CHIANG MAI - Impressive Café

Really great coffee shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand, even by the city’s impressive standards. The baristas are friendly, the caffeinated beverages are delicious, and vibes are top notch.

Video Transcript

So I’m just in the first back alley office Suthep road right around the corner from Chiang Mai university just finished a morning walk, dropped a couple of pins about that morning walk that you can go uh that you can go check out as well um this place is usually hustling and bustling with university kids but as I’m filming this they’re still doing remote learning remember that? remote learning, let’s hope that that’s just never happens again eh anyway I need to get caffeinated and Chiang Mai is a city full of great coffee shops and I’m here at this place. What does that say? well, that’s Thai this is a place called “Phuping Coffee” that’s right “Phuping Coffee” I can tell you that coffee in the morning might uh might make this fella go Phuping but anyway I’m here at this local coffee shop a little cafe it’s a super cool place like most of the coffee shops here in Chiang Mai, it’s got a patio here and it also has a little food court around the outside kind of like the soda cafe which is nearby and also has a pin uh you could get some food like I said mostly there’s university kids here and when you come here I’m sure this place will be hopping and bopping but we’re in here he’s making up what they call…a coconut americano an americano coconut so there’s coconut, fresh coconut juice and then americano on top, I also got some home beans this was 160 baht so medium roasted beans that I’m gonna cook at home when I make my coffee at home. This place is good prices, great quality, cool atmosphere I mean check this out “Phuping Coffee” come and give it a try.

 

Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.

 
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