Breakfast in Hat Patong

This moulded-concrete, industrial-chic bistro-cafe is a stylish surprise down a slightly scruffy soi. Inventive all-day breakfasts mean spicy Rajasthani scrambled eggs, massaman chicken tacos, veg-stuffed omelettes and baguette French toast with caramelised banana. At night, it morphs into a fun bar for cocktails (220B to 300B).

There are similarly styled rooms in the boutique hotel upstairs.