The Top 20 BEST Cafes, Coffee Shops & Working Cafes in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Cafe Hopping in Chiang Mai + Co-Working Spaces

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Chiang Mai has some of the best cafe culture and some of the most beautiful, best coffee shops/cafes I've ever seen or experienced in the World! Just checkout the hashtag #cafehoppingcnx or #chiangmaicafe on insta to see what I'm talking about. When you spend enough time in Chiang Mai, you'll notice that the artisan cafe culture is super strong and that there are so many to choose from (probably literally hundreds)! In this blog post, I've narrowed them down to the top 20 (in my opinion) after living in Chiang Mai for around a year total at the time of writing this post. These are my personal go-to's for working, relaxing, meet-ups and for enjoying a nice cup of tea, coffee, matcha or some treats! It's a bandwagon I think everyone should hop onto, so scroll down and hop on!

Blog post updated September 6th 2019.

Chiang Mai, Thailand is my favourite city in the whole wide World for SO many reasons and the artisan cafes/coffee shops definitely add to why I love it so much. I’ve travelled to around 25 countries and around 160 cities/places in my lifetime (thus far) across 4 continents…so hopefully that’s saying something about Chiang Mai!

Now, if you don’t know my background or if you don’t follow me on instagram and you just landed on this Blog by searching up Chiang Mai, you may not know this, but I’ve spent around half the year in Chiang Mai or around SE Asia for the past 2 years and the other half in Western Canada (at the time of writing this blog post). So, I’ve spent a good sum of time in Chiang Mai and I’ve scouted out allll the best cafe spots for you!

I’ve personally tried around anywhere between 30-40 individual cafes/coffee shops in Chiang Mai, itself. These ones I’m about to share are my “have to go to’s” and the spots I personally love visiting while spending my blissful 6 months in Chiang Mai, every year.

These below are the creme de la creme of cafes/coffee shops in Chiang Mai that are MUST-try’s & my personal go-to’s.

I love how eclectic, beautiful, cozy, trendy, artisan and gorgeous (+ delicious) these spaces are and I think you will, too!

All photos shown below are my personal photos from eating at these spots unless otherwise stated and of course only show a small sample of what each cafe has to offer! This post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are my own and I’m putting this here to help other travellers out who visit Chiang Mai :).

I’ve added google search links to ALL cafes/coffee shops talked about right under my mini-scoop review for each which will take you straight to the google search landing page so you can see menu photos, other peoples’ reviews, the TripAdvisor reviews, other blog posts etc. Most of all these spots listed in this Blog post are organic or locally sourced, made without additives, using natural, great, high quality ingredients etc, too! Some just market it better than others :).

Pricing: I haven’t included individual price points for these cafes as most people expect cafes to be a generic cafe price. Most of these spots are really super nice and beautiful inside/trendy so you are going to pay around the same or roughly around what you would at Starbucks or a bit cheaper (for the most part). Some of them range a bit cheaper and some are more expensive depending on the quality of ingredients, branding, location and space they offer. I have meshed both cafes and coffee shops that are amazing for checking out but aren’t really places where you’d set your laptop up in with some that are laptop friendly and more of a place you could work hours in! A lot of the fancier spots I wouldn’t do this in but I have listed which ones are better for that than the others.

Alright, let’s get started!

These are in no particular order:


1. FLOUR FLOUR LOAF

✧ Near Chiang Mai University
Has nondairy milk options (vegan friendly), coffee, drinks, food, brunch items & smoothie bowls

Flour Flour Loaf is such a cute space and a great working spot, too! Everything is displayed gorgeously and they have delicious treats (including donuts…I don’t know about you guys, but I have no chill when it comes to donuts as I’m a donutier myself and have deep respect for an awesome tasting donut). They have everything from lattes to matcha to espresso and beyond. They also do smoothie bowls, snacks and some wonderful eats!

My personal recommendations: I love their galaxy donut, their ceremonial matcha or their iced matcha. I’m sure their coffee drinks are bomb, too!

Co-working space friendly: Yes! They also have some of the fastest wifi speeds in all of Chiang Mai - 222 download and 203 upload speed.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

2. GRAPH CAFE - ONE NIMMAN

✧ There’s 2, one in One Nimman & one in old city
Has nondairy milk options (vegan friendly) & specializes in cold brew eclectic coffee flavours, a few treats too!

