Orion Cafe

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15/2 Moo 8, Sri Thanu, Srithanu Bay, Koh Phangan, Thailand, 84280

Set in a quiet bay, this vegetarian cafe is located inside Orion Healing Center. Offers pre- and post- detox food, including vegan, raw food, superfoods, sattvic-yogic food prepared according to Ayurveda, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Uses organic as much as possible from its own garden or local markets. For cooking, the kitchen uses house-made ghee or rice bran oi. Has raw food options and raw desserts. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-11:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, International, Organic, Thai, Western, Juice bar

Reviews (20)

First Review by NuengSuwanee

Overpriced and not good service - Edit

The place is beautiful in front of the sea in the nature . The problem is that is full of mosquitoes and often overcrowded . You have to queue to order your food and it's not so relaxing because you have to wait and if you want more you have to go again . Often the service is slow and they make mistakes about your orders . The food is good even if not so impressive . The pesto spaghetti , the hummus and the tempeh burger were delicious. Also raw cakes . But really overpriced .

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Healthy food - Edit

Really liked the food. It tasted fresh and delicious.

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Rude staff and overpriced - Edit

I ordered the falafel sandwich, which literally consisted of two pieces of falafel, hummus, and one piece of lettuce for 220 baht. It took more than half an hour to make. When I asked about the side salad it was supposed to come with I was told that it was already on the sandwich? They weren't even willing to give me a part of the money back. Don't waste your money here!

Cons: Too expensive, Rude staff, Slow service

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Great setting, therefore pricey - Edit

The restaurant of the yoga and detox retreat center, so it has a very chill and peaceful vibe as expected. As the center attracts westerners the world over for expensive retreats, and as the setting is A1 (practically on the beach in a quiet bay), the restaurant prices are accordingly high. For example, many main dishes like burritos were pushing 250 baht. However, we pieced together a couple of smaller and cheaper items and some rice and made a meal out of it. The hummus was excellent (we requested it without the oil they normally drizzle on top), as was the morning glory (aka swamp cabbage in the US) and mushroom dish. Heaps of vegan options. Great food, beautiful setting, definitely recommend.

Pros: Great food (heaps of vegan options), Beautiful setting, Chill vibe

Cons: Price, Not entirely vegan

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Beautiful - Edit

Beautiful healthy food in a gorgeous setting.
Late afternoon is the perfect time to enjoy delicious food and enjoy the view and relax in the hammocks. Highly recommended

Pros: Snickers Dessert!! Amazing

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Absolutely terrible service. - Edit

The location is great, but the staff ruined the experience. They weren't friendly and didn't seem to know anything about their menu. Our food was 30 minutes late without apology. When we finally received our food it was very mediocre. The price isn't justified. Do yourself a favor and visit one of the other vegan restaurants on this area instead (like eat.co) where the people are kind and the food is amazing.

Pros: Nice setting

Cons: Rude staff, Extremely slow, Expensive and average taste

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Bowls as big as your head - Edit

If you are on the island and are up north for yoga or have a half day and a scooter, definitely check out Orion Cafe.

Peaceful location, huge portions and vegan ice cream!

Definitely get the Buddha Bowl if they have it. So good. So big.

Pros: HUGE portions, Location

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amazing - Edit

Really nice place, beautiful view, good aura. Like minded people. Food is really good

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Delicious breakfasts but confusing menu - Edit

Orion Cafe is located just south of Srithanu in a little bay. As you travel south out of Srithanu, at the point the road curves to the left, turn into the small road on the right and follow it round the corner. It is attached to a yoga school and most of the clientele appear to come from there. The atmosphere is very relaxed and peaceful. There is ample seating in a covered outdoor area which overlooks the bay.

Orion Cafe is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I visited several times during my time on Kho Phangan for breakfast and lunch. For breakfast, I ordered the Chia Bomb, Fresh Fruit Salad and coffee. The food was outstanding but the coffee was very weak. For lunch, I ordered a burger which was absolutely delicious. I tried various smoothies which were all excellent.

The menu is very confusing with too many options spread over too many pages in the smallest font imaginable. They should try to replicate Karma Kafe’s clear, concise and attractive menu style.

Prices are comparable to other vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Srithanu which can be summarised as very cheap by UK standards but expensive by Thai standards.

I thoroughly recommend Orion Cafe for breakfast and it is worth considering for lunch and dinner if you have tried the other vegetarian restaurants in Srithanu.

