We adore a good patio dining experience, and Garlic Thai in downtown Newnan has a cute little sidewalk patio!
In addition to the charming atmosphere created by sunny yellow walls with an exposed brick wall on one side, Garlic Thai has amazing cuisine.
We started out our meal with cups of tea.
Both the jasmine tea and the Thai iced tea were delicious. One was light and flowery, while the other was thick, milky and syrupy sweet.
We arrived at the restaurant beyond the point of hunger, so we immediately ordered coconut soup to stave off a state of hangry.
We’ve never really met a cup of coconut soup we didn’t like, and this was no exception. The green onions floating on top really brought out the rich, salty flavor of the broth.
After we felt we had enough food in us to have a civil conversation with each other, we ordered a California roll to share.
The crab and avocado were very fresh, and the robust flavor of the sesame seeds on top was a nice addition.
Susan is a huge pad Thai fan, so she ordered the Garlic Thai version, which was loaded with shrimp and peanuts. She was very impressed with the delicious, chewy glass noodles and the buttery shrimp flavor that permeated the dish.
We also tried one of the specials, the curry puff, a flaky potato based pastry served with yellow curry sauce and a sweet cucumber salad. The green curry potato paste that filled the fried shell was just the right level of spice.
The heartiness of the dish made it extremely filling. We couldn’t resist ordering dessert to finish our meal.
The durian cheesecake was heavenly. The creaminess was cut by the fibrous durian fruit. It was not too sweet and almost had the flavor of a hard cheese. It was drizzled with a delicious fresh raspberry sauce and served with whipped cream and cherries.
The red bean ice cream was a nice summer treat. It was served in a triangular slice and topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and cherries.
It actually tasted pleasantly fruity and the creamy dessert was extra textured, almost grainy.
We left the restaurant full of delicious food with the well wishes of the extremely friendly staff. Garlic Thai is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. You can also order the food to be delivered to your home. Check out their Facebook page for changing menu items and specials. If you have ever dined at Garlic Thai, we would love to know what your favorite dish is!