We were recommended Angela’s on our first visit to Samui – sixteen years ago last August! Since then, we make a point to visit every time, sometimes driving halfway across the island just for an Angela’s sausage roll.
*Update: Angela’s has moved from its former location to the beach at Moonhut Bungalows.
Angela’s Bakery and Café, Maenam, Koh Samui
Why visit Angela’s? While street parking can make the visit adventuresome, inside awaits a smiling staff and air-conditioned respite. There’s nice shade, with cool tile floors and lots of café quirk along Eiffel Tower lines. The operation, a small café with owner Angela almost always at the helm, is renowned amongst Koh Samui’s best food options for breakfasts (English fry-up stuff, smoothies, etc), casual snacks and lunches (sandwiches, quiche, etc).
Whatever svelte things you’ve done with your bikini bod before Koh Samui, Angela will undo.
And yet you’ll still reach for that second sausage roll. (We think their special secret might be caraway seeds – only more research will tell).
Coffee: Angela’s coffee comes with crema on top – always a reason to celebrate – and then there’s dessert. Pastries galore, cakes, pie…. a rather portly selection of expat regulars suggest repeat custom. Join in!
Baked goods: If you’re extra greedy or perhaps staying somewhere with a fridge, a full wall of ready-made deli offerings is always tempting. Freshly baked bread, nice cheese, and a great pie selection. Prices reflect quality ingredients and portions are extremely generous. (These sausage rolls we can’t shut up about? Bigger than our hands).
Angela’s opening hours: 7:30 am – 4 pm. Note that Angela’s closes mid-afternoon – don’t be late! Her Facebook page often announces daily specials and updates – “20kg of corned beef”, we’re listening.
Hoping to visit Angela’s during your stay? Located on Koh Samui’s ring road, on Maenam’s eastern edge, it’s likely you’ll pass Angela’s at least once or twice during your stay. Look for a red sign: ‘Angela’s Diner’. Angela’s is an easy one to find – others, not so much!