Ristr8To Coffee – Chiang Mai, Thailand


Ristr8To Coffee (adapted from the name ‘Ristretto’ which means a shorter espresso) is one of the most talked about cafe in Chiang Mai and probably Thailand. As a matter of fact, people in the coffee industry probably know this place as well. Reason because of the owner and head barista, Arnon is to date the only Thai that made it to the 6th place in the World Latte Art Championships in 2011, which was held in Netherlands. Although he has gotten a lot of public and media attention, Arnon is still pretty much a humble & shy guy. Graduated from … Continue reading Ristr8To Coffee – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sun Dance – Xiamen, Guangdong, China


This last entry wraps up my write ups for Xiamen good foods. Too much to eat, too small stomach! Will definitely be back! Anyways, came to know about this place as it’s much talked about in Xiamen. So I decided to check this place out for lunch before I head back. Went in the place, pretty empty on a weekend lunch, found a table near the door as I had my luggage with me. And boy did I regret that. It was warm near the door and the air-condition was not strong enough during summer. Nevertheless I placed my orders … Continue reading Sun Dance – Xiamen, Guangdong, China

China Story Cafe – Shenzhen, China


I was here with a friend to check out the unique interior of this cafe and this is an area not known to many as it’s out of the city. Tourists will not come to this place. After reading about this cafe, I made the effort to check it out. It’s actually quite near my place via public bus. Ambience is nice and relaxing. Great place to catch up with friends. Cakes are good but the coffee is very bad. They seriously need to ramp up their coffee preparation skills. They have other hot meals as well but we didn’t … Continue reading China Story Cafe – Shenzhen, China

Chiang Rai Day 3


Finally found some time to update day 3 as I was heading up to the mountains of Doi Chang and stay over a night there with limited data access. Now I’m sitting at Taurus Coffee Bar at Don Mueng Airport in Bangkok sipping a cup of pretty good coffee and eating a Double Shock Cake… I began day 3 with checking out of the hotel very early to visit Chevit Thamma Da Coffee House (Which means A Simple Life or Ordinary Life in Thai) across the river from where I was. Touted as the best restaurant/cafe in the whole of … Continue reading Chiang Rai Day 3