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“Cafe2401 - The Little Gem of Koh Phangan”

Cafe 2401 and Guesthouse
Ranked #18 of 420 Restaurants in Ko Pha Ngan
Price range: US$2 - US$5
Description: A friendly cafe and restaurant serving authentic Indian, Thai and Western cuisine in a relaxed and easy environment, along with a fully functional bar that offers chilled beers, a wide range of spirits and handcrafted cocktails. We are open for breakfast from 830AM onwards. Enjoy gorgeous sea view all day around. Great place to watch sunset and sip on happy hour cocktails and other drinks. Freshly brewed coffee and fresh juices, smoothies, milkshakes and lassis - won't make you feel like leaving. After sunset, the mood turns oh so romantic, with cozy seating and table lamps to enjoy those special intimate moments. On a clear night, you will have the stars for cover. Come and visit us and experience the magic. We cater to vegetarians and vegans, as we fully understand what that means, and hence you will find several vegetarian and vegan items on the menu. We have a separate kitchen where we prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes, and we strictly do not use any fish or oyster sauce or any other powders that contain animal by-products in our recipes. We will tell you which dishes do not contain dairy, so that vegans can trust us and eat accordingly to personal choices they would have decided to make. We also do our best to cater to guests who have certain food allergies, and we will go out of our way to prepare dishes that are not even on the menu. We promise that you won't be disappointed. Kindly note that any one-off and/or seasonal closures will be informed through our Facebook page and Instagram account (details of which are on our website), as it is not possible to indicate so in TripAdvisor. Thanks.
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Description: A friendly cafe and restaurant serving authentic Indian, Thai and Western cuisine in a relaxed and easy environment, along with a fully functional bar that offers chilled beers, a wide range of spirits and handcrafted cocktails. We are open for breakfast from 830AM onwards. Enjoy gorgeous sea view all day around. Great place to watch sunset and sip on happy hour cocktails and other drinks. Freshly brewed coffee and fresh juices, smoothies, milkshakes and lassis - won't make you feel like leaving. After sunset, the mood turns oh so romantic, with cozy seating and table lamps to enjoy those special intimate moments. On a clear night, you will have the stars for cover. Come and visit us and experience the magic. We cater to vegetarians and vegans, as we fully understand what that means, and hence you will find several vegetarian and vegan items on the menu. We have a separate kitchen where we prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes, and we strictly do not use any fish or oyster sauce or any other powders that contain animal by-products in our recipes. We will tell you which dishes do not contain dairy, so that vegans can trust us and eat accordingly to personal choices they would have decided to make. We also do our best to cater to guests who have certain food allergies, and we will go out of our way to prepare dishes that are not even on the menu. We promise that you won't be disappointed. Kindly note that any one-off and/or seasonal closures will be informed through our Facebook page and Instagram account (details of which are on our website), as it is not possible to indicate so in TripAdvisor. Thanks.
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My best friends in Koh Phangan made a list if some of the eateries they would like me to experience while visiting them on the island.

One if the venues that were chosen was -
Cafe2401, because it serves exceptional Indian cuisine & I love Indian food.

We arrived at this venue and we were greeted by the owner & chef Srini, what a delightful human being.

The ambiance of this venue is breathtaking, little did I know the same would apply to the cuisine.

We placed our orders & were promptly served with a smile.

I ordered the Rogan Josh & Garlic Naan bread, thinking lets see what happens?

Well, well the order arrived the Garlic Naan was amasing, but the Rogan Josh exceeded all my expectations, it was heavenly to say the least.

It's the best I've ever had the privilege to eat outside of India, my favourites travel destination.

Koh Phangan has a true Indian Gem on the island.

To anybody on the island looking for exceptional Indian food, this is the place to go, look no further

To the management & staff thank you for a superb meal & excellent service.

Kind regards

Ferdie Liebenberg

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Management response:Responded 17 September 2017

Dear Ferdie,
Thank you for your kind words and we are humbled by your generous praise.

We love what we do, and it is our greatest blessing that we are on this beautiful island in such a beautiful location. We work hard and we give it our best effort in everything that we do. We would like our guests to have a positive and memorable experience, and in that we derive our happiness.

Thank you so much, once again, for coming to our restaurant and giving us a chance to serve you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

In 5 days we went there 3 times. Every thing is just perfect. The owner is an unbelievable one of a kind. All food we tried was delicious & veggies friendly. For those of you who doesn't like spicy you should say in advance. Beautiful view for sunset time. To sum up just go

Thank Ron B
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Management response:Responded 11 September 2017

Hello Ron,
Thanks so much for your kind words. Thanks for visiting us thrice in the 5 days that you were in Koh Phangan. If our place is Magical, its because of guests like you who make it so special. The view from our Cafe and Guesthouse is amazing anytime of the day, and any time of the year, in any season. Sunsets are indeed spectacular. We do our very best to take care of all our guests and serve quality food at affordable prices.
Thanks once again for giving us the chance to serve you. Have a great time in Thailand with your wife and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Nok and Srini are truly amazing! They have the most beautiful location in Koh Phangan, with newly renovated rooms, an amazing restaurant and the view is simply breathtaking :)

They are always very helpful, giving us tips on where to go and taking the time to talk to us. We really appreciate everything they do and would most definitely recommend coming here!

Thank you for having us, hope to see you again soon enough! :)

Thank Dama H
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Management response:Responded 23 August 2017

Hello Damaris,
Thank you for finding us in this big, wide world. We are so happy that you enjoyed staying in our guesthouse. We have spent a lot of time and effort in turning the guesthouse into a home for travellers. We have paid attention to finer details, which regular travellers can easily relate to.
We are happy to share whatever little we know of this island. We love to connect with beautiful people like you and we enjoyed hosting you in our guesthouse as well as in the restaurant.
We hope you have found a nice place in Koh Tao, and you and Kai are on your way to be Open Water certified divers.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful and loving restaurant we have ever been to. Ate here twice during our three night stay. The views are stunning anytime of the day but sunset is really special. The food is absolutely delicious. Chat to the owner, Srini, and you will leave feeling inspired and like you have gained a friend. His warm and caring outlook shines through every detail of this restaurant. It's wonderful to experience. Try the 24th (last) dish on the Indian menu, it's the most incredible curry we have ever eaten!! We want to come back to the island just for this restaurant! We will stay at your guest house next time. Thanks for everything!

Thank Harriet F
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Management response:Responded 22 August 2017

Hello Harriet,
We are so honoured to receive such praise and kind words from you. You remember every detail about our restaurant, the menu, the dishes and us. And so do we :)
The view is spectacular, we love its many moods. We are in so much gratitude that we are able to live our dream in such a beautiful location. It probably filters into everything that we do, and we always hope that our guests can experience something so positive that they would remember us forever.
Yes, please come back to Koh Phangan for us. And please experience our hospitality in our guesthouse too. We have given it a lot of our time and effort in turning it into a space that vibrates with positivity, peace and happiness.
Our best wishes will always be with you as you embark on one adventure after another, on your travels.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a greet experience​ yesterday with the great India-Thai family, the food was amazing cooked with a lot of attention and served with smile and explain.
The view from restaurant is something you won't forget.

Thank Omri K
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Management response:Responded 22 August 2017

Hello Mr Omri,
Thanks for your kind words and for visiting our restaurant with your lovely family. We are so happy to hear that you had a positive experience with our food, service and of course, the view :)
We hope that you will have a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you and serving you once again.

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