Free Bird Cafe

Free Bird Cafe is the best place in Chiang Mai if you want to try Burmese and Shan cousine. The place is nice and simple, with many pictures and drawings on the wall. It reminds me of a primary school or a place where kids would play and learn. There’s a reason for that: the cafe’s profits go to the Thai Freedom House, a non profit learning center that helps Burmese and other minority refugees in Thailand. The restaurant also sells second hand clothes and again, the profits go to a good cause.

As far as working here goes, it’s not the best option around: the wooden benches get uncomfortable pretty fast and the Wifi is slow and unreliable. The food is excellent though and you would contribute to a good cause so you have to stop by!