Graph Cafe is a cool, dark vibed, artisan coffee shop in One Nimman (there’s also a smaller one in old city I believe), but the one I go to is the one at One Nimman. It’s trendy, cute and a nice space with mood lighting. They specialize in cold brew coffee pour overs with eclectic and unique flavours! They have some pretty neat combinations that are different than the reg’ to checkout.

My personal recommendations: My partner and I like to indulge in their unique flavoured drinks and cold brews. I enjoy their matcha latte with a nondairy milk option, too!

Co-working space friendly: Yes and no. Yes if you’re on your laptop for 1-2 hours, but I wouldn’t say it’s somewhere you can work hours on end as it’s more of a trendy spot to chill, relax, sip, interact and be social. Totally your call, though!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more
Photo credits:
photo #2 & #4

3. OLDHOUSE CAFE

✧ Located in old city
Has nondairy milk options (vegan friendly), breakfast, brunch, food and drinks

This is one of the most beautiful cafe environments in Chiang Mai! Such a gorgeous white space filled with wonderful thoughtful touches, flowers and stunning spots to sit and enjoy the afternoon. Very photogenic and insta-worthy, too! Amazing drinks and I’ve heard the food is great, too!

My personal recommendations: I really like their matcha and lattes with coconut milk. Again, I’ve heard their breakfast and food is incredible, too!

Co-working space friendly: Yes and no. Yes if you’re on your laptop for 1-2 hours, but I wouldn’t say it’s somewhere you can work hours on end as it’s more of a fancier spot to chill, relax, sip, interact and be social.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

4. WOO CAFE

✧ Located in old city
Drinks, desserts, breakfast, lunch, dinner, nondairy milk options (vegan friendly drinks + veg/an friendly food), art gallery/lifestyle shop

Woo Cafe is a MUST visit when in Chiang Mai! It is beautifully set in a stunning environment, one of the most beautiful I’d say in all of Chiang Mai. It’s a fancier spot for sure and has tons of art & an art gallery on the second floor as well as a lifestyle shop attached to it, too! It’s always hoppin’ and is a great restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, too. I wouldn’t say this is a place you’d bring your laptop and work for hours in, it’s definitely a restaurant and a social place where people love to have meet-ups, nice lunches, brunches, dinners, date nights, desserts etc. Their drinks are very well done here, too!

My personal recommendations: I love their drinks made with coconut milk, their desserts and I’ve heard the food is amazing, too!

Co-working space friendly: No, I wouldn’t bring my laptop and work here as it’s more of a restaurant/art cafe and a fancier spot for meet-ups, gatherings and for having a meal, dessert/drinks etc.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more
Photo credits:
photo #1, photo #2, photo #3, photo #4

5. FERN FOREST

✧ Located in old city
Outdoor natural environment (in a fern forest, literally), drinks, desserts, breakfast, lunch, dinner, nondairy milk options (vegan friendly drinks, veg/an friendly food)

Fern forest is such a pretty natural spot in the heart of old city! It’s literally a fern forest. It has an outdoor and indoor area too which is nice. The outdoor area is surrounded by gorgeous plants, greenery and ferns, of course! The inside is a fancier blue & white classy spot to eat, have breakfast, lunch or dinner, desserts, drinks etc. I’ve heard the food is pretty good too!

My personal recommendations: I love their drinks and their pancakes are great, too!

Co-working space friendly: No, I wouldn’t bring my laptop and work here as it’s more of a restaurant and a fancier spot for meet-ups, gatherings and for having a meal, dessert/drinks etc.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

6. FACT CAFE

✧ Located in Nimman
Drinks, snacks, cafe, working cafe, inspired by art, eats, nondairy milk options (vegan friendly)

Fact Cafe is a super cute eclectic, artsy cafe! Great working spot and great fast wi-fi, too! Great drinks, ambience and really cozy.

My personal recommendations: I love their herbal teas and my partner likes their coffee and espresso, too!

Co-working space friendly: Yes! Great fast wi-fi, too!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more
Photo credits in order:
photo #1, photo #2, photo #3, photo #4

7. REFORM KAFE & Goodsouls

✧ Thai, International, Western food, lattes, drinks, kombucha, tons of options + located in old city
Fully vegan and plant-based restaurant/cafe. No animal products.

