified coffee—a program that supports sustainable farming practices.
The Coffee Club, Koh Samui
166/71-72, Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Rd.
Tel: 07 730 0563 | Open daily: 7am-midnight