Best Sunday brunch in Chiang Mai

There's nothing better on a lazy Sunday that a leisurely Sunday brunch. We seek out some of the best spots to indulge.

By | Fri 27 Feb 2015

We can’t get enough of excellent breakfasts around here, so to follow up on last year’s listing of Big Breakfasts in Chiang Mai, here are seven more excellent places to eat well on a lazy Sunday (this time we’re calling it brunch)!

1. I Don’t Know

Mae Rim Plaza has become quite the culinary hotspot lately, with a five star chef heading up two excellent – and quite reasonably priced – restaurants. For the brunch of your dreams, don’t miss the hearty “Giant and Jack” English breakfast or their fabulous French toast with peanut butter and oranges. Opens at 7am.

2. Four Seasons

A truly decadent way to spoil yourself on a special Sunday if you’ve got some baht to burn. Listen to live jazz, swim in the pool, or just gaze over the plush grounds of the five star resort. Pasta, cheese, cold cuts and dessert stations combine with a selection of made-to-order dishes such as lamb and fish (1,500 baht per person). For an extra 500 baht, add free-flow lychee martinis or bubblies. Opens at noon for three hours.

3. Good Morning Chiang Mai

For a leisurely Sunday brunch by the pool, featuring live oldies music from noon to 1pm, Good Morning Chiang Mai is an old city gem. Try their buttery breakfast sandwich served on a croissant or their signature gingerbread pancakes. Opens at 8am.

4. The Larder

Nimman’s hidden expat haven serves up fabulous open faced sandwiches, delicious breakfast items and excellent coffee. Don’t miss the house made chorizo or the breakfast sandwich with asparagus and hummus. Opens at

5. Holiday Inn

This is bar none the most generous and value-for-money Sunday brunch buffet in town. A bewildering array of food is available for all tastes: breakfast, pizza, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, cold cuts and cheeses, Thai dishes, noodles, seafood, desserts…you name it, you will find it, for 830 baht per person. Grab a riverside seat on the veranda and come with an appetite. Opens at 11.30am for three hours.

6. Cat House

Health lovers and budget brunchers can’t do much better than Cat House’s all-day breakfast menu, featuring homemade French toast, breakfast burritos and heaping platters of fresh fruit with yoghurt and muesli. All dishes are under 100 baht and their new location, just up the street from the old one, is bigger and better than before. Opens at 7am.

7. Baa Baa Black Cafe
Escape the crowds and discover this gorgeous cafe in Mae Rim, set beside a lagoon with rowboats free for use. Lounge on the lawn and feast on fresh baked pastries, French toast and some of the tastiest blueberry pancakes in town, paired with expertly brewed local coffee. Opens at 9am.

8. Overstand Cafe

Open since 2014, Overstand has been one of the more popular Brunch locations within the old moat. Serving up locally grown and roasted coffee with a selection of delicious brunch favourites with both vegan and vegetarian options if you prefer. They even bake their own sourdough every morning fresh and ready to be devoured! IT was even voted best breakfast in Chiang Mai by local expats in the Chiang Mai Eats Facebook page two years running and number one for tea and coffee in Chiang Mai on TripAdvisor!

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