This is the sister restaurant to Goodsouls, listed right below. It’s the older, original one and Goodsouls came after. Reform Kafe is set in a beautiful outdoor natural setting, whereas Goodsouls is an indoor modern restaurant. Reform was my first vegan restaurant/cafe deep dive love the first time we ever came to Chiang Mai and it will always almost be the first place I go to when I fly into the city. I love this place so so much. I always take people here when they visit and meet friends here for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! It’s also an amazing spot to have drinks, a latte/hot chocolate/espresso etc. It’s a great chill, gorgeous spot to work in!

My personal recommendations: In terms of drinks, I love their four seasons smoothie and their Thai iced tea with coconut milk. Their hot chocolate is to die for, too! Don’t forget to try their mango sticky rice and pancakes, too (so good). They have a huge menu so you’ll have no problem getting your fix here. Read more about this spot here, in my top restaurants & eats post in Chiang Mai.

Co-working space friendly: Yes! It is an outdoor setting, so keep that in mind.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

GOODSOULS

✧ Newer sister restaurant/cafe to Reform Kafe listed above, located in old city as well
Fully vegan and plant-based restaurant/cafe. No animal products.

Goodsouls is just as amazing as Reform Kafe, but it’s set in a different environment and has a different vibe. Reform is outdoor and Goodsouls is an indoor modern restaurant/cafe as mentioned above, too. It’s got a more expansive menu than Reform and has tons of lattes, drinks, desserts, food, smoothies etc! You will have absolutely no problem eating, snacking, working, sipping away, working some more etc etc, here. Their smoothie bowls are awesome too! Learn more about the top 5 smoothie bowl spots in Chiang Mai, here. And, learn more about Goodsouls here too, in my top restaurants & eats post for Chiang Mai.

My personal recommendations: In terms of drinks, I love their four seasons smoothie, their Thai iced tea with coconut milk and their iced matcha with coconut milk. Their hot chocolate is to die for, too (literally copied from Reform Kafe above because they have essentially the same drink menu with minimal differences here and there). For smoothie bowls, my fav is the berry one or the mango one. I really like the muesli bowl too for the mornings. Again, don’t forget to get their mango sticky rice for dessert and the mango or banana pancakes!! They have a huge menu so you’ll have no problem gorging your face in deliciousness here.

Co-working space friendly: Yes! Great fast wi-fi, too!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

8. TRANSIT NO. 8

✧ Located near Chiang Mai University, Nimman Area & the Airport
Cafe, working cafe, drinks, lattes, espresso, minimalist, clean and modern

Transit No. 8 has a beautiful minimalist design. Cool ambience, trendy and delicious drinks. Definitely worth checking out for design and for a drink! It’s a super instagrammable spot and loads of people come to just take photos so note it may be extremely busy when you go.

My personal recommendations: Their coffee is great and all their drinks all around are done well. I just wish they would bring in coconut & almond milks instead of only soy. They also have a soft serve and drip coffee spot across the street!

Co-working space friendly: Yes! It’s not a huge space and is near the airport so you may hear the sound of airplanes passing by which can get pretty loud in this area in particular but you can definitely work here :).

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

9. KEEP IN TOUCH

✧ Located a bit out of the main city area but is a beautiful getaway + a gorgeous sanctuary
Artisan cafe, breakfast, brunch, dinner, fine dining, Italian, Thai, drinks, waffles, cafe/daytime building + dinner building

This spot is an absolute gem in Chiang Mai, you guys. A hidden, beautiful gem. This is a spot I think EVERYBODY needs to go to when in Chiang Mai. It is a seriously stunning experience in the most gorgeous setting! I can’t say enough good things about this place. It is so picturesque and just so artisanal down to the environment, little touches, decor, ambience, food, drinks…all of it! During brunch time, you eat in the brunch cafe building that serves the most beautiful desserts and waffles with tropical fruits. It is set with floral arrangements everywhere and is quite the instagrammable place. It also doubles as a little floral cafe. In the evening, you dine in the dinner building that is lit up looking like a fairytale magic-land. I recommend having both a day time brunch experience and a dinner fine-dining experience here. The owners are such sweethearts, too! Check this cafe and spot out, you will not be disappointed.

My personal recommendations: I love their waffles for brunch, most out of everything! I will find any excuse to come here, honestly. Their drinks are fabulous, too.

