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Reviewed October 25, 2020

First of all, the proprietor, Wannicha by name, is indeed one of the most congenial hosts you'll be likely to meet in Thailand. She's sweet, accommodating, and treats customers as if they were her grandchildren. That is reason enough to go there. The Thai offerings...were authentic and good. Those that our party of 4 tried were all up to usual standard. BUT . . . there were several Western offerings, including pizzas and -- featured on the inside back cover -- a Special Menu, which consisted of a sandwich, French fries, and a small salad. I ordered the Special, and opted for the bacon and cheese sandwich. What a disappointment! I could not find even a hint of bacon or cheese in the sandwich; the filling consisted entirely of mayonnaise and vegetables. And the French fries; they were both cold and limp. Finally the salad consisted of two very small slices of cucumber and 3 even smaller slices of tomato. No other Western food was tried, but based on the one I did try, I'd avoid all the others at all costs. If you want good Western food, make your way to Chiang Rai, where a few places do a masterful job. Finally, the thatched roof of Sunshine Cafe is roosting place for a number of small birds, who -- being birds -- do their "thing" whenever the mood strikes. Diners should pay attention to the ceiling, and to the accumulations on the floor, when choosing where to take a seat. But throughout it all, Khun Wannicha will be ever present to try to attend to your needs and desires. She, all by herself, is worth a star in the ratings.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

Not only the best in Thaton but probably in all Thailand. Fantastic food, lovely lady cook in a gem of a cafe close to the bridge. Whenever we visit Thaton this is where we eat.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

In a good location, the food was superb and a good atmosphere. The lady was very friendly and I think she was the cook thean was not very friendly and slammed the food on the table. It was funny rather than annoying. Overall a nice...place.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2019

we visited Thaton for 2 nihgt. it's a small town and we were looking for some nice place t eat. Sunshine Cafe was the best option. The lady over there makes all the food fresh, by herself - so it takes a little while until...everything was ready (but - you don't really hurry for nowhere else...) the food was fresh & tasty and we loved it. אין בתאטון הרבה מסעדות, אם בכלל. בית הקפה הזה היה הכי נחמד שמצאנו - מומלץ!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 20, 2019

This is a little gem of a cafe, not far from the river on the main road. The owner does everything herself and cooks up wonderful Thai meals - we ate here a couple of times and thought it was the best place in Thaton....Very clean, and cheap, too!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

We had lunch here and were happy we did. My companion had a BLT baguette and was quite pleased. I had yam khai dao (spicy fried egg salad) and it was outstanding. Great value, too. My small Chang beer at 35 baht, was about the...cheapest I've found in Thailand -- actually cost less than it would at the 7-Eleven across the street.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

This friendly restauarant is near the bridge in Thaton. The food is cooked as you order, behind a counter by a lady who is as happy as you are to be there. The quality of the food is perfect, everything is tasty, fresh and delicious....The prices are very low. A great discovery.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

At sunshine Cafe you can have every meal of the day and it will taste very nice! One day we've been there twice. Good decision :) And. Order a beer and a glas. The old lady stores the glasses directly in the freezer. Great!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

We did not understood now spot on the reviews on this place were until we got there last night. Ambiance is real nice, food is excellent, wifi worked great - that all is true. But the real fun part about this place is the owner...who is also the cook, waitress and also the supplies person as it turned out to be. This sweet old lady runs around the place from here to there, cooks the food by herself, takes orders and takes care of the check and does it with such a nice attitude - she is so cute! Even when a supply was missing (it was kind of late) she just got up on her bicycle and was back in 5 minutes with the missing supplies. Amazing. Food was real good, pad thai delicious and the western sandwiches our daughters had were good too. Bottom line - you gotta see this place and this cute lady - you will not regret it. Just make sure you have enough time as it takes a bit of time (not too long) since this is a one (powerful) women show.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Hi folks it’s Johno from the lifestyle strategist. Every time I stay in this lovely little town right on the river I have lunch here at sunshine cafe. The owner is a lovely lady and a wonderful cook. I will not go anywhere else has...every think you need she can do western or Thai. Thank you for reading my review and if you found this helpful please click the helpful icon thank you.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

After i long walk up to the Wat i went down really hungry and found this little place. all in wood , nice place near the main street. and the owner a little old woman she is so nice, with a big smile on her...face ready to make everything you wish. i told her i'm vegetarian and she made me a noodles soup with veggie and Tofu, not the best soup i had in Thailand but was good. The wifi work really well! i enjoyed my time here. Chillin for a bit. I reccomand this place if you are around. and the price are really low. Khap koon KaaMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Fresh and tasty value Thai food, cheap beer, friendly woman running the joint. A very pleasant spot to relax for an hour or two. What's not to like?

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Directly on the main street, on a really nice traditional terrace. Big wooden tables and really clean place. The food (mainly thai) is cooked by an old woman who can do magic on her pans. The food is by far the best what we have...eated in Thailand. Affordable prices. Don't miss it of you come to Tathon.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

Well ThaTon is a remote location on the Kok river. I'm staying in Tha Ton for a month & Sunshine cafe is my local eatery. I cannot fault. Also a large selection of both western & thai food. Can't go wrong here.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Lovely thai meal that was made on the spot from fresh ingredients (some stored in a refrigerator, wow!)

Date of visit: June 2017
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Sunshine Cafe @Thaton is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5