China Inn Cafe
This restored, Sino-Portuguese style building, located in the heart of Phuket Town, is easy to spot thanks to its red exterior. The restaurant's main entrance lies through an antique shop that carries items influenced by the island's tin mining era, which has fueled the Phuket economy since the 16th century. The interior is a small space filled with antiques, and the cafe also offers limited seating in its quaint courtyard. Though Western cuisine is also represented on the menu, Thai fare is the specialty, with main dishes ranging from spring rolls with prawns to curries and pasta plates.
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