Chang Phueak Specialty
15/3 Nimmanhemin Rd., Chang Phueak
Its name comes from doppio ristretto, which is espresso's smoother, richer, less acidic cousin. That is the base of most of the coffee drinks at this artisanal café. The owner, Arnon Thitiprasert, sources some of the best single-origin beans in the world. He also does the most incredible latte art—and not just hearts, but animals, leaves, you name it—in the milk foam, which has earned him several awards. There are several outposts in Chiang Mai, but this one is our favorite because of the exciting location. We could spend an entire afternoon here.
Raming Tea House
158 Amphoe Muang, Chang Phueak
This is a stunning old colonial teak tea house that’s more than a century old. Owned by the Raming family (who have been cultivating and producing teas in northern Thailand since the 1940s), it’s a bit touristy but always relaxing. We love to go in the afternoon and order a pot of the oolong with a slice of the house-made light, fluffy butter cake. It’s a decadent late-day treat.