49 Garden Cafe & Bistro is a great coffee shop in Chiang Mai. Sometimes you want to go to a place that is relaxing. A place where you can sit outside in a pretty garden enjoying a cool or hot coffee. Sometimes you want to hear music during the day and not wait until 10pm at night. Sometimes you want to be outside of the tourist zone. I found just such a place in 49 Garden Café & Bistro Rampoeng when I was out scootering around in different parts of town.
Truly in a local part of town, the drive will take you through local housing and some student housing for the university. Only about 10-15 min on scooter from Nimman area and you have arrived. You will get a breather from the heat because the café is located on a heavily tree lined street. The two story house is dominated by a tree house in the front yard. If the fact that I said tree house didn’t get your interest, the best part is that the base of the tree house is their venue for live music – even during the day. Live music during the day is an amazing find anywhere in Chiang Mai. Groups large and small can easily find a place to be on the expansive grounds. As a special bonus, next to the coffee shop, you’ll find an artisan market for those that inclined to shop!
Seating – Comfortable, both in and out.
AC – Fans and Stand up Coolers
Music – 1pm – 3pm most days (I couldn’t get a definitive answer on that)
Open – 9am – 6pm
Website – Facebook
Noteworthy – 49 Garden Café has a sister café by the same name in Hang Hong (That one has AC.) Visit the market next door for another fun find!