Co-working space friendly: Yes and no. I am sure you could totally work in the cafe building for an hour or two in the day time but I personally wouldn’t bring my laptop and work here as it’s more of a restaurant cafe and a fancier spot for meet-ups, gatherings and for having a meal, dessert/drinks (& photo-ops)! Totally your call though! I’m not sure if they have wi-fi or not, I just tether using data when in Chiang Mai wherever I am anyways as it’s so cheap to do so :). But, I found that most cafes and areas in Chiang Mai do have wi-fi.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

10. THE BARIStro locations

✧ The Baristro x Train Station, Ping River etc
Coffee, lattes, drinks, desserts, matcha, artisan + trendy

The Baristro cafes & coffee shops have many locations around Chiang Mai. My personal favs are the one at train station and the one at ping river. They’re very popular and are usually packed with people! I love their specialty drinks, environment, architecture and design.

My personal recommendations: Their drinks and desserts are done very well, so I would recommend pretty much anything you’re in the mood for!

Co-working space friendly: Yes & yes (if you can find a spot)!

Baristro x Ping River: Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more
The Baristro x Train Station: Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

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11. FREE BIRD CAFE

✧ Located in Nimman
Thai food, Burmese food, smoothie bowls, healthy eats, drinks, lattes, coffee. Fully vegan and plant-based restaurant. No animal products.

Free Bird Cafe is in the Nimman area and has one of my fav smoothie bowls in Chiang Mai! See the other 4 spots with the best smoothie bowls in Chiang Mai, here. I love their cacao bowl (pictured below). They also have wonderful drinks (their lavender latte is awesome, pictured below too). It has a fully plant-based menu with Thai items, Burmese items, breakfast/brunch type things and more! It’s a cool plant-based cafe to chill in and checkout that’s also got a donation/second-hand store where funds go towards charity in Burma and a shop that sells some nice things, too! Note they have a no laptop policy so it doesn’t make a good co-working or working cafe space if you need to work on your laptop.

Co-working space friendly: No, not for those who need to work on their laptops.

My personal recommendations: I love their cacao smoothie bowl :). Note also that this spot is a bit pricier than most places in Chiang Mai.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

12. GATEWAY COFFEE ROASTERS

✧ Cafe located in old city
Trendy and artisan cafe, drinks, desserts, working cafe, cozy, rustic, has nondairy milk options (vegan friendly)

Gateway is an awesome trendy cafe on the second level of a rustic old building in a cool area in old city. Lots of fun character around it and it’s a great working environment! Really rustic and cozy. Very well done drinks and desserts!

My personal recommendations: I love their desserts and my partner thinks it has some of the best coffee in all of Chiang Mai at this spot.

Co-working space friendly: Yes! Decent wi-fi, too!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more
Image 2 photo credit:
TripAdvisor

13. MY SECRET CAFE IN TOWN

✧ Cute artsy eclectic/trendy cafe located in old city
International foods, cafe, waffles, platters, drinks, coffee, teas, sandwiches, has nondairy milk options (vegan friendly drinks + veg/an friendly food)

My Secret Cafe in Town is located in old city and is a great working cafe! It’s super cute inside and eclectic. There’s an art gallery upstairs as well which is pretty cool to checkout! They have great drinks, coffee, sandwiches, treats, all kinds of food/platters and awesome desserts!

My personal recommendations: I love their veg curry noodles, their waffles, their veggie nuts sandwich and their drinks!

Co-working space friendly: Yes! Decent wi-fi!

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

14. BAAN KANG WAT

✧ Located a bit out of the main city area but is a gorgeous sanctuary and getaway from the city (near Wat Umong) & the Freeative Art Space
Market, pop-ups, cafes, restaurants, chill vibe, beautiful outdoor district/area. Has lots of little cafes, restaurants and spots with lots of vegetarian and vegan options to choose from!

