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Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar

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179 Moo 2 | Rim Kok, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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+66 81 984 2925
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08:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The decoration and atmosphere is very nice. Excellent cakes and coffee. It is nice to chill out especially at winter.

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Thank Nego G
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Nego G, Thank you very much for your nice review! We are so glad you liked it here. Welcome back soon😁 More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely best place to eat in chiang Rai .. the decor is just beautiful ! This place can be used for Romantic date or just hanging out with friends ..staff well trained and friendly ..wafer fries are to die for...Banofee pie and durian cake are out this world !

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Thank Anthony P
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Anthony, What a fantastic review thank you very much! I really enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again soon:) More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting for this restaurant is excellent - colonial setting with plenty of royal doulton & wedgewood crockery on display. The menu was extensive both western & Thai & the food was really very good - Swedish meatballs; local Chiang Rai sausage. Wine list had a good selection of countries! We sat outdoors in the evening & the only pity... More 

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Thank trevor a
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear trevor a, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! So nice to hear you noticed so many small things:) If you have time to visit us again please call in before so we can prepare something nice for you indoors or outdoors and with a great view of the river! Thanks again:) More 

Hong Kong
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee is superb! Cakes are nice too... the waitress that served our table speaks very good English and helped us to call a taxi to the airport. We were sitting on the outside terrace, the waitress was so kind to bring a fan to us without asking. The only problem we had was upon our arrival, we were carrying luggages,... More 

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear yeungali, Thank you so much for coming and for writing such a nice review and posting great pictures!! Let me apologize for the arrival mess up, we have spoken to all staff involved and we will make sure all newly arrived guests are guided through the front manager who handles reservations and waiting lists. We of course should have... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I stayed in Chiang Rai I visited twice as I LOVED this place, this really was the best café in Thailand, it had views, atmosphere, great staff and the food simply amazing. Definitely anyone on a trip to Chiang Rai needs to make the effort to at least go twice. Fantastic Place and will be back soon.

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1 Thank seederconsulting2017
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear seederconsulting2017, What can we say? What an absolutely fantastic review! Must be among the best we have ever received:) Hope to see you again soon, please let us know and we will arrange something special for you:) More 

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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite place in the evening not too busy and not too hot Enjoying the view of Kok river is all we need on relaxing day Great food with a reasonable price great politely staffs they always taking care of you We really like Kao soi Nong Lai The meat is tender can melt in your mouth but... More 

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1 Thank Eve S
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Eve S, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy you like it here. The Kao Soi version we serve is very traditional northern style if you want it more spicy you can always use the condiments we serve on the side; including the chili paste, raw onions and pickled cabbage. Next time please look... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This one is definitely worth a visit.A family owned restaurant and bar.A stunning site beside the Kok river.You can sit inside or out,in a romantic gently lit romantic setting.The international menu is good with something for everyone.I actually had English style fish and chips with tartare sauce and it was brilliant.This place is no 1 in Chiangmai Rai.

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1 Thank John W
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear John W, Thank you so much, what a wonderful review! To get compliments from an Englishman about our fish and chips is very, very flattering! Wow! Hope you have time to visit us again before you leave, thank you again and enjoy your travels in north Thailand:) More 

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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner stopped off for some breakfast. Our food was delicious, the location is beautiful right next to the river and the service was very good. Slightly more than we had been paying in Thailand for breakfast however it was definitely worth it!

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Thank Emlc94
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Emlc94, Fantastic review! Thank you so much Welcome back soon:) More 

Lier, Belgium
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342 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

When we are in Chiang Rai, we always take our bike or a tuktuk to visit Chivit Tham-ma : a real institution in Chiang Rai. A relaxing chill out, on the banks of the river Khok in the shade of a large tree, sipping your coffee or tea, with a delicious cake … there are worse things on earth!! Prices... More 

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Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear ludovicvn, What a fantastic review! So happy we are able to attract you back every time you are in town:) Its very nice to be described as an "institution", we only been open 6 years:):) Welcome back soon! More 

Atlanta
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We were so impressed by the quality of the food here, not to mention the atmosphere. We had the fish and chips, poached organic duck eggs over smoked salmon with hollandaise, and a carbonara. Delicious. On special, they offered 4 different variations of gin and tonic...perfect for the hot season. I had two (😉) and they may have been the... More 

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Thank Trey A
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Trey A, Thank you so very much for your fantastic review! "Fav place in northern Thailand" and "relaxed atmosphere" are wonderful compliments! I'm glad you liked the G&Ts, at the moment we stock 17 different Gins (and more to follow) and 3 different Fever Tree tonics so there are plenty of possibilities to mix up your own favorite. As... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, European, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 Moo 2 | Rim Kok, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Rai Province  >  Chiang Rai
  • Phone Number: +66 81 984 2925
Description
Welcome to Chivit Thamma Da, a small family run Cafe, Bistro and Bar located right on the banks of the beautiful Kok River in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. We serve natural, fresh and home made Food, Bakery, Coffees and Drinks in a slow environment close to nature, with plenty of flowing water, flowers, birds and fresh air. We believe that life should be slow, simple and beautiful. At Chivit Thamma Da you are encouraged to take your time and stay as long as you like.

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