Local Cafes

Chilling at some local cafes is one of the best things to do besides visiting the mountains when i spend my days in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  In Nimman area, it seems effortless to find one that you will fall in love with.  Here I share some of my own experience.

Local Cafe

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My philosophy!! Fell in love already before I tried their food haha.

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I wanted to try every dessert (basically everything) on their menu but it was impossible because i was on my own.  The first two times I had thai milk tea crepe cake and watermelon cake.  The crepe cake and strawberries ice cube were so delicious!!!  I really felt i could do another round lol.  the watermelon cake was a bit not as expected maybe because i already had a fantastic experience at Black Star Pastry in Sydney.

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 The last visit to Local Cafe I chose to go in the morning so that i had plenty of room in my stomach haha.  I ordered an apple sorbet (not for dessert tho cuz i had fruits every morning to start a day), salad and korean noodles which is recommend on the menu.  I didnt realize they were instant noodles ( it was actually written on the menu @@) they tasted good indeed but i felt a bit guilty.  Good thing the hot spring egg and japanese crab meat and fried garlic made up for it. (three favorites in a row, p.s i can make this dish at home and i will try someday) The salad was fresh and good and i was so happy to find out there were also crab meat on top which i thought they were carrots at the beginning!! :D

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Writing this post i realized that i didnt order any coffee here, just because they have too many choices of refreshing drinks made of fresh fruits and they all taste good.  Plus, I know somewhere sells really good coffee.

The Ristr8to Coffee

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“Ristr8to Coffee ChiangMai is a fashionable place to sip gourmet coffee and see world award winning Latte Art.”

I dont know how to tell the quality of coffee, as long as it tastes good its good coffee to me.  I was too greedy to have two cups because i wanted to try their homemade ice cream but also something hot so I had a satan latte after the affogato. btw they were blue vanilla and cheese ice cream just in case you wonder.

Awards: World Latte Art Championship 2011 : Thailand Sixth place in World Late Art Championship 2011,Maastricht, Netherlands World no. Sixth Barista now at Ristr8to

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Before I left Chiang Mai I decided to treat myself a more deluxe meal since i controlled my budget and ate very local during the whole time.  I chose Tichaa Tearoom by HARNN because it is recommend on some websites and magazines.  When i got there lunch time was over and i was the only customer. I was not hungry at all so i just ordered some snack and dessert instead of the tea set.

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The thai milk tea custard and ginger crème brûlée were just soooo my taste.  perfect match with my organic tea (already forgot the name).

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it took me some time to find its location until i asked for help from two locals.  then i found it just next to the beautiful tree i saw from the other side of an alley i passed a few times when i was searching for this restaurant.  sometimes i just love this kind of beautiful encounters.  and flowers always cheer me up.

xx

Local Cafe

The Ristr8to Coffee

http://www.ristr8to-coffee-chiangmai.com/

Tichaa Tearoom by HARNN

http://www.tichaatearoom.com/

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