Looking for somewhere new to grab a bite to eat or sit and enjoy a previously unseen angle of your favourite city? Then check out these three new business offering delicious food, exciting new drinks and a new place to see Chiang Mai buzz and thrive.
Just off the Jaeng Sriphum corner of the moat sits a beautifully designed, cool and quirky café cum wine bar called Bistrotante. The owner is an ex-tour guide and fan of western food (especially pasta). Enjoy a wide selection of pasta types and sauces, ranging from creamy western classics to rare and delicious Thai style fusions. Wash down your meal with a strange but surprisingly refreshing café de fruits, iced coffee blended with your choice of fruit – watermelon coffee is a favourite. Or for those wanting a warmer drink, grab a glass (or bottle) of delicious, inexpensive wine from their vino bar.
Open 8am – 9pm daily (closed Mondays)
419/19 Wichayanon Road
081 564 6771
Check out this new bright and squeaky clean D-Jing Dimsum, with fresh, well-crafted Dim Sum, noodles, fried egg pans and more. Moving back to Chiang Mai after learning how to cook dim sum in Bangkok for 12 years, the owner decided to bring the sweet and sour tastes of Hong Kong style dim sum back to his family town for all to enjoy. For just 25 baht a portion, enjoy a wide range of fresh dishes, and for 30 baht a portion enjoy amazing seafood flavours, with massive prawns, beautiful crabs and other tender nibbles. Try their perfectly made chong fun noodles with a choice of prawn or pork filling to really whet your appetite, and for only 50 baht a plate, it’s a steal. If you need a bit more oil in your dish, try their crunchy deep fried dim sum to mix it up, then water yourself down with some free jasmine and pandanas tea.
Open daily, 10am to 10pm
15/23 Sirorot Road, the soi opposite the MacDonalds at Suan Dok Park
Yayee Rooftop Bar
One of the loveliest rooftop bars in town is atop the new Yayee Hotel, owned by model and celebrity Ananda Everingham. Take the elegant wrought iron lift to the rooftop which offers stunning sunset views of Doi Suthep; the wrought iron, Wild Wild West vibe, is used carefully and charmingly as a repeated accent to the overall decor. You can then choose to sit on massive and comfy lounge sofas with a group of friends, perch on a bar and gaze into the mountainous distance, find a cute nook or cranny to croon under the candle light with your special someone or sit at the bar and order your poison from the friendly bartenders, this is a sophisticated little bar that is perfect for all occasions.
Open Daily 3pm – 11pm
Niman Soi Nam Pung
(Take a right halfway down Niman Soi 17)
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