Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House is a beautiful, family run coffee house (and spa) located on the bank of the Kok river. The place was recommend to us by our homestay hosts in Chiang Rai and immediately after having lunch close by we walked over to have a sniff.
Located just over the bridge, a few minutes from our homestay, the beautiful coffee house was a perfect place to hide from the sun. It’s very inviting, cosy and has a relaxed atmosphere. Bistro style white chairs and tables create a charming and elegant look on the downstairs patio by the river.
I liked that their coffee is locally sourced so I ordered a cup of espresso which arrived strong and flavoursome in a beautiful china cup. A sprinkle of brown sugar and the view on the side made my afternoon simply perfect.
Coffee and tea prices range from 50 THB to whopping 210 THB for Mocha Jamaica Rum Frappé. My single espresso cost me 50 THB which I could just about afford, being on a tight budget.
The menu is quite extensive and so are the prices. It’s not the cheapest place by far, but the view and atmosphere is stunning. The staff are very attentive and unlimited water kept flowing as soon as our glasses were half empty. Always a bonus on a hot day.
We came here again one morning ready to splash out on breakfast. After suffering with slightly turbulent stomachs since eating a lot of food from our Thai cooking class a couple of days beforehand we were in need of something more settling. We were soon enjoying some amazing poached and scrambled eggs by the river.
The bill came to a staggering 620 THB ($18 USD… talking about tight budget…), but the breakfast was exquisite; beautifully presented, well cooked and very large. Charlie’s also enjoyed a pint of Hang Over made from lemongrass, yoghurt, apple and pineapple. Saying it was delicious would be an understatement, the ingredients worked beautifully together. The smoothie was so good I think I had a bit of a drink envy going on.
I am not a big fan of sweet and flavoured coffees (at least not in the morning) so I chose a simple black coffee. It was lovely and came with an extra shot of hot water in case it was too strong. It wasn’t, it was just right.
I would really recommend the Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, but only if you can spare a few dollars.
Chivit Thamma Da Co
179 Moo 2, Rim Kok
Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
Telephone: +66 (0)81 984 2925
Every day 8 am – 8 pm
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