Zing a Ding-Ding – Wake up, fill up or perk up, at Zing Coffee Shop.

Zing

Do you prefer American or Continental style? Never mind, both breakfasts are served at the stylishly modern yet classy, Zing Coffee Shop, from 7.30 am until midday. So, whether you are an early riser or just can’t quite make it to your hotel breakfast buffet in time, Zing has you covered!

ZingLocated at the north end of Chaweng Beach Road, at Centara Grand Beach Resort’s shopping arcade, Zing is owned and operated by the resort, but is totally separate and open to everyone. It’s an ideal spot for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of the beach road, and you are guaranteed the five-star service and quality of the Centara brand.

Zing provides a calm and tranquil setting to sip a freshly brewed coffee, made with the finest beans from di Manfredi. Delight in a choice of breakfasts, deli sandwiches and salads, snacks, pastries and ice-cream from 7.30 am until 5.30 pm. There is indoor air-conditioned seating if you want to escape the heat of the day, or an outdoor area, great for people watching and immersing yourself in the road scene. Complimentary Wi-Fi means you can catch up with friends and family or even work if you really have to!

ZingThe American breakfast will keep you going for most of the day. It Includes; eggs, cooked any which way, bacon, sausage, tomato, your choice of bread and croissant with butter and jam, seasonal local fruit, juice and coffee or tea. All this for 390 baht means five-star quality and service, but definitely not five-star prices. The Continental just omits the bacon, sausage and eggs, and is yours for 330 baht. Want an altogether lighter breakfast? Muesli, yoghurt and fruit are on offer, and you can adapt anything on the menu, providing something to suit everyone.

There are nine choices of bread, prepared daily in an in-house bakery, including multi-malt, ciabatta, sesame, and French. Plus three types of heavenly warm and flakily moist croissant – plain, almond and chocolate, and even a selection of in-house local jams including coconut, banana, papaya or mango. The jam is available to buy separately or in perfect gift box combinations.

ZingLet’s talk coffee… expresso, cappuccino, latte, mocha, vanilla and caramel flavourings with a choice of low fat, high fat cow, soy or almond milk as well as that rare commodity on Samui – decaffeinated coffee for those who really must! And of course, a selection of teas and hot chocolate. Hot drinks not your thing? Don’t worry, peruse the healthy selection of frappes, milkshakes, smoothies and fresh juices, and then tailor your ingredients to suit your mood or tastes. The barista’s here are trained to Centara’s five-star standards, and are exceptionally helpful and speak very good English. Head barista, Khun Nit, even won the title of Champion Barista in Bangkok last year, and hopes to defend her title this year!

ZingFor lunch or an afternoon snack, choose from a selection of freshly made, healthy sandwiches, rolls, salads, sushi or maki rolls. The fresh deli lets you choose from a good selection of meat, fish, cheese, vegetables and salad. Choose the type of bread you desire for the sandwiches or rolls and they arrive expertly wrapped. Great for taking away or if eating in, a fantastic way to avoid spilling your filling! Sandwiches are priced at 185 to 200 baht or choose the Sandwich Combo – one sandwich and a fruit shake for 270 baht. Salads are huge and perfectly priced at 180 or 220 baht. Guaranteed to fill any rumbling tum, whether you choose tuna, Greek, Caesar, niçoise or another.

ZingIn need of an energy boost in the afternoon? Come and chill at Zing and enjoy a coffee and cake or try their special Coffee Combo – any choice of coffee and two croissants for 170 baht. In a rush, no problem. Order to take away – you can even phone through and pick up when you are ready. Too hot for coffee? Try their in-house ice-cream. All your favourite flavours; chocolate, mango, coconut and more. Centara also make and package their own brand of ice-cream called Fetz. All ready for you to take away.

From 4.30 pm there is a very special happy hour! Buy one, get one free on all take away bakery items, as well as sushi and maki rolls. In need of a tailor-made cake for a special occasion? Speak to the baristas; they can place a special order for you, direct from the Centara bakery. Fallen in love with the flavours of Thai food whilst on holiday? Curry pastes are available to take away in gift style packaging; massaman, green, red, yellow, panang as well as herbs and spices for tom yum soup.

Enjoy the quiet ambience, the mellow background music. Savour your fantastic coffee, tea or food and leave with a definite Zing a ding-ding in your step!

Karan Ladd

For further information, telephone 0 7723 0500 extension 583.