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Jan 1, 2020
Written By Kirsten Muolic

Whether your weekend is just starting or coming to an end, there is no better way to spend a morning (or afternoon) in Pai than by treating yourself to breakfast or brunch. There are many cafes and restaurants in and around the city center, many of which are equipped with some traditional, Western favorites, as well. Nurse that hangover or simply enjoy a delicious meal after reading our complete round-up of Pai restaurants serving up the best breakfast and brunch!

 

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Boomelicious Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Big’s Little Cafe

Big’s Little Cafe is the perfect morning venue for those of you yearning for a traditional, Western breakfast. The smell of bacon and eggs cooking on the grill will surely welcome you before the friendly staff does. Because the cafe closes at 2:30 p.m., breakfast and brunch are about the only things you can get here, and a giant chalkboard lays out all of the delicious menu options behind the chef, who makes each meal right there in front of diners. The best breakfast items on their menu include their French toast with honey, muesli with yogurt, the Spanish omelet, and much more. On top of all this, items like baked beans, hash browns, and sausage can be thrown in, allowing diners to mix and match their meals at Big’s Little Cafe.

 

Big's Little Cafe

Pai restaurants: Big’s Little Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location— VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 93 131 3472 | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Big's Little Cafe

Big’s Little Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Witching Well

Are you craving some breakfast food? Then check out Witching Well’s long list of pancakes, including their honey and lime starting at only ฿75. Their magic mushroom omelet may not be as magic as the shakes you’ve tried in Pai but is delicious all the same. It is made with mushrooms, onions, potatoes, and then flavored with mild curry sauce (฿125). The rustic, wooden seating makes one feel as though they are dining in a cottage, which goes along well with the restaurant’s overall theme. Some tables are longer for those of you travelers with plenty of friends, so be sure to grab a few and make your way to Witching Well.

 

Witching Well

Pai restaurants: Witching Well © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 97 M.3 Vieng Tai, Pai, Amphoe Pai, Chang Wat Mae Hong Son 58130, Thailand  VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 084 366 4269 | Website

Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Witching Well

Witching Well © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Earth Tone

Earth Tone is one of the most popular vegan venues in town. This restaurant has plenty of smoothie bowls and healthy breakfast items on its menu. The drink menu is even more extensive, with coffees, tea, juices, probiotics, and smoothies to choose from. The delicious meals here are best paired with a tasty dessert shake, like their coconut, cocoa, and chia seed shake. Take advantage of the free water refill station while waiting for your delicious breakfast. The restaurant is adorned with bamboo furnishing instead of walls, with modest yet ample wooden seating providing enough room for all vegans to congregate at this fantastic restaurant.

 

Earth Tone

Pai restaurants: Earth Tone © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

LocationOpposite Mae Yen Pagoda, Pai, Pai, Thailand — VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 84 662 8062 | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Saturdays)

 

Earth Tone

Earth Tone © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Fat Cat

Kick-start your day with breakfast or brunch at Fat Cat. This venue has one of the largest breakfast selections in town. Fat Cat breakfast bowls are only ฿100 and are made with banana, oats, nuts, and sugar-free. You can substitute coconut cream for yogurt if you abide by a vegan diet. There are also gluten-free breakfast bowls, fresh fruit breakfast combinations, toast and eggs, salads, a veggie burger, breakfast sandwiches, and tasty toast combinations available, as well. Be sure to try one of their unique coffees with your meal!

 

Fat Cat

Pai restaurants: Fat Cat © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location: VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 86 924 4247 | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Sundays)

 

Fat Cat

Fat Cat © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Cafe de Pai

With one of the largest selections of breakfast dishes to choose from, this cafe is the perfect choice for those of you on the hunt for the perfect brunch in Pai. If you are wanting something healthy, check out their fresh fruit and yogurt (฿90) or their muesli with milk (฿70). If you are feeling nostalgic, you may instead want the American or English breakfast, starting at only ฿150. Cafe de Pai is also serving up egg-based breakfasts, hash browns, sausage, baked beans, and much more. Pair this with one of their delicious coffees or a glass of Kombucha, and you are all set to take on the day in Pai.

 

Cafe de Pai

Pai restaurants: Cafe de Pai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

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Contact: +66 82 894 3919 | Facebook

 

Cafe de Pai

Cafe de Pai © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Joy Cafe

Joy Cafe has one of the most extensive breakfast menus in town, and it is one of the most affordable, as well. Kick-start a day of Pai exploration with their Spanish omelet with toast for only ฿95, or instead try their fruit with muesli, yogurt, and honey for ฿90. You can also indulge in eggs, bacon, mushrooms, hash browns, and much more. Simply mix and match until you have the best breakfast your heart (and stomach) could possibly desire! There are also a few breakfast sandwiches on this artsy’s cafe menu, including their egg and mayo (฿75).

