Chiang Mai (Part 2)

Hi there,

So now I’m back with part 2 of Northern goodness. Today I’m going to focus on my biggest vice – caffeine – by reviewing the cafe and teahouses I visited in Chiang Mai. Let’s get started, shall we?

  • Vieng Joom On Teahouse -If you are a tea lover, you would be thrilled to find this uber-feminine pink house near the Ping river. As the name says, Vieng Joom On specializes in all sorts of teas, with the tea menu being longer than the food menu and enough variety to excite all your senses. You will find anything from traditional teas like Jasmine or green tea, to their exotic signature blends, to assorted milk tea, to tea shakes…you name it. The outdoor area is very lively and colorful. I guarantee that all girls would enjoy this place. They also serve up some mean scones! I did not get to try their whole afternoon tea set but it their assorted mini cakes sure look cute. The only negative thing I have to say about this place is that because it is very packed, we got our teas after 30 minutes. By the time our iced teas arrived, we were done with our scones and our dessert. (And don’t go in expecting a Mariage Frères tea standard)
@VJO - Tea Shop area
@VJO - Tea Shop area
@VJO - menu
@VJO - warm and delicious scones
@VJO - banana caramel crepe
@VJO - Lady in Red
@VJO - Thai Jasmine rice with milk
  • หอมปากหอมคอ Homm Pak Homm Kor – A tiny cafe nestled inside a boutique hotel in the quiet end of Nimangemin soi 1. With the concept of “Heart Made Patisserie,” you can expect to find delicious homemade desserts and (extremely) good iced coffee that’s made by the owner right in front of you with careful attention for the best flavors. We ordered the bananareo (Banana + Oreo, get it?) The dessert is put together after ordering with using fresh cream cheese which made for a delicious, well-rounded mouthful of banana and oreo goodness. But my favorite has got to be the iced latte. As a caffeine addict and an arch enemy of hot weather, I’m constantly searching for my new favorite iced coffee. And I definitely had one of the best here. After ordering my latte, I was told that it would be a 15 minutes wait. After seeing my puzzled look, the owner explained to me that their coffee is made fresh using traditional Italian coffee pot and instead of putting ice straight into it, they wait for the coffee to cool down first to prevent it from getting diluted by melted ice and preserving the flavor. Songs like a very complicated approach right? But let me assure you that it is more than worth the wait. If I did not have to run some where, I would happily sit there for another 15 minutes to get myself another iced latte for sure!
    @Homm Pak Homm Kor
    @Homm Pak Homm Kor-horlick
    @Homm Pak Homm Kor-Iced latte
    @Homm Pak Homm Kor-Bananario

  • Impresso Espresso Bar– Another cool Nimanhemin joint that’s suitable got grabbing a more quiet cup of coffee off the busy main street. The decor is simple with a little fun twist of bits and bobs or random items scattered around the cafe, which I thought gave it a cute Chiang Mai charm. Their iced lattewas satisfying. The unique thing about this place is their variety of flavored syrups for the coffee that’s on display. I believe they have more than 40 flavors
    @Impresso
    @Impresso
    @Impresso

    @Impresso-iced latte

Bon Appétit!

Vieng Joom On Teahouse

53 Charoenraj Rd.

T.Watgate A.Muang Chiangmai 50000

053-303113

Impresso Espresso Bar

28/2 Nimanhemin 11

Meuang Chiang Mai, 50200

08-6730-2240

Homm Pak Homm Kor

32 Nimanhemin 1

Meuang Chiang Mai, 50200

08-3154-3113

หอมปากหอมคอ Homm Pak Homm Kor – A tiny cafe nestled inside a boutique hotel in the quiet end of Nimangemin soi 1. With the concept of “Heart Made Patisserie,” you can expect to find delicious homemade desserts and (extremely) good iced coffee that’s made by the owner right in front of you with careful attention for the best flavors. We ordered the bananareo (Banana + Oreo, get it?) The dessert is put together after ordering with using fresh cream cheese which made for a delicious, well-rounded mouthful of banana and oreo goodness. But my favorite has got to be the iced coffee. As a caffeine addict and an arch enemy of hot weather, I’m constantly searching for my new favorite iced coffee. And I definitely had one of the best here. After ordering my latte, I was told that it would be a 15 minutes wait. After seeing my puzzled look, the owner explained to me that their coffee is made fresh using traditional Italian coffee pot and instead of putting ice straight into it, they wait for the coffee to cool down first to prevent it from getting diluted by melted ice and preserving the flavor. Songs like a very complicated approach right? But let me assure you that it is more than worth the wait. If I did not have to run some where, I would happily sit there for another 15 minutes to get myself another iced latte for sure!

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