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Butter is Better Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 820 761
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (82 reviews)
“corned beef” (22 reviews)
“bread” (52 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Chiang Mai, and I found the review of this restaurant on the internet, so I took my family to try. We tried many kinds of their foods. Some of them we didn't have for long time. Of course, we are their loyal...More

Thank lovetravel55_12
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We went twice in 24 hours if that’s any indication of how good the food is! Their shakes are incredible (highly recommend the strawberry shake using their homemade strawberry frozen yogurt). This is the only restaurant in Asia we’ve found with true Southern American biscuits!...More

Thank Liz F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good basic diner food. Good location. Free WiFi. Good portions. Not busy at the time of our visit ~9am. Places aren’t open very early here FYI

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mum and I had blackberry yogurt smoothie, tuna sandwich and pulled pork for lunch. All of them were top quality gormet food without any unpleasant taste of msg or unnecessary seasonings. Especially the smoothie was the best one I've ever had in my life. It...More

Thank evaoracle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many gluten free options. I have couple of friends that are glutensensitive and whenever theyy visit me I order many gf bread from this place. Always delicious and fresh.

Thank Pata M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and i had dinner here the other day. We all enjoyed the meal, but the best is the desserts,. I had the gluten free peanut butter chocolate cake, Actually i was not going to get this since it was gluten free, i was...More

Thank EZinn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our son scouted out Butter is Better on our trip to Chiang Mai and it was quite good. The malts, sticky buns, mac and cheese and even the peanut butter and jelly sandwich was great. It has an American diner feel. And the cats roaming...More

Thank jamesmatthewr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've come back a few times for fine in and take out. It's my favorite place around! Such great homemade food and delicious flavors. So thankful for Butter is Better!

Thank Rhianna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was excited to try this restaurant as I read that it had great gluten free options. The venue itself is vintage-diner style, quite kitschy. I ordered the gluten-free banana pancakes(135thb) with hash browns(50thb) and was offered free water, after declining to order a drink....More

Thank Tori I
butterisbetter, Owner at Butter is Better Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

On the rare occasion when customers take a bite of something and find it unsatisfactory, we automatically deduct that from the bill. One of our security cameras caught a video of your interaction with our staff. On that video we have a clear view of...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Our first day in Chiang Mai and we were clueless as to where to eat lunch. Fortunately, as we were heading into town, we spotted “Butter Is Better” across the road and this turned out to be a lucky find. My chicken salad sandwich was...More

Thank DJD140215
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Questions & Answers
Matt Y
18 November 2017|
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Response from butterisbetter | Property representative |
Hi We do accept credit cards now. It's late at night and I'm not sure which ones that includes Certainly visa and mastercard. I'll have to check tomorrow and get back to you.
25 January 2017|
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Response from butterisbetter | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry to tell you that we don't prepare gluten-free meals in a separate place. We're really not the place to eat for people who get very ill from even a trace of gluten. If I knew of such a place I would share that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 820 761
  • E-mail
Real American food is what we offer at Butter is Better Diner & Bakery. We pride ourselves on making food the old-fashioned way. No shortcuts and no MSG. We make our own Corned Beef, Pastrami, Pulled Pork, Canadian Bacon, All-beef hamburgers, Pickles, Sauerkraut, Jams. etc. Most of what we offer can be served Gluten Free. We make our own gluten-free bread, bagels, brownies, cookies, and all kinds of cakes. Of course, we also offer a big variety of standard bakery items made with wheat flour. For breakfast we offer such classics as Eggs Benedict, homemade buttermilk pancakes (regular and gluten-free) waffles, and homemade sausages. And, of course, bagels-and-lox. If you're craving old-fashioned American food, the kind it's hard to find even in the States, give us a try.
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