 

Joy Cafe

Joy Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location:  174/1 Chaisongkram Road, Vieng Tai, Amphoe Pai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand 

Contact: +66 81 568 1853 | Facebook

Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed on Mondays)

 

Joy Cafe

Joy Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

Boomelicious Cafe

Enjoy all-day breakfast at Boomelicious, a centrally located cafe with a delightful open-air concept. People watch on Pai’s busiest roads while enjoying any one of the delicious breakfast and brunch menu items here, including their pesto eggs: poached eggs and bacon topped with basil pesto and roasted tomatoes over toasted sourdough (฿150). If that doesn’t get your mouth watering, you may instead opt for the famous breakki burger (฿115), a delicious breakfast patty topped with bacon, eggs, and caramelized onions. If you had one too many drinks the night before, then maybe the big hangover breakki (฿280) is the breakfast for you.

 

Boomelicious Cafe

Boomelicious Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

Location— VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 80 342 9066 | Website

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Boomelicious Cafe

Boomelicious Cafe © Courtesy of Kelly Iverson/Mad Monkey

 

 

A Taste of Joy

This Euro-style restaurant serves up a few tasty breakfast options including a breakfast sandwich, eggs benedict and a fruit salad with granola. Don’t let the lack of choices deter you, A Taste of Joy puts tons of love into every dish, and the results will keep you coming back for more! With a collection of unique art pieces and hanging plants, this restaurant is effortlessly hip and stylish. Its open-air concept creates a welcoming and breezy environment that matches the warm and friendly service.

 

A Taste of Joy in Pai, Thailand

Pai restaurants: A Taste of Joy © Courtesy of Kirsten Muolic/Mad Monkey

 

Location: Wiang Tai, Amphoe Pai, Chang Wat Mae Hong Son 58130, Thailand  VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 89 532 6486 | Instagram

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed on Mondays)

 

A Taste of Joy

A Taste of Joy © Courtesy of Kirsten Muolic/Mad Monkey

 

 

Lemon Thyme Cafe

This cozy cafe has an array of breakfast and brunch options to choose from. Sandwiches covered in avocado and bacon, homemade bagels, eggs any way you want them, and more! Get the bacon hash or the Mexican omelet if you’re looking for something hearty. For lighter eats, order the salmon and avocado on toast, or the fruit salad with muesli and yogurt. Get a fruit shake to compliment your fabulous brunch and enjoy the chill vibes at Lemon Thyme!

 

Lemon Thyme

Pai restaurants: Lemon Thyme © Courtesy of Kirsten Muolic/Mad Monkey

 

Location: 139/2 Pai Pai, Amphoe Pai, Chang Wat Mae Hong Son 58130, Thailand — VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 95 224 9677 | Website

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Lemon Thyme

Lemon Thyme © Courtesy of Kirsten Muolic/Mad Monkey

 

 

Om Garden Cafe

If you’re looking for a spot to relax at all day, Om Garden Cafe is the place to be. Find a comfortable corner, surrounded by lush foliage and flowers, to enjoy your afternoon. With affordable prices, spacious seating, and garden atmosphere, this cafe might end up being your go-to in Pai. Their menu has everything you could possibly want with a mix of unique, healthy, and colorful dishes. Their hot drinks, shakes, and other beverages are equally sublime. Make sure to save room for their incredible desserts as well!

 

Om Garden Cafe

Pai restaurants: Om Garden Cafe © Courtesy of Kirsten Muolic/Mad Monkey

 

Location: Wiang Tai, Pai District, Mae Hong Son 58130, Thailand — VIEW MAP

Contact: +66 82 451 5930 | Website

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Monday)

 

Om Garden Cafe

Om Garden Cafe © Courtesy of Kirsten Muolic/Mad Monkey

 

 

More Information About Where to get Breakfast and Brunch in Pai

Did you love this article on where to get the best breakfast and brunch in Pai? Do you want even more information about where to kick-start your day with a delicious meal? Then be sure to check out these articles that we have rounded-up to help you make the most out of your mornings in Pai!

  • The Best Breakfast Spots in Pai, Thailand by Chan Wing Yan for Culture Trip
  • Cafes in Pai: Where to get the Best Coffee in Pai, Thailand by Kirsten Muolic and Kelly Iverson for Mad Monkey Hostels
  • How We Slice It – A Guide to Pai. Part Two: Where to Eat for One Modern Couple
  • Best Coffee Shops and Cafes in Pai, Thailand – Lattes, Cakes, Food, and More for Tasty Thailand
  • Best Coffee Pai (and best cafes with Wifi to work) for Couple Travel The World

 

 

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Kirsten is the marketing manager for Mad Monkey. When she's not working, you can find her doing yoga while Netflix binging. Or more so just the latter.

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