Pantae Coffee Shop Warin District Ubon Ratchathani

Pantae Coffee Shop across the river in Warin Chamrap district of UbonRatchathani . Is a place worth visiting.

Sitting at home drinking coffee is cheaper and often more comfortable. You don’t have to get dressed, drive anywhere, wait for your coffee, find a place to sit or listen to music and conversations you would rather not.

Pantae Coffee Shop storefront Warin, Ubon Ratchathani

Pantae Coffee Shop storefront Warin, Ubon Ratchathani

But sometimes you find a secret place that is a jewel and makes it worth doing all the above just to enjoy a good cup of coffee.

There is a small section at the west end of Tahan Road in Warin  sandwiched between Sathani Road and Sathit Nimankan Road. If you glance down it there will seem to be nothing of interest. But if you like coffee and a lovely environment it might be worth your time to look a bit closer.

Sign in front of Pantae Coffee Shop Warin

Sign in front of Pantae Coffee Shop Warin

In the middle of that block on the north side of the street is a shop with an old wooden facade. You might not take a second look even if you are walking past but that would be your loss. There is a sign in Thai, framed by plants that reads, “Pantae“. It is the name given by those who started this place 2 years ago.

Antique TV at Pantae Coffee Shop Warin Chamrap

Antique TV at Pantae Coffee Shop Warin Chamrap

When you walk through the front door and look around you might think you pass through a time warp or entered an antique shop. Though there are many antiques that is not the business, just a passion of the owner. You will see televisions that have no idea what a remote is. In their day they required you to get up and walk to them to change the channel. They only offered two colors, black and white.

Friendly smiling greeting at Pantae Coffee Shop

Friendly smiling greeting at Pantae Coffee Shop

When you pull yourself away from the antiques and look further you will find yourself being greeted by a warm smiling face with a voice that can speak English in addition to Thai and a few other languages.  She will be happy to take your order there or you can find a table and decide what  you want.

Inside you will see tables set amongst the antique collections. Maybe you will want to sit next to the display of telephones with rotary dials and get a few laughs and maybe recall a few memories.

Rotary Phone collection at Pantae Coffee Shop

Rotary Phone collection at Pantae Coffee Shop

When you are ready to order you can select one of their coffee drinks which include Americano, Cappuccino, espresso and come either hot or cold.  Or maybe you would prefer tea instead of coffee. You can order it there. If you aren’t into caffeine in any form you might desire a cool fruit smoothie.

Pantae Coffee Warin, Ubon Ratchathani

Pantae Coffee Warin, Ubon Ratchathani

Besides drinks there is a small selection of bakery goods if you are experiencing a sweet tooth during your visit.

If it’s a nice day you might want to see outside. After you pass through all the antiques and exit through the back door you will find yourself in a jungle-like garden setting. This was created by the owner to showcase his other passion, gardening.

Pantae Coffee Shop Garden setting

Pantae Coffee Shop Garden setting

There are ferns and other plants hanging around. I have no idea the names of any of them. But I do know it is the only coffee shop I have seen with anything remotely like this. The are about 4-5 tables nestled and semi-hidden amongst the greenery. If gives a feeling of privacy and seclusion even though there might be customers at the other tables.

More Pantae Garden

More Pantae Garden

As you are sitting there enjoying the ambiance, drinking your coffee or whatever you are having, and talking with your friend,  you will hear music, but not so loud that you have problems hearing your friend speak in a low voice.

Sitting there amongst the ferns and other plants you get a good feeling, relaxed and thinking, “all is right with the world”.

Pantae Coffee Shop is open 10:00 to 22:00 everyday except Wednesday. On Wednesday the staff spends their day relaxing and enjoying with their family and friends.

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You can also get a cold beer at Pantae. As of yet, they do not serve food but if you like the environment I am sure if you ask it will be no problem to bring in some take out food and eat while enjoying a cold beer, the music and the vegetation that will surround your table. Oh yeah, I should mention you can also bring your notebook along, Pantae has wifi available for its patrons.

Pantae Fish Tank Table

Pantae Fish Tank Table

I was fortunate enough to discover Pantae from the old fashion marketing method, word of mouth. If a place offers good service, good product and makes you feel welcome sometimes that is the only advertising you need. Give yourself a break today and pay Pantae Coffee Shop in Warin visit. Tell them Darwin sent you.

Comments

  1. Terry Rickard says:

    What a wonderful description. I am in Ireland but travel to Thailand for the month of January every year. Have been to Ubon once for a few days and enjoyed. That coffee shop is just where I want to be NOW.

  2. Darwin:
    While picking up some som-tum and grilled ribs from the place a couple doors down, I found Pantae totally by accident. What a hidden gem! Like Dao Cafe, they have free wi-fi, but for those who live in Warin, Pantae saves the headache of traveling to the other side of the bridge. The garden is breathtaking, and feels like an oasis in the desert. Thanks for spreading the word about this place, since I definitely want it to be there on our next trip ‘home.’
    Incidentally, the som-tum place a couple doors up is also great, and semi-famous for its grilled ribs. Check it out when you get the chance.

  3. Chas,

    Thanks for the comments. There are many hidden gems around Ubon and Pantae is one of them. It is refreshing to sit in there relax, surf the net or talk.

    I will have to tray that som tam/ribs shop out next time. Sound like a plan.

  4. Terry,

    Appreciate the comments. If that happens then it makes the writer happy. I hope you get a chance to visit there next January and that you aren’t disappointed.

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