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Jim Thompson Cafe

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Address: Bangkok, Thailand
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful setting, but staff seem overwhelmed

We were visiting the house and booked a table for lunch. It is very busy, so make sure you book. We were shown to our table, which had to be cleared after the previous diners... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were visiting the house and booked a table for lunch. It is very busy, so make sure you book. We were shown to our table, which had to be cleared after the previous diners. It would have been preferable if this had been done beforehand. That said, our salads were beautifully-presented, with a taste that matched the appearance. Bliss.... More 

Thank Tib18
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1,536 reviews
932 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Had coconut café and café Thai style (coffee and condensed milk) and my dad had a piece of coffee cake and fresh coconut (coco water). It was quite expensive but the food was good.

Thank Quack H
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Had a lovely lunch here - it does get very busy and they do provide good service but you may have to be patient. the food was good and was a nice ending to the tour.

Thank Joycie01
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

A good traditional Thai menu ( with subtitles! ), and let them know if you don't want the full chilli hit. The long cold drinks on offer are wonderful and welcome. We found the staff helpful and polite. If you choose to sit outside be aware the sun will move around and you may want to change tables, otherwise enjoy... More 

Thank Ann B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant caters purely for tourists who are a relatively captive audience. Am sure it banks on people not returning as it appeared to not care about the quality of the food or the service. Our meal was delivered in parts with long spaces between. We had to ask multiple times for our bill. Looking round the restaurant others had... More 

Thank livsc77
Sark, Channel Islands
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

A really pleasant lunch - and anywhere that can do a full lunch or just a great sandwich and coffee without a shrug is to be valued. The guide to our trip around the house was perfect. A really fine day.

Thank TheStressman
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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552 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

The cage is adjacent to the Jim Thompson House Museum, perfect to refresh in your way out. They sell 'Jim Thompson' tea in a choice of English, Japanese or Chinese varieties. Very pleasant.

Thank Cloud_Matt
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We visited the Jim Thompson museum and ate at the restaurant afterwards. The experience was closer to a disaster.. I don't consider my husband or myself difficult to please or satisfy. We always take the venue into consideration and adapt our expectations accordingly. We're both quite health conscious and we don't like anything to be deep fried or full of... More 

Thank Rikke L
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213 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

I went here on my second to last trip to Bangkok and loved it. It had a lovely atmosphere and was really refreshing after walking around Jim Thompson's home. Help to make a lovely day that much better.

Thank DebbieBridge
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Almost all the restaurants I've visited in Bangkok were more famous than this one, but Jim Thompson Cafe was the best for me. That's because thai food was either too strong or too salty for me all the times (even when I asked them to please put less salt). Here the food is more to a foreigner's taste, I'd say.... More 

Thank Bomi K

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