An oven is a rarity here in Chiang Mai, but who cares when these three new cafes offer up all the fresh-baked flavour you could ever need, at reasonable prices to boot! From hearty gourmet sandwiches to sweet and decadent cakes, consider your winter carb cravings satisfied.
Tucked away just off the northeast corner of the moat, The Hideout is all about flavour, quality and satisfaction, with options galore. Sandwiches are served on your choice of freshly baked bread, baguette or bagel. Try Jaws, a tasty blend of smoked Norwegian salmon, lime, spring onion, avocado and cream cheese, or go fusion with The Hideout, the signature sandwich which cleverly pairs spicy Chiang Mai sausage with veggies and mayo. The light and buttery omelette is a perfect breakfast, and the Caesar salad is made completely fresh to order, right down to the croutons. Coffee is single origin straight from Chiang Rai, and The Hideout also makes their own hummus and probiotic yoghurt which can be blended into smoothies or served wholesale to those that bring their own container. For dessert, don’t miss the uber-fudgy brownie, served with bitter orange brittle and vanilla bean whipped cream, all house-made and thoroughly delicious.
Open daily, 8am – 5pm (Closed Mondays)
95/10 Soi Sithiwongse
081 960 3889
Wynn and Me
You may have tasted some of the many sweet delights offered at Wynn and Me in other cafes, as Gaew, Gob and Ton, the owners of this new dessert bar and bistro, have been making their delicious treats and distributing them around the city for many years. At last they have opened their own very shop, offering about a dozen different homebaked desserts each day. Enjoy a cheeky bit of afternoon sweetness paired with coffee, tea, Italian sodas, make your own milk options or even a glass of wine if you fancy. Coffee sets you back a mere 50 baht and cakes are priced between 75 and 85. Their adorable mouse-shaped white mousse cakes (say that five times fast) are popular, along with the rich, slightly bitter, and not too sweet dark chocolate cake. Wynn and Me also serves a wide variety of macaroons at only 25 baht a piece and all cakes are ranked by sweetness, sourness and bitterness, so you can choose the perfect dessert for your taste buds.
Open daily, 10am – 10pm
Nim City Daily, 197-199/8 Mahidol Road
089 636 6996
This little bakery and coffee shop beside the river, on the right just over Nawarat Bridge, keeps things simple with a subdued style and a selection of fresh local Asama coffee, sweet treats, and baguettes and bagels baked fresh each morning and made from natural raisin yeast. The atmosphere is pleasant and the music is good, making this a lovely place to sit and read a book over a cup of cappuccino and a canele, pausing every now and then to pat the resident pooch, a sweet greyhound named Gigi. Bagel and baguette sandwiches come highly recommended, but sell out quickly, so get there early if you’re in the mood for something savoury.
Open daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
29-30 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Rd.
082 975 7774