Pai Restaurants

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Breakfast for David Unk at the Pai Country, opposite Baan Pai restaurant
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My favourite night time Thai restaurant is Ban Pai Terrace

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a large open air restaurant with a very extensive menu.
But the food is generally good, service slow if not hit & miss, but it's a great spot for watching Pai city life at night time go by.
In High season they also have live music - folks songs.

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A busy night with lots of Chinese tourists
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A deserted low season street view of the main street in Pai.

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= it's a very good time to pop out to Pai now!

THE WITCHING WELL
a very cool spot

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good for coffee, shakes & cakes / pies.

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Papaya & Coconut Shake

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Apple crumble

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THE STEAK HOUSE - BAAN PAI VILLAGE
30 metres diagonally opposite the Witching Well
Live music - accoustic guitar

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& still busy on a quiet low season.
I didn't eat there, but maybe next trip...

THE HUAN SARAN GUESTHOUSE / PUB

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full of back packers & looked damn inviting, if only there was some space.

Pop on out to Pai for a look around. Its low season, the air & roads are clean, plus there's little traffic out there.
Pai is changing very rapidly & generally it's for the better - more upmarket places, with more discerning Asian urban tourists.
 
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That's my favourite restaurant too. I like to stay at TTK guesthouse down the road.
And low season is the best time to go to Pai.

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Im not much of a fast food fan, but if you fancy a burger fix i really recommend Maya Burger Queen.
Home made chunky chips and good burgers with fresh baked buns from a local bakery.
The owner is Mai and she works really hard and takes pride in her shop. Her partner David is a really nice man too.
Great atmosphere (however, it is an outside/fan venue..so for those who are looking for a cool pit stop on a day trip etc, you may be not enjoy having no air con).
I dont recall the prices, sorry, but i think around the 120 baht mark..more or less.
Her facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MayaBurgerQueen/info
Note: they do not open until the afternoon. 2pm. and they are open until 10pm.
 

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Small House Pub & Restaurant
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an after work hang out for the locals. No tourists.

Nice low key atmosphere

Live music Friday & Saturday nights
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The owner Thai James (Bond - his Mum's nickname idea) owns a Honda CB400SS
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Worth checking out.
Location the main street, left hand side, 200 metres before PTT heading out of town.
Worth checking out if you want to hang out with the locals in a non touristy scene.
 
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Barista Cafe
250 metres from the bus station, towards the river
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Why I go - the Hazlenut Latte
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A flavour & taste out of this world

+ Interesting characters
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and incredible Ham Cheese "Sandwiches"
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the bread from a Muslim baker in town & so so delicious.

Plus a regular farang breakfast
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Run by Ken, the guitarist & his wife.
Ken often plays at Bebop or Buffalo Hill

Highly recommended just for the Hazlenut Latte + Ham Cheese "sandwich."
My first stop in Pai & usually before the hotel check in, it is that good!
 
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The Nong Beer
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one of Pai's oldest most popular restaurants
Situated on the corner by the traffic lights going to Mae Hong Son / the hospital.
A big open air restaurant. Lots of tables
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Popular with Chinese & Thais
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Very generous servings. Cheap, fresh & top value
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A snack - enough cashew nuts for a few big bottles of beer.
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The Nong Beer is on the GTR Pai City map
Hit it some time.
 

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With the demise of the Bebop Pub in Pai, all the good blues musicians now play at the Mojo Cafe.
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Open air & a very easy going atmosphere
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A good bluesy singer
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plus some top guitar work
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these guys know how to play, have fun & cook up a storm.
The music is only live 9-11PM, out of respect for the neighbours.
Closed on Mondays.

Location in the lane parallel to the river
GPS: N19.35816 E98.44460
 

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THE STEAK HOUSE - BAAN PAI VILLAGE
30 metres diagonally opposite the Witching Well
Live music - accoustic guitar

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& still busy on a quiet low season.
I didn't eat there, but maybe next trip...

This is the place I usually stay when in Pai. Love the food.

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DavidFL

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Barista Cafe
250 metres from the bus station, towards the river
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Why I go - the Hazlenut Latte
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A flavour & taste out of this world

+ Interesting characters
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and incredible Ham Cheese "Sandwiches"
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the bread from a Muslim baker in town & so so delicious.

Plus a regular farang breakfast
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Run by Ken, the guitarist & his wife.
Ken often plays at Bebop or Buffalo Hill

Highly recommended just for the Hazlenut Latte + Ham Cheese "sandwich."
My first stop in Pai & usually before the hotel check in, it is that good!

Sadly the Barista Cafe is no more.

So for the old GTR fellah the next best brekky spot is right next door now @ the Cafe De Pai.
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A cozy open air establishment, with loads of breakfast specials
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Big cups of cafe
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plus those magic Eggs Benedict
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The Cafe de Pai: Google Maps


Across the street from the Cafe De Pai is the aircon Lemon Thyme which also does an eggs Benedict with a larger serving & price,
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Make a note of the Lemon Thyme, just for the aircon in the hot season!
There are not many aircon cafes in Pai (from memory).
You can sit by the window & watch the Pai world go by in comfort.
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The 200 baht Eggs Benedict "works."
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enough to last any man for a day on his bike!

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60 metres from the Cafe de Pai.
Take your pick!
 

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^ Agreed awesome place for brekky, we went there last year when we were in Pai, on our way home from the Memorial Ride....................................from the road this restaurant looks very small, not the case, you need to walk out to the back of the restaurant, lots more seating ;)