Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Bookhemian @ Old Phuket Town [Phuket]


The need to refresh my diving skills brought me to Phuket at the start of 2018. An island frequent by Singaporeans, this was actually my very first trip, finally after years of putting it off. And what might possibly make me return, is certainly not the overcrowded beaches but the quaint Old Phuket Town.
Old Phuket Town - what an escape from the jam-packed streets of Phuket. Most importantly, scrumptious authentic Thai food and smiley faces of the locals. If time is not on your side, Talang street would be the main area to explore.


Lined with cafes, boutiques, little souvenir shops, this area shares a similar vibe with that of Malacca's Jonker Street. With only an hour to spare, I managed to squeeze in 15mins at Bookhemian.


As with its moniker, its interiors is made up of books and cute souvenirs. Coffees are great too. Many had the Iced Bookhemian Coffee than comes with a torched marshmallow cream atop. I had Magic, which comes with double ristretto. Though the milk came slightly too hot, it still carried the bold flavour and body.


Walk deeper into the space and you will find yourself away from the busy streets. As with most of the cafes and bistros housed in this entire stretch of narrow terraced houses, the extended 'alfresco' hallway provides a respite from the hustle and bustle.

Words and photos by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

61 Thalang Road
Talad Yai Subdistrict
Phuket Town
Phuket 83000, Thailand
Tel: +66 980900657

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am - 830pm

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