Tree Park Coffee, Den Chai

We fitted a bit into our brief time in the Chiang Mai area didn’t we. This is another must do if you are heading to or from Chiang Mai on highway 11. On the outskirts of Den Chai is a Doi Chaang cafe called Tea Park Cafe and it is probably my favourite cafe in Thailand. Quirky, beautifully presented in a lovely shady, tropical gardened area. The coffee is OK too! It is about three hours from CM so perfect for that first driving a long way coffee if you are heading south as we were.

We have been stopping off here for five years or more and although it has changed since or last visit, the quality of the presentation hasn’t.

Both inside and out is filled with photo moment details like this.

There’s a lovely mix of old features like this door, pots, artwork and tropical plants.

This pathway takes you to a pond at the back. Open before – closed to the public now.

Walk behind the reclining Buddha and there’s a walled area containing these beautifully presented buildings.

This is a Doi Chaang coffee franchise outlet, which usually means a decent coffee. We visited the place where this coffee is grown in the hills outside Chiang Rai in 2013. You can read about that terrific outing HERE.

One of the few places I have been to that provides a cleansing tea to drink after the coffee. Nice cheesecake too. Good to go until a three in one at the next Ptt service station in two hours (expat speak!)

This is a Doi Chaang coffee franchise outlet, which usually means a decent coffee. We visited the place where this coffee is grown in the hills outside Chiang Rai in 2013. You can read about that terrific outing HERE.

One of the few places I have been to that provides a cleansing tea to drink after the coffee. Nice cheesecake too. Good to go until a three in one at the next Ptt service station in two hours (expat speak!)

Not your average cafe is it?

The timber shop next door is worth a visit. 

I loved this hand carved wooden relief. It’s probably the cost of a small car so will have to wait for that lottery win.

GPS coords. Google Map entry HERE

If you are in the area do stop in for a coffee/tea and a wander through this unique cafe. It’s very close to Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkhon Khiri and the roadside timber shops I wrote about HERE and HERE

Thanks for reading. Please leave a comment because it gives me something to read in exchange.

Tony

4 Comments

  1. Jim Busby

    Move over Starbucks. No pseudo tech savvy nerds with computers trying to look important while doing nothing of real consequence and nursing three hour old cold lattes. Very peaceful, and what’s the order, coffee and cheesecake, and then cleansing? And yes, would love to know the price of that wood relief carving, lottery, or not.

    Jim

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    • Tony in Thailand

      The standardisation of franchises has taken so much fun out of life. Bland sameness is the goal. We have new coffee shops opening in Si Bun Ruang but they follow a theme for sterile modern, which doesn’t rock my Isan fishing boat I have to say. If we had a cafe of this individuality I might occasionally turn off my coffee machine and get out of the house. Not likely to happen. My coffees happen in the garden because I have yet to come across a better place to spend time locally (or anywhere mostly else come to that).

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  2. Jon

    WOW, if only there was a replica franchise set up near our Moo Ban. It is a special owner/curator who has the ability to put together such an organic Thai collection. No Windmills or Disney characters on site!

    Jon.

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    • Tony in Thailand

      I agree. There are new cafes springing up in SBR but they tend to be stock standard modern without much in the way of character. You are spot on. Not one sheep with braces, Donald Duck or other character aimed at the under fives! Very refreshing.

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