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Ponganes Espresso

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££ - £££
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133/5 Ratchapakinai Rd | T. Sriphum a. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 87 727 2980
09:30 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic espresso and charming locale. Carefully crafted and friendly service. Recommended for anyone who craves a break from all the mediocre espresso in northern Thailand.

Thank Andrew O
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't know what for the sake of coffee, the sheer arrogance and attitude thrown at our group with smoky roasted coffee. Burnt out roaster. Damn rude.

Thank Raindrops R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Found this little coffee shop on our first day in Chiang mai, really good coffee! The only downside is that since then, I have been trying to go every morning and they've been closed every time (5 days in a row.) No sign on the door stating why it wasn't opened... a real shame.

Thank Sandra C
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Accidentally found this place whilst wandering around... Its small and not much seating but it has a great range of coffee to try that is roasted on site. I had the Peaberry, grown and roasted in Thailand, super impressed with this coffee and the standard. Had a lovely chat with the owner who really knew his stuff... Great to see... More 

1 Thank Beki_Hull23
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The coffee was at same standard as a good cafe in Australia or London but the service was really bad especially considering the price. Bluntly told no WiFi and same response for toilet. Was told that they aren't a cafe but a coffee roasters, hence no service. So I recommend you only come if you want an expensive but tasty... More 

Thank Natasha R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Really delicious. Had a flat white that would rival any Melbourne hipster café. Nice, small minimalist interior. Perfect for a quick espresso, etc.

Thank Sporkster2000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A light fruitier espresso, excellent flavour. I went for the 100% Thai blend and bought a bag for good measure. You'll pay similar prices to good hipster coffee shops in places like Amsterdam or London but you get the same excellent coffee. Well worth it if you value coffee

Thank Christian G
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, it is all about the taste in the cup. With multiple trips to this coffee shop, I have sampled espresso produced from various blends, each with nice flavour, Also, I highly recommend the iced mocha Australian style. Yes, expensive, but truly amazing taste. Excellent coffee shop in Chiang Mai where the focus is where it should be, that is,... More 

1 Thank Michael1468
Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This coffee place is designed for a grab-n-go customer unlike typical coffee shop in Chiang Mai that tended to have space for the customers to hang out, however, the whole point to get coffee here is more like a quality and unique taste. It worths a try for coffee geek as they have very good quality either coffee beans and... More 

1 Thank Danoo V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Very strong iced coffee - thai style, great kick start and pick-me-up. A bit expensive, but delicious.

Thank Billie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$4
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133/5 Ratchapakinai Rd | T. Sriphum a. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 87 727 2980
Ponganes Espresso began in a tiny shop on Moon muang soi 5 in Chiang Mai's old city, Thailand and one common goal :to develop a place where customers would be guaranteed an excellent coffee experience every time they visited the store.

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