5 BEST RESTAURANTS IN OLD CITY, CHIANG MAI
Old City- one of the liveliest parts of Chiang Mai, which was once surrounded by tall city walls and a moat, and still retains its almost perfect square shape. If you are living in this area, you won’t have to walk far to find great restaurants. Ranging from street food with a few tables and chairs scattered around the cart to Thai feasts in antique teak houses, there’s many different ways to enjoy a pad Thai and green curry here. Below is the list of best retaurants in Old City, CM. Let’s see and discover it now!
1. Fern Forest Cafe
Fern Forest Cafe is situated on a small residential street in Chiang Mai’s old town. It is not immediately obvious as you walk past, with the sign hidden amongst foliage, which makes you feel like you have stumbled upon a well-kept secret. The cafe tends to be quiet on weekdays and a Thai favourite in the early evenings and at weekends, but it always retains its relaxed vibe.
2. The Glass House
Situated on the corner of Ratchapakinai road in the old city, this modern restaurant serves an incredible range of Thai and international food, perfect for lunch or a light evening meal. The restaurant really stands out in this part of town because of its modern structure. However, by keeping the design sleek and simple it adds another dimension to the surroundings, which include antique wooden buildings on the restaurant grounds. The menu is a good range of well-priced international and Thai food.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 21:00 daily
Address: 169 Ratchapakinai Road T. Sripoom, Muang , Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200
Tel: +66 53 418 118
3. Dada Kafe
Fruit shakes and lassies made from organic bio fruits are just two of the delights on this organically based menu, featuring both Thai and international food made from the freshest ingredients. The outdoor covered terrace is surrounded by plants and trays of wheatgrass and fans cool the indoor space. Come for breakfast and enjoy giant bowls of porridge that will keep going all day and pancakes served with fresh mango.
Opening Hours: 08:00-22:00
Address: Ratchamanka Road, Soi 4
Tel: +66 (0) 81 0084240
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4. Dash Restaurant and Bar, Chiang Mai
Dash Restaurant and Bar in Chiang Mai draws in big crowds even though it is situated down a small lane in a quiet part of the old town. It has a perfect featured with a beautiful wooden house with doors that open onto a small patio, and tasty Thai food that suits all palates. Add to this the live band that plays in the evenings and they really have a winning combination. Dash is located on Moon Muang Road, around a five minute walk from Tha Pae Gate. If you’re not familiar with Chiang Mai’s winding back lanes then it’s best to take a map.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 00:00
Address: Muang Road Soi 3, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
Tel: +66 53 279 230
5. Peppermint Coffee House
Hidden down a small alleyway next to a temple complex in the centre of Chiang Mai, Peppermint Coffee House is a lucky find. It would be easy to walk right by their poster, but you would be missing out on one of the friendliest welcomes in the city. It serves Thai and western classics alongside local beers and drinks. It has quickly become a visitor favourite and it’s easy to see why. There’s nothing fancy here, but it has plenty of charm, and the prices are reasonable.
Opening Hours: 07:00 – late
Address: 1/1 Soi 5 Rachadamnoen Rd., Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200
Tel: +66 53 326 539