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“Chiang Rai best Coffee Shop and Spa”

Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar
Ranked #3 of 374 Restaurants in Chiang Rai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Asian, European, Thai, Cafe
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went there with friend from Germany. The atmosphere is very relaxing, the service was prompt and very friendly. We ordered coffee, tea, cake and some finger food. Everything was very delicious.
In the next day we went there again. We decided to use a spa service from Chivit Tamada Spa which belong to the same Owner. The spa is beautiful, relaxing, amazing. Loved the atmosphere. The staff are very well educated, everyone was helpful and friendly. Massage was FANTASTIC! would love to go back again.

Date of visit: February 2013
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Great owners and management have made this place the best in Chiang Rai! From the initial vision, study of architecture, attention to detail, these owners have a real skill in developing a value in their restaurant that is among the best. The coffee is great, the variety is unique, and the food is incredible. Atmosphere is the best in town as well.

Date of visit: January 2013
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This place was recommended to me. I had seen pics and was still pleasantly surprised. The love that was put into it is obvious. Love the quirky decorations, some were heirlooms from the owner's Swedish husband's family. I have access to cafe culture in Europe, HK and Singapore.... yet would still rate Chivit Thamma Da quite highly. I imagine that if I lived here as an expat, this would be a life saver.

I was fortunate to bump into the boss -- personable and passionate about her spa and cafe. She was keen to hear feedback. That is always a good sign.

The cafe does not cater for dinner. The owner said that it was important to "have a life" and she was clear about what sort of cuisine + service she wished to provide. I thought this was great -- not like many restaurants trying to make everyone happy, ending up disappointing many.

So its best to go for brunch (before noon) to avoid the inevitable lunch crowd..... or swing by for afternoon tea and laze into the evening.

Date of visit: January 2013
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House is a Lovely & The most beautiful coffee house in Chiang Rai
in this time. We liked their decoration, looks like a house not a shop

We (5 persons) order a difference kind of drink to tried & all of them is excellent but their cakes are normal. I liked their iced chocolate.

You can choose to sit inside or outside near Kok River to enjoyed your drink.

If you have time to visit Chiang Rai, don’t miss Chivit Thama Da

Date of visit: December 2012
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Obviously the owner's spent a lot building this so the review isn't to say it isn't nice but when we got there it was packed with lots of Thai tourists posing and snapping photos to put on Facebook. It was really hard to find a place to park, then inside it was hard to find a place to sit and then to pay outrageous prices for an average cup of coffee . . . Maybe going on a weekday is better. Also their food selection was very limited so to go so far for just a beverage didn't seem worth it.

Date of visit: November 2012
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ThammaDaCoffeeHouse, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

Dear Lanna Adventurer,

Thank you for your visit and your comments.

We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations. During the winter season we are quite busy during weekends and we recommend you call in and reserve a table in advance, particularly if you are a large group or if you want to secure a special seating.

We do offer valet parking and can handle about 25 cars at any given time, something must have gone wrong when you arrived and we apologize for that.

Our main product is local organic coffees and home made cakes however we also offer home cooking, on average about 25 dishes, an extensive winelist and the largest selection of beers in northern Thailand. Additionally during the the holiday season we offer specials such as Swedish Herring Platter, Roast Turkey and home made Gravlax.

Please give me call on 081-9842925 for more details. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Yours sincerely, Nattamon.

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