Big English-style breakfasts with plenty of protein, beans and toast. And if you drop some scraps on the floor amidst your feeding frenzy, fear not, Mary the big friendly dog (horse?) will scarf it up for you.
133/4 Rachapakanai Road
083 637 7621
02 Butter is Better
Come for the classic diner atmosphere – kitschy 1950s Americana – and stick around for the fabulous food, just like mom used to make, with no margarine or preservatives allowed!
183/8-9 Chang Klan Road
053 820 761
03 Bake ‘n’ Bite
With two locations in Chiang Mai (two steps away from our old office, one step away from the new one…), Bake ‘n’ Bite serves up the perfect fix for breakfast lovers. Dig in and enjoy the company of the hilarious-looking pair of rabbits out back.
Branch 1: Kaew Nawarat, Soi 3/2
053 249 689
Branch 2: Nimmanhaemin Rd., Soi 6
053 400 577
04 Suasage King
Carnivores rejoice! Well, maybe wait until you actually manage to find this hidden gem. Here you can pack in a breakfast made for meat-lovers, served in the quiet garden patio of the owner’s home.
332 Soi 13 Moo 2, Nong Chom, San Sai Noi
053 127 585, 085 706 0105
05 UN Irish Pib
Calorie counters be warned, the BIG breakfast here will have you on the treadmill for a week! All the goodies; sausage, bacon, baked beans, fried mushrooms, etc. Best hangover cure for a painful Sunday.
24-24/1 Ratchawithi Road
053 214 554
06 Blue Diamond
Tonnes of healthy and vegetarian-friendly breakfast dishes in a pretty outdoor garden setting. Or, a few steps east down the street, check out Yummy, where you get an omelette, whole wheat toast, coffee or tea and a huge serving of fresh fruit for only 80 baht.
35/1 Moon Muang Road, Soi 9
053 217 120
07 Smoothie Blues
Breakfast bliss…with a fabulous array of tasty smoothies and fresh baked options served in a nice and cool air-conditioned dining room on the main drag.
Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 6
053 227 038
Too hard to pick just seven! Check out these honourable mentions, suggested by our readers…Ginny Cafe, Nice Kitchen, Chiang Mai Breakfast World, Hideaway Cafe, Thapae Gate Lodge, Avocado Cafe and Cat House.