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The Zest chain has two locations on Koh Tao. Sairee Zest is on the walking street near the Queens Cabaret Show. Zest Mae Haad is located about halfway up the ‘up road’ on the left. 

Opening Hours

7 am – 5 pm

Price range 

30 – 180THB

Zest has been catering to the residents and tourists of Koh Tao for as long as anyone can recall, with cafes situated in both Sairee and Mae Haad. No matter where you choose to stay, you are sure to be conveniently close to one of their highly-rated breakfast and lunch establishments.

Zest brands itself as a coffee house and bakery. Anticipate delightful coffee blends, enticing pastries and cakes, along with a variety of breakfast options, sandwiches, and salads. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be sure to like the dessert options too. 


For a small café, Zest has an extensive menu with breakfast options ranging from traditional sets and English Breakfasts to yoghurt, cornflakes and some classic Western favourites like beans on toast, porridge, and crepes. The sandwich and salad menus offer excellent value. The breads are freshly baked and the quality of ingredients is high. Zest special sandwiches are very popular and have been named after some of the island’s favourite dive sites.

The food at this cafe is fresh and unprocessed. If none of the salads or sandwiches take your fancy, you can make your own by selecting individual items from the à la carte options. Additionally, there is a variety of burgers and a selection of other main course dishes, including options from the vegan menu. Sweets include pastries, muffins, cakes and mousse. 


Zest sells coffees of virtually every variety and a range of teas, plus shakes, smoothies, and soft drinks. They also sell local beers. 

Most Popular Dishes

Breakfast sets, croissants, chocolate mousse, cob salad, and the Chumphon Pinnacle sandwich.

Zest Cafe Koh Tao
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