Check out these indulgent afternoon teas, perfect for those lazy and relaxing rainy days.
01 137 Pillars House Hotel
Looking for a luxurious afternoon tea? 137 Pillars House will transport you to the days when teak wallahs used to sit on the same property enjoying their teas – a truly divine experience. It’s 600 baht for a classic afternoon tea (1,100 per couple) and if you want to splurge with a bottle of champagne as well, it’s 4,999 per couple!
Tel. 053 247788
2 Soi 1, Na Wat Gate Road, Wat Gate
All day servings
02 Monsoon Tea
Tea enthusiasts look no further, for Monsoon Tea has it all. Walk into this fairytale of a shoplette where you will be greeted by aromas from an assortment of specialty teas such as fragrant lychee black tea and strong Monsoon blend oolong.
Tel. 089 5576112
Located inside JJ Market
Mondays to Saturdays 11am-7pm and Sundays 11am-5pm
Where better to enjoy a classic afternoon tea than in the former British consulate of Chiang Mai, which is now the restaurant and bar of the Anantara Hotel. Sitting overlooking the Ping, surrounded by colonial-era architecture to set the mood, afternoon tea rituals are offered at the weekends and a high-tea boutique buffet throughout the week.
Tel. 053 253333
123-123/1 Charoen Prathet Road
Afternoon Tea: Mondays – Fridays 2pm-6pm
High Tea: Saturdays -Sundays 2pm-6pm
04 Vieng Joom On
If you are looking for a place that offers a wide range of teas, including herbal, traditional and Chinese flavours, Vieng Joom On is the place for you. With two locations in Chiang Mai, these tea houses are easy to access and options are plenty, including classic herbal teas or even slightly more exciting tea-infused smoothies.
Tel. 052 001224 / 053 303113
Central Festival Chiang Mai floor 1 and 53 Charoenraj Road
Mondays – Thursdays 10am – 9.30pm Fridays 11am – 10pm and Saturdays – Sundays 10am – 10pm
05 Oriental Cake Shop
Delicious cakes, including their famous macaroons, are complemented by a selection of teas and hot drinks. Sit in the Victorian-era inspired tea room or under the canopies of trees in the garden. For 1,000 baht a couple can enjoy a classical tea set.
Tel. 053 888888
Kad Dhara Shopping Village
Open Daily 10am – 8pm (Afternoon tea served 2pm – 6pm)
06 W by Wanlamun
Could a rose by any other name taste as sweet…? W by Wanlamun says YES with its signature St. Honore rose-raspberry, a puff-pastry garnished with a real rose petal and taste of flora and the blossoms. Take a bite and enjoy the sensational win-win battle between flavours and aroma.
Soi 2, Chang Moi Road
Opening Times (tea and pastries): 11:30am-10pm
07 Nakara Jardin
A beautiful patisserie and bistro lounging behind the Ping Nakara Hotel. Lose yourself watching the flow of the River Ping as you delight in the luxurious blend of Earl Grey and relish in the taste of the softest Mille Feuille. Leave reality behind.
Soi 9, Charoenprathet Road
Opening Times: 11am-7pm (Closed on Wednesdays)