Baan Kang Wat is probably my fav spot in Chiang Mai to chill, sip, eat, explore, relax, work and get away from the city. It is a bit out of the city but is on your way to Wat Umong (one of my fav old temples with amazing underground tunnels) and is near some other wonderful temples and the freeative art space, too (which the restaurant, Pure Vegan Heaven is within). I think everybody who visits Chiang Mai should spend some time here. I could spend hours and hours on end here and not notice that time has gone by. Baan is such an eclectic, artistic, artisanal spot with lots of boutiques, handmade items, artwork, cafes, restaurants and market pop-ups (on the weekends). On weekdays, it still has so much to offer! You’ll find Chiang Mai is an extremely artistic city and Baan is one of the most fun spots to be to appreciate the art culture. Also, it’s verrrry instragrammable, too! Plus, it also has the cutest outdoor library with the BEST cold brewed tea’s annnnd…churros right outside the corner)!! It also houses Obchoei Original Homemade Cafe which is such a cute, quaint little spot that has great drinks & baked goods too!

My personal recommendations: I love the cold brewed tea’s from the outdoor library, Mahasamut Library, the churros, Obchoei, the fresh orange juices, The Old Days Bistro restaurant for vegetarian food and just walking around/trying to new things/seeing new things each and every time I’m there! They have a few great cafes and coffee shops dispersed in the area as well to checkout and work in/chill in.

Co-working space friendly: Yes! I love working at the outdoor library and in the cafes located throughout Baan.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

15. wonderland flora

✧ Small, quaint cafe in the Chiang Mai University area
drinks, pastries, desserts, cakes in a gorgeous setting

Wonderland Flora cafe is a small, beautiful spot with only 2 or 3 tables for seating. The ambience is truly exquisite and the drinks and cakes are some of the best in Chiang Mai! I love this area too as it’s walkable to the Chiang Mai University area and district which houses lots of beautiful spots like Ang Kaew Reservoir (around a pretty 30 min walk to it or you can grab for around 9 minutes).

My personal recommendations: I love their teas and of course, their bubble teas/milk teas + desserts are very famous here!

Co-working space friendly: I wouldn’t say so as it’s a small cafe for having a dessert or a drink. It’s not somewhere I would take my laptop and work at.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

16. tastecafe atelier/weave artisan society

✧ Old abandoned warehouse converted into a large open environment cafe
Drinks, workspace, flower shop, desserts etc

Tastecafe Atelier & Weave Artisan Society are both in the same building. This spot is simply amazing. I love the aesthetic of it and the fact that it was once a old abandoned warehouse makes it that much cooler. The space is also huge! A really nice place to work, sip and chill.

My personal recommendations: I love their peach iced tea here!

Co-working space friendly: Yes you could totally work here! The space is gigantic and has a lot of room for people to work (although most are taking photo shoots because it’s a very trendy spot).

Link to TasteCafe Atelier Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

Link to Weave Artisan Society Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

17. C.A.M.P. CO-WORKING SPACE

✧ Co-working space inside Maya Shopping Mall on the top (5th) floor
Serves drinks, great wi-fi, awesome quiet co-working space

C.A.M.P. is a great co-working space on the 5th floor of Maya Shopping Mall. Super quiet and an awesome spot to get lots of work done! Tons of seating and it’s open 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week. If you buy a AIS super wifi package with AIS, located on the 3rd floor of Maya, you can get access to their high speed super wifi without buying a drink or anything. If you don’t get this AIS package, you can always just buy a drink to get a code for 2 hours to work as well! If you’re going to be working a lot in Chiang Mai and you like this space, definitely get the AIS super wifi, it’s around 100 baht ($4 CAD) for the entire month. Well worth it! Their drinks are decent but I’m putting this here more for the co-working space for those who want a quiet, focused area to work in at any point in the day or night. If you go after hours, there’s an elevator that takes you up to C.A.M.P. through the side door entrances.

Co-working space friendly: Yes, definitely, that’s what it’s for! Very fast wi-fi!

C.A.M.P. Website to learn more about this co-working space!
Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more
Photo credits:
photo #1, photo #2

18. NiMMAN AREA CAFES

✧ One Nimman, Nimman (short form), Nimmanhaemin (long form) area cafes
Nimman is such a happenin’, trendy, fun area and has a plethora of cafes, coffee shops and spots to checkout that are all pretty much within walking distance to eachother

Nimman is one of my fav spots to go and is a definite spot to checkout and wander around while in Chiang Mai. It’s a newer district where all the boutiques, cafes, shops, boutique hotels and artisan pop-up markets take place! Of course old city has these things too, but nimman has it’s own vibe. It’s got Maya Shopping Mall, One Nimman and soooo many cafes. Definitely worth walking around this district.

