Walking into the Loaf Bakery and Café feels more like walking into a French bakery than a small restaurant on Soi Lengkee in Pattaya. The white bead board walls and counters are adorned with fresh pastries and bread on display. Chalkboards hang from the ceiling listing menu items and daily specials.
This location on Soi Lengkee is smaller and more intimate than the Loaf in Welcome Town. Seating consists of several small tables, some with couches. The large bay window looks over the outdoor patio where diners can enjoy the fresh air and overlook the street while they enjoy their meals.
When I arrive, I take a look around for an empty table. I spot a vacant spot and take my place amongst the people who are busy relaxing, reading their papers, typing on their laptops, or chatting with friends as the nibble on their breakfasts and sip their coffee.
The waitress is over quickly with my menu, a smile, and a laugh. I’m hungry for breakfast and my stomach is growling. I order the big breakfast with two eggs, bacon, ham, and some grilled veggies. It comes with a cup of coffee or tea, I take the coffee, and orange juice.
When the drinks arrive, I was impressed by both the coffee and juice. The coffee tasted great, which isn’t something I’d often say at most places in Pattaya. The juice seemed freshly squeezed and was a nice size, unlike some of other breakfast spots where it’s a shot glass full of OJ from concentrate.
The waitress brings along a basket of bread which includes the expected two pieces of toast, plus a selection of bread with a side of butter and jam. The Loaf is a Bakery and you’d expect the bread to be above average, and they didn’t disappoint.
When my meal arrives the first thing I see is that the bacon is real bacon. The ham is a proper piece of ham and not a tough piece of gristle I’ve become accustomed to in Pattaya. The eggs were done just right. I couldn’t wait to dig in.
As much as I like to weigh both pros and cons of a restaurant, I don’t have anything negative to say about The Loaf Bakery and Café. I really enjoyed my meal and it ranks at the top of the best breakfasts I’ve had in Pattaya so far.
While I only visited for breakfast, which was on several occasions as I enjoyed it so much, I never tried any of their other food for lunch or dinner. They make wood fired pizza which is supposed to be excellent, and something I’d like to go back and try. If their other menu items are as good as the breakfast I had, I would be impressed. I’ve seen some photos on their Instagram account and it looks tempting.
There are several Loaf Bakeries in Pattaya. I only ate at the location on Soi Lengkee. The restaurant in Welcome Town, on Pattaya Klang near the Big C, is a much larger restaurant and would be worth checking out if you are in that part of town.
Location: Soi Lengkee, Pattaya
Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM