For a mountain view, head up to Somchai Coffee.
Speaking of coffee, Sangkhlaburi is home to some regional producers and overall the quality is excellent. Rai Khun Ying is one such producer, and you can sample their outstanding arabica in a small cafe across from the market on Thetsaban 2 in the town centre. Coffee Berry is another fine choice on Samprasob Road towards the wooden bridge. And Graph Cafe on Si Suwan Khiri Road near much of the accommodation has a stylish, jazzy-artsy atmosphere to go with free WiFi, excellent coffee, smoothies and even a few cocktails. They also serve pizza, though it was nothing to write home about. Our only complaint is that the staff at Graph seemed more interested in lounging with their laptops than serving customers.
Also don’t miss Baan Unrak Bakery, located midway down Si Suwan Khiri Road. They offer a counter full of delicious brownies and cakes, and serve lunch and dinner. The menu features Thai staples like red curry, and more inventive dishes like potato with cashew nuts and kaffir lime leaves. Their huge fresh fruit shakes are the perfect treat to relieve the midday heat. Baan Unrak also has a large shop featuring woven goods made by local women, with proceeds going to support the Baan Unrak local orphanage and animal care centre.