In Mae Had, there’s Zest Café (tel. 07745-6178) which serves some of the best java on the island—a blessing after a few days of bad hotel powered mixes. Come for Eggs Benedict in the morning and sandwiches on homemade bread for lunch. Pranee’s Kitchen (tel. 07745-6478) is an institution in Ko Tao known for Thai curries. Vegetarians and meat eaters alike will adore Coconut Monkey (www.fb.com/CoconutMonkeyKohTao; tel. 093640-4522), where homemade falafel, cold-pressed juices, and outstanding breakfast wraps are all enjoyed along the beach.
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