living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai – Fern Forest Cafe

Via: Where To Eat in Chiang Mai

What a better way to catch up with a friend over coffee and cakes in the lovely tropical garden of Fern Forest Cafe.

Fern Forest Cafe is set in a wooden Thai house in one of the lanes in Chiang Mai’s charming old city. You can dine in the shady tropical garden, or in an air-conditioned room in the house. The menu is quite extensive, with lots of different types of cakes, coffee and other drinks, as well as meals like quiche and sandwiches.


I opt for the Banofee Pie (see photo) – very interesting! I have never seen anything like it!

The base is nice and crumbly and crunchy, laced with caramel, I think. There are lots of just plain old bananas, as you can see, and a layer of caramel syrupy thing is spreaded over the top, and the “pie” is then topped with a thick layer of cream. Very nice and lightish (if not for the cream!). 75 baht. ($2.42 USD)


My friend chose the Coconut Pie, which is also quite nice. The pie is filled with shredded coconut in smooth, soft and creamy (something like) custard. Also 75 baht ($2.42 USD). Incidentally, quite a few people from various internet sites recommend this pie.


The coffee is fine. Apparently Fern Forest Cafe grows their own coffee. Coffee connoisseurs may not find it too impressive though, but I find it quite pleasant, and not bitter.

All in all, I think Fern Forest Cafe is a lovely coffee shop. Very nice relaxing ambience, very good (and interesting) cakes, pretty good coffee, reasonable prices. It’s worth a visit if you’re in the area. It’s also quite a popular place with streams of people coming in an out the whole time we are there.
See website for address and map:
personal thought:
I can’t recommend this place enough – check it out!

October 23, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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