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Butter is Better Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Cafe,
183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 820 761
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (81 reviews)
“corned beef” (22 reviews)
“bread” (53 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family of five enjoyed a great meal here a few weeks back. The food was very good and well prepared. We had some pancakes, eggs, hash browns, and smoothies. The syrup was very good and the kids eat everything on their plates.

Thank meithai5
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wide variety of western cuisine. Good portions, low budget, quick service. Good for vegetarians and desserts.

Thank Mahesh P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was very dirty, the floor looked like they hadnt cleand it in days, there were a lot of flies and insects and there where two cats walking through the restaurant. Very unsanitary. The food was ok. Wouldnt go back, wouldnt recomend it at...More

Thank Sally R
butterisbetter, Owner at Butter is Better Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Actually, there are 4 cats and they were all very hurt by your review. Not only are they themselves fastidiously clean, but they maintain that the restaurant is as well. 2 of them have even accused you of being a dog lover. I think that's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at Butter Is Better. I had the Reuben. It was great! They make their own bread. It was also a good portion size, as in not too big. Really enjoyed my food. Restaurant is like an old-fashioned diner. Good service....More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found 'Butter is Better' two days into our stay in Chiang Mai - in need of 'plain' western food after a family bout of Thai belly. This restaurant is such a delight, far from plain, just real good American style/western food, a comprehensive menu...More

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us ate here for breakfast today and everything was delicious from the gluten free pancakes to the eggs Benedict. It was busy so go early to avoid disappointment! Reasonable prices & good quality food and coffee. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Al02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Butter is Better is a well known estashment within the expat community. It serves up traditional american diner and deli food, and the decor is a 50s style diner. I stop there a few times a month either for breakfast or lunch. The food is...More

Thank CMBobbo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Potatoes were undercooked, sausage was dry. Service was very slow and the staff not particularly welcoming. Not sure what all the hype is about. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portions were huge and price was reasonable. Their sandwiches were absolutely delicious! The beef was really good. Wide range of options from sandwiches, spaghetti and burgers. Popular amongst other foreign tourists as most of their customers were tourists.

Thank Arnold9201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice break from all the Thai food we were having. They serve decent American food, coffee and dessert.

Thank klvdm
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Matt Y
18 November 2017|
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Response from butterisbetter | Property representative |
Hi We do accept credit cards now. It's late at night and I'm not sure which ones that includes Certainly visa and mastercard. I'll have to check tomorrow and get back to you.
25 January 2017|
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Response from butterisbetter | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry to tell you that we don't prepare gluten-free meals in a separate place. We're really not the place to eat for people who get very ill from even a trace of gluten. If I knew of such a place I would share that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 820 761
  • E-mail
Real American food is what we offer at Butter is Better Diner & Bakery. We pride ourselves on making food the old-fashioned way. No shortcuts and no MSG. We make our own Corned Beef, Pastrami, Pulled Pork, Canadian Bacon, All-beef hamburgers, Pickles, Sauerkraut, Jams. etc. Most of what we offer can be served Gluten Free. We make our own gluten-free bread, bagels, brownies, cookies, and all kinds of cakes. Of course, we also offer a big variety of standard bakery items made with wheat flour. For breakfast we offer such classics as Eggs Benedict, homemade buttermilk pancakes (regular and gluten-free) waffles, and homemade sausages. And, of course, bagels-and-lox. If you're craving old-fashioned American food, the kind it's hard to find even in the States, give us a try.
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