Best Cafes in Nimman, Chiang Mai

Last Updated: January 28, 2017

In search of the best cafe in the Nimman neighborhood of Chiang Mai, Thailand? Have no fear, we’ve tried some of the best cafes in the area (and there are A LOT!) and put this list together for you. While there are always new cafes opening up in Nimman, some have been been around for a while and are great to work in or enjoy some social time with friends. The coffee in Chiang Mai is absolutely amazing and some of the cafes below serve up organic, locally grown coffee that your taste buds will do flips for!




This post has been in the making for a long time now. It’s not a complete list of all of the cafes in the Nimman area, not even a scratch at the surface. There are so many little cafes in this area and more and more are popping up daily.  I’m guessing I might be adding to this in the next few months that we are still here so come back and check it out again later.

It’s a list of our most frequented locations. Our favorites. The ones we get our work done it. Where all the blog magic happens. (you might also like our article on best places to eat dessert in Chiang Mai and our list of best places to eat street food)

I hope the pictures are a good representation for the feel of the place for anyone trying to pick a place for themselves. I just wanted to give the essential basic details, but if you want to know more please drop us a comment.

nine one coffee chiang mai

Nine One Coffee

Coffee Taste:5/5

Size: Small

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 11

Bathroom: detached, has TP, no soap

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: outside and inside

Best Quality: Nice staff, great indoor and outdoor seating options.

Worst Quality: The inside of the cafe is small so space is limited if they get busy and you want AC.

Ristr8to Lab:

Ristr8to Lab Nimman - Best Coffee Chiang Mai, ThailandCoffee Taste:5/5

Size: medium

Outside seating: yes

Location: Soi 3

Bathroom: inside

Price: $$$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: some desserts

Plugs: not many

Best Quality: the taste of the coffee is amazing and so many options to try!

Worst Quality: Not quite a work environment. Mostly for socializing.


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9th Street Cafe

9th street coffee - Nimman, Chiang Mai, ThailandCoffee Taste:5/5

Size: Small

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 9

Bathroom: inside

Price: $$$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: Great tasting coffee. Great for hanging out.

Worst Quality: limited seating and plugs.

 

 

Dolcetto

Dolcetto Cafe Chiang MaiCoffee Taste:4.5/5

Size: Small

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Nimmanhaemin Rd.

Bathroom: detached, no TP

Price: $$$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: outside, minimal

Best Quality: On Nimman Rd., great Coffee.

Worst Quality: No plugs inside (and only one outside) make it hard to work if your laptop runs out of battery.

 

Ristr8to Coffee Chiang MaiRistr8to

Coffee Taste:5/5

Size: Small

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Nimmanhaemin Rd.

Bathroom: inside, has TP

Price: $$$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: No

Best Quality: Great coffee, best for socializing.

Worst Quality: Very busy almost all the time.

 

De May

De May Cafe Chiang MaiCoffee Taste:3/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 15

Bathroom: detached, has TP and soap

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: Very peaceful garden and outside seating area, cute interior.

Worst Quality: No plugs outside.

 

Librarista Cafe Chiang MaiLibrarista

Coffee Taste:3/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 5

Bathroom: detached, has TP and soap

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: Very peaceful outdoor seating with a little fountain of water. Quiet library inside.

Worst Quality: The library part is almost always full.

 

Impresso Coffee Chiang MaiImpresso

Coffee Taste:4/5

Size: Small

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Near Beer Republic, between Soi 15 and 13

Bathroom: inside

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: No

Best Quality: Great coffee. Nice and relaxing place.

Worst Quality: No plugs.

 

Ming Mitr Coffee Chiang MaiMingmitr

Coffee Taste:3/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Relocated to Sirimankalajard Rd.

Bathroom: unsure

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: Big drink menu.

Worst Quality: No plugs outside.

 

Roastnyom Coffee Chiang MaiRoastnyom

Coffee Taste:4/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Sirimankalajarn Rd.

Bathroom: detached (have to go to the apartment building lobby bathroom), has TP

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: Good place to work.

Worst Quality: Finding the plugs inside can be challenging.

 

Wawee Coffee Chiang MaiWawee Coffee

Coffee Taste:2/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 9

Bathroom: detached, has TP and soap

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: Yes.

Food available: No

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: Very big inside.

Worst Quality: limited plugs.

 

 

Coffee Wish Chiang Mai

Coffee Wish

Coffee Taste:3/5

Size: Small

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Nimmanhaemin Rd.

Bathroom: unsure

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: inside

Best Quality: On Nimmanhaemin Rd. Great for just hanging out and people watching.

Worst Quality: Not that great for working.


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Wake Up Cafe Chiang MaiWake Up

Coffee Taste:3/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Nimmanhaemin Rd.

Bathroom: inside

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: Yes.

Food available: No

Plugs: Inside, limited

Best Quality: The seats inside are swings.

Worst Quality: Limit on WiFi usage.

 

MaMarble Arch Chiang Mairble Arch

Coffee Taste: 2.5/5

Size: Large

Outside seating: No

Location: Soi 9

Bathroom: inside, has TP and soap

Price: $$$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: Very big inside, nice decor, comfortable.

Worst Quality: Must purchase more if plugging in for more than an hour, cannot stay for long periods (have limits on wifi usage).

 

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Chiang MaiCatmosphere

Coffee Taste: 3.5/5

Size: Small

Outside seating: No

Location: Huay Kaew Rd.

Bathroom: inside, has TP and soap

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: No

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: You get to play with about a dozen cats!

