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Butter is Better Restaurant

183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 820 761
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“eggs benedict” (31 reviews)
“corned beef” (18 reviews)
“bread” (38 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been living in Chiang Mai for 9 years and used to eat breakfast at Butter is Better regularly. About two years ago I had the audacity to complain that my coffee was burned and requested a replacement cup of coffee. Two of the...More

Thank Sid T
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had read that this diner would be good for Gluten Free eating and since it wasn't too far from our hotel, I got a group of 6 of us to go for lunch. Great, fun decor. Great deli food. Who expects corned beef and...More

Thank Pamela G
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All over SE Asia I was searching for gluten free options and comforts from home. Of course there are many inherently gluten free Thai dishes, but I really missed gf bread and pasta. I looked on trip advisor for gluten free options and Butter is...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found Butter is Better on TA when I was looking for a gluten free restaurant. Sooooo glad I did!! We had the Reuben, one regular & one on gluten free bread. It was delish! If you need a sandwich fix, this is the place!

Thank LarRanTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place I could skip. The food was ok at best but more notable was the poor service and rude staff. I wouldn't go back to be ignored and treated poorly for good food muck less ok food.

Thank HBlinder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite food here are french toast and pancake. I offten go there for breakfast. The service is very good. Staffs are friendly. The owner,she is nice and smile always. On weekend is busy. I normally go to changklan branch. If you are looking for...More

Thank AppleRinquest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I love the food in this place. Pancakes, breakfast, shakes, gluten free and lots more are great. Prices very reasonable. Finally very nice vibe in American Diner setting with good Wi-Fi (free). The only reason I marked it down was service. The staff waiting...More

1  Thank Scotsmantravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe. A regular here when I'm in Chiang Mai. Looks like same staff as usual but looked at me like a weirdo when I asked for kefir! They used to have the absolute best culture to create this tasty and nutritious drink. Is...More

1  Thank AustraliaRick
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant on a few occasions but I was only reminded about it by a friend who wanted to meet me there. Everything about this place is average but for some reason unbenown to me has always been busy .They have...More

Thank Joewalshey
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Thailand for 5 years and travelled a fair bit in SE Asia and this is one of the best breakfasts I have had. Loved everything about this place. Will be back for sure and looking forward to coming back another time...More

Thank joncaine
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Do they prepare gluten free meals in a separate place to minimize contamination risk? Would someone who gets very ill from gluten be able to eat here? Thanks!
26 January 2017|
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Response from butterisbetter | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry to tell you that we don't prepare gluten-free meals in a separate place. We're really not the place to eat for people who get very ill from even a trace of gluten. If I knew of such a place I would share that... More
Gail W
Phone number
15 January 2017|
Response from Kevin P | Reviewed this property |
+66 53 820 761 the restaurant number....its on the website and Trip advisor site....
I've heard there are great gluten free options...are there any items that are dairy and egg free?
18 July 2016|
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Response from SnackyBitsandCuppas | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Not sure. If you want/need to check out the menu options before showing up, you can join a site such as the meal delivery service listed on the Butter is Better website. Through the delivery site, you can see the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 820 761
  • E-mail
Real American food is what we offer at Butter is Better Diner & Bakery. We pride ourselves on making food the old-fashioned way. No shortcuts and no MSG.
We make our own Corned Beef, Pastrami, Pulled Pork, Canadian Bacon, All-beef hamburgers, Pickles, Sauerkraut, Jams. etc. Most of what we offer can be served Gluten Free. We make our own gluten-free bread, bagels, brownies, cookies, and all kinds of cakes. Of course, we also offer a big variety of standard bakery items made with wheat flour.
For breakfast we offer such classics as Eggs Benedict, homemade buttermilk pancakes (regular and gluten-free) waffles, and homemade sausages. And, of course, bagels-and-lox.
If you're craving old-fashioned American food, the kind it's hard to find even in the States, give us a try.
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