the sweet life 6 little jewels where to taste artisan bakery
Life is sweet in Chiang Mai and one great thing about this beautiful city is that around almost every corner, within each neighborhood, there are small and unique design bakeries emerging all over...
At the end of a little soi, behind an old style facade, or in a beautifuly renovated building, you will get the smell of toasted flour and browned butter. Some of these bakeries are owned by true baking lovers, who sometimes bake not just for the money but for the love of traditional recipes and slow life living. Meet with the bakers of Chiang Mai who daily create as they would do for their loved ones and indulge in some exquisite classics cakes, great breads or pastries sometimes made with natural yeast and always served in a great laid back atmosphere...
1.DADDY’S ANTIQUE Cafe & Rest.:
Whether indoor or outdoor, Daddy’s Antique offers a cozy atmosphere with bricks walls and wooden tables, green and relaxing garden plus hundreds of decorative items from the personal collection of the owners.
Don’t miss tasting their superb Classic Tiramisu, made fresh to order with espresso and brandy soaked lady fingers, mascarpone cheese and cocoa - the combination of a few quality ingredients, coupled with the chef’s intense care.
Along with home style cakes and European comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Daddy’s Antique has an excellent
selection of beverages to complement the dining experience. Ranging from fresh fruit smoothies, to self-indulgent creamy creations, to coffee classics and for the evening an excellent range of international craft beers and wines. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the evening vibe is complement by live acoustic beats.
SIGNATURE CAKE: Tiramisu.
DADDY’S ANTIQUE :
45/8 Moo1. Mae Hia. (in front of Sanperini Hotel)
Tel. 094-764 1441 | Daddy’s Antique Cafe & Restaurant
Open Everyday | 9am - 10pm
Walking into Payaka Café is like entering a fairy-tale - cakes are made like in the olden days, all housed in vintage decor.
Pasteries and cakes served in this cafe are home-made daily by Peppo, the owner. She is half Thai and half Canadian, and baking cakes is a familly hobby. Apart from her famous Carrot Cake, you might want to try the little less known Banana Hemp Cake, made with imported hemp from Japan.
Located in a traditional Thai wooden house, Payaka Café offers a a very laid back atmosphere in the garden and vintage style in the house. Inside the cafe is a trendy Japanese style hemp clothing shop.
Carrot Cake, New York
Cheese Cake, Banana Hemp
Cake with Hojita Tea (premium
Japanese green roasted organic
PAYAKA CAFE :
98 Raj Chiang Saen Road. Soi 1. Haiya. Chiang Mai.
Tel. 082-391 6629 | Payaka Café
10am - 6pm | Closed Monday & Tuesday
3.FOREST BAKE CHIANG MAI:
This humble little wooden cabin is full of artisanal baked goods from Bain’s recipes originating from Scotland.
Situated at the heart of Chiang Mai just across the river from Warorot market, Forest Bake is a cosy little cafe coupled with homey quality cakes. They use wild homegrown yeast and real butter with no preservatives nor additives added. Most of their ingredients are imported, other than dairy and fruits to suit the local taste and to create uniqueness in the combination of East meets West.
They have recently expanded to Bangkok city under the name of Forest Bake Cabin in Capital the bakery showcase (Sukhumvit 22).
Choco Mel Tart, Babka Chocolate /
Raspberry Cream Cheese, Cinnamon
/ Strawberry Rolls, Earl Grey Cake, Dark
Chocolate Crinkles, Pies.
FOREST BAKE CHIANG MAI :
8/2 Nawatgate Road. Chiang Mai.
Tel./Line 091-928 8436 | Forest Bake
10.30am - 5pm |
Closed Wednesday & Thursday
4.FLIPS & FLIPS HOMEMADE DONUTS :
A homely space with a tasty variety of doughnuts. Be early as Flips & Flips often sells out around 2pm. They also do delivery for big orders and take reservation through their facebook page.
Blueberry Jam Doughnut,
Coconut Nutella Doughnut,
Green Tea Stick and Caramel
FLIPS & FLIPS HOME MADE DONUTS :
14 Hussadhisawee Rd soi5. Chang Puak. Chiang Mai.
Tel. 091-865 1535 | Flips&Flips Home Made Donuts
11am - 4pm | Closed on Thursday
5.FLOUR FLOUR :
Flour Flour is the love story of a young Thai couple, Namfon and Dontree, with their bakery. The duo makes artisan bread and uses natural fermenation techniques.
They now have two locations: one in Nimman and the other behind Chiang Mai university in a nice garden. Both locations offer delicious breads and incredible Charcoa toast with toppings that include: peanut butter, fruit, fish, meat or vegetables. They also have vegan options.
Apart from running their bakeries, Dontree works as a part-time DJ and Namfon is a freelance filmmaker.
All Toast, sweet and sour, Walnut
Bread, Almond cake, Olive Bread, Rye
Bread and 100% Wild Yeast Bread.
FLOUR FLOUR :
Flour Flour Slice @ Nimman 17. Chiang Mai.
Flour Flour Loaf @ 200/13 B-Avenue, Suthep Rd.
Tel. 092-916 4166 | Flour Flour
8.30am - 4pm | Closed Tuesday
6.KHAGEE NATURAL YEAST BREAD CAFE :
Baker Thames is a master at his craft. His wife is from Japan making Khagee Bread Café a beautiful mix between Japan minimal decor and European breads and pastries.
Thames incorporates natural yeast into some of his breads and pastries to achieve an airier texture - check out baguette, buns, scones and bagels. Another of his speciality, is the Canelé flavored with green tea. When East meets West...
Canelé Green Tea, Melon Bun,
Pumpkin Cheesecake, Green Tea and
White Chocolate Muffin.
KHAGEE NATURAL YEAST BREAD CAFE:
CM-Lamphun Rd. (20m. to Christian School.)
Chiang Mai Tel. 082-975 7774 | Khagee cafe
10am - 5pm | Closed Monday & Tuesday