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Ponganes Espresso

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133/5 Ratchapakinai Rd | T. Sriphum a. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 87 727 2980
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Dining options: Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout
Description: Ponganes Espresso began in a tiny shop on Moon muang soi 5 in Chiang Mai's...
Ponganes Espresso began in a tiny shop on Moon muang soi 5 in Chiang Mai's old city, Thailand and one common goal :to develop a place where customers would be guaranteed an excellent coffee experience every time they visited the store.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent coffee, roast their own

Small espresso bar with nice, modern furnishings and excellent selection of beans. You can sit on a long bench, there's only one table, so not a place to sit and work.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small espresso bar with nice, modern furnishings and excellent selection of beans. You can sit on a long bench, there's only one table, so not a place to sit and work.

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Thank Kevin R
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

normally, coffee in chiangmai quite good. ponganes espressoo is in good location, short walk from thapae gate. they open at 10.00 and coffee is great! esp. mocca.

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Thank jimmie_v6
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Ponganes is forth wave coffee personified, it's not just about the coffee being roasted well and perfectly extracted but it's also about displaying the farmers and their dedication to the craft of speciality coffee , great job guys you are an inspiration to a seasoned coffee professional

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Coffee is average. Decor is minimalist almost lab like. Customer service could use a little work. The people serving coffee could use a little customer service.

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Thank aisha k
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

In my opinion this is by far the best coffee in Chiang Mai. They also have wonderful staff and the tall male barista was extremely helpful and gave us two wonderful locations to eat (thank you!!!). Next time we are there we will be back.

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1 Thank Jan H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We went there on Christmas Day 2015 full of holiday spirit. We got really fascinated with their machine and started talking to the lady serving us about it. What got me is when she said "can you order first and we talk later coz i have another customer". The thing is the ONE customer is not even with us but... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

A bit hidden in Chang Mai center but worth a visit for sure. The coffee was excellent , the bar looked nice and hip as were the baristas . We went each day for our coffee to this place and I wonder if I will drink a better coffee in the next 2 weeks on my trip trough Thailand ,... More 

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Thank Matthias R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Have been there a few years ago, they changed the location this year I guess...so it took me some time to find their new shop. By the way, the coffee is still splendid as always. Highly recommended for this small coffee shop.

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Thank Gavin L
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Small coffee shop, the owner blends coffee beans by himself and sell many kind of coffee beans in package. The taste of coffee is very good and try some home made bakery too. This cafe have no WiFi and plug because his concept is " No WiFi, drink coffee and talk to each other!"

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Mocha is delicious, not sweet at all. Ranks highly with one other seriously better coffee joint around here. Although a different vibe for sure. Less of a crowd, has seating. Good service with free ice water. No wifi. Quiet place to sip coffee undistracted if you like. Barista is serious about his stuff, but not so friendly. You can tell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133/5 Ratchapakinai Rd | T. Sriphum a. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 87 727 2980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 4
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Ponganes Espresso began in a tiny shop on Moon muang soi 5 in Chiang Mai's old city, Thailand and one common goal :to develop a place where customers would be guaranteed an excellent coffee experience every time they visited the store.

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