5 MAE KAMPONG - MUST VISIT CAFES
1/ Pirubya Coffee.
Located inside the village, easy to walk to, this place is filled with incredible coffee, served oldschool style. They use Syphon, Dripper, Aeropress, ROX and Mokkapot. THIS is the place to go for coffee-fanatics. The owners are great and really take time to answer all questions from coffee fanatics. The cafe is located in a beautiful wooden house.
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2/ The Giant Tree.
A beautiful cafe built around a giant tree. The stunning view of nature is framed by the trees surrounding you. You have to walk on a small bridge to get to the cafe, which makes it even more adventurous. At this cafe, stick with the drinks, don’t go for the cakes. This place is a bit far from Mae Kampong village and you have to be a good driver to get there. If you prefer, you can also use the services of local drivers.
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3/ Ing Dao - Mae Kampong.
A very famous Cafe in Mae Kampong with a grandstand
view over the village.
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4/ Coffee Shop at Teen Tok Royal Project Development Centre.
Here you can try the Royal Project’s arabica coffee and specialist tea as well as enjoy other Royal Project products. The restaurant is open air and you can enjoy the view of the stream passing by. Coffee plantations are a short walk away.
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5/ The Garret - Bohemian Riverside Style.
Simply gorgeous, full of life, interesting decor, and very friendly owners. Indoor and outdoor seating, with a river flowing past. This cafe also offers rooms, loft-style, with elongated angled windows that overlook the riverside.
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WHERE TO STAY IN MAE KAMPONG?
There are many places to stay at in Mae Kampong, with home stays prices starting from 500THB up to 4,500 THB/night. We chose to stay at Mae Kampong Hill, a pleasant three-storey building with a large sky terrace to watch the stars at night, which also provides an incredible view over the mountain. Price is 2,000 Baht for a high-ceilinged room, breakfast for two, a large bathroom and a balcony. The room has air con. but no TV.
Mae Kampong Hill is located about 3 kilometres away from the village’s main street, but only a short walk from Teen Tok Royal Project Development Centre with its pleasant garden. At night, you can hear the sound of the nearby waterfall.
Mae Kampong Hill:
98/14 Moo 8 Mae On, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tel. 082-943 7408
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