The Moonlight Cafe is in Wok Tum on the main road and a short distance from the beach. It is a great spot for food, drinks and entertainment. The staff and owners are friendly and make a huge effort to make their customers happy. Those who are interested in fishing and boat tours can ask at the restaurant about going on ‘Biloute’.
Moonlight Cafe bills itself as a tapas bar. However, this being Koh Phangan, there is no need to feel restrained by a single concept. They also have Thai food, pasta dishes and BBQ.
The restaurant has an indoors covered area as well as plenty of outdoor seating. There are thatched parasols to provide shade and add to the decor.
The hosts are two lively French souls – Cedric and Muna. They share a love of food and entertainment. They have held several music evenings to create more of a party atmosphere at the restaurant.
The day-time obsession is fishing and sailing. They have bought and done up a 12 metre Thai fishing boat. The boat can hold up to 12 people comfortably. The boat is named ‘Biloute’. It can be hired for fishing trips, island tours or snorkel trips. Indeed you can do a bit of everything. And when you get to shore they will cook up your catch at Moonlight Cafe.
The west coast restaurant scene is very competitive. There are already several popular restaurants in this area catering for an increasingly sophisticated clientele looking for something more than the old backpacker clichés. Time will tell whether tapas, music and sailing will be a winning business synergy.