Worst Quality: The cafe is a bit small, with only 5 small tables and you have to sit on the floor (on cushions).

 

Doi Chaang Chiang MaiDoi Chaang

Coffee Taste: 2/5

Size: Small

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 13

Bathroom: unsure

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: Yes, breakfast.

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: Cute little outdoor seating area.

Worst Quality: Very small. The coffee is O.K. Not good for working.

 

 Pangkorn Cafe Chiang MaiCafe de Pankhon

Coffee Taste: 2/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Partial

Location: Soi 13

Bathroom: Yes, in the back

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: Yes

Plugs: Inside

Best Quality: Offers great menu for lunch. Nice partially outdoor space.

Worst Quality: Coffee is not that great. Inside area is very small if you are looking for AC on a hot day.



Pai Yan Yai Coffee Nimman Chiang MainPai Yan Yai Coffee

Coffee Taste: 1/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Some

Location: 12/13, Soi  15 (where Soi 15 ends turn left)

Bathroom: Yes

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: Yes

Plugs: Plenty of availability

Best Quality: Tons of space. It is surprisingly spacious and seats a lot of people. Three stories. Very quiet work environment.

Worst Quality: The coffee tastes like the powder instant stuff. Internet is super slow.

 

Infigocafe Nimman Chiang MaiInfigocafe

Coffee Taste: 2/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Some

Location: Soi 7

Bathroom: Yes, inside

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: Some snacks

Plugs: Plenty of availability

Best Quality: Internet is great. Quiet place to get work done. Staff is very nice.

Worst Quality: The AC could be turned up a bit more, but other than that, it’s a solid place.

I'm Here @Nimman17 CafeI’m Here @Nimman17

Coffee Taste: 2.5/5

Size: Small

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 17

Bathroom: Yes, outside. Has TP.

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: Yes. Small, simple menu for a quick bite.

Plugs: A couple.

Best Quality: Great garden and outdoor seating area in the back.

Worst Quality: The inside is super tiny, not comfortable for long periods of time.

 

Rustic & Blue Nimman Chiang MaiRustic & Blue Farm Shop

Coffee Taste: 3/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 7

Bathroom: Yes, inside. Has TP & Soap.

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: Yes. Great breakfast and dinner menu.

Plugs: A couple.

Best Quality: Great garden and outdoor seating area in the back. Great menu for breakfast and dinner. A real nice place for a weekend treat. Huge selection of teas. Lots of different kinds of drinks and cocktails.

Worst Quality: It’s a great place to socialize and enjoy a huge variety of teas or cocktails, but not really recommended as a place to work on your laptop for long periods of time.

Seascape Cafe 1254372 - best cafe Nimman, Chiang Mai, ThailandSeascape Cafe 1254372

Coffee Taste: 4.7/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 7

Bathroom: Yes, outside. Has TP & Soap.

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: Yes. Great breakfast and lunch.

Plugs: not sure.

Best Quality: Great garden and outdoor seating area in the back. Great menu for breakfast and lunch. A real nice place for a weekend treat. Lots of different kinds of drinks and cocktails. Beautiful and deliciously prepared food!

Worst Quality: It’s a great place to socialize and enjoy a huge variety of food and drink, but not really recommended as a place to work on your laptop for long periods of time.

Pong Mun Noei Cafe Nimman Chiang MaiPong Mun Noei Cafe

Coffee Taste: 2.7/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 15 (in front of De May Coffee)

Bathroom: Outside

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: dessert

Plugs: A couple.

Best Quality: Great desserts! New Cafe, just opened May 2015.

Worst Quality: It would be better if they provided plugs in the second room.

Kafe RoubaixKafe Roubaix (changed to Healthy Bee)

Coffee Taste: 3.7/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 5

Bathroom: Inside

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: yes

Plugs: A few.

Best Quality: Good wifi connection, lots of space and plenty of plugs. Great healthy juices and smoothies!

Worst Quality: Comfier chairs would be better.

image of sooksathan coffee and bakery chiang maiSooksathan Coffee & Bakery

Coffee Taste: 4/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 13

Bathroom: Inside

Price: $

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: dessert

Plugs: A few.

Best Quality: Good wifi connection, lots of space and plenty of plugs. Great quiet space in the back to work.

Worst Quality: They only give you one wifi login per device.

N.Kee37.5N.Kee 37.5 (CLOSED)

Coffee Taste: 3.4/5

Size: Medium

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Soi 13

Bathroom: Inside, second floor

Price: $

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: dessert

Plugs: Lots.

Best Quality: Good wifi connection, lots of space and plenty of plugs. Great quiet space to work or study.

Worst Quality: It can get busy in the late afternoon.



Happy Hut Chiang MaiHappy Hut (CLOSED):

Coffee Taste:2/5

Size: Large

Outside seating: Yes

Location: Nimmanhaemin Rd.

Bathroom: Inside building, has TP, has soap

Price: $$

Open 24 hrs.: No

Food available: snacks

Plugs: inside, plenty

Best Quality: Lots of seats/tables, great for working.

Worst Quality: Coffee taste is not that great, no food close nearby.



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Hi! I’m just a California girl addicted to travel and adventure with a passion for art and dance on the side. Born in Iran, but I consider myself a citizen of Earth, adhering to the belief that “The world is but one country and mankind its citizen.” I strive to make a positive impact on everyone I meet and learn as much as possible from them.

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Justin Becker

Man, I’ve gotta get out more. What a great list of cafes.

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    Taiss Nowrouzi

    Thanks Justin! This is the result of all our “cafe hustling”

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