Best Bakeries & Cafes In Northern Thailand

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    World class Bakeries and Cafes are not that common in Thailand, and those that exist are often difficult to find. They are also one of the things that a lot of expats miss here...

    There are some whose cakes, pastries and/or bread are so good that they warrant classification as a "Destination" in their own right! Good enough that if you are yearning for a special treat, you might well consider riding several hundred kilometres just to satisfy a particular cake or pastry craving...

    Bakeries in Chiang Rai Province


    Bakeries in Nan Province


    Bakeries in Tak Province


    Bakeries in Petchabun Province

    Feel free to add any other memorable bakeries as a post in this thread, and I will add and link it in the list...
     
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    Tieng Na Coffee & Bakery Farm - Tak city

    I've stayed overnight in Tak a couple times this year, and had the chance to explore a little of the local dining and accommodation opportunities.

    Location: on Highway 1, approximately 3 kms north of the Route 12 intersection, on the left hand side.

    Visiting the Tieng Na Coffee & Bakery Farm was a revelation! It warrants "Destination" status on multiple counts;
    1. The quality and range of their cakes, pastries and breads
    2. The fact that all items are "home made" on the premises
    3. The coffee is superb
    4. The garden setting with a variety of inside and outside seating
    5. Opens at 8am and breakfast options are included in the menu
    They have a quirky "Orders" system... you order and pay inside, they give you a little steel stand with a big number on it so the waitress can find the right person / table...

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    On my first visit, I tried the Chicken Panini... it was SO good!!!

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    On the 2nd visit, I was entranced by a Chocolate Tart (above) and almost defeated by a massive "Ham & Cheese Sandwich" below...

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    Pino Latte - Khaem Son, Khao Kho


    Location is off Route 12, at the top of the hill coming up from Lom Sak. Follow the road that leads up to the white Buddha and chedis. The cafe is a few hundred metres up past the statuary...

    First off, the Pino Latte Cafe has the most stunning panoramic views, I cannot think of another location like it anywhere. That's backed up by superb landscaping, design and ambience. The staff are friendly and courteous, all of which adds to the enjoyment of the array of cakes and meals included in their menu...

    If every picture tells a story, you can judge the quality by their presentation - it is faultless...

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    Charin Garden Resort - Mae Suai, Chiang Rai


    Located on Route 118, approximately 8 kms north of Mae Suai, the Charin Garden Resort has long been a favourite of those who ride in the north of Thailand. My personal weakness is the Pineapple Cheesecake...

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    Sweet Mae Salong Bakery, Doi Mae Salong

    Doi Mae Salong has always been one of my favourite places, and the friendly people at the Sweet Maesalong Cafe have added to enjoyment of trips here. I've visited alone, as well as with family and friends, everyone loves the place for the views, great coffee and the exquisite cakes.

    In the past, some have churlishly complained about the prices... What you must remember is that it takes years of training to attain the level of skill required to produce such beautifully created cakes - it is an art, not a mass production line. The prices simply reflect the quality and artistic skill required, and the use of the finest ingredients... If you like cheap cakes, those are available at Tesco Lotus or Big C.

    The fact that you can sit in a mountain-top cafe, drinking locally produced Arabica coffee or fine tea, and eat handcrafted cakes that would not look out of place in French bakery chef's restaurant is an experience in and of itself... The cost is not particularly relevant...

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