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Welcome to Chivit Thamma Da, a small family run Cafe, Bistro and Bar located right on the banks of the beautiful Kok River in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. We serve natural, fresh and home made Food, Bakery, Coffees and Drinks in a slow environment close to nature, with plenty of flowing water, flowers, birds and fresh air. We believe that life should be slow, simple and beautiful. At Chivit Thamma Da you are encouraged to take your time and stay as long as you like.
PRICE RANGE
AU$8 - AU$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Pub, European, Thai
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

One of Best Thai meals we've ever had. Beautiful and romantic outdoor setting on the river (they have bug spray). Extensive Thai and western menus. We shared vermicelli noodles with seafood; Khao Soi with beef (very tender); and fried seabass with red curry. All amazingly...delicious bursting with flavors. Wonderful cocktails. Great value. Large portions. Treat yourself. Reservations a must.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Hi Mira! Wonderful review, so happy you liked it here😁😁😁thank you soooo much🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 14 February 2024

this is an amazing place on the river bank in Chiang Rai. The Coffee House is like an old mansion. The setting is perfect. Food was very good, too. I had an Australian beef stew. Prices are reasonable. The one thing I'd do differently is...that I sat very near the fountain. It took me until we were ready to go to understand that the water drops I felt were not from a passing cloud, but from the fountain.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2024

Hi fozjon! Wonderful review, thank you so much😁😁😁🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

This was by far the best meal we had in Chiang Rai. Beautiful setting, extensive menu and quality food made for a very pleasant evening.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2024

Hi monghut! Wonderful to hear you liked it here😁😁😁thank you so much🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 7 February 2024 via mobile

What a beautiful place this is , it was recommended to us by our hotel and it didn’t disappoint! The food the service the price was perfect

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2024

Hi Londonerpeakdistrict! Thank you so much😁😁😁🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 30 January 2024 via mobile

This place is a little hidden but it was wonderful. The service was great and the food was excellent. Definitely recommend for after a day in the temple

Date of visit: January 2024
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2024

Hi Christian! Wonderful review, thank you so much😁😁😁🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 21 January 2024

Fabulous food in a picturesque open air restaurant by the river. Service was a little slow but they were extremely busy & we were lucky to get a table without a booking. Great coffee!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2024

Hi amw2401! Fantastic review, thank you so much😁😁😁🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Should be compulsory visit for any visitors to Chiang Rai! First visit since end 2017 and just as good. Delightful colonial buildings. Lawn by the river with beanbags and tables Great coffee Good drinks Great menu The northern pork curry (Hang Lay) the best I...have had - and I have tried many! And so to desserts….wow. I mentioned the banoffee 6 years ago. Still as good as it gets. And pet friendly too - thank you so much!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2023

Hi Bkkbarnstormer! Wonderful review, thank you sooo much🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 21 December 2023

I vowed never to return here after a disappointing experience 12 years ago but a friend insisted we go as it was much better than before. If only! Nothing has changed with regard to the view of the super highway and the noise and smell...of exhaust fumes it generates or the noise of the constant long tail boats going by. All of this they try and drown out with piped in music but it only masks the annoyance. The menu had changed and it looked like for the better although the vegetarian choices were limited with a lot of them being not vegan. We ordered and 5 minutes later our juices were delivered which were nice. After waiting an additional 55 minutes and no food arrived we decided that we had to either order some GrabFood from a competing nearby establishment or leave. The waiter seemed surprised when asked for the bill for the juices - I guess all guests wait over 55 minutes for their lunch? Not really as the table next to us arrived 30 minutes after us and their food arrived within 20 minutes. Either the waiter forgot our order or they sent out for the pesto from Bangkok? Either way forget this overrated place and go somewhere that has customer service and an actual quaint quiet atmosphere!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2023

Hi flifsh1 or Mary, As we are on the river and can't control water traffic, there might be the occasional boat passing by, particularly during the two holiday weeks around New Year. We are sorry if it ruined your lunch experience. We are not a...More

Reviewed 15 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing food lovely ambiance. Romantic place, food is really good. leave some room for a dessert, the cakes, especially the one with bananas and toffee was amazing.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2023

Hi Reginev36! Absolutely wonderful review, thank you so much😁😁😁🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Visited here with friends on their recommendation. The Thai food was excellent, very tasty and authentic northern Thai food, I had a fried fish and it was very delicately served, my girlfriend had a mix of Thai food and it was also tasty and thoughtfully...plated. The bar here is excellent and alone worth the visit. Good selection of good craft beer on tap and professional bartenders serving well mixed drinks. The outdoor area is cozy and unlike anywhere else, with live music on the banks of the river where you can relax in lazyboys or at a regular table with good food and matching live music. Looking forward to coming back here again on our next visit!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2023

Hi TorAus! Absolutely fantastic review, thank you soo much🙏🙏🙏hope to see you again soon😁😁😁

Reviewed 30 October 2023

The price you pay for a soup is 30 a 40% more expensive then in Europe. Sould we say more ???? This is gooing the wrong way here .

Date of visit: September 2023
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

This is clearly a paid review to damage our business. We have reported it and hope Tripadvisor takes action

Reviewed 26 August 2023

We had a coffee stop here and weren't disappointed. The coffee was great and my partner had a slice of blueberry cheesecake which he really enjoyed. Great setting by the river and the buildings are very interesting. You could spend 30 minutes or so just...looking at the buildings and all the little bits and pieces inside, the cute and funny signs. Really nice atmosphere and good service. We walked from the centre of Chiang Rai, took about 25 minutes. It is more expensive than your average cafe but worth it.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2023

Hi marien556! Wonderful review, thank you so much. So happy you liked it here🙏🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

The setting is beautiful - two white-painted wooden buildings with large patio overlooking the river. One has a bar downstairs where you can eat as well and on the first floor is a library with a snooker table and bar billiard table We sat outside...the other where we ate great Thai food including North Thai specialty Khai Soi. Staff were very friendly and kind. A recommend for when staying in Chang Rai.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2023

Hi zp002! Wonderful review, thank you😁😁😁🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 8 August 2023

Fabulous food in a wonderful setting on the river. Asian, European, Continental food. All delicious!! Lovely staff.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Hi pegmanochi! Wonderful review, thank you so much😁😁😁🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed 18 July 2023

A great place to have a afternoon tea, coffee special fruit drinks with delicious 🍰! Always good, sweet memories!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Joakim Holmberg, Owner at Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2023

Hi Ingeborg! Wonderful review and pics! Thank you so much😁😁😁🙏🙏🙏

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Hi! 6jan is the only day we close for the whole year. We posted a notice on facebook but forgot on google. We had hundreds of people turned back that day. Sorry but our staff needed a break after a very long holiday season... More
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Hi, I'm very sorry to inform you that all Turkey has been sold out. This year we got very limited supply. I hope you can visit us anyway our regular menu has a lot of new exciting offers. Thank you Joakim
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Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5