Chiang Mai’s Cutest Cafés
Check out some of Chiang Mai’s cutest cafés, decorated to the rafters with soft pastel colours, cute and cuddly mascots and rainbow coloured treats topped with pink sprinkles and whipped cream, naturally.
Jood 3 Jood
This Korean bingsu-style shaved ice café is turning heads in Chiang Mai due to its massive servings that even a party of 10 could struggle finishing. Although not exactly bingsu (they use flavoured shaved ice instead of milk ice) the feel and taste is almost identical. You can choose from many portion sizes but the most iconic is their party platter that comes with two huge mounds of flavoured ice and is surrounded by tens of toppings, such as melon, watermelon, banana, cookies, marshmallows, Oreos, cereals, balls of ice cream, whipped cream, honey and chocolate, caramel and green tea sauces. The idea is you decorate your own shaved ice mountain before you tuck in. For those looking for a bit of savoury they also serve up snacks such as chicken wings and cheesy Mama noodles that can be washed down by a drink of tea, coffee or if you so desire, a bright pastel blue ‘unicorn drink’ that is topped with rainbow marshmallows, a small bear cookie and copious amounts of whipped cream.
Open 11am – 8pm
179/1 Prapokklao Road, Sri Phum
082 495 5665
Bear Hug Café
If you can’t bear being away from a bear, then bear with us as we introduce the barely subtle Bear Hug Café. Almost every dish is somehow decorated with a bear, be it a scoop of ice cream with chocolate eyes and ears, a silhouette of a bear in a side of coco powder or as a pancake with ears and a cute button nose. The atmosphere is cosy and inviting and despite the bear theme, they don’t cut back on making sure each dish and each drink are as delicious as anywhere else. Try the bear hug toast slathered in chocolate sauce or the New Zealand ice-cream waffles. If you prefer something more hearty, tuck into a spaghetti carbonara or a New York style burger or if you are early to rise and hungry for a breakfast, try their 125 baht western breakfast served with fresh orange juice.
Open 9am – 6pm (Closed Wednesdays)
91/1 Kotchasarn Road, Chang Klan
Facebook: Bear Hug Café
053 206 555
On Cloud Nine
If you can imagine fluffy clouds of cotton candy and soft milk pastel drinks, then you can start to get what this dessert café is like on the inside. Pink walls enclose this fluffy — friendly café filled with sweet treats that would cause your dentist to faint. Special little boxes house a pot of ice cream with a spoon and fruit on the side and their cakes are spongy and soft topped with a pastel tone rainbow of soft butter icing. Their drinks are no different, with rainbow themes throughout, some of which are topped with a big hug of candyfloss… just because. Soft neon signs hang from the walls with phrases like ‘today is a fluffy day’. Minimalistic baby chic is the best definition we can come up with, but best to just try it for yourselves.
11am – 10pm
5 Nimmanhaemin Soi 9
065 478 0688