There are so many blog posts these days about Chiang Mai and all the possible spots for co-working in this cool city. As soon as we arrived in Chiang Mai again (it was our 2nd time in this city), we found this popular list of coffee shops for nomads in Chiang Mai where one can work freely enjoying a good cup of coffee and free WiFi.
We lived in Chiang Mai for more than 4 months, so we had enough time to try almost all of the places on this list. We liked some of them so much that we kept going back. There were also those cafes that we didn’t like at all due to bad coffee or food, ambience or uncomfortable chairs (we are very picky, you know).
In this post I would like to share with you our favourite cafes and coffee shops to work from in Chiang Mai.
1. Woo Cafe
My favourite and the most beautiful cafe I’ve ever been to! The service is fantastic, the coffee is very delicious and so are the various desserts and other dishes from the menu. The WiFi signal is good.
2. Kaweh Cafe
A really nice quiet place with well-designed interiors. Cons: small size of coffee cups, no food, WiFi can be weak in some parts of the cafe.
3. Kafe Roubaix
A great small place with delicious coffee and modern design. They have some tasty snacks and desserts. WiFi is good as well.
4. Into The Woods
This place is very cozy, it’s not as modern as the ones mentioned above, but it has its own charm. WiFi can be weak at times, but you can manage to work. The coffee is delicious and the food is quite good.
5. Ab’Petite Café
This place is very beautiful. Coffee cups are big and really cheap for their size. The coffee is good, but service is great. They have some really tasty dishes in the menu along with desserts. The WiFi signal is good.
Cons: AC was a bit cold and they played the same CD every day. The next time I go there, I would definitely ask them to lower the sound. 🙂
6. Food 4 Thought & Bay’s Cafe
This cafe is really good. We went there several times. Their food is delicious. Lots of shakes, different teas and coffees. The service is great. WiFi is fast enough. We actually never managed to work here, as we were always so relaxed after their delicious meals. 🙂 However we saw people working and there are plugs inside if you need to connect your laptop.
Well…everybody knows about Camp, but I included it in this list anyway. I can’t really say that it’s our favourite place to work from, but we came here many times and managed to work very well. AIS WiFi here is fast.
Cons: disgusting coffee. The cafe tends to get very full in the afternoon and evenings. The best time to work here is in the morning before 11am.
8. Co-working Cafe
This place is really nice, as it’s set on the Ping river bank. You can work while enjoying the river view. It’s very relaxing. The coffee here is cheap and good enough. WiFi is ok. The good thing about this place is that you can enjoy nature and work at the same time. Cons: it can be a bit hot as the place doesn’t have an AC. Ants coming from the trees nearby can be a bit annoying at times. 🙂
9. Wawee Coffee
We love Wawee. The coffee here is very delicious and the size of the cups is big. There are plugs for your power supply everywhere. The good thing about this place is that there are many branches in different parts of the city.
10. Local Cafe
A very nice large place with cool design. We came here several times for our WordPress Chiang Mai Meetups. We never worked from here, but people do come here to work. I don’t really like their food, but the coffee and tea they serve is good, even though the size of the coffee cups is small. The WiFi signal is fine as well. There are many tables downstairs and upstairs.
So these are the places we were visiting very frequently during our stay in Chiang Mai. If you have just arrived in Chiang Mai and you’re looking for a work-friendly place or just a good cup of coffee I strongly recommend you to visit these cafes.
What is your favourite coffee shop in Chiang Mai? Share your experience with us!
Anna McMillen says
I have only been to Chiang Mai when I was very young, but would love to go back soon!
Also, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can see more details here: http://www.wanderlustnlove.co/liebster-award/
Monica Tan says
Ahhh.. I envy you. Been there 7 years ago. I’ve been following this blog since quite a while now. Its like living my dream through someone else’s eyes. Keep up the good work. Hope to visit Chiang Mai soon
Thank you very much Monica 🙂