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Mangosteen Cafe and Books

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13 Mae Nam Kwae Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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+66 81 793 5814
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London, England
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a flash restaurant, but a very nice cafe. The burmese curry and massaman curry both recommended. Great value too.

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Thank aplondon
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food I had here was good (red curry with chicken), the shakes I had were amazing (pineapple & mango) and the owner was so friendly and accommodating, I really had a hard time leaving. I would have liked to spend more time there, it's just a very laid back vibe. Definitely check it out if you're along the main... More 

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Thank James M
Singapore
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Came here upon looking on TripAdvisor. We were not very impressed with the food to be honest. But we were there anyway. Food was simple, nothing special. They have a shelf of books for you to read or gather some information on Kanchanaburi if you need.

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Thank karintravellog
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were in need of hamburgers and fries and were pleased with our orders. The burger was well seasoned; cukes, tomatoes & lettuce were fresh and even the bin was delicious! Two burgers & fries, a large Chang beer, a fruit shake & water came to less than $10 US. If you need reading material, they have a large selection... More 

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Thank cmimih
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Cold beans on toast, artificial juice, terrible coffee. Not recommended for breakfast. Perhaps the Thai food is better, hence other good reviews.

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Thank Katie B
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The food was fine & inexpensive so if that's all you're really looking for, go! The woman working was extremely unfriendly. She never even spoke a word to me (no smile or greeting or even a grunt of acknowledgement) until it came time to pay. She then just said the number of my total to pay, I handed her the... More 

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Thank Kgavitt
Ipoh, Malaysia
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399 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

There are 2 Mangosteen here, 1 is Cafe and bookshop, another is Garden Restaurant, both you can found in Tripadvisor. Those reviewer with blue rice or garden place wrong review here. Is surprising me when I didn't see blue rice in the menu. When double checked, found the above true. Their fried rice and pad see ew are very delicious.... More 

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Thank hckok77
Paphos, Cyprus
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180 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The restaurant has either moved or opened a second branch - the owner said they had moved - and is now on the south bank of the river. We chanced upon this restaurant for dinner and found it sitting in a beautiful garden - my sober brother in law was moved to call it "magical". The delightful owner runs this... More 

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Thank Pigman58
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I visited once for lunch and had a delicious soup! However, I visited a second time in the evening and had a disappointing curry which took around 40 minutes to come out! There's a very good selection of books and the food is fairly priced.

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Thank Hotel-Motel91
Reading, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Good clean food, pick up a book if in need or organise a trip / transport. Good English is spoken and they were very helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Asian, Thai, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Mae Nam Kwae Road, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Kanchanaburi Province  >  Kanchanaburi
  • Phone Number: +66 81 793 5814

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?