My Favourite Cafes to Work From in Chiang Mai

cafes for working in chiang mai

I think it’s time for me to write something useful. If you read my blog before, you might already know that when I was living in Chiang Mai, I worked from one coffee shop to another, every single day. We tried out quite a lot of places, but ended up having some of our favourite place to work from which we revisited several times during our stay.

We found that not all coffee shops / cafes are suitable for working. Those with noisy customers and wrong height of table and chairs are definitely not in our list. We like the one with soothing ambiance, the one that has a perfect table and chair, and the one with reliable internet connection.

We don’t really care about the food or the price as most of the time, we just grab a cup of coffee and sit there for like 3 or 4 hours. And a 50 Baht & 70 Baht of coffee won’t make that much of difference. 

So here are some of our favourite places to work from. It’s just a few, but we’re hoping that we can come back anytime soon to update our list! 😉

1. Marble Arch

Marble Arch is a spacious London themed cafe in Nimmanhaemin area. There are these long table (with the perfect height!) overlooking the giant glass window with power socket at each chair. They play soothing music and there are not many people around which makes it a perfect place for working. Their wifi is mostly reliable (read : it’s pretty fast and stable).

Marble Arch Chiang Mai
Spot our coffee?

Cafe for working in Chiang Mai

Downside? There’s not much cake here. But the coffee was great. I like the Marble Coffee, it’s like a very light latte with a bit of condensed milk. Very foamy. Very nice.

Marble Arch Coffee

They only give you an hour of free electricity, so if you need to charge your gadget for a longer period of time, you need to pay for 20 THB per hour.

Prices are a bit higher than most cafes around, but still very reasonable.

Location :
Marble Arch
Soi 9 Nimmenhaemin Rd, Chiang Mai
Drink : 60 – 80 THB
Power socket : YES (free for 1 hour, 20 THB for the next hour)

2. Roll Me

If you are into a cute place, with cute cakes then you might enjoy working here.

Cafe in Chiang Mai Thailand

The one thing that I love about this place is that there are not many people coming, and even if they are around, they’re not that noisy. It’s not a super super spacious space, but it’s enough for up to 20 people I think. That table up there is our favourite spot – it’s in the middle of the cafe.


Cafe in Chiang Mai Thailand

We’ve been here several times in a month – more than 5 times, for sure. Maybe 8  or 10 times? I don’t know. And it still has that perfect ambience we love, each time we came.

I have written about Roll Me before, so if you want to read a more detail review of this place, or if you need to see more pics, check out my other post!

Location :
Roll Me Bakery
24 Soi 7 Nimmanhemin Rd, Chiang Mai
Drink : 40 – 60 THB
Cake : roughly, 70 THB
Power socket : YES (FREE)


3. 9th Street Coffee

This place is always packed up with people working or studying. It’s pretty small, so if you’re unlucky, you won’t find a seat to work from. My tips, is that you go early and grab your seat before somebody else does.

9th Street Coffee Chiang Mai

If you come here in the afternoon, chances are, you’ll meet Panda, the regular customer of 9th Street Coffee. They said it’s the owner’s dog.

9th Street Coffee, Chiang Mai
Meet Panda, the regular customer!


Location :
9th Street Cafe
Soi 9 Nimmanhemin Rd, Chiang Mai
Power socket : YES (FREE)

4. Madame Ju Coffee

Coffee was awful, seriously. So maybe you want to opt for another drink. Tea perhaps? But the place is just perfect for working. There was no single customer when we got there. And they played great music. It feels like you’re working in a private area. Very homey.


Madame Ju Coffee Chiang Mai
I got my cappuccino with sweetened condensed milk. The barista must be very, very confused.

Location :
Madame Ju
Soi 9 Nimmanhemin Rd, Chiang Mai
Power socket : YES (FREE)

5. Impresso

What we like about this place is that it has this high bar table with the perfect stools. Sitting here for hours just feels right. They serve great coffee too, and their Thai Milk Tea was really delicious.

Impresso Chiang Mai


Location :
Impresso Espresso Bar
28/1 Soi 11 Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai
Power socket : YES (FREE)

6. Charin Pie

I know it’s an unusual place to work from, but they do serve great pies I can hardly resists. And besides, they do have free wifi and indoor seatings too. So why not?

If you come in the mid of the day, there are not much people inside, so you can concentrate on your work better.

Pie Shop Chiang Mai

cafes for working in chiang mai

Chiang Mai Cafe

My favourite? Blueberry cheesecake pie, mango creamy pie, coconut pie, and uhm, all of them?

Charin Pie Chiang Mai

Location :
Charin Pie

Nimmana Haeminda Rd Lane 17, Chiang Mai
Pie : 70 – 90 THB
Power socket : YES (20 THB / hour)


7. Local Cafe

This was our ultimate favourite! It’s SUPER super spacious, and you can sit around for like, half a day without getting that unfriendly look from the staffs. Trust me, they even pour some water for you like, multiple times – which makes me felt guilty as I only ordered a cup of coffee and sometimes, a cake.

Local Cafe, Chiang Mai

Local Cafe, Chiang Mai

Local Cafe, Chiang Mai

Digital Nomads in Chiang Mai

If you make it here, do not leave before you have their almighty Thai Tea Mille Crepes. It’s THAT good! I even came back the next day to have more of this crepes.

Dessert in Chiang Mai

Location :
Local Cafe

Think Park, Huaykaew Rd, Chiang Mai.
Power socket : YES (FREE)


Do you have any favourite spot for working in Chiang Mai? Do let me know what I should try next! Who knows I’ll be back again anytime soon?


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13 Komentar

  1. dodo berkata:

    never been there… i like your pictures, but some is not loaded here…

    1. Sharon Loh berkata:

      Chiang Mai is a really nice place if you want to relax while getting your works done 🙂 Oops, sorry, I might have forgotten to compressed some of the pictures.

  2. teachermarkthailand berkata:

    Er, emailing your mum isn’t ‘work’ dear.

    1. Sharon Loh berkata:

      I worked as a software developer 🙂

  3. aggy87 berkata:

    Hmmm those pies look so delicious! I think I would just go to eat them all hahaha

    1. Sharon Loh berkata:

      Apalagi yang Mango, kak aggy. Bikin pingin joget joget hahaha

      1. aggy87 berkata:

        ARGH! Mangoooooo kesukaannkuuh

  4. Firsta berkata:

    By looking at the photos, I choose Madame Ju Coffee. It looks like a great place to work 🙂
    Jadi pengin ke Chiang Mai!

    1. Sharon Loh berkata:

      The air con was also the most friendly among all! a.k.a DINGIN BANGET. Mungkin karena ga ada orang lain kali yah hihi.

      Ayo ayo ke Chiang Mai! Aku juga pingin lagi nih.

  5. CAROLINA LENNY berkata:

    sharooon, i love your pictures……and your blog!
    sering2 nulis ya! 😀

    1. Sharon Loh berkata:

      Ihiiiy makasihhhh len! Senengnya dibacaa *Ketjup*

  6. Kevin berkata:

    After reading this post, I went to Local Cafe today – it’s my new favorite spot!
    Check my review:

  7. emmareeeee berkata:

    wow. i’ve thought about staying in Chiang Mai for a week or more than that, to work and for leisure at the same time, but i thought as well about Internet connection.. and behold.. this post.. your post. haha. thank you Sharon.

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