Telephone: 085 8327439 (Khun Ball)
Address: Bang Pae Waterfall, Pakok Talang, Phuket 83110
Price range: Reasonable. French fried (60 baht) fried egg sandwich (80 baht) tuna sandwich (85 baht) fried fish sandwich (100 baht) crab meat salad (120 baht) shrimp salad (100 baht) omlette (60 baht) squid tempura (100 baht) pad thai (60 baht) spicy papaya salad (90 baht) green curry with chicken (90 baht) fried chicken in pandanus leaf (90 baht) fried fish (250 baht) coffee (40 baht) hazel nut caffee latte (50 baht) iced tea (25 baht) large singha (50 baht) smoothies (40 baht).
Specialty: Hor mook in a shell, several interesting varieties of coffee
What the owner, Pattarapan La-ongpanich, says: This is a family business and we've owned the land, adjoining a national park, since my grandfather's time. Soon we will be opening a couple of small suites in the natural setting near the restaurant. It will be a pleasant place to stay, with the waterfall and the gibbon sanctuary nearby. Elephant trekking is just down the road, and the big new Ao Po Grand Marina and golf courses are also close.
How to find it: Head for the waterfall and the gibbon sanctuary, turn left when you see the park entrance.
Parking: Spaces below the rotunda
Phuketwan was preparing to pay for the meal when Khun Ball struck up a conversation, showed us his new and appealingly natural treetop suites, and refused to accept Phuketwan's money.