About the Cafe

The Akha Ama Cafe is tucked away in a small shop on the ground floor of an apartment building at the end of a small quiet street which is located in a busy student quarter of the city of Chiang Mai. The cafe started out very simple in May 2010 in a single small space with a newly bought espresso machine and grinder, a few cups and saucers, a few chairs and a counter. The owners of the apartment building quickly took a liking to the young, hardworking proprietor and very soon the garden and a covered terrace were added to the cafe. Now, two years later, the cafe has again expanded. All in all it is now more than 5 times its original size but the cafe still retains its original easygoing and down-to-earth atmosphere.

All the usual coffees are made at Akha Ama Cafe: espresso, capuccino, latte, americano and mocha, both hot as well as ice cold. A slightly more unusual coffee, but great to drink on a hot April day in Chiang Mai, is the shakerato: a double espresso shaken, not stirred, in a cocktail shaker full of ice. The Akha Ama cafe also has a special way of making an Irish coffee where the coffee actually still contains the alcohol of the Jameson whisky instead of having it all evaporate away as mostly happens. Not only is there coffee but the cafe also has a variety of teas and fruit juices to select from. Delicious cakes and muffins are made fresh every day.