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Reviewed 30 October 2022

After experiencing a string of mediocre and over-priced eateries it was a delight and relief to come across Dada. Strangely, I have walked past often and not tried it, possibly because it calls itself a cafe and I was looking for a meal. But don't...be confused by that, Dada definitely has a full and interesting menu. And it is clearly and well set out, unlike many which can be a confusing mish-mash, perhaps playing to a certain expectation from tourists of a laid-back Chiang Mai attitude but in reality often covering run-of-the-mill quality and overpricing. We've had two meals: the full mushroom dish which was very tasty with layers of interesting flavours coming through and included a generous salad with an excellent dijon-based dressing almost a meal in itself; a straightforward fried fish and chips of excellent quality; the potato salad, lots of bite-size spuds heaped on a large mound of fresh coral lettuce with a collar of tasty small tomatoes topping sliced cucumber, perhaps could have had a little more mayonnaise dressing; a pad krapraow chicken dish, the weakest of the lot but still enjoyable; the coconut smoothie thick and . . um . . smooth . . .and just to top it off the white wine at a price which isn't a squeeze, unlike many other establishments. There is more on the menu we will be trying: some interesting fusion dishes including bruschetta for example. For the rest there is a touch of class about everything from the tongs in my glass of ice, the sturdy tables and chairs, just the right height (not always the case, and sitting low at a table can be quite uncomfortable), the gentle jazz music as background (I recognised Sinatra and a Fitzgerald/Armstrong duet among others for those who still like the classics), an effective array of fans around the walls, and some superior artwork fora fitting decor. The staff, and owners, it almost goes without saying for Chiang Mai, are friendly and attentive, and there's good English for clarity. Importantly also, as well as the wine, the pricing is not gouging, especially for the quality, with our meal (no dessert) coming out at around 200 baht each. The meals may come a little slowly, especially at busy times, but heck, you can sip that large smoothie while you wait checking out the menagerie of clients, and even afford a second glass of wine. It was hard to fault anything at Dada so highly recommended; we will be back for more soon.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2022 via mobile

I had a seafood soup, panang curry and the sticky rice. Soup was good, curry was ok, rice was good. Clean food but nothing to write home about re: flavor. Very good service. Many expats/tourists - actually only foreigners.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 October 2022 via mobile

Partner and I had a great lunch at Dada Kafe, I had the chicken pad thai and my partner had the papaya salad (medium spice). Both meals were very delicious and the staff very friendly, also very reasonably priced

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Great healthy options, variety of options for smoothies and juices. Great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love the Thai dishes, delicious and authentic taste.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2022 via mobile

The prices are excellent, service is great.. this is definitely my go to restaurant for everyday food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just for a snack and smoothie… everything tastes great & is healthy!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

We discover this Place as we are vegetarian and mostly looking for RAW food...here we got Amazing juices, with a Greta mix of local tropicale Fruits, super healty ingredients like spirulina, wheatgrass... Nice location and enviroment. Really gentile and smailing also.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

Great breakfast scrambled eggs on toast ( bread really good) With a small side salad great price !! Also had a few takeaways from here as well larb tofu totally yummy . Nice atmosphere and friendly staff

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

Wanted something light for dinner. Ordered the Avocado Tomato and Sprouts salad. It was huge and delicious. Some oil and vinegar for the dressing. An orange and pineapple juice to drink. Prompt friendly service. I will go back and try something else from the menu....Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

This relaxing place is very nice to take your breakfast. They have good choices of healthy meals and it’s quiet

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 February 2020 via mobile

We called in here as a result of comments from a travel writer called Nomadic Matt. The smoothies were as good as predicted. Barbara had a mixed berry and I had strawberry, banana, peanut butter and coconut milk and yes it was filling! A guy...sitting near us recommended the veggie burger and so we shared one. It was our first ever veggie burger and it was nice. It came with a choice of free extras and we had potato salad, a huge mound with lettuce and tomato. We left completely full and it was reasonably priced at 330 Bahts (£7.80) Everyone else's food looked big and beautiful too. Nice staff, nice ambience, great smoothies and good food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

So happy we found this awesome little cafe. It was nearly full, but they accomodated our party of 6 for dinner with no wait - we skipped the place across the street which had a long line. Most of the food in Chiang Mai is...excellent, but this place stood out above the rest. The food was so good that we actually took doggie bags back to the hotel, which I normally would not do while vacationing. Would definitely return to Dada Kafe next time in Chiang Mai.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

The only reason i gave it average because i felt for 120 bhat the chicken cashew portion was pretty small compared to an excellent restaurant in the old city that charges 90 bhat larger portions and excellent food.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020 via mobile

Excellent service with quality food. The salads are large and shareable and the pad Thai was one of the best we’ve had. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

The Dada Kafe on Rachamanka Road, just inside the eastern wall of Chiang Mai's Old City is a real treat. We fell in love with the place we first came to Chiang Mai some 4 years ago, and it remains a solid place for healthy,...tasty food at decent prices. The manager, Wanida, started out making healthy juices and smoothies for the yoga and trekking set that frequent Chiang Mai, and has continued the tradition. Her menu today offers a wide selection of Thai and Western dishes, with breakfast anytime, and plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices available. The place is cozy and welcoming. the staff friendly and helpful. The salads are always good, but the selection of juices and smoothies is truly awesome. The walls are decorated by a beautiful hand-drawn chart made by Wanida's daughter, illustrating the health benefits of various juices, fruits and vegetables. And the coffee is good. I had a delicious breakfast for the equivalent of $4 Superb deal in a pleasant part of twon.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2019

Whenever I come to Chiang Mai, I always stay in Old City and I always eat regularly at Dada Cafe. This place is an absolute must! The quality of food, service, atmosphere & energy is the best of the best! I’ve been coming here for...5 years and I always leave feeling satiated and in a good mood. The owners are so so lovely. Da and Helmut are almost always there and open to laughter and conversation. There’s such an extensive selection of unique blends of smoothies & fresh pressed juices. They really think outside the box and are open to customizing your order to suit your needs. If you don’t want to eat meat - this is the place to go! It’s one if the Original Vegan/Vegetarian restaurants in Chiang Mai. Many more are following suit over the last couple of years - but honestly, Dada still stands out as the best in my opinion. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5