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Ponganes Espresso

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133/5 Ratchapakinai Rd | T. Sriphum a. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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+66 87 727 2980
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Cafe that only serves their own roasted coffee, no food. This minimalistic concept ensures that customers can focus 100% on tasting great coffee. This is enforced by the lack of Wi-Fi. Well, just talk to your fellow coffee lovers and/or the amazingly friendly and generous owner. His English is very good.

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Thank Peter d
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We are (as you know by now) big coffee drinkers. Coffee is subject, as with food. We LOVED Ponganes Expresso, the coffee, the setting and the owners willingness to be warm and talk about his wares, industry and passion. This is what id call a boutique coffee shop - the owner os a brewmaster and delivers a very very good... More 

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Thank AView4U
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

- Small coffee bar with nice staff and good taste coffee - Good location in old town - not a place to sit for large group

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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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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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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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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 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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Thank ash_khan2014
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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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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$2 - $4
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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
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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