We are always scouring the city, piling on the calories, to find you great new places to nosh…
If you are a long time foodie in Chiang Mai then you will remember Food4U, a hidden gem of a restaurant, ridiculously hard to find, but worth every frustrating wrong turn. Well, the owners have now moved to a new venue at the Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum, its restaurant, Kamphaeng Kaew, brining fusion Thai and old Thai cuisine just that little bit closer to town. Set in a lovely museum bistro, adorned with spectacular splashes of art, this restaurant serves up light bites such as the classical Thai watermelon and dried fish (we know, sounds a bit strange, but trust us, it is a refreshing and taste-filled bite). Then there are the fusion dishes like salmon plaa sauce or the absolutely moreish crab cakes filled with meaty crabby goodness. They do good one-dish items too like pastas, stews and rice dishes and there is a lovely list of cold drinks and juices to wash it all down. If you live in the Sankampaeng area this can become your new local, and if you don’t, then go to Maiiam to get in some art and stay for a lovely meal.
122 Moo 7, Tonpao, Sankampheang, Chiang Mai
Open 10:00 am. – 09:00 pm. (closed Tuesday)
Tel: 052 081 737, 092 642 9414
Facebook: Kamphaengkaew by Chef Tutu
Mont Blanc Garden Kitchen
Most locals will be familiar with the great cakes and delicious baked inventions of Mont Blanc. With over 13 years under their belt, they are improving every day, and this year have decided to expand and explore new flavours of the more savory kind. A fresh new garden style kitchen restaurant with the Mont Blanc name has now opened on Canal Road, with a bright atmosphere perfect for the whole family. Explore the new menu and try something new this month, and don’t forget to order some of those classic cakes for dessert. They are even planning to host Japanese cake baking workshops soon for those who just love the Mont Blanc taste.
Open 8.30am – 8pm
On the left of the Canal Road before the 700 years stadium.
053 010 638
Posrest Premium Handcraft Coffee
Chiang Mai seems to be all about coffee these days and each venue is upping the ante; whether with their décor, flamboyant staff, gimmicks or new ways of making a perfect cuppa. There are only two cafes in town, as far as we know, that are now serving the latest sensation to hit the coffee world, the aeropress, and one is Postrest. This seemingly simple manual device produces incredibly light and airy coffee, but still packed full of punch and flavour. Stop by to try a cup, a smidgen pricier than a regular cup in most cafes, but well worth the extra bahts. They also have smoothies, teas, hot and cold drinks of all sorts and a limited dessert menu. But frankly, go for the coffee, it’s unlike anything we have tasted before.
42/10 Nimmanhaemin Road, Suthep
Open daily 10am-1am
Tel. 084 610 3732