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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came at Monday morning around 1030am, not many people so we have plenty of choices for table picking. The place is so beautiful and we finally sat at the riverside terrence. We order salad, 2 main dishes, 2 drinks and a coffee and cake which only cost 950baht, we just think it is so cheap with such great environment,... More 

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

Dear echanwf, What a great review, thank you so much! Very nice to read you relaxed for a few hours, that's what we want our customers to do:) Welcome back soon! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This gem by the river was so good I came back again. Situated in two gorgeous white colonial buildings, surrounded by lush gardens, it's worth coming just for the ambiance & cool tunes. The menu caters for all. My lunch of soft crab salad & soda was really tasty. For dinner I had spaghetti with a glass of Malbec. The... More 

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Thank LibbyD77
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear LibbyD77, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Very nice to be called "a gem"! I hope we can see you coming back soon and try the cake menu and maybe something from the bar:) Thank you again and welcome back soon More 

Prague
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258 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is absolutely worth finding this place. Great atmosphere, good food and excellent desserts. Although I did not go for dinner they have a pub atmosphere in one of the buildings. Make the effort and go.

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Thank hotelmonster88
Joakim H, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear hotelmonster88, What a great review thank you so much! Yes a few mohths ago we opened our pub and and we have veen very busy, big screen TVs, pool and dart and the best collection of whisky in northern Thailand! Welcome back and thank you again😁 More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it is perfect! great tea selection, great cake, great service, romantic by the river location, great selection of food and drink! We loved it!

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

Dear Mayaharoen, Fantastic review! Very nice to called perfect😁 The bakery girls will get some nice sparkling tonight! Welcome back again soon More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good western menu. I had the Australian steak sandwich which was very tender and tasted very good, the only problem, which I should know by now, is order anything with sauce on it to be on the side. The steak was drenched in it, horseradish sauce which could have used a bit more horseradish, but overall a good sandwich.... More 

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

Dear J J, Thank you so much for coming and for giving us such a good review! Please allow me to clarify a few things; Our horseradish sauce is made out of real horseradish and not wasabi and I apologize if you got too much of it. In the future we will serve it on the side:) We don't like... More 

Moscow, Russia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very lovely place: nice design, beautiful allocation, tasty food, sweet staff wt the perfect English. Really a gem! <3 PS: and it's interesting to watch trendy local customers ;)

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

Dear Ati B, What a wonderful review! Thank you so much:) Agree its always very interesting to see who walks through our doors any given day! Welcome back soon:) More 

Singapore
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really charming on the onset and we sat by the riverside terrace for the ambience. Insect repellent couldn't keep the mozzies away! If you're prone to mosquito bites like I am, sit indoors. There's marshes by the riverside that just attracts too many insects. The food was good but not great, more western-like. I would still recommend... More 

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

Dear catesoo, Thank you so much for coming to see us and for writing a review. We are so happy you liked the food and the ambiance. For some customers mosquitos can be a problem for the seats right next to the river, we mostly solve this by offering natural repellants and/or offer alternative seating indoors, of which we have... More 

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great atmosphere and excellent staff and management. Always very friendly and only too willing to help. I use this establishment on a regular basis and have watched it grow into what I call the best in Chiang Rai.

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

Dear ericosmond, What a wonderful review! Fantastic to read that we are "growing" and constantly improving thank you so much it means a lot to us! Rest assured we will continue to work hard and improve all aspects of our business:) See you again soon More 

Vienna, Austria
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173 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if a place get to famous, it´s sometimes not good because of handling that. since 2012 i come to Chivit Thamma Da every time I´m in the area and it was a kind of "love affair" from the first coffee and cake on this time I want to show this place to a special person and everything went wrong too... More 

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

Dear bernd_frey, Thank you so much for calling us your beloved place even though we are very upset to learn that your recent experience was not satisfactory. Was has happened since 2012 very simply put; we have invested heavily in our business and particularly in our staff, we have grown in terms of size and offering and we are working... More 

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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent dinner on the riverside terrace which had a beautiful view. Food was also excellent and included dishes which combined western and local cuisine. The restaurant had an eclectic, colonial feel to it and even had a billiard table upstairs. Best known for the coffee and cakes but the food we ate was excellent and reasonably priced,... More 

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

Dear Sam, Fantastic review, thank you very much! Our new bar, billiard and library area is really popular now, I'm glad you liked it:) Hope to see you soon again! 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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