Manorom Coffee House
Excellent food, home-made pastries, and aromatic coffee coupled with a relaxing atmosphere is sure to hit the café lover’s spot. Steak, pasta, and salad are also some of the items available on the menu. Manorom is another “not to miss” coffee house that also provides food. Not recommended if you are short on time, because you will want to stay for sure.
Think local coffee in super comfortable chairs with delicious cakes and you have the Pangkhon Coffee experience. This socially and environmentally aware coffee shop also claims to save one tree for every cup of coffee served. Pangkhon Coffee also has branches in Chiang Mai.
Experience a showcase of handicrafts at this minimal and unique coffee shop at Jinnaluck Miracle of Saa. This paper factory opened its own coffee shop called Craft Cafe. Pillows, coasters and even the curtains are made of mulberry or saa paper. This cafe is stylish and comfortable, and thus a must visit.
Cafe Number Ei8ht
This trendy joint deserves its excellent reputation as the cafe’s barista Umpaul was the 2016 World Latte Art Champion. These guys take coffee seriously, the perfect place for those who love great coffee culture. Cafe Number Ei8ht is also a lovely place to meet and relax with friends or to work for a couple of hours.
Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar
Hands down the most stunning place to have coffee or tea in Chiang Rai! Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House or “The Simple Life” Coffee House is a family run cafe set in a beautiful colonial style house right on the banks of the Kok River. There are numerous places where you can sit and enjoy a coffee, tea, freshly baked goods or home cooked meals and marvel the natural surrounds or peruse the antique items, the family have collected over the years. Not done relaxing, why not check out their in-house spa?
Doi Chaang @ Coffee Station
Doi Chaang @ Coffee Station (Thanalai Road) is another one of the myriad shops around town serving up Doi Chaang coffee. Unlike Doi Chaang @ Art, however, Doi Chaang @ Coffee Station is a little less pretentious, with mismatched furniture, some teddy bears on the chairs and green astroturf lining the outdoor seating area. This café was filled with 30 to 40-somethings all staring at their phones or computers, which actually makes for a pretty good, unhurried working environment.