Pros: Healthy, Good Portion Size, Delicious

Cons: Confusing Menu, Staff Don't Speak Great English

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Good, could be better - Edit

Been here a couple of times when staying in Koh Phangan. The first time i was here i loved the atmosphere, very chill and relaxed, beautiful location. The mushroom burger was divine , starting with the fluffy wholewheat bun and finishing with a great fresh salad to accompany it. The papaya salad was so so , nothing special so as the falafel burger. Massaman curry was really good, thick, creamy with a lot of vegetables and a great depth of flavours.
The second time i came around was not as good. I ordered mango salad which was great except for the amount of olive oil in it... And the Zen bowl , was the worst of the worst, there was so much oil , soba noodles and broccoli were swimming in an huge puddle of oil , i don't think i have ever consumed so much oil in one dish ever in my life...Very disappointed...
Both times i was here thai staff was completely ruining the chill atmosphere, shouting the orders and shouting at each other... it was ridiculous...Having in mind the peaceful surroundings and people. All in all, this place has a great perspective, but there is room for improvement.

Pros: Great location, Good menu

Cons: OILY !!!!!!!, Shouting staff, Expensive

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yum - Edit

I did the detox program here and being around all the delicious smells of the food here every day was almost unbearable. i was so happy when I finally finished to actually be able to taste some of it. so tasty! expensive but worth it. the yoga is great too.

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Delicious food, relaxing space!! - Edit

I shared the vegan omelet made of chickpea flour and Tex-mex fried rice--fantastic!! Sorry this is my last night on Phangan, because I'd be back for this omelet! Vegan Raspberry chocolate cheesecake for dessert, also very good.

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wow! - Edit

Loved the food! Yes, it's expensive but for what you get it's totally worth it. The portions are really big. The Massaman curry was the best I've ever had! We also had the hummus with freshly baked flatbread. A bit too oily for my taste though. The spicy mushroom stir fry was great, too. Just go and eat till you can't walk anymore (come by scooter!) :)

Pros: a m a z i n g food , nice atmosphere at the beach

Cons: pricey

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A bit expensive but super-delicious - Edit

I like this place for nice surroundings, close to the sea and yoga-movement. Nice staff and nice customers - always.

Menu is wide, a bit expensive, but worth it: everything super-fresh and big dishes. My favorite is TEMPEH BURGER - just amazing masterpiece of food :)

Pros: Nice location, Fresh food and big dishes, Friendly staff

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Lovely Food in a Lovely Setting - Edit

First, let me explain how to find it because there are signs everywhere but I only managed to find it by coming across it when out for a run. This is not on the main beach road.

Head down the beach road to the other end of Sri Thanu away from Haad Yao. When you reach the end it will bend round to the left, you want to take the right turn in to Loyfah bungalows and keep going and you will find Orion on the right hand side.

They have some really interesting fruit shakes with lots of wonderful things in them such as cacao, hemp, dates etc.

The food menu is actually quite unique compared to the other veggie restaurants in the area, they offer Thai food and even raw Thai food. They also offer a number of western raw dishes such as burgers, sandwiches and noodle dishes. They also have breakfast food, salads and other healthy cooked dishes.

It's not particularly cheap but it's no different to the other veggie restaurants in the area.

The setting is truly beautiful because you can sit right out on the bay.

The food is actually almost completely vegan apart from some bee pollen and honey items and yoghurt is one optional area in a breakfast item. Everything else is vegan.

Pros: Beautiful setting, Unique menu

Cons: Uses honey and yoghurt

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Delicious! - Edit

Beautiful, bright, colorful presentation and absolutely delicious food. I had the tempeh burger and the mango bean salad, which normally would have been too much food for me, but I was pretty hungry today. The crispy shell on the whole wheat bun was perfect, and the cashew cheese was wonderfully messy and mouthwatering. The cafe could not be more comfortable, right on the beach, open and breezy. Outstanding service. I will definitely be returning to eat here again.

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Juices and green goddess shake is delicious!! - Edit

We didn't eat here as they had unfortunately run out of the green vegan curries however we had an all green juice which was well.. you can't make an all green juice taste amazing but it was packed with kale which was a great health kick!

The shakes were the best..caramel dates with fruits and packed with greens. Must try!

Pros: Healthy vegan food, Great juices, Detox centre so clean food!

Cons: Owners can come across as arrogant

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Nice option, great food - Edit

I stopped in here last month and found a great menu of choices. I opted for the tempeh burger which was a little messy to eat, but very yummy. My friend tried a Buddha bowl on my suggestion, and at first wasn't happy as it was mostly raw veggies, but after adding the sauce, loved it. Also tried one of their smoothies. They have a nice variety, but if you're vegan make sure to get one with no honey.
The seating area is cozy, and the people there very chill. Many folks were doing a cleanse and not eating, but some of the others had interesting dishes and I'd love to make it back someday.

Pros: variety of vegan options, nice location, good food

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