is known for its healthy and organic cuisine that is made with some of the freshest ingredients in the country. Serving up some delicious breakfasts, the city is a paradise for those wishing to start the day with a hearty and tasty meal. For the late risers, we have taken a look at the best of Chiang Mai’s brunch scene.
Blue Diamond Breakfast Club
Restaurant, Vegetarian, American, European, Asian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
Blue Diamond Breakfast Club
Nestled into a little side street in the old city is Blue Diamond, considered to serve the best Western breakfast in Chiang Mai. Its tropical, outdoor setting definitely provides an idyllic start to the day. The vegetarian restaurant serves a number of traditional vegetarian and vegan choices and its bakery offers a range of freshly baked treats. Beverages range from fruit juices and teas to excellent coffee. The organic ingredients guarantee that your dishes will be bursting with flavour and are only one of many reasons for Blue Diamond’s success. Whether you are looking for an English fry up or more healthy options, expect to be served the best at this charming club.
Address: 35/1 MoonMuang Road, Soi 9, Chiang Mai, Thailand, + (66)0 53 217 120
Particularly popular with the local expat crowd, Smoothie Blues is a fantastic place to cure your hangover and is pretty much ideal for every kind of morning. True to its name, the restaurant’s list of smoothies is extensive and they represent the perfect complement to their freshly baked waffles, muffins and sandwiches. Visitor can take their pick of a number of different types of bread, from French baguettes to wholemeal. The large and cosy outside area, facing the bustling Nimanhamin Soi, offers a relaxed atmosphere and on particularly hot days you can seek refuge in the air-conditioned building.
Address: 32/8 Nimmanhamin Soi 6 CornerRd, Chiang Mai,Thailand
Cafe, Restaurant, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
The Bird’s Nest is located in an old wooden teak house just outside of Chiang Mai’s old city and has been offering quality brunches for a few years. The restaurant has the ideal setting for a lazy morning with cosy sofas, armchairs and even a hammock. The menu features Mediterranean and Western influences with various sandwiches, focaccias, croissants and whole wheat options. The charming venue particularly prides itself on its excellent Arabica coffee, but also serves fruit juices and herbal teas. On the upper floor, visitors can take their pick from board games and books until breakfast is served.
Address: Sinharat Lane Soi 3, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 416 880
Cafe, Restaurant, Thai, Asian, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
Renowned for the most beautiful coffees in town, the enchanting Angel’s Secret is a great way to beat those morning blues and get off to a fresh start. In the cosy garden atmosphere, visitors can munch their incredibly tasty breakfasts from colourful plates and take a break from the bustling streets behind the secluded fence of greenery. The menu offers Western-styled breakfasts, including home baked bread, omelettes and vegetarian Thai dishes. The lovingly prepared food and fresh ingredients result in one of the city’s tastiest breakfast and the friendly service and setting only add to the experience.
Address: 27 Moon Mueang Road Soi 5, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand, +66 89 560 0956
Good Morning Chiang Mai
It’s hard to beat Good Morning Chiang Mai’s tropical atmosphere and quality breakfasts. The interior is eclectic, yet elegant, but it is the guesthouse’s outside area which will truly win you over. The spacious garden, complete with pool, is a brilliant way to spend the morning. Visitors can take their pick from a number of breakfast options in addition to fresh fruits, juices and strong coffees. With its secluded setting, Good Morning Chiang Mai is particularly popular with expats looking to get some work done, and is frequented by a diverse crowd on the weekends.
Address: 29/5 Ratchamanka Soi 6, Phra Sing, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand, +66 53 278 607
Food 4 Thought
Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary, Fusion, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free
Food 4 Thought
Chiang Mai offers numerous healthy breakfasts, but none are quite as appetizing as the dishes served at Food 4 Thought. The enchanting restaurant shares an outside space with Bay’s Coffee, which serves some of the best freshly brewed coffee in the city. Tables are decorated with ‘books for thoughts’ where visitors can make note of whatever is on their mind. The creative menu features healthy and organic dishes with generous portions and reasonable prices. Food 4 Thought offers some truly excellent combinations of food and has gained a reputation for the best wraps in the city.
Address: 15/5 Moo 1, Soi Sudjai, Tanon Khlong Chonlapratarn, Tambon Chang Phuak, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand, +66 94 619 2225
Bake and Bite
Bake and Bite, a breakfast club and bakery, can be found in three locations: east of the Ping River, on Changklan Road or in a side street of the trendy Nimmanhamin Road, with the latter offering a particularly secluded atmosphere. All branches serve Western styled breakfast and freshly baked goods such as buns, cakes and quiches. The generous portions and fresh ingredients come at great value and it’s almost impossible to not fall for the mouth-watering smells of this bakery. Expect to meet a variety of expats at Bake and Bite’s restaurants, all trying to get a taste of the sizeable omelettes and warm bagels.
Address: 18 Soi 6, Nimmanhaemin Road | Suthep, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand, +66 53400577
Chiang Mai Breakfast World
No list of Chiang Mai’s best brunch spots would be complete without Chiang Mai Breakfast World, hidden in a small side street of the old town. True to its name, the restaurant offers an extensive selection and spoils visitors for choice when it comes to breakfast. If you’re worried about quantity over quality, leave your doubts behind because you are in for some of the best dishes in town. Generous portions and a foible for sweet jam rarely disappoint and on weekends you can indulge in a Prosecco breakfast. Shrouded in greenery, the restaurant’s tranquil setting is the perfect spot to spend the late morning hours.
Address: Moonmuang Rd. Soi 2, Thailand, +66 53 207 134
Restaurant, Vegetarian, Fusion, Vegan, Gluten-free, Fast Food
The Cat House is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant that also offers retreats and catering services. The fusion between Thai and international cuisine has resulted in exciting dishes and the all-day breakfast menu offer is ideal for late risers. The trendy cafe has included some original juice combinations such as pineapple and basil. With its focus on healthy and organic cooking, it’s almost impossible to make the wrong choice from the innovative menu. Its colourful walls and outdoor setting make the Cat House is a popular choice for early or late mornings and one of the hippest places in town.
Address: 8 Chaiyapoom Lane 1 Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand, +66 83 481 1359
If you are looking for a high-quality brunch, Le Meridien is the meeting place for breakfast lovers and its Sunday brunch has gained an excellent reputation. The delightful buffet continues well into the afternoon and features an all-you-can drink option. The stylish, five-star hotel serves an extensive menu of hot and cold options ranging from Asian to international cuisine. The exquisite breakfast is well worth the higher price and if you feel like spoiling yourself with some of the city’s most sensational cooking, a stop by Le Meridien is worth every bite.
Address: 108 Chang Klan Road, Tambol Chang Klan, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand, +66 53 253 666