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Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro

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179 Moo 2 | Rim Kok, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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+66 81 984 2925
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bangkok, Thailand
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75 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here many times for lunch. I like to order the Phu Lae fried rice with shrimp. The location is not far from airport. So I came here for lunch and go to catch a plane back to Bangkok later. However, I recommend you to make a reservation as well as order some foods, if you are in hurry.

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Thank MeiMeiMee
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear MieMeiMee, Thank you very much for your nice review! During peak hours on weekends we can be very busy (this long weekend very much so) and a reservation is recommended if you want to secure a special seating or if you are a large group. However, next week we will open our new area which means double capacity for... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hey, reviews are subjective, yes? Everyone talks about this place (well, not everyone....but lots of folks). I finally got around to eating there with some friends and must say, I was not impressed with the food. You really really need to know what to order (so I've been informed). It's a beautiful setting which in itself, would be a reason... More 

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Thank 4beezee2
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear 4beezee2, Thank you so much for coming to see us and for taking time to write a review! I'm so happy you describe us as beautiful even though I don't understand how anyone can find us trendy🙂most of our decoration, china ware, glass ware, cutlery, music and food and drink recipes are older than me☺ We are so upset... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is great for families and couples to relax in the garden. WE have been here repeatly and they are expanding. The food is bistro comfort food and thai every dishes. They have a range of drinks, fruity smoothies, italian sodas, coffees, herbal drinks, chocolatey ones, beers and some cocktails and mocktails. There is a huge array of desserts, pies,... More 

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Thank laurayinmay
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear laurayinmay, Thank you so much for coming back with your family, it was a pleasure taking care of you☺ Just for other readers we have closed our day spa and instead will open next week a new area with a full stocked bar, library, croquet lawn, pool table, dart corner and 2F river terrace! Hope you have time to... More 

Thailand
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106 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited with the group of my best friends, the weather was cool and raining. The place is very beautiful and very nice. The food is good. We choose many menus for sharing among us.

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Thank Thanlisa
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Thanlisa, Great review, thank you so much☺ Winter is here, fantastic. Soon we will use the fireplace Hope to see you soon again More 

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78 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good lunch and drinks served by professional staff with perfect english. We chose the banofee and cakes, both very good.

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3 Thank NikolayRomanov
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear NikolayRomanov, Thank you so much for calling us "Super"!!! Very nice and encouraging comments. Welcome back soon:) More 

Hong Kong
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this cafe as part of a welcome tea organized by our friends as part of a wedding weekend in Chiang Rai. It was a beautiful setting located next to the river. The colonial style building and decor is very chic and nicely curated. It is located below a large tree and big glass lanterns hang from the branches,... More 

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1 Thank Kafuleen
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Kafuleen, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so happy we managed to take care of so many of you that afternoon and evening. So nice to read all your wonderful comments:) Have a nice trip back to Hongkong and hope to see you again soon:) PS. I hope to be back to Hongkong soon, lived... More 

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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited in the morning, the weather was cool. Chill in the morning. Talking with friends. Service : staff are nice, friendly and kind. Taste : food are good. * Feel like home

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2 Thank Preechaya L
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Khun Preechaya L, Thank you so much:) The weather is getting cooler now and the garden will soon blossom. Fantastic. Hope to see you soon again More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 4 on our way back from Mekong to Chiang Mai. Chiang Rai seemed to be the ideal location for our lunch, and we booked a table with Joakim Holmberg on the lower terrace by eMail, and our reservation was confirmed promptly. The house is very much colonial style, and the terraces next to the river... More 

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1 Thank Valentin S
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Valentin, What a fantastic review!!! We can only say thank you very much and welcome back soon:) In a few weeks our new bar and library area will open, I hope you will like it as well next time you come up here. Thank you again and see you soon:) More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was packed with people but service was fast and great. Food was worth the money. A bit pricey but it was worth it.

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1 Thank Dann C
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Dann C, Thank you so much for calling us "Artsy" and "Picturesque", not very often we hear this:) Great to hear that we managed to serve you fast even though you visited during a busy time. Thank you again and welcome back soon! More 

Ko Samui, Thailand
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best place to eat in Chiag Rai. This place is so amazing. Outdoor seating is right by the river and it's very beautiful during sunset. It's like dining in a magical garden. Very beautiful. The staff was very nice and professional. Love the food as well. Very tasty. We returned for lunch few days later. They gave... More 

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2 Thank Lenkster99
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House & Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Lenkster99, What can we say? Thank you so much!! It can't be better than "Best in Chiangrai"! Welcome back soon:) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Asian, Bar, European, Thai, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
Description
Welcome to Chivit Thamma Da, a small family run Cafe and Bistro 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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