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179 Moo 2 | Rim Kok, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
+66 81 984 2925
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, a small family run Cafe located...
Welcome to Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, a small family run Cafe located right on the banks of the beautiful Kok River in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. We serve natural, fresh and home made Food, Bakery, Coffees and Drinks in a slow environment close to nature, with plenty of flowing water, flowers, birds and fresh air. We believe that life should be slow, simple and beautiful. At Chivit Thamma Da you are encouraged to take your time and stay as long as you like.
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    Very good
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
We need more place like this..!

I think the location is the key ...Settled along the main river of Chiang rai. Lots of tree and flowers makes me feel like I just walked into the eden...Love the style and decoration of the restaurant..Haven't try many dish..will do next time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Yadita
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I think the location is the key ...Settled along the main river of Chiang rai. Lots of tree and flowers makes me feel like I just walked into the eden...Love the style and decoration of the restaurant..Haven't try many dish..will do next time.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Loved the Australian beef burger, the lime/mint detox drink, and the banoffee!!! Yummmm, and such a lovely setting and charming decorations.

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear travelmom1114, What a great name by the way:) Thank you sooo much for your great review! All dishes you had have been on the menu for a long time and are really good sellers. Thank you also for appreciating the garden and decorations, we are so happy when guests notice all the small details. Hope to see you again... More 

auckland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is a truely wonderful restaurant. We've visited twice now with family and friends and on both occasions they've loved it. Whether indoor our outdoor the ambience is perfect, the service is top notch (and English speaking), and the food is terrific. Probably the best restaurant we've been to in Thailand; and certainly the best cooked breakfast I've eaten anywhere... More 

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Sashaauckland, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Not very often we are called "Best in Thailand" or "Best in Asia"!!! It really means a lot for our little cafe to get praise from an Auckland resident, home to such great coffee culture. We visited last year and got lots of ideas and inspiration:) Thank you again and... More 

Rome, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is probably the most unusual (and seemingly out-of-place) café that I've been to in Thailand. It is located in a large, colonial-style house by the river. Four shih tzus roam the grounds, and there is both indoor (air-conditioned) and outdoor seating. The garden is lovely, but probably more enjoyable in cooler weather. I wish I had learnt more about... More 

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Sofia O, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy you liked it here! The history of the house is actually quite short, although it involved a lot of work! We bought the land in 2009 and on it were two old huts, unfortunately not usable but with lots of wonderful old wood that later... More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

So much to say, situated across the bridge in a small soi by the river. It has its own car park just opposite, it offers dining inside and outside, great coffee and cakes and a varied menu, you have to try the eggs benedict with spinach and bacon, the staff were all very friendly, great atmosphere, the service was good... More 

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Terry C, Thank you so much for all the nice things you say about us! We have posted your review on our staff board and they are all so happy and excited! Hope to see you next time you travel up from Chiang Mai, please look me up so I can arrange something special for you:) Cheers More 

Bangkok
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We came for a leisurely breakfast to this gorgeous place that transports you to the era of the late 40s. But wait! We have young upwardly mobile thai people amongst older male intellectual types, and tourists like ourselves. This place is truly fascinating and the food is simply the best!

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Helen G, What a great review! Thank you so much! We are so happy you liked our food and it's wonderful to hear you felt transported back to the 40's:) Thank you so much for coming and hope to see you again soon! Cheers More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

An incredible place, at the riverside, with great staff and excellent food. It seems like you stopped in time. Try some salad

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear JustJourneys, Thank you so much for your very nice review! "Stopped in time" is such a great compliment, when we built and decorated the cafe 4 years ago we tried to make it look and feel like a grand old house from the good old days.... Seems like we have succeeded:) Thanks again. Cheers More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Passion fruit smoothie and slow cooked pork curry. My favourite meal in my 3 weeks visiting Thailand. The staff were wonderful, food was beyond delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing and Victorian-esque. It is on the pricier side for Chiang Rai, and not your typical Thai looking place. But it was well worth the visit!

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Brian G, What a wonderful review! Rating us your best restaurant experience during three weeks in Thailand is very, very nice! All our efforts into the menu, presentation, service, ambiance and overall experience are aimed at offering something unique, not only in Chiangrai, but in all of Thailand. We are so happy you noticed and appreciated the small details!... More 

Ucluelet, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A must for breakfast. Quaint little coffee shop next to the river. Outdoor and indoor seating. Service was excellent. Restaurant was very clean. Great place to just sit and chill. Had eggs benedict and cappuccino's - very good. Went twice - loved it.

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear retiredjune 2008, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy we managed to please you in all aspects! Hope you enjoyed our beautiful Chiang Rai and welcome back any time soon! More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You won't be disappointed,come for coffee or a meal. Breakfast even offered all day. Great place for a,special celebration or out with the girls.

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear kathykwms, Thank you so much for your great review! We are so happy you liked it here. Sonkran has been such a nice week with rain that washed away the haze. Everyone seems very happy, just the way it should be :) Thanks for coming and hope to see you soon again. Please send us a note if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 179 Moo 2 | Rim Kok, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Rai Province  >  Chiang Rai
  • Phone Number: +66 81 984 2925

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Bakeries, European, Coffee Shop

Description

Welcome to Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, a small family run Cafe located right on the banks of the beautiful Kok River in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. We serve natural, fresh and home made Food, Bakery, Coffees and Drinks in a slow environment close to nature, with plenty of flowing water, flowers, birds and fresh air. We believe that life should be slow, simple and beautiful. At Chivit Thamma Da you are encouraged to take your time and stay as long as you like.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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