Hot Morning Requirements
Be it freshly blended black coffee or dainty three minute brewed English teas, we locals of Chiang Mai seem to obsess over these caffeinated drinks that see us through the day, so why not expand our horizons with some new haunts to try out this month.
London Tearoom and Guesthouse
Kitch, British and suave, the London Tearoom is the perfect Englishman’s haunt – packed with the smell of freshly brewed tea, sweet baked goods and decorated with wallpapers your granny would be jealous of. With classic British brands such as PG Tips, Yorkshire Tea, and Tetley, even the most reserved Brits will be secretly grinning with enjoyment as the freshly brewed tea with tastes of home flow out of traditional china teapots into dainty teacups on saucers. There is also a wall full of mason jars filled to the brim with a range of homemade tea concoctions such as Minty Lick, packed with fresh peppermint and liquorice, or Flower Power with rich aromas of rose, lavender and a hue of butterfly pea. For those contemplating a trip to the British Isles, why not save your money and enjoy England right here in Chiang Mai. You can even stay in their guesthouse upstairs if you really can’t bring yourself to leave!
Open 9am – 6pm
Soi 3, Sirimankalajan Road
085 728 5613
Tucked away down a backstreet of Lang Mor, Slope Motion is a hidden gem adored by those who have discovered it. Serving up a range of hot and iced coffees, exciting teas, and bubbly sodas, this venue serves up great vanilla milkshakes as well as a frothy cappuccino. Try the unique Slope Motion Duo for a mix of Thai and green tea flavours. In addition they also serve up a range of fruit smoothies and a selection of cooked snacks to enjoy with your drink. From ice cream covered waffles to pizza in a cone, there is something for everyone. They sometimes hold mini markets and events, and with its large garden it is also pet friendly! From just 35 baht a drink, it’s a real steal too!
Open 10am – 8pm
Suthep Soi 6, Lang Mor near the Love Eat BBQ
095 4472 041
Tucked away in a soi just behind the Citylife offices sits this quaint little café in an air-coned glass box decorated with 80s videogame stickers and toy minions. Their menu is extensive, with a range of hot, cold or frappe coffees, various flavoured milk options such as hazelnut and Oreo, and a delicious selection of Thai and fruit teas. One of their best sellers is the Double Choc, a chocolate milk frappe with added chocolate bits and bobs blended inside. They also serve a range of food from regular Thai rice dishes to Korean fried chicken and American takes on rice. It’s a great little get café in the largely Muslim
neighbourhood, which also serves up non-alcoholic Delster beers, with eight flavours to choose from such as regular, dark and fruit options. Citylife staff love hanging here.
Open 8.30am – 7pm
13 Na Wat Gate soi 1, near the Attakwa Mosque
089 511 6068