01 The TripPacker's Review
ROUTE 12 – Packer’s pit stop
The winding roads of Route 12 will make any traveler tired and sore from long hours in the car. Near road marker 95 on Ton Son road (Pine Road) is a neat little coffee shop called Route 12.
The coffee shop has a western décor; kind of like a diner in a petrol station in the middle of nowhere like many American films. As soon as you step in, you’ll be sure to hear the country music playing in the background.
From the front, the shop seems like it has only one floor. In fact, the shop has more than one floor. The shop makes use of the mountain landscape to make a step-like building. Inside you will find a restaurant, a souvenir shop, scenic spots, and a few guestrooms for travelers who want to rest for the night. There is also parking space available for caravan and camping car travelers.
Once you’ve ordered your cup of joe, go find a seat and take a rest, or have a blast taking pictures at the many scenic areas. This place is a great place to stop at during road trips. I’ll have to drop by if I come though here again.
02 General Info + How to go
|Address||:||160 Moo 11, on the side of Route 12 Pitsanulok-Lomsuk direction, 95th kilometer marker, Kek Noi, Khao Kor, Petchabun, 67280|
087 841 9566 , 089 527 1723
|:||Route12 Pine Road|
Anytime of the year
|Highlight||:||The décor of the restaurant feels like a petrol station in the dessert.|
|Activities||:||Photography, Souvenirs, Coffee|
How to get there
From Bangkok, take Route 1 (Paholyothin) past Saraburi. Then turn onto Route 21 and continue past Vichianburi district. Once past, take Route 12 (Pitsanulok-Lomsuk) and drive until you reach the 95th kilometer marker. The shop is on the left side of the road.