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Butter is Better Bakery & Restaurant

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183/8-9 Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 820 761
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was on the fence about how to rate Butter is Better. On the name alone (butter is better, after all) it would get 5 stars. The coffee - I had a big Americano and my friend, a latte - also merits 5 stars. Now, rating the food is a bit more complex. This is by far the best American-style... More 

Thank gonertw
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been traveling for 3 months, and this dish made me feel like I was back home in the south. Incredible

Thank Joshua O
Kochi (Cochin), India
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212 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Butter is better is a bakery, better known for their breakfast now open till 8pm(I think) for other meals too. good variety of choices, biscuit & gravy, English breakfast, fruist and yoghurt, cereal, you name it. wifi works and service is ok too. staff do speak ok English. cakes and bakes are nice too. reasonably priced. they have had a... More 

Thank mjacob007
Bangkok, Thailand
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for a western/American breakfast. Good Orange juice and pancakes. The aircon is a bit too cool. The American Diner style provides nice experience besides the good food.

Thank karlou83
Nantou, Taiwan
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like American style diners this is the place to come. I have been her for breakfast and lunch. I can highly recommend the bacon waffles, coffee, and the macaroni and cheese with pulled pork. Nice atmosphere. Wonderful looking desserts. I can vouch for and recommend the sticky bun. Very, very nice. As others have mentioned the menu is... More 

Thank tjcarroll67
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited the restaurant and had a strawberry milkshake and a meatball sandwich with side of fries. Milkshake was awesome but the sandwich was not good (soggy and didn't taste too fresh) I love sandwiches but had to leave half. Fries were ok.

Thank shoegolf
butterisbetter, Owner at Butter is Better Bakery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for liking our milkshakes. As for the meatball sandwich being soggy, traditionally they're served with lots of sauce. As the picture on our menu clearly shows. But we're working on a waterproof bread and as soon as we come up with one, we'll let you know about it. As for freshness, well, we'll just have to disagree about that... More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want a change from the local cusine? Butter is better provides great Western style food. Gluten free bagels are excellent as are the buckwheat pancakes. Coffee is good. All this is at reasonable cost. Have eaten there several times for breakfast as it is only a couple of minutes walk from the condo.

Thank HertsOldie
Nashville, Tennessee
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656 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little American style diner with a ton of gluten free options. The buckwheat waffles were good but syrup was watery and taste more like sugar than maple. The only reason this doesn't get my best rating is the disgusting cats INSIDE the restaurant, including theirs bowls of food and water.

Thank fizzy1991
butterisbetter, Owner at Butter is Better Bakery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review of our food. As for the cats, you think the cats are disgusting? You should see the rodents!! Oh wait, we don't have a rodent problem. That's because we've got cats. Otherwise, in an old river city like Chiang Mai with some not great infrastructure, we'd be overrun with them. In fact we got cats... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An American diner with breakfast, lunch, dinner options. We did not find the food very good quality or up to expectation. I know it can be a challenge to get good western food in Asia, wouldn't recommend.

Thank bonnie s
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home-cooked, American-style meals and baked treats. They have an extensive menu. We've eaten here a number of times. Everything we've tried has been nothing less than outstanding. I love all of their baked treats, including the classic chocolate chip cookies. I'd highly recommend Butter is Better. You can't go wrong. Excellent service too.

Thank NotTheCEO

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183/8-9 Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 820 761

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