360 Degree Coffee - Andaman Viewpoint
The sign at the road did not say there was a restaurant, just a viewpoint. The hill is maybe 100 feet high, but high enough to see the sea to the west (above). Finding a restaurant there was a bonus, as we were getting peckish and wondering what to east when we got home. The restaurant sits on the side of this not-very-high hill, but all the land north and east is flat, so there is quite a view actually...
We ordered some ice coffee and a "family plate" of fried rice, 120 Baht, big enough for 2 adults and 2 kids. My wife said she remembered seeing the place on the local cable channel, a few other people were there having coffee, I don't reckon they get many foreign customers, but promotion on the local cable TV is good for getting local business. A good place for a sunset dinner one day I think. (update 2015) Is busy at weekends.
Our daughter enjoyed using a telescope they had fixed to the floor through which you could see Sarasin bridge to the south.
Quite a unique place, hope they get enough business to stay open long enough for us to visit again! Certainly worth stopping if you are driving to Phang Nga or Khao Sok. A day trip might include Wat Suwan Kuha - the temple in a cave, lunch at Samchong Seafood and an afternoon on a boat to James Bond Island and Koh Panyee, then stop at this 360 view restaurant on the way home!
(Update 2011) - The 360 Degree restaurant and cafe is getting popular, especially at weekends. We were there again recently (October 2011) for coffee and cake, and they now have a crane on site to hoist people up in a viewing capsule - excellent!
NEW PHOTOS OCTOBER 2011
Update 2015 - It's got a kind of waterslide and pool now and a shooting range. We've not been for a while.