You need to book yourself a return ticket to the Kingdom of Thailand. We are about to go for an adventure of a lifetime in Chiang Mai and explore the top 13 most Insta-worthy cafes in Chiang Mai. This top 13 list will be based off from its atmosphere. What about the atmosphere? We are looking for cafes that are beautifully decorated, inside and out.
Top 13 Most Insta-Worthy Cafes in Chiang Mai, Thailand
After all, we are not going to travel 1494.15 kilometers from Penang and not have both of these! We are going to take photographs and put it on our ‘gram!
1. Into The Woods
Into The Woods has an enormous mural of Red Riding Hood roaming in a whimsical forest in her iconic red hood holding a wooden a basket. It is decorated with curious bunnies around the corner and a quaint wooden cottage. The wooden furniture in the cafe matches the mural perfectly. Apart from taking photographs of the striking mural and eat colourful swiss rolls, you can browse through their bookshelves, filled with other stories we used to read.
📷 Take a photograph of yourself sitting in front of the mural while you are reading a storybook.
📍 191-193 Prapokkloa Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2. Daddy’s Antique Cafe & Restaurant
When your phone notifies you that you have reached your destination, do not be confused if you see a building that appears like a church decorated with light bulbs. You are looking at Daddy’s Antique Cafe. Be amazed by their brick wall plastered with wooden antique clocks and photographs in quaint frames. The spacious cafe is furnished with light coloured wooden furniture that matches the wooden beams on the ceiling. Dive into their beautifully plated seafood main dishes.
📷 Definitely take a photograph in front of the wall with antique clocks! With so many windows, it makes the perfect spot to take a group photograph too, because natural lighting is key.
📍 Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
3. Camp Meating
Calling out for people who loves the outdoors! Camp Meating is a glamping (that’s glamorous camping) site that offers luxury barbecue gatherings via reservations. Picture yourself with white tents, light bulbs, wooden furniture and a table full of food overseeing a mirror lake. There are activities on the grounds such as cycling, boating, painting, and even horse riding! Sounds like a perfect weekend gathering!
📷 So many potential photographs! Peeping out of a tent, a flat lay of the food on the wooden table, standing by the lake and if you’re going the extra mile, it wouldn’t hurt to have a photograph of yourself on a horse.
📍 Don Kaeo, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand.
⏰ Opens from Tuesday until Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
4. Woo Cafe & Art Gallery
Awaken your artistic soul right here at Woo Cafe & Art Gallery. The cafe is an art itself with tables full of all sorts of plants and flowers, pastry cases full of baked goods in different shapes and sizes, light bulbs weaved in branches, and colour coordinated tiled floors. Take a look of the cafe here! When you’re done with the first floor, head up to the art gallery where you’ll lay your eyes on a mixture of abstract art sculptures with figurative and abstract expressionism paintings.
📷 Surely, the art gallery is the selling point. There are so many ways to take photographs, be free, there are no rules when it comes to art.
📍80 Charoenrat Road Wat Gate, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
5. Rustic & Blue, The Farm Shop
Rustic & Blue offers outdoor dining. It is decorated with white teepees and fairy lights. If you are up for a farm dinner, you will find perfectly placed cutlery sets folded into napkins and overflowing blooming flowers on a long wooden rustic table. A bonus is all the food are hand grown produce as they embrace sustainable agriculture and dining. Take a look on their menu here!
📷 A photograph of you with holding a bowl of colourful Berry Smoothie Bowl sounds perfect!
📍 Nimmanhaemin Road Soi 7, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
6. The Lost Boys Cafe
If you have minimal Instagram feed, then you have to visit The Lost Boys Cafe. The simple setting cafe offers white and black brick walls and potted plants with wooden pastry case filled with croissants, bread, cakes and many more! As it was previously known as Taxidermy, spot a deer head in the cafe.
📷 This is one of the places where you’ll need to take a photograph of your coffee, for sure.
