The funky hangout opened one month ago and is now attracting a regular crowd, including many of Yuma’s friends, who come to sample the great food and special happy hour discounts.
“This is the first business I have owned myself, and I opened it because I love coffee and I love cake. I love to cook – and I make the homemade icecream myself. Today I have got nutella, pineapple and lemongrass flavours.”
Yuma is originally from Udon Thani but arrived in Phuket not long after the 2004 tsunami having spent the previous seven years living in Denmark.
The design of CafeLicious reflects her background, a mix of the vintage and modern, with a collection of specially designed furniture as well as store brought items.
Open daily from 8am until late, Yuma serves a substantial menu that includes English and American breakfasts for B150 (English is baked beans, two eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato and toast, while American replaces the tomato with a pancake).
Thai food ranges from B60 to B80 per dish, and the chicken or meatball burgers are B150. Yuma’s signature are the CafeLicious rolls, chicken spring rolls served with three different sauces.
Salads include the special “CafeLicious salad”, priced at B120 and served with chicken, greens, and Yuma’s home-made salad dressing.
For those with a sweet tooth there are a variety of cakes made by Yuma’s friend, including the New York cheesecake for B120, pancakes for B100, and her own ice-cream for B50 per scoop.
Happy hour beverages are “Buy one get one free” – some of the cheapest in the Old Town.
“I really enjoy it,” Yuma says. “I have something to do and I love having my friends here.
CafeLicious, 59 Rassada Rd, Phuket Town (opposite Siam Commercial Bank). 076 216 879. Facebook: CafeLicious