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22nd June 2014 - There are a whole bunch of bakeries around town, not a lot to tell most apart. But at the soi Bukhao end of Soi Lengkee, not far from Oasis A Gogo, there's a great little place, The Loaf. Everything about it is good - a whole range of cakes and patisseries, as well as an extensive menu that covers pretty much everything from an English breakfast (ok not especially cheap at 239 baht, but quality), to pasta and pizzas, great sarnies, salads, Thai dishes. They also do daily specials through the low season. No exciting food pics sorry, just a latte and a half-eaten croissant, daughter couldn't wait, too hungry. It's clean and comfortable, with friendly staff. The location is ideal for LK Metro visitors. Great place, top tip for a quality snack in the soi Buakhao area. Find Loaf Bakery on our map - FB page Loaf Bakery & Cafe
The best Facebook food and restaurant discussion group in town! Daily updates, reviews and photos from Thailand's eateries and especially around Pattaya. Plenty of people aren't on Facebook of course, which is one of the reasons why started this forum on PA. Most of the reviews from the Facebook group will appear here too. We hope that you enjoy dining in Thailand and hopefully find great new places on the strength of the reviews below. But please do not blame us or the reviewer if a meal doesn't meet your expectations! We all have different tastes and preferences, and just as importantly, restaurants and staff do have off days If you're on Facebook, we hope you'll you join the WIne&Dine FB group directly and if you're around town, post some comments or even contribute a review now and then. It can be a lot easier to post to Facebook when on the move. The WIne&Dine admin shares some FB posts back to this forum, with the OP's permission. Please help us to grow by adding or inviting your friends on Facebook to the group! If you're not into reviewing and taking photos of food, but have somewhere to recommend that's not reviewed here as yet, let us know in the comments and one of the WineAndDine team will get there as soon as we can. Not many rules. We want to make Thailand Wine & Dine free of waffle and the kind of disputes that put people off contributing. Any arguments/bad language/off-topic stuff will just be deleted. There are plenty of places where people can flame to their hearts' content, but not here. We're sticking to reviews and civil discussions, anything else is impossible to moderate and just gets pointlessly messy. Let's keep this a quality forum with honest reviews. Thanks!
I had been warned that Jose's Au Bon Coin would be hard to find, but I still drove past it twice in broad daylight. Hidden amongst the Pratumnak building sites with their inevitable attendant shanty towns populated by Khmer, Burmese and the occasional Isaan labourers, there it was - a faded blue hand-painted sign that wouldn't have been out of place in a mediaeval Provençal village. You walk in through an oasis of tropical greenery until you get to the restaurant, housed in a beautifully restored old Thai building, much of the carpentry done by Jose himself. Opening the door you are greeted by the unmistakable nutty aroma of browned butter, quickly followed by Jose, imposing in both girth and character. An Auvergnat, born amongst the moonscape-like volcanic peaks of the Puy de Dome department in the French Massif Central. After the meal we jokingly mentioned that we had heard mixed views about the restaurant and its creator. With a Gallic shrug came the retort "if zey are not appy we take zem by ze trouzair, et ouf .... " The dining area is a work of art in itself. Fascinating paintings and artefacts adorn walls and fill display cabinets, floor to ceiling windows add to the spacious and airy feel. And how rare is it to find a restaurant where you could fit an extra table between yourself and neighbouring diners. The kind of place designed to make you relax. And relax we did, firstly over Jose's preferred tipple, a kir, then progressively as each dish arrived, over a litre of very drinkable French pinot noir, followed by Calvados, Cognac(s)... We both started with half a dozen snails. They could have been carefully arranged in shells, but Jose preferred the dish to speak for itself; a bowl of half a dozen chunky and delicious snails minus shells swimming in garlic butter. We had salads to follow; I chose the endive (chicory) salad, just because this is such a typical and simple 'grandma's' dish around France. It was superb. The shavings of blue cheese - possibly bleu d'Auvergne? - together with the walnut, added the perfect finishing touch. While my dining partner went for the rib-eye, I chose the lamb gigot, nicely pink leg of lamb, with sauteed potatoes, decorated with a sprig of rosemary. It was so good that I had demolished most of the plateful before remembering to take a photo. I blame it on the fast vanishing litre of pinot noir. Loved the wording on the menu for the apple pie - "20 minutes wait". Clearly, microwaved frozen desserts are a big 'Non Non' chez Jose. And it was well worth the delay. The unmistakable aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon arrived almost before the plate. Topped with a scoop of apple sorbet, with the bottle of Calvados left on the table, so I could pour it on myself. Can't remember the last time I saw that, if ever. The rest of the evening was increasingly hazy, as snifters of Calvados were followed by several balloons of Cognac. I vaguely remember trying a variety of espressos that were not so impressive. But that aside it was a truly great night's wining and dining, with excellent French cooking at reasonable prices. Only the excessive alcohol consumption greatly inflated the bill to well over 6000 baht for the two of us. But no regrets, and Au Bon Coin is top of my list for a return visit. Great fun, and apologies for anything else I may have forgotten through Cognac-induced amnesia... I think there a couple of tasty amuse-bouche nibbles at some point, but as for what they were...