📍 48 ถ.สนามบินเก่า ต.สุเทพ อ.เมือง จ.เชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily except Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7. SS1254372 Cafe
You’ll remember this one because the cafe’s name is like no other. SS1254372 Cafe is built with large round frame windows, it is something that you will not see on a daily basis. It will probably remind you a little bit of Hobbiton! The exterior is simply beautiful with leaves and flowers flowing down from the roof. The interior is made up of different tables and chairs, so pick a sit that coordinates with your outfit for the ‘gram.
📷 Pose with your best friends outside of the cafe!
📍22/1 Soi Nimmana Haeminda 17 Chiang Mai, Amphoe Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8. Forest Bake
Forest Bake definitely screams rustic vibes with wooden beams, colourful plants and wooden furniture. Their rustic interior matches their rustic-looking baked goods. Their baking goods such as cakes, danishes, and tarts are decorated with fresh berries and evenly dusted sugar which looks extremely delicious. By the way, they have birthday cakes too!
📷 Any angles of that fabulous slice of cake, please.
📍 8/2 NHA Wat Kaet 1 Alley, ตำบล วัดเกตู Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily except Wednesday and Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9. The Barisotel by The Baristro
If heaven is completely white, then The Barisotel by The Baristro is heaven. In a nutshell, everything is white. The space is white and minimal with elongated windows. If Kinfolk has a cafe, this will probably be it. The colours of the dishes and drinks will be a good contrast from its interior. By the way, if you want the full experience, they have hotel rooms too!
📷 A flat lay of the food, perhaps? Or wear something colour poppin’ to stand out!
📍 7, 泰國, เทศบาลนคร, ซอย 9, Muang 2 Nimmanahaeminda Road, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
10. Keep In Touch
Stepping into Keep in Touch, you’ll notice that it has an antique-like theme with well-carved cabinets with flowers places into glass vases, decorating plates on the shelves, deep coloured curtains, dark brick walls and chairs with cushioning. Stepping out, you’ll see white walls filled with plants and sculptures and a long and rustic table perfect for gathering. Sounds like you’ll have the best of both worlds!
📷 A photograph of the decorations, probably with a sepia-like filter!
📍 ถนนชลประทาน Tambon Chang Phueak, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily, 10:05 a.m. to 9:35 p.m.
11. The Barn: Eatery Design
You guessed it. The Barn: Eatery Design is located in a barn. If you are wondering, there are no horses or any other animals! Eat nicely sliced cakes and colourful drinks (some of them are even named weathers like Storm Charcoal) in this high ceiling with glass windows. With big windows and furniture of all sorts, you will surely find something that you love.
📷 Sounds like a good time to snap yourself in front of a barn!
📍 14 Sriwichai Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
12. The Giant Treehouse
The Giant Treehouse is an outdoor setting coffee shop. Not to worry, it wouldn’t be as hot as you think as there’s a giant tree with branches that stretch out for miles (probably meters). To enter, you’ll have to go through a wooden bridge. The tables are surrounded by railings so you’ll have a little privacy. The coffee shop boasts a wonderful view of nature.
📷 With nature as your background, what can possibly go wrong?
📍 หมู่บ้าน บ้านป๊อก ห้วยแก้ว แม่ออน Chiang Mai 50130, Thailand
⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
13. The Clay Studio Coffee In The Garden
Last on the list is The Clay Studio Coffee In The Garden and it has a terracotta garden. You’ll be seated next to sculptures of Buddha and many more. The walls surrounding the gardens have carvings too. It sounds very much like a conversation starter while you wait for your Western dishes and beverages. With all that sculptures, it definitely screams Chiang Mai, Thailand.
📷 In front of the grand entrance, of course!
📍 บ้านพ่อเลี้ยงหมื่น 36 ซอย 2, พระปกเกล้า, ตำบลพระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่ เชียงใหม่, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand.
⏰ Opens daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For the best coffees in Chiang Mai, read: 10 Best Coffee Shops in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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