Wining and DiNing 

Where to Eat and Drink on Koh Tao

Where to wine and dine on Koh Tao?

Koh Tao is literally packed with excellent restaurants and bars and we are lucky enough to be literally in the heart of the some of the best places not only here in Koh Tao, but in Thailand too. With so many to choose from it’s hard to know where to go so we are going to make this easy for you and list our top 5 for the following categories.


Best Cafes on Koh Tao

Bakery counter
The New Heaven Bakery is a great place to start your day.
  • New Heaven Bakery: is a delightful culinary haven for all baking enthusiasts and dessert lovers. Located right next to Big Blue, this bakery is known for its exquisite range of pastries, bread, cakes, and other delectable treats. The wafting smell of freshly baked goods  draws all our customers in with its irresistible aroma.
  • Zest Bakery: is a charming little establishment that focuses on creating mouthwatering baked goods with a unique twist. Situated in a cozy corner. Zest Bakery is a go-to spot for those seeking whatever you want for breakfast at home and coffee.
  • The Workshop (English Breakfast): The Workshop is a quintessential English breakfast cafe. From the moment you step inside, you’ll smell the sausage rolls & warm pies, and the best English breakfasts on Koh Tao. Surrounded by refrigerated English chocolates & treats it’s a popular place for all the homesick Brits!
  • Milk & Honey (Mediterranean Cuisine): is a culinary oasis that celebrates the vibrant flavors of Mediterranean cuisine. This restaurant offers a refreshing and diverse menu inspired by the coastal regions of the Mediterranean and Israel, where fresh fruits and bold spices come together to create unforgettably healthy breakfasts.
  • Living Juices (healthy options): Living Juices is a haven for health-conscious individuals seeking nourishment and vitality in their dining choices. As part of a Yoga studio upstairs this place really specializes in freshly squeezed wholesome, nutrient-rich meals designed to energize and revitalize.

Best Restaurants on Koh Tao

Beachfront Restaurant
Whitening is a very popular Beachfront Restaurant
  • Barracuda: known for its delicious seafood and stunning ocean views. They serve fresh catches of the day, grilled dishes, and Thai specialties.
  • FIZZ Beachlounge: is a trendy spot to enjoy cocktails and drinks but also a great dinner menu. They have a relaxed beachfront setting and offer an extensive selection of delicious cuisine.
  • Whitening: This trendy restaurant is located in Mae Haad and is known for its fusion cuisine. Whitening combines Thai flavors with international influences, resulting in unique and delicious dishes. Their menu includes options like sushi, pasta, and creative Thai dishes.
  • Charcoal Bay Restaurant & Bar: Situated in the heart of Sairee Beach, Charcoal offers a relaxed beachfront dining experience. They serve a mix of Thai and international cuisine, including fresh seafood, grilled meats, and vegetarian options. Particularly popular for its cocktails and sunset views.
  • Chu Chu’s Thai Food: If you’re looking for authentic Thai food, ChuChus is a popular choice. Located in Sairee, this local restaurant offers a variety of traditional Thai dishes, including curries, stir-fries, and fresh seafood. The prices are affordable, the food is known for its excellent flavors, and the staff are wonderful!

Best Bars on Koh Tao

Live music at a beach bar
Maya Bar is a very popular sunset bar on Koh Tao
  • Choppers: is a well-known Sports bar on Koh Tao, particularly famous for its lively atmosphere, great music, and impressive cocktail menu. it’s the home of the Koh Tao Pub Crawl and it’s a popular spot among both locals and tourists, as the place to watch any sport on Koh Tao.
  • The Local: is another popular bar on the island, known for its big party nights and friendly staff. It’s a great place to go when you’re not sure where to be, enjoy a cold beer, and mingle with fellow travelers. The bar often hosts live music Karaoke & quiz nights, adding to its charm.
  • The Smoking Dead: is a unique bar that stands out for its quirky Mexican zombie-themed décor and ambiance. It offers a range of Craft beers which is what draws most people but it also has a social atmosphere that attracts most of its customers around sunset.
  • Maya Beach Club: This beachfront venue in Mae Haad offers a great atmosphere for sunset drinks and big Koh Tao party nights. They have a diverse food menu too featuring Thai, international, and fusion cuisine. Maya Beach Club is a favorite among locals and a great beach bar if you’re looking for a daytime hangout.
  • Fishbowl: is a beachfront bar on Sairee Beach. They serve a wide range of cocktails, beers, and other beverages. It’s a probably Koh Tao’s busiest bar and offers a range of drinking games, loud music, live bands & dancing.