Pinky’s Gallery Cafe
Pinky’s Gallery Café, now in 2 great locations, Chalong Branch and Phuket Town
Phuket Town: Pinky’s Gallery Café, Phuket Town is located in the old part of Phuket Town on Yaowarad Road. It is located in an old style Chinese shopfront. The café doubles as a bit of an art gallery where you can purchase some of the local artists work. It has a fully stocked bar with a great selection of imported wines. The menu consists of very good quality western food such as hearty breakfasts, sandwiches, baguettes and pastas. There is also Thai food available but people generally come to eat western food.
The clientele consist of probably half expats, and the other half are Thai’s that work in the local banks and government offices, with just a sprinkling of tourists.
The coffee on offer is absolutely sensational, and I go up for my fix at least twice a week in Phuket Town.
This café would not look out of place in inner city Newtown in Sydney. It has a really trendy feel, but she keeps the prices amazingly low. The service staff are fantastic and very friendly.
Pinky’s Gallery Café is a great spot to escape the heat of the day in air conditioned comfort and great surroundings. Its also a good base to do a bit of shopping around old Phuket Town and head back inside the café when it gets to hot.
Chalong Branch: Pinky’s Gallery Café, Chalong Branch is located at 17 Moo 9 Chao Faa East Road at Chalong. The Café is actually house that has been converted into a café. There is air conditioned seating inside, or there is a nice big shaded veranda outside. There is a nice big car park out the front, and there is also parking around the back. There is also a carwash next door if you fancy having a coffee and a snack while you wait.
The food on offer is identical to Phuket Town, My personal favorite for breakfast is the Norwegian Eggs and a large flat white. There is also a few paintings from local artists decorating the walls that are also for sale, but not as many as in Phuket Town.
Pinky also does some dishes that target the local expats, like Sunday Roasts and she also has a daily specials board which varies greatly.
Because Chalong is an expat hub, I would say the clientele would consist of 70% Expats and 30% Thais