Simple place. Offers soups, a variety of tofu and meat substitutes with rice and noodles. Typical Thai vegetarian cuisine. Reported fully vegan July 2023. Open Mon-Sun 6:00am-5:00pm.

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52 Reviews

First Review by gregjaymaui


Points +66

03 Jul 2023

Delicious vegan Thai food

Really good vegan food options, plenty of choices at really cheap prices. Staff are lovely



Points +13

01 Apr 2023

Hidden gem

Several really yummy dishes every day


Points +1696

06 Jan 2023

Best Veg in Patong Beach?

Mae Orothai is a bit of a walk from the strip and isn’t particularly charming, but it hqs some of my favorite food in Patong Beach.

The owner doesn’t speak much English. The idea of purchase rice and two or three sides. All vegetarian and delicious. Food is made spicy to taste.

Pros: All vegetarian, Delicious and spicy food, Inexpensive

Cons: Out of the way, Difficult to communicate without Thai language


Points +57

25 Oct 2022

Super tasty 😋

Very good food and friendly staff!! It’s a Buddhist restaurant what I really love!

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-25

Pros: Very affordable, Lots of options, Got the food very fast


Points +81

26 Aug 2022

They didn’t have many options and the little options they had were all spicy

Add more kind of food because there was so many little options I had to leave! And they all were spicy!

Pros: Vegan food, Cheap

Cons: Not a lot of variety of food


Points +1284

17 Jul 2022

Leckere Vegane Gerichte

Egal was, alles war immer Super lecker und es gab jeden Tag etwas anderes.
Die Damen sind alle sehr Herzlich und Preislich ist es unschlagbar 🙏😊

Updated from previous review on 2020-01-11

Pros: Alles ist Vegan

Cons: Nicht so viele Sitzmöglichkeiten, Nur geöffnet von früh morgens bis nachmittags.


Points +244

27 Jun 2022


Really good selection of food at a very reasonable price! Different options everyday and lots of mock meats to try aswell.


Points +283

21 May 2022


Lots to choose from, very low price for the quality and a nice lady working there.
If you’re not into spicy just ask, they had at least 4 different non spicy dishes to choose from.
It was very tasty!


Points +60

20 May 2022


Immer wieder gerne.

Pros: Sauber, Lecker und viel Auswahl , Günstig


Points +24

12 Mar 2022

Bad experience

Food was not made on the spot. Was served cold. Small dish.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +375

17 Feb 2022

Amazing and cheap

We ate for 100 bat each an amazing plate of rice, veggies and different types of vegan meats and tofu. There are a couple of seats available to eat there but you can also order for take away (and it seems that via Foodpanda too). The lady is super nice - this place is a must!

Pros: Delicious, Cheap


Points +234

01 Feb 2022

Yummy cheap authentic

Trays of vegan curries, noodles,tofu,eggplant, etc. 30 B for 1 portion when I visited. Also sold vegan snacks, to go salads and sandwiches. Not a large area to dine in, so bring reusable containers to take to go (otherwise you get a plastic bag)

Pros: Lots of vegan options , To go

Cons: I don’t think you can dine in

Mike Munsie

Points +3343

28 Jan 2022

Small Thai Style Vegan Cafe

Mae Orathai Vegetarian is a Thai style vegan cafe so you select the dishes that you want and if you want rice … currently limited seating inside so a table and chair were placed at the entrance for me … I ordered one vegetable dish, a tablespoon of the spicy curry and some fake meat … cost ฿50 all up … easy to find using Happy cow directions

Pros: standard food choices

Cons: Moderate price, not cheap


Points +240

26 Jan 2022

I love it

Everything there is vegan, super delicious and it's cheap


Points +30

09 Nov 2021


I have been a few times this week. Tasty and all vegan so no need to worry about what you order. I simply gestured to what I wanted as my thai is no good.

Pros: Lots of options, Snacks too, Cheap

Cons: Runs out as the day goes on


Points +15

01 Mar 2020

My everyday place

Food delicious
in patong (location is good)
what more u need to know?

