Coffee and Cake
Dhara Dhevi Cake Shop. Refined white and cane Victoriana tea shop that’s as sweet as the cakes and pastries inside. Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai / 51/4 M.1 Chiang Mai-sankampaeng Rd / 053 888 888 / 10am-9pm daily / afternoon tea 3-6pm / dharadhevi.com
‘W’ by Wanlamun. Life sure is sweet (see Rest./relaxed).
Wawee Coffee. Homegrown hero brewing dynamo joe at snazz outlets all around town, but this one’s our fave. Nimmanhaemin Soi 9 / 053 260 125 / waweecoffee.com
Nakara Jardin. Delicious patisserie and alfresco afternoon tea on this fan-cooled terrace in a lush garden. 11 Soi 9 Charoenphratet Rd / behind Ping Nakara Hotel / 053 818 977 / 11am-7pm Thu-tue, closed Wed
Ristr8to. Coffee and style aficionados rejoice – here shall ye find serious barista action n’ world champion latte art. 15/3 Nimmanhaemin Rd / corner of soi 3 / 053 215 278 / ristr8tocoffee-chiangmai.com
Suan Lahu Café. Organic beans + a lovely courtyard shopportunity (see Standout Stores/tita Gallery), combine it with more retail at Lan Sai Village (see Shopping Itineraries). Tita Gallery / 68 M.6 Rimtai / Mae Rim / 053 297 811 / 8am-6pm daily