Top 10 creative and beautifully designed Coffee Shops in Chiang Mai

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The interior design and atmosphere of coffee shops in Chiang Mai are not ‘faceless’. They not only reflect the personality and visions of their owners, but they also create new and memorable experiences in the lives of their guests.

Here are our 10 favourite creative coffee shops in Chiang Mai:

Mix Kaffee

Hours: Mon-Fr 10am-3:30pm

Address: Mix Kaffee, 29/2 Arak Road, Sri Phum, 50200 Amphoe Muang Chiang Mai

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Mixkaffee/

Phone: 0066 81 568 7203

This coffee shop is located next to a busy main road, but once you come inside, you will hear calming jazz music from a LP player and the friendly discussions of locals. The owner, Mr. Ton, is a charismatic and talkative coffee aficionado. Mix Kaffee offers a homely atmosphere and is well known because the baristas don’t use an espresso machine or drippers to prepare excellent coffee drinks. Instead, they are creating amazing shots of coffee with Moka pots! Mix Kaffee creates surprising and delightful customer experiences that will be remembered decades later.

Bays coffee co.

Hour

s: Mo-Sun 8am-9pm

Address: bays coffee co., Soi Hmong, 50300 Chiang Mai

Website: https://www.facebook.com/bayscoffeeco/

Phone: 0066 86 673 4853

A friendly and highly skilled barista – named Bay –  is running this innovative coffee kiosk. He uses outstanding quality local beans to brew amazing coffee drinks. Coffee lovers can choose from various manual brewing methods: pour-over coffee, slow-drip, Aeropress or Frenchpress. Bays Cafe shares a relaxing open air area with the Food4Thought restaurant. Bay not only masters the philosophical art of coffee preparing and drinking, but he also passionate about making a positive, constructive impact on the community of Chiang Mai. He uses a portion of his profit to empower local at-risk youth. One of Bays life slogans is: ‘When we get, we give. When we sip together, we stay together.’

Drip for friends

Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, Mo closed

Address: Drip for friends, The Passion room 107, 15/9 Moo 5, Pong Noi Rd., Suthep, Muang

Website: https://www.facebook.com/dripforfriends/

Phone: 0066 86 562 3633

This lovely, small coffee shop celebrates the art of coffee and its beautiful journey from the plantation to into our cups. Come here and enjoy handcrafted coffee drinks that are as carefully created as the interior design of this place. Drip for friends features a warm and cozy interior full of original, inspiring details. This coffee shop is located in the  Baan Kang wat area and brings together life-enjoyers and friends of good coffee.

Paper Spoon

Hours: Thu-Tue 10:30am-4:30pm, Wed closed

Address: Paper Spoon Coffee Shop, Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, 50200 Chiang Mai

Website:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-Spoon-Coffee-Shop/132855196787701

Phone: 0066  089 112 9108

Paper Spoon is a small, cozy coffee and gift shop combined as one within a small community space which consists of several small handicraft stores. The wooden compound building and lovely garden is also the home of the owner, Malai, who invited her friends to use the space for creative projects together with her. As a team, they are promoting creativity and innovation in Chiang Mai. Paper Spoon has a wooden interior, decorative details in every corner and a warm and intimate atmosphere.

Hana Zono Café

Hours: Mo-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-7:00pm

Address: Hana Zono Café, Suan Dok Rd, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai

Website: https://www.facebook.com/hana.zono.cafe.chiangmai.thailand/

Phone: 0066 94 606 2020

The interior of this small and quiet coffee shop is inspired by Japanese simple and homely aesthetic design. It features natural light, calming white walls and contrasting minimalist wooden furniture. There are all sorts of interesting decorative details such as a carpet, a corner for kids with interesting, colorful toys or elegant and tasteful flower arrangements. The baristas make their guests feel like the cafe is their home away from home. Hana Zono Café is located close to the Wat Suan Dok.

No.39

Hours: Mo-Sun 9:30am-7:00pm

Address: No. 39, Suthep, Amphoe Muang Chiang Mai

Website: https://www.facebook.com/no39chiangmai/

Phone: 0066 52 076 158

No. 39 offers a beautifully designed in- and outdoor space with a pond in the center. This relaxing cafe takes its inspiration and atmosphere from the surrounding lush and refreshing nature. The guests can choose between several creative seating options. Depending on your mood or preferences you can enjoy your coffee on one of the oversized cushions the wooden deck, you can grab a chair by the water or settle in one of the cozy small wooden cabins. Spending time at No. 39 feels like a picnic within a beautiful, calming pond setting. It’s a great place to enjoy relaxing moments.

Woo Cafe

Hours: Mo-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm

Address: Woo Cafe, 80 Charoenrat Road, Wat Gate, Chiang Mai

Website: http://www.woochiangmai.com/

Phone: 0066 52 003 717

The Woo Cafe, Art Gallery & Lifestyle Shop offers a refreshingly romantic vibe that will make your day! It’s a ‘fairytale garden room’ filled with beautiful, exotic plants and flowers, vintage furniture and the exciting work of local changing artists. Woo Cafe offers a spacious room with several tables, including a large, nicely decorated communal table. And yes, the coffee and food is delicious! Woo Cafe – which is located close to a river, not far from the city center – clearly reflects Chiang Mai’s enormous lovely, dynamic and creative spirit.  

Asama Cafe

Hours: Mo-Sun 8:00am-3:45pm

Address: Asama Cafe, 122/128 Moo. 6 Klong Cholpratarn, 50200 Chiang Mai

Website: https://www.facebook.com/AsamaCafe/

Phone: 0066 81 530 5388

Here you can combine your love for coffee with your love for nature. Asama Cafe is a quiet hidden gem next to a pond with exotic plant life and a stunning view of the Doi Suthep Mountain. Located within a residential area, next to the private house of the owner, Asama Cafe is a must-see and a must-sip experience. Mook, the passionate owner of this small paradise brews the coffee drinks with spirit. She is also one of Thailand’s judges for the national barista championships.

Clay Studio Coffee in the Garden

Hours: Mo-Sun 8:00am-5:30pm

Address: Asama Cafe, 122/128 Moo. 6 Klong Cholpratarn, 50200 Chiang Mai

Website: https://www.facebook.com/AsamaCafe/

Phone: 0066 81 530 5388

We highly recommend to visit this coffee shop, which is located within a tranquil garden filled with local terracotta art work. It’s a mystical open-air gallery in Chiang Mai’s Old City displaying the artwork of Baan Phor Liang Meun, a well-known terracotta workshop, which has its main production site in the close-by town of Lamphun. The beautifully decorated small coffee shop has floor-to-ceiling glass walls which beautifully connect the indoor and outdoor space. That way, the coffee shop becomes one with the garden.

SS1254372 Cafe  & Seescape Gallery

Hours: Tue-Sun 8:00am-6:00pm, Mo closed

Address: SS1254372 Cafe, 22/1 Soi Nimmana Haeminda 17 Chiang Mai

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ss1254372cafe/

Phone: 0066 93 831 9394

‘Meanwhile, in our hometown, a granny has created her very own spacecraft to supply food during the exploration of the art space.’ This is the story and mission of this unusual and inspiring Art and Eatery Space, which is connected to the Gallery Seescape. As soon as you enter this place you feel like being inside a uniquely designed – one of a kind –  spaceship with 3 big round windows, colorful tables, old telephones and various handicraft items. What an inspiring place!  Mission Accomplished! 🙂

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