A charming cafe only slightly off the north side of the moat, Akha Ama is named after the "one mother" from the Ahka village of Maejantai, who encouraged the people or her village to produce, proce
Baan Bakery is an excellent family-run bakery with everything you might crave in baked goods.
If you're in need of good coffee and something sweet, check out Bakerista, a cute little cafe tucked away into the rapidly expanding Santitham area.
Bird's Nest is a great little cafe with a wide variety of fresh dishes with a mediterranean slant, good coffee, juices, smoothies, a wide range of herbal teas
Easily overlooked, Cafe Fin has good food for decent prices, decent coffee, a beautiful backyard garden (which more than makes up for the front of the building's proximity to the Superhighway) and
Eclectic decor, a good selection of beer and cake to complement the coffee, and conveniently located next door to a khao soy restaurant and nail salon, depending on your needs.
Nestled on a quiet soi on the east side of the river, Green O’Clock is an often-overlooked café, guesthouse and art space.
Himm Doi Coffee is admittedly a little out of most people's normal Chiang Mai route, but if you're in the area, or if just sick of hanging out in city cafes, this is a peaceful spot with an appeali
House of Love is a spacious yet comfy coffee shop set in a two storey house with a nice garden.
iBerry is a wonderland of ice cream, sorbet and tasty desserts. Why a wonderland?
Sitting at fashionably trendy Impresso you could easily convince yourself you're enjoying a latte in Manhattan's East Village or perhaps Brooklyn; we've also heard it compared to Brunswick St, Melb
Librarista is a hip new Nimman spot that's a great place to while away a few lazy hours.
Luvv is one of the most popular cafes on Nimman and it's usually packed with students.
Mo'c Mo'l can be a bar, cafe or restaurant depending on the time of day, but we think it's best as a nice little coffeeshop with plenty of natural light and comfy seating.
Panpang (ปั้นแป้ง) is a lovely little cake and coffeeshop behind CMU. It's not the best spot to hang out for hours on end, but the cakes and brownies are definitely worth a try.
If you’re around Tha Pae Gate and looking for a good espresso – not Starbucks or Black Canyon Coffee – stop by the shop, Ponganes, on Moon Muang Soi 5.
Pros: The coffee is excellent.
Easily overlooked down Sirimangkalajarn Road, Roast Niyom is the perfect work-study cafe. The stand-out feature of the cafe itself is the great big tree it is built around.