My personal recommendations: Walk around the entire area and checkout all the shops, cafes, coffee shops and more! One of my fav areas in the Nimman area is One Nimman where a lot of pop-up markets happen and events, too!

Co-working space friendly: Yes and no depending on where you go :).

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more
Photo #3 credit:
here

19. forest bake

✧ Located in old city
Beautiful and delicious baked goods & drinks in a forest setting

This place is so beautiful! It’s a must go when in Chiang Mai. I’ll let the photos do the talking ;).

My personal recommendations: I love their double brownie. It’s to die for.

Co-working space friendly: I wouldn’t say so. It’s more of an area you would relax, chill, meet a friend, enjoy the nature etc.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

20. ss1254372 cafe

✧ Located in the Nimman area
Artistic cafe nestled within an art studio/space (gallery seescape) & shop

This place is SUCH a cool space! They have great drinks, breakfast, brunch options, smoothie bowls and more. The design is so artsy and trendy. The outside looks almost like a circular hobbit house or some sort of submarine or cool structure. Very neat cafe! Definitely worth checking out and spending some time :).

My personal recommendations: Their smoothie bowls are good and they have some awesome avocado toast, too! They’re very well known for their breakfast and brunch specialties, like omelettes, french toast and more.

Co-working space friendly: I wouldn’t say so but I’m sure you could get away with an hour of work. It’s more of a brunch spot and a cool space to enjoy a meal and enjoy the space.

Link to Google reviews, TripAdvisor + more

SOME LAST USEFUL TIPS & INSIGHTS

Note on wi-fi: If you’re a digital expat/nomad or someone who works on your laptop a lot and needs wi-fi a lot, I would highly recommend just buying a data package with DTAC or AIS and using that to tether while you’re on the go at some of these spots if the wi-fi isn’t as fast as you’d like it. Most of all these spots have wi-fi and some are faster than others (some are super fast) and some (depending on how heavily it’s being used at the time) can be a bit slow (as it is just about anywhere), so, if you’re concerned, just get a data package and a sim card for your phone. I recommend everyone grabbing a sim card while travelling pretty much anywhere and it’s super cheap in Chiang Mai ($4-$6 CAD/week for tons of data to tether with). It’s good to have a local number too to make calls with too if you need to.

1. Need more cafe inspo in Cnx? I found a lot of these spots from following @torthanit on Instagram. He posts all the trendy spots in Chiang Mai and hidden gems!

2. Also, search up these hashtags for even more insight + inspo:
#cafehoppingcnx
#cnxcafehopping
#cnxcafe
#chiangmaicafe
#cafeinchiangmai
#cafechiangmai
#cafehoppingchiangmai
#chiangmaicoffee

3. Bays Coffee Co.
A worthy mention! I love their cold brewed coconut coffee which I pick up from the restaurant, Food 4 Thought in the Nimman area! Delicious, creamy & vegan :).

Bays Coffee Co
@bayscoffeeco

4. Drink bottled water!
In Thailand & most of Asia, make sure to drink bottled water (my fav is the Singha brand) but at some restaurants, they offer filtered reverse osmosis safe-to-drink water as well, just make sure to ask.

5. What about the ice, though?
Ice is generally safe to drink at restaurants, cafes and at the various awesome eats in Chiang Mai. In Thailand, in general, most vendors and restaurants get their ice from a clean ice distributor. Even the street smoothie spots use clean ice, for the most part. If you’re worried, ask and ensure it is clean ice or drinking water. If you’re really concerned about a certain street vendor or street side smoothie shop, just skip it (I have never had to do this) but just sayin’ just in case. Of course, use your own discretion.

6. Ok, ok…but, what if I don’t have that much time?
In terms of fancy-ness, super photogenic/gorgeous spaces, incredible quality of drinks/food and all around an amazing experience (if you don’t have a ton of time to cafe-hop all of these spots), then definitely checkout Keep in Touch, Woo Cafe, OldHouse & Baan Kang Wat. Those 4 are bound to wow you :)!

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I started adding travel and more lifestyle type/style blogs to my site because I get questions and dm’s alllll the time from people from all over asking me what my top recommendations are, what to go see, what to do, where to eat, tips, hacks etc etc so I thought instead of typing it out each and every dang time, I’d just post it on the blog to help even more people (and low-key so I can just send a link to those who ask :P). I hope this blog post helped you out! If you enjoyed it, definitely feel free to share it! XO






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