“Physical charms attract the eyes. Goodness attracts the mind.”
Coffee To Drink
Yellow Crafts – HomeBrewing
– Specialty soy milk coffee
At the end of the street behind Chiang Mai Universi- ty stands a cafe in eye-catching lemon yellow and white. It might be the only coffee shop in the city to serve coffee with organic soy milk. One of the cafe’s innovations, Monday is a drink featuring cold brew and soy milk. The bitter taste of coffee is well balanced with a creamy mouthfeel thanks to the sweetness from silky soy milk. It’s a surprising experience of both the freshness and a mellow aftertaste.
Add: 257/29 Downdueng Village, SuthepRd., Chiangmai 50200
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00-19:00
– Molecular gastronomy in coffee
GRAPH CAFÉ is best known for its creative drinks in local Chiang Mai, which is founded by a shutterbug couple. Their specialty black charcoal coffee is highly Instagrammable and delightful to drinkers. The branch in One Nimman is in a dark industrial style, different from the vintage style of the first store in the old town. Monochrome is made of espresso, milk, vanilla juice, and edible grade charcoal. You can enjoy the sweetness of vanilla at the first sip, followed by the aroma of milk and an obvious grainy taste of black charcoal.
Add: 1/6 One nimman A103-104, Nimmanhaemin Rd., T.Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200
Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-21:00
Things To Do
Khao Soi Khun Yai
Khao Soi Khun Yai may be the best Khao Soi (Northern-Thai Curry Noodle) in town. The family business is run by three generations and only serves upon orders. It is open from 10am to 2pm, and is closed on Sundays. De- spite the hot weather, the shop is always packed with local and overseas customers. Beef, pork, and chicken are the only three curry toppings. The crispy noodles and the flavorful curry soup with sweet coconut fra- grance are just too good to miss!
The Ploen Rudee Night Market
All the items at the Ploen Rudee Night Market are made from recycled materials. Abandoned metal buckets and wooden boxes now become useful, serving as unique tables. The creative yet thoughtful design attracts many young folks and western tourists. Just sit on the haystacks made of dry straw, enjoy cool breezes of the night and performances by the live band.
This niche high-end perfume brand is current- ly only available in Chiang Mai. The founder grew up in the fields in the northeast of Thai- land. After many years of studies, he has learned and inherited the traditional Thai perfume making methods. Inspired by the childhood memory of the nature, he estab- lished this perfume brand using natural ingre- dients back in 2016. The brand is famous for its agarwood series, which releases an aroma that helps people to relax.
The Oasis Spa
Spa is definitely on the Must Do List for a trip to Thailand. The Oasis Spa, the only local brand that has won the “Asia’s Top Wellness Spa”, is renowned for its caring and person- alized services. In addition to a full-body re- laxing massage, the customer will enjoy a visual feast for its unique decorations and design. Massage therapists will be assigned based on your physical conditions and require- ments with complimentary teas and fruits.