EAT: Cabbages & Condoms, Thailand

$ – $$

‘Our food is guaranteed not to cause pregnancy’

The name? The goal of changing perceptions and stigma surrounding contraception within society, making purchasing condoms as common and acceptable as cabbages. Also, instead of mints, you can take a condom.


Atmosphere 9/10
The restaurant is creatively decorated with condoms, and has a lovely outdoor area with a lit-up canopy. There are fans and the open-plan ensures that the temperature is comfortable and breezy. It’s darker than most dining places, but it adds to the mood. It’s mostly occupied with tourists, which adds to the relaxed holiday vibe. There is also a handicraft store that helps support development, family planning, and social welfare locally.

Cleanliness 7.5/10
With an outdoor dining area, you can’t expect perfection when nature is thrown in the mix, but everything seemed in order and a good standard.

Service 7.5/10
Service was good – the waiter was friendly, and the food was brought out within an acceptable timeframe. Nothing to fault really.

Food 7.5/10
Thai food is served, and the menu is large and varied. Like most Asian places, dishes are for sharing. The food was not as spicy as other local places we tried, which is probably intentionally done to suit a more foreign palette. Dish sizes are what you would expect for a Thai restaurant.

Value 10/10
The food is great for those trying to save – dishes start at 120baht (about $4AUD), with desserts going down to as little as 60baht (approx. $2AUD).


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