Chiang Rai Restaurants

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Siam Corner
Ched Yot Road.
GPS Waypoint: N19 54.313 E99 49.878
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The best Yam Nam Sot on the planet. & David Unk's fave happy hour spot in Chiang Rai.
 

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Davidfl;257779 wrote: Siam Corner
Ched Yot Road.
GPS Waypoint: N19 54.313 E99 49.878
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The best Yam Nam Sot on the planet. & David Unk's fave happy hour spot in Chiang Rai.
A Moo Yang at the Siam Corner
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another plug for the first class food at the Siam Corner.
I'm also very sad to say that the male - husband owner of Siam Corner, recently died in hospital after a lengthy illness.
His wife the cook still runs the place, but she says that maybe she will put the business up for sale, as it is no longer fun without her husband there.
We have to wait & see, but if you are ever in the Ched Yot bar strip vicinity, then make sure you try out the Thai food at Siam Corner. It is tops & all the bar girls there will tell you - YES Siam Corner has the best Thai food in that area.
 

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Yod Doi Coffee & Restauarnt

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a fresh open air coffee shop 20 metres from the clock tower.

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Damn good coffee
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including Hazlenut Latte, one of my favourites

They also have a nice selection of teas

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Plus it is a good place for brekky - fruit museli with yoghurt & avocado

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Plus salads + tasty sandwiches + croissants

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Check it out. Highly recommended. They are also open late at night for a late night cuppa.

Note too there is more than one Yod Doi Cofee by the clock tower, one is aircon & only has mediocre service & atmosphere.  THE one to go is the charming non air con Yod Doi coffee on the S-W side of the clock tower .
 

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And now for something different....On the old airport road in the soi to Johann's Place.....the "marvel super heroes Coffee Shop"

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Good for a laugh.

Location: the old Sanambin road, a few doors down from Golden Sun Cycle.
 
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Moom Mai Restaurant

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A huge spacious relaxing intimate garden restaurant. Indoors / outdoors dining.

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Live music - folks songs / country.

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A very cool spot to take a nice lady for a romantic meal.

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The best northern Thai food in Chiang Rai. Good attentive service.
Huge servings / inexpensive - top value for money.

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Highly recommended.

Location San Khong Luang Rd at the junction with R1211 the Den Har road. 60 metres from the corner.
 

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the Freedom Club (Pub) & Guesthouse

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owned by a group of  polite young motorcycle riding Thai guys

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Location in Ched Yot road, just down from ST Motorcycle Rental & the clock tower.

Worth popping into for a quick bevvy.
 

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The Chaynam - a nice open air relaxing riverside restaurant

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Good food & service. Generous servings & inexpensive.
A place where the locals go - no tour buses.
Location: Kok riverside - north side of the river, downstream from the bridge
Adjoining the more famous touristy Tha Nam Phu Lae.
 

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Retro Pub - Suksaran

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A cool open air pub with nice music at a sensible level so you can still have a half decent conversation.
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No delinquent teenagers. Generally mature clientele.

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Good pop-jazzy music.

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Highly recommended. Not so easy to find a music pub like this nowadays.

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Sai Lom Joy
Pub & Restaurant
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a nice open air pub & restaurant
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Relaxed easy going atmosphere
Inexpensive - where the locals go - non touristic hang out.
Cheap 'n cheerful.
Song for Life Music.
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by the old airport.
On the GTR Chiang Rai City map as Sailom Joy.
GPS Waypoint: N19 53.563 E99 49.551
Check it out for an easy going stress free night out with the locals.

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Nangnon Coffee Chiang Rai.

Great coffee, breakfast spot on Jedyod road, right behind the Wangcome Hotel.

The best Coffee I’ve found in Chiang Rai by a long shot.

N19 54.359 E99 49.870

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My favourite breakfast spot in Chiang Rai. Banana pancakes are delicious.
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Owned and ran by a lovely young couple.

Give it a go next time you need a real good coffee.

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Nangnon Coffee Chiang Rai.

Great coffee, breakfast spot on Jedyod road, right behind the Wangcome Hotel.

