Odds are Miami’s favorite chefs can be spotted having dinner at Cake Thai on their night off — and there is a reason for that. The small restaurant located in a strip mall has quickly gained a cult-like following. Sure, it may not have a bathroom. Or a liquor license. But once guests can look past those quirks, they’ll be able to feast on some of the best Thai food in the city.
There are a few things you should know before visiting Cake Thai Kitchen. First and foremost: Prepare to give up any notion of personal space upon entering. The cozy, always-packed, Mediterranean-skewing West Loop restaurant offers communal seating and shared plates (fear not, you don't have to share with your neighbors). And don't peek at the menu before visiting; allow each plate to be a surprise, as the kitchen intended.
Whether it's your first visit or your 15th, you must order menu mainstays chorizo-stuffed medjool dates and the "deluxe" focaccia with taleggio cheese, airy ricotta, truffle oil and fresh herbs.