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The Pirate Drink

The Pirate Drink

Served straight out of a Volkswagen van turned barista’s paradise, this little coffee shop is one of the homiest, most welcoming places I’ve visited in Chiang Mai. There is balconied seating, with couches open for lounging on as well. It’s usually fairly quiet due to its location in a secluded neighborhood, which makes for the perfect study spot.

The Pirate Drink The Pirate Drink

They also have free wifi for customers. It’s surrounded by university student housing, which is accurately represented by those who frequent it. Due to this reason, all drinks are only 25 baht. This is truly the best priced coffee/iced tea that I’ve been able to find in Chiang Mai. On top of hard to beat prices, the drinks themselves were incredible. They can be a bit on the sweeter side, so make sure to ask for no sugar if you prefer your drinks that way. Alongside with beverages, this little cafe also served a variety of cakes, pizza, and miniature waffles, all reasonably priced as well.

The Pirate Drink The Pirate Drink

A whole game shelf is available for customers, who can sit and play all afternoon to their heart’s desire. The owner came up to us during a game of UNO and offered to teach us a popular local game that he thought was fun. His free spirited presence and kindness made the experience that much more enjoyable. The hours aren’t incredibly strict, but it’s open daily from around 9:30am-5:45pm. It’s located about halfway up Soi 7 off Suthep Road, which is straight across from the back gate to Chiang Mai University. It’s a bit difficult to find and has no signs directing your way, which is unfortunately why I obliviously walked straight past it for two months. However, it was a great find and wonderful spot to sit down and relax in good company.

The Pirate Drink The Pirate Drink

Make sure to stop by if you’re in the neighborhood, and spread the word of this delicious up and coming cafe in Chiang Mai.

Written by: Grace Van Kirk

Photos Credit: Grace and Review Chiang Mai

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