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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (83 reviews)
“bread” (60 reviews)
“corned beef” (18 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 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were on holiday in Chiang Mai for a few weeks and came back over and over again to butter is better. Best western meal we had in Thailand. Really enjoyed the breakfasts, drip coffee, and reubens!

Thank curious_f00die
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We went twice in 24 hours if that’s any indication of how good the food is! Their shakes are incredible (highly recommend the strawberry shake using their homemade strawberry frozen yogurt). This is the only restaurant in Asia we’ve found with true Southern American biscuits!...More

Thank Liz F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here an embarassing number of times while we were in town. The reuben sandwhiches and the egg/ham/cheese breakfast sandwhiches were my favorite, but my wife also loved the breakfast combination plates. The drip coffee was also very appreciated. We have had trouble finding...More

Thank thomas f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat our last meal in Chiang Mai here and if we had gone there sooner I would have gone again. They have a very interesting and varied menu. It was nice because everyone in our group could find something they liked.

Thank Historytrip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good western food though a bit on the pricier side because of it. The buttermilk pancakes were to die for and they happily added both bananas and chocolate chips in for me (though if you can believe it maybe a bit too much of...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pot chicken Pie very bad, would not go back, My Friend didn't even finish her food, Way to expensive, A dirt little RestaurantMore

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

I was at least somewhat concerned about your review of us until I visited your page and saw the rest of them. I counsel others to do the same.And to compare this person's evaluation with the rest of our reviews. While there's no disputing questions...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Butter is Better. We go there frequently when we’re in Chiang Mai. They have really comfortable old-skool diner booths in red leather, Happy Days style. They also have interesting things to read under the glass tops on the table, like the old adverts...More

Thank ctrunfree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After backpack travelling around Thailand, bumping into this place was super dreamy and met all the home cravings I had during my trip! A great choice of waffles, sandwiches and pancakes. I went for the Gingerbread Pancakes which smelt like Christmas on a plate!

Thank 153patels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After being in Asia for a long time, accidentally running into an American looking diner was heaven. Overwhelmed by the plethora of choices ( of which I am sure are all amazing!), peanut butter milkshakes, cherry pie and a chilli dog were the order of...More

Thank Tamsin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing array of gluten free food. Sandwiches, pasta, sausages, pancakes, brownies and cakes all gluten free. Can even buy a loaf of gluten free bread to take home with you. The place is styled like an American diner which adds a certain comfort and no...More

Thank elneudegg
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Matt Y
18 November 2017|
Response from butterisbetter | Property representative |
Yes. We accept visa and mastercharge.
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$ 9
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 - 3:00 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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