Off the beaten track at Old Phuket Town sits Feelsion. Rather common in countries like Australia, where you will find warehouse-style cafes in suburbs or industrial chic spaces right in the middle of a neighbourhood. As I turned into the lane, the sight of this steampunk design space in a sleepy town bewildered me for seconds.
The European style chairs fall aptly into place alongside with other vintage furniture and antique exhibits which bound to intrigue you in one way or another. My favourite place is the toilet and if you ever drop by, you will know why. Sit on the mezzanine level allow you to appreciate almost the entire spectrum of this place.
Butterfly Pea Flower Macchiato Mix 3/5
The drinks come across as rather archaic to me, like how some other cafes tried to make their food instagrammable. Still, we ordered one just to complete the experience.
Spicy Seabass Soup 4/5
I half expected the food to be amateurish but it turned out to be real good, way better than the watered-down version that I had in Patong beach. The Spicy Seabass Soup was fiery and tangy, and if you like XO sauce, the sweet-spicy shrimp paste at the side may make you want to get a bottle back.
Green Curry Spaghetti 4.2/5
A fusion dish is the Green Curry Spaghetti, similar to our Laksa pasta. The green curry sauce was rich and robust, and the housemade crispy prawns say a lot about the quality of their food. I would imagine most would have given us the ready-to-eat prawn tempura version.
Rum & Banana ICe Cream 3.5/5
Homemade ice creams seem popular in Thailand and I remember having really delicious ones in both Thailand and Cambodia. I tried the Rum & Banana. The rum taste was quite pronounced and the sweetness level was quite right.
For cafe-hopper, include this off-the-radar cafe in your list!
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.
445/1 Phuket Rd
Tambon Talat Yai
Amphoe Mueang Phuket
Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 831819845
Daily: 1030am - 8pm