Pros: pure vegan , pure vegetarian

Cons: timings is quite wierd


Points +78

20 Jan 2020

Ok good value for money but were not transparent on priced

They changed the price at the till and charged the same as if we had an extra plate because we asked them to put a little bit more since they barely put anything. To be honest it was still so cheap, not complaining about the price but the principle of not being clear on pricing. They said 3 curries 50 bhat and turns out some of the curries had an extra charge of 50, 30... Still fine, still cheap and tasty.

Pros: The yellow curry is nice , Good value

Cons: Small curry portions


Points +76

15 Oct 2019

Tasty buffet but go early if you like hot food!

This is a standard vegan buffet place such as I have found in many places in Thailand. As with other buffet places, the set-up is very simple, and they provide water refill which is a great plus point for me.

They also have the common tendency to have a lot of very greasy fried options, and mock meat. However, I was pleased to find some options which were neither greasy nor mock-meat, and very delicious. Especially, they had the 'hed hom' mushrooms when I was there.

I went there twice in the afternoon and would say it's probably not worth it really, since the food was only lukewarm and they have no way of heating it.

One time I was there about an hour before their stated closing time, and all they had was cold food in plastic bags which they offered to put in a foam box for me. They were very accommodating to my explanation that I don't want to use plastic or foam, and offered to put the plastic bags in a paper bowl instead! But any environmentally-conscious Happy Cows may wish to try other places that don't have such a huge output of foam and plastic.

Pros: Tasty food, Free water refill, Friendly people

Cons: Lukewarm or cold in the afternoon, Lots of plastic and foam packaging , Lots of grease and mock meat


Points +25

25 Aug 2019

tasty Thai meal

unlike the other reviewers, I had ala carte (did not find the buffett menu). went twice, both days in the morning around 7am. The interior of the shop is clean, did not find any issues with hygiene.
Both spicy and non spicy options are available.
Owners speak decent English.

Difficult to locate the place , though. It is a relatively narrow shop front. Had to keep watching out for a yellow signboard.

Pros: Authentic Thai, Cheap

Cons: Difficult to locate


Points +1154

15 Jul 2019

Cheap vegan food

Cheap buffet style vegan food. But portion sizes are small. I guess you get what you pay for here. It is fully vegan though, so nice to support the place!

When my sister and I went, we both had dodgy tummy’s that same night. So maybe hygiene isn’t the best, but hey, it’s Asia. (Might be due to lukewarm rice).

Pros: All vegan, Cheap

Cons: Small portions, Potentially poor hygiene


Points +4981

10 May 2019

Delicious, but I can’t eat there again.

The food is tasty, staff are nice, affordable, but I found a fly in my takeaway meal, and sadly can’t eat there anymore.

Pros: Tasty food , Cheap, Lovely staff

Cons: Hygiene , Lots of flies around the food area.


Points +150

25 Apr 2019

Simple thai vegan food

great little family owned business with great Thai vegan buffet:)
the mushroom tofu was delicious..
paid only 50baht for a big portion!!

Pros: super cheap (50baht), great simple food

Cons: not easy to find


Points +63

10 Apr 2019

Small but good

Delicious jay food at very reasonable prices. Nice staff.


Points +16

29 Mar 2019


Food was super tasty, spicy and not spicy options.Will come back for more.

Cons: Cheap, pay 60thb for plate of food


Points +100

27 Mar 2019

Mock Meat Heaven

I can’t say it’s the healthiest, but they have the largest selection of mock meats I’ve ever seen! Buffet style, you might want to go just after they open for freshness. I ate there twice and everything was delicious. Heaping plates for around 100 baht. Not the best English but just point and nod. They will warn you of spicy. May not be hot food.

Pros: Lots of selection , Moderately priced

Cons: Not hot food


Points +28

16 Feb 2019

Cheap vegan food 100 baht will fill 2 of you up

Simple restaurant . Nice staff . All the food is vegan. Shuts at 5pm

Pros: Lots of thai vegan food

Cons: None


Points +20

10 Feb 2019

It’s super tasty

I ordered brown rice with three different kinds of vege dishes. So good!

Pros: Super cheap, Tasty

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