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Comfort Food for All Occasions

Daddy’s Antique’s walls are adorned with ancient clocks, yet time is something that matters little in this charming eatery, perfect for whiling away a lazy afternoon, or indulging in an evening with friends.

A short hop and a skip from the city centre will take you to this restaurant and café where a green oasis awaits. Wander past lush ferns, creeping moss and tropical foliage, where outdoor tables nestle amongst the greenery, offering cosy corners and private nooks. A little footpath wends its way past the big glass window open kitchen, where you can see the chefs deep in concentration as they hustle and bustle over the latest order.

The bright and cheerful dining area with high ceilings and glass walls makes for a welcoming experience, covered with antiques, old picture frames and the owner’s collection of old clocks. A riot of daily cut flowers sit on any available surface, emitting a flower-market perfume to welcome diners and guests.

Daddy’s Antique is designed to meet all your expectations and needs. You can stop by for a strong cup of coffee to start the day before digging into a hearty breakfast of made-from-scratch croque monsieur, made with sourdough, honey ham, béchamel sauce, cheddar and gruyère, or go exotic and order a bacon avocado quesadilla with a sunny side egg. Hide from the rain in the cosy dining room with a tall glass of cool roselle, strawberry, and lemon juice, guaranteed to refresh and rejuvenate with its healthy ingredients (no artificial sugar or flavouring here!) and indulge in a triple chocolate cheesecake with fresh strawberries…if you aren’t counting the calories. Invite a client for a mid-afternoon meeting over a piping cup of tea and one of the most delicious tiramisus in town, oozing with espresso and brandy, or if you have a truly sweet tooth then simply order the decadent “rusty giant jar”, overflowing with a house-blended chocolate and Oreo shake topped with cookie crumbs and chocolate-drizzled ice cream.

Not ready to head home after a day’s work yet? Stop by for a cold swig of beer in the garden with some friends, and battle over a heaping pile of the grilled smoked bacon which consists of grilled steak bacon, pumpkin puree, hot jalapeno and a cilantro salsa.

Better yet, invite your date or family for a night out and either order one of the restaurant’s famous pasta dishes — all homemade of course — for instance the tagliatelle pasta with lightly smoked salmon and a pretty pink saffron white wine sauce. If you don’t know what this is, you can get excited about it now: as it’s a mixture of butter-cooked shallots with saffron, bay leaf, thyme, tarragon, white wine and cream! Another favourite pasta is the rich and filling rotolo bolognaise, an oven-baked pasta filled with brisket and pork shoulder.

If all you are looking for is a simple but delicious bite, then dig into a classic steak, cooked to your palate’s preference and served on a bed of romanesco sauce. This dish pairs rather spectacularly with a full bodied malbec, or enjoy a glass of chilled sauvignon blanc with a perfect roast chicken with pomme puree.

Once you have had your fill and cannot imagine another bite, simply sit back, and finish that bottle you have in front of you. There is no rush here. Take your time, indulge and delight.

Daddy’s Antique Café & Restaurant Chiang Mai
45/8 Moo 1 Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Facebook: Daddy’s Antique Café & Restaurant Chiang Mai
094 764 1441