Best Restaurants in the Old City

The Old City is the heart of Chiang Mai. There are lots and lots of restaurants, temples, and cafes. It is a wonderful place to explore and people watch. This is a list of our favorite restaurants in the Old City.

Art Cafe

Art Cafe

Type: Breakfast, International

Location: Old City

Art Cafe at Thapae Gate is a great place to sit back and sip a coffee. They offer large portion sizes and one of the best American breakfasts in Chiang Mai.

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Aum Vegetarian Food

Aum Vegetarian Food

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Old City

This great Thai vegetarian restaurant near Thapae Gate has the best  Khao Soi in Chiang Mai.

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Bagel House Cafe

Bagel House Cafe

Type: Breakfast,Cafe

Location: Old City

The food here is delicious. Authentic handmade bagels just like in the USA! Served for breakfast with cream cheese or lunch with sandwiches.

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Blue Diamond Breakfast Club

Blue Diamond Breakfast Club

Type: Breakfast, Vegetarian

Location: Old City

An open-air, garden style restaurant serving organic produce, Hill Tribe coffee, homemade breads, and a large selection of vegan items.

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Boutique della Pasta

Boutique della Pasta

Type: Pizza, Italian

Location: Old City

Boutique della Pasta has authentic Italian food made from imported ingredients and local organic produce. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

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Cooking Love

Cooking Love

Type: Thai

Location: Old City

An excellent Thai restaurant in a cozy atmosphere. Everything made homemade with no MSG.

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Dash Restaurant and Bar

Dash Restaurant and Bar

Type: Thai

Location: Old City

Dash! Restaurant and Bar is set in a beautiful, old teak house. The restaurant features open-air seating and large portion sizes.

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Free Bird Cafe

Free Bird Cafe

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Old City

Free Bird Cafe offers vegetarian Thai and Burmese food. All proceeds go to Thai Freedom House, a non-profit organization supporting Burmese refugees living in Thailand.

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Ginger & Kafe at The House

Ginger & Kafe at The House

Type: Thai, International

Location: Old City

Upscale restaurant with a classy look and feel, and great food. Also a wonderful place for afternoon tea or a pre-dinner drink.

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Good Morning Chiang Mai

Good Morning Chiang Mai

Type: Thai, Breakfast

Location: Old City

Good Morning Chiang Mai is a chill restaurant located in the Old City with good music and a good breakfast. It’s a great place to hang out in the garden or do work upstairs.

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Kalapela

Kalapela

Type: Cafe

Location: Old City

Kalapela is a luxury tea house that offers a nice alternative to coffee. They serve teas from around the world, snacks, and desserts.

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Lert Ros

Lert Ros

Type: Thai

Location: Old City

Lert Ros is an excellent fish restaurant serving grilled red tilapia and northeastern Thai food. Delicious, fresh food at a reasonable price.

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Mamory Delicious For Good Memories

Mamory Delicious For Good Memories

Type: Thai, International

Location: Old City

Choose from a large selection of Thai and international foods from their large picture menu. The open-air restaurant has something for everyone.

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Miguel's Cafe

Miguel's Cafe

Type: Mexican

Location: Old City

The best Mexican food in Chiang Mai! The Mexican cantina atmosphere offers a relaxing place to have a beer while eating nachos.

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Morning Glory Thai Vegetarian Restaurant

Morning Glory Thai Vegetarian Restaurant

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Old City

Morning Glory is an open-air, Thai style restaurant offering fresh, vegetarian food prepared without MSG.

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Mr. Kai Restaurant

Mr. Kai Restaurant

Type: Thai

Location: Old City

Mr. Kai has delicious Thai food at a reasonable price. Most dishes are priced at 60 baht. It’s a great place to sit back, relax, and pass time.

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Peppermint Coffee House

Peppermint Coffee House

Type: Thai, Pizza

Location: Old City

A laid-back, open-air Thai restaurant that won’t break the bank! Located down a quiet soi with nice, friendly staff.

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Ponganes Espresso

Ponganes Espresso

Type: Cafe

Location: Old City

Delicious, handcrafted coffee in a trendy, open-air cafe atmosphere. Also serving tea, soft drinks, and snacks.

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Pulcinella da Stefano

Pulcinella da Stefano

Type: Italian

Location: Old City

Pulcinella da Stefano is a great place to relax and eat authentic Italian food right near Thapae Gate. Italian run and owned.

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Taste From Heaven Vegetarian Restaurant

Taste From Heaven Vegetarian Restaurant

Type: Thai, Vegetarian

Location: Old City

Taste from Heaven has a great selection of vegetarian and vegan Thai and Western foods. It’s so delicious, even non-vegetarians will love it.

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The Hideout

The Hideout

Type: International, Cafe

Location: Old City

A small cafe near the Old City with a nice selection of sandwiches, salads and desserts. Also serving breakfast.

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