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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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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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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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank ludovicvn
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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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chivit Thamma Da had been a favorite restaurant of ours for a long time, but the last several times we've been the service has been sub-par. We had some dishes delivered to our table and were waiting for over an hour before other dishes were delivered. The food is still very good if you don't mind waiting for unpredictable amounts... More 

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

Dear k_overseas, We are very sorry to read about your recent experience. There was a ordering mix up yesterday which meant some dishes were not ordered and some came out wrong. We tried our best to compensate you for this and we can only apologize again. We will do everything we can to make sure this does not happen again... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fabulous vintage cafe should visit the most in Chiang Rai. I like the decorations at here, it likes you back in the 80' century. They have the good drink, meal and deserts. I like to have afternoon tea at here, and good to hangout with friends on weekend. My favorite one is Tiramisu and ice green tea. The breakfast... More 

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

Dear Oracha s, Thank you so much for coming and for your very nice review! So glad you liked it here:) See you again soon! More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always go here when we are in Chiang Rai. The food 🍽🍺is inexpensive to what you get. The atmosphere is very different from anything else. While waiting for food we played dart, chess and pool. The food is extraordinary. Even simple courses are very well presented, and all tastes veeeeery good. We came 2 times with 12 months in... More 

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

Dear Bent G, What a fantastic review, thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed our new 2F terrace with the pool room and library. Hope to see you again soon;) More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I ate breakfast here and there are no words that would do it justice. Food, atmosphere and service was outstanding. The place is absolutely beautiful! We could have spent hours here just walking the grounds and taking pictures. I will be coming back here next time I'm in Chiang Rai!

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

Dear Kimberly T, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Hope to see you again soon:) More 

Bangkok
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

From the first step walking through the normal but nicely arrange garden, I've already feel the warm and down to earth REAL nice atmosphere which is not over decorated but very practical place people who live in. I almost forgot to appreciate what the place offerred both great food and drinks.

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

Dear kaen, Wonderful review thank you so much! Very nice to read you find us "real" and "down to earth". This we work hard to achieve every day. Thank you again and welcome back soon:) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
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, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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