Phuket’s Ma Doo Bua Cafe Lets You Stand On Giant Lotus Lilies & Have Professional Drone Shots Taken From ฿350

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Ma Doo Bua Cafe in Phuket

For any Phuket-bound traveller, Ma Doo Bua Cafe is a place that shouldn’t be missed. With giant lotus lilies surrounding the entire cafe, it’s an enviable IG-worthy spot for any travel-grammer. In addition to its menu of delectable mains and afternoon tea treats, they also offer photo-taking services.

If you’ve struggled with finding any great spots or angles for your travel pictures, Ma Doo Bua Cafe has it all sorted out for you. Read on to find out more about this cafe nestled in a cozy corner of Thalang District, Phuket.

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Take IG-worthy shots of you standing on giant lotus lilies from ฿350

While most cafes scurry to show off their impressive food and drinks menu – don’t worry, we will get to that later – the most unique trait of Ma Doo Bua Cafe has to be their on-site photography services.

Starting from ฿350/pax, you can snap gravity-defying pictures of yourself standing on one of the giant lotus lily pads at the cafe.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - Standing Lotus ShotImage credit: @madoobua.phuket

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous and in search of something different, you can opt to have a professional drone shot taken of you and bae lying on a boat, right in the centre of this beautiful lotus lily pond.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - Couple Drone ShotImage credit: @pimpcn and por_pora

However, don’t worry if you have no boo to travel with. Even as a solo traveller, these drone shots taken at the cafe make for absolutely stunning solo pics as well.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - Drone ShotImage credit: @madoobua.phuket

While some might consider these photographs absolutely priceless, some visitors have also decided to DIY their own photoshoots there.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - DIY Happy Coconut PhotoImage credits: @shirpetel

Undoubtedly, with some hard work, creativity and intense angling… some of our fellow travellers have left the cafe with gorgeous shots of themselves.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - DIY Pink Dress PhotoImage credit: @milaya_mary

Now that you’ve checked out the IG potential of Ma Doo Bua Cafe, this next section is for our foodies.

Quirky drinks like Tom Yum Soda to match the aesthetic

Ma Doo Bua Cafe def nails the aesthetics of their outlet, and they’ve even ensured that their food and drinks are consistently quirky as well.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - Tom Yum SodaImage credit: @madoobua.phuket

From creative drinks like Tom Yum Soda to refreshing Foi Thong Iced Thai Milk Teas with towering dollops of whipped cream, their drinks menu is sure to refresh and impress. The food here complements the drinks too.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - Foi Thong Iced Thai Milk TeaImage credit: @madoobua.phuket

From the beautifully plated Spaghetti Pomodoro and traditional Thai dishes with a lotus twist, Ma Doo Bua Cafe promises both beauty and flavour when it comes to their delectable mains.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - Spaghetti PomodoroImage credit: @madoobua.phuket

If you’re simply stopping by the cafe for an afternoon tea break, there are also special packages at the restaurant to meet those needs.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - Summer Fresh Shrimp Dip with Lotus StemMa Doo Bua Cafe’s Summer Fresh Shrimp Dip With Lotus Stem
Image credit: @madoobua.phuket

Afternoon tea packages and massage promos

For couples who are looking to sweeten their day out with a visit to the cafe, you can opt for the “Afternoon Tea By The Bua” Package that allows couples to enjoy the cafe’s appetizers and tea, all while relaxing and enjoying the view of the lily pond.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe - Afternoon By The Bua Tea Package

Image credit: @madoobua.phuket

Those exhausted from a day’s worth of frolicking at the beach can opt for the “Bua Spa”, which assigns you a masseuse by a private space near the lily pond from ฿450 (~USD18.22).

For more promos, head over to Ma Doo Bua Cafe’s Instagram page here.

Getting to Ma Doo Bua Cafe in Phuket

Whether you are a travelling family of 4, a solo traveller or a couple on a honeymoon, Ma Doo Bua cafe is sure to have something for you.

If you’re making Phuket one of your travel stops this year, make sure to pop by this one-of-a-kind cafe. While it might be a little out of the way from the hustle and bustle of Phuket’s other attractions, this gem is definitely worth that scooter ride to Thalang district.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe
Address:310/51 M.1 Baandon-Cherngtalay Rd Thalang District, Phuket, Thailand
Opening Hours:
Sun-Fri, 9AM – 6PM 
+66 95 936 6539

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Cover images adapted from: madoobua.phuket, madoobua.phuket, jennychalala

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