The best Coffee I’ve found in Chiang Rai by a long shot.

N19 54.359 E99 49.870

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My favourite breakfast spot in Chiang Rai. Banana pancakes are delicious.
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Owned and ran by a lovely young couple.

Give it a go next time you need a real good coffee.

Moto-Rex

Agreed on this one. Great coffee & nice omelettes.
For Yod Doi fans they have opened a new location, diagnonally across from the Nangnon, so you've got two top choices close by.
 

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Nam Ngiew PaNuan. N 19 deg 54.189'. E 99 deg 50.025'.

Vietnamese and northern Thai restaurant. Tucked away on a small soi, right in the middle of the city on San Pa Nat Soi 2. This is just south of the Central Bus Station on Prasop Suk Road.

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The owner is a biker, an artist and a collector. There is "stuff" everywhere in an old rebuilt house. It seems popular with those who know the city well.
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I had some Vietnamese style delicious chicken and prawn pancakes with the usual basket of fresh greens.
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Highly recommended and very fair prices.
 

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My ideal combination - Film and coffee! Foreste is now on my To-Do list for when I'm in Chiang Rai next month.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Monsieur Retro Studio
a small old classic, breakfast cafe for old photographers.
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if you're info old film camera, this place is a gem
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And if you're into old vinyl LPs, they have a few of them too!
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A classic Vietnamese Kai Kataa breakfast,

Well worth checking out for some classic old style ambience.

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CHEI Cafe & Restaurant

A smart spotlessly clean, aircon cafe-restaurat
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Nice drinks & eats
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Located opposite Coffee Love & the main hospital.

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massive croissants - on steroids

A super GTR brunch
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and the real beauty of this place is it is just around the corner from Kong's Mc Service = a super cool spot to hang out in the fresh clean cool aircon & get a bite to eat or drink.
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Highly recommended, off-street parking at the back of the premises!
 
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DOI CHAANG COFFEE.....breakfast
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Doi Chaang @ Art
Rattanakhet Rd, Chiang Rai.
Tel: 053-752918 / 086-7300799

This brilliant Doi Chaang Coffee @ Art closed awhile ago & there doesn't seem to be an equivalent replacement.

Looking for some nice Eggs Benedict for brekky, enter an out of the way place
Polar Boulangerie and Patisserie
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a nice countryside bakery restaurant, located out of the way near the R131 bypass on the west side of town.

A nice modern minimalist functional design.
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Slightly upmarket prices
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But a pretty damn good brekky
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Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon 225 baht.

Plus a giant cappuccino
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overall an excellent late start to the day.
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But I wouldn't make a special trip out there, unless I was using the R131 bypass.
Chiang Rai - R131 - The New Bypass To The West
 

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The Hungry Nest
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a new cafe on the Ched Yot bar strip.
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A cosy little place for brekky & the best Eggs Benedict I've had in the North for a long time!
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Conveniently located a few doors from Chiang Rai Big Bikes Rental

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The Tamarind Pub & Restaurant
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A delightful cosy music pub & restaurant - aircon / open air.

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Good music, with a super relaxed atmosphere.
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A guest guitarist wearing some classic Aussie footwear
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A bar selection
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Celebrating with Dr Tom, director of a Chiang Khong district health centre, a good man, he likes to try his hand playing blues guitar & is fond of a Jamesons tipple.
He was also a significant help organising the 2019 CKhing Khong MUsic Festival.
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The Tamarind is located at the south end of Ched Yot
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A Moo Yang at the Siam Corner
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another plug for the first class food at the Siam Corner.
I'm also very sad to say that the male - husband owner of Siam Corner, recently died in hospital after a lengthy illness.
His wife the cook still runs the place, but she says that maybe she will put the business up for sale, as it is no longer fun without her husband there.
We have to wait & see, but if you are ever in the Ched Yot bar strip vicinity, then make sure you try out the Thai food at Siam Corner. It is tops & all the bar girls there will tell you - YES Siam Corner has the best Thai food in that area.
That looks like a huge serving!