Picturesque views, tranquil nature, meticulous temples, graceful culture – visiting Chiang Mai does not just stop there. Take some time to visit these five unmissable cafés and eateries in Chiang Mai that will leave your tongue relentlessly impressed, as well as amuse your sentiment.
#1 MEENA RICE BASED CUISINE
Owning its own rice fields, Meena Rice Based Cuisine puts its healthy rice in every serving and even in drink. The menu, inspired by regional foods from all over Thailand, is totally unique when a subtle zest of rice is added, and in some dishes, it substitutes the main ingredients, creating the sunnier sensation to the mouth-watering experience. Besides, the dishes look surprisingly photogenic!
- Deep-fried Pawns with Rice Crumbs
- Stewed Honey Pork Ribs with Riceberry
- Lanna Style Multigrain Chilli Dip
- Roasted Sticky Rice with Garlic Pork
- Riceberry Herbal Drink
AD: 13/5 Moo 2, San Klang, San Kamphaeng, 50130 Chiang Mai
#2 THE IRONWOOD
Stylishly charismatic are both the design and the dishes at The Ironwood. In an airy setting, you are warmheartedly welcomed to savour the tastes of cuisine made with organic ingredients from local sources. Many dishes here are colourful, thanks to seasonal edible flowers. Heart-crafted recipes make everything on the menu one of a kind, offering the mellowest flavours you’ll find in Chiang Mai.
- Garlic Tofu
- Shrimp Paste Fried Rice Served with Flowers Salad
- Shrimp in Tamarind Sauce
- Spicy Paco Fern Salad
- Banoffee Cake
AD: 592/1 Maerim-Samerg Road, Mae Raem, Mae Rim, 50180 Chiang Mai
#3 RUSTIC & BLUE FARM SHOP
Rustic & Blue Farm Shop serves all-day breakfast freshly cooked with a playful combination of local ingredients. The homely impression is intentionally created for the laid-back sensation of bringing people together, as if they were sharing food in a cosy backyard. Sipping coffee or tea is an excellent activity here as well.
- Green Eggs Benedict
- Brekkie Stack
- Scrambled Eggs
- Maple Chicken & Cheddar Cheese Waffle
AD: Nimmanhaemin Soi 7, Mueang Chiang Mai, 50200 Chiang Mai
#4 MEEJAI HAI MATCHA – MATCHA GREEN TEA CAFÉ
Open with the love for Matcha, Meejai Hai Matcha presents the most flavourful green tea and homemade sweet-smelling treats. Nothing here is extravagant, but the rich taste of its cups is completely elegant. The café is an ideal place to restfully savour the fineness of the refined refreshment.
- Piccolo Latte
- Iced Matcha Latte
- Matcha Brownie
- Matcha Chunk Chip Cookie
AD: 193/1 Sridonchai Road, Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiang Mai, 50300 Chiang Mai
#5 THE BARN: EATERY DESIGN
The Barn, almost four years old now, has been city people’s favourite place to hang out and lounge in Chiang Mai. It is clearly named after the design of this simple yet stylish structure. This charming café is actually built from and dressed up with reused materials and furniture. Looking for a place to really sit back and enjoy harmonious sweetness? Come to The Barn.
- Blue Lemon Soda
- Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
AD: 14 Sriwichai Soi 5, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai, 50200 Chiang Mai
Text and Photos by Pakvipa Rimdusit
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