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Free Bird Cafe

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Asian, Burmese, Thai, Vegetarian, Café
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116 Maneenoparat Rd, Chiang Mai 50301, Thailand
+66 81 028 5383
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Our beautiful location is on the North side of the moat that surrounds the...
Our beautiful location is on the North side of the moat that surrounds the quaint "old city" of Chiang Mai. It is a perfect place to sit, enjoy the breeze, sunlight and people watching on the main road.The interior is attractive, colorful and bright with our student's art work and long share tables to encourage customers to sit together and make new friends or private tables and a small sofa in the kids corner where there are plenty of books, toys and art supplies to keep the kids happy while parents enjoy their healthy vegetarian or vegan western or local style breakfast, lunch, smoothies or coffee and dessert.We serve many Burmese and ethnic foods that you can't get anywhere else so it is fun to try something new! We also have a fun and funky little Pre-Loved Charity Shop in the cafe where you can not only donate your old clothing, household items, books and more but purchase goods and support our charity at the same time. We have loads of English language novels, travel guides, hats, shoes, scarves, jewelry, men's and women's clothing and more. We also sell organic spirulina, triphala and natural skin care products from local vendors.Please come and check us out today! You can park cars, motorbikes and bicycles along the side of the building.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing pancakes!

Went here twice on a recent trip to Thailand and was extremely impressed both times. As I'd recently suffered food poisoning, I needed some "safe" food and went here as it looked clean. Both my boyfriend and I got the trail mix pancakes and they were the biggest, most delicious pancakes I've ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
beckie m
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Went here twice on a recent trip to Thailand and was extremely impressed both times. As I'd recently suffered food poisoning, I needed some "safe" food and went here as it looked clean. Both my boyfriend and I got the trail mix pancakes and they were the biggest, most delicious pancakes I've ever eaten! The server (Ping Ping) was very... More 

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Whistler, B.C. Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Please note that current hours are 9:00-5:00 Tue-Sat. That's what the sign on the restaurant said. Unfortunately, We did not get to eat there because it was closed. The rest of this is just to meet the one-hundred character minimum posting requirement. Which is silly, since I just wanted to post the correct hours of operation. I keep trying to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

everything i've tried on the menu over the past month has been really great quality and generous portion; staff are careful to get it right usually only one server so be patient in waiting to get your order, but she is very careful and always gets it right a very welcoming place to sit and really enjoy great quality food... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I had a pumpkin ginger curry, which I found simply heavenly, and a cup of hot coffee with coconut milk... definitely the best way to end a meal! Both the owner and the staff are very friendly and nice, the place is extremely clean and has a very relaxing atmosphere. In addition to that, everything revolves around a very good... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food is good and even better goes towards a great cause. Make sure you try the coconut iced coffee, my favorite!

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Athens, Ga.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

we ate here a couple times and each meal was very tasty, healthy and impressive! I love the atmo sphere created here. And how they take donations (clothes/bedding/bags etc) here and the clothes they do not send (because of modesty issues for the people their helping) they sell at the store and the money made goes directly back into the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My husband and I truly enjoyed this restaurant. The food was excellent and it was especially important that we were able to support their cause in assisting border refugees.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Finally got around to visiting today. We both ordered the Pumpkin Ginger Curry and we loved it! The peanuts really added a special dimension to the dish. They do have wifi and seating for roughly 20 people. Friendly staff, good cause. Based on this one experience we are excited to come back again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Go here. You will not regret. There is a lovely story behind what you are eating and seeing. Bring stuff to dontate as goes directly to help people, who need helping

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Awesome cafe with a great social purpose and amazing smoothies and Khao Soi. A+ for their mission...and their grub!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Maneenoparat Rd, Chiang Mai 50301, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 81 028 5383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 4
  • Cuisine: Asian, Burmese, Thai, Vegetarian, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

Description

Our beautiful location is on the North side of the moat that surrounds the quaint "old city" of Chiang Mai. It is a perfect place to sit, enjoy the breeze, sunlight and people watching on the main road.The interior is attractive, colorful and bright with our student's art work and long share tables to encourage customers to sit together and make new friends or private tables and a small sofa in the kids corner where there are plenty of books, toys and art supplies to keep the kids happy while parents enjoy their healthy vegetarian or vegan western or local style breakfast, lunch, smoothies or coffee and dessert.We serve many Burmese and ethnic foods that you can't get anywhere else so it is fun to try something new! We also have a fun and funky little Pre-Loved Charity Shop in the cafe where you can not only donate your old clothing, household items, books and more but purchase goods and support our charity at the same time. We have loads of English language novels, travel guides, hats, shoes, scarves, jewelry, men's and women's clothing and more. We also sell organic spirulina, triphala and natural skin care products from local vendors.Please come and check us out today! You can park cars, motorbikes and bicycles along the side of the building.
Open Hours
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?