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Butter is Better Restaurant

183/8-9Chang Klan Rd | T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 53 820 761
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (31 reviews)
“corned beef” (18 reviews)
“mac n cheese” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:00All hours
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 5 days ago via mobile

We went there on our last day in Chiang Mai. It was a pity we didn't discover it before. The pastrami sándwich and special beef burger (beefboy or sth like that) were delicious, but also the carrot cake. Big portions, good price. Totally advisable.More

Thank Rosaura1984
butterisbetter, Owner at Butter is Better Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry you didn't discover us sooner but glad you enjoyed the experience. We actually make our pastrami from scratch. It's hand rubbed the old fashioned way. It's hard enough to find that kind of pastrami in the USA anymore. We also make our own...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had read that this diner would be good for Gluten Free eating and since it wasn't too far from our hotel, I got a group of 6 of us to go for lunch. Great, fun decor. Great deli food. Who expects corned beef and...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to go if your an American longing for your home and native lands breakfast with an 80s feel. If you're Asian then beware it's American food.

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed out for a very quick lunch, stopping at the closest restaurant to our hotel that we hadn't yet eaten at. When we arrived, we found an incredibly decorated, diner-feel type restaurant with traditional American meals. It came out and was delicious, until we...More

Thank TeenThatTravels
butterisbetter, Owner at Butter is Better Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

First off, I'm really happy that you liked our food so much. We do try hard to make authentic American style food. Of course, this means that things like beef and butter, which cost much more in Thailand than in the USA, do add to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Chiangmai we searched for good breakfast places and found this one just up the road from Twin Peaks which is where we stayed. My eggs benedict was delicious as was my coffee. My husband had a variety of things from the big breakfast...More

Thank judeanddave2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been back to this spot for a meal every day. The food is amazing and even include gluten-free options. The baked goods are incredible. Love the ambience as well.

Thank rlander89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been living in Chiang Mai for 9 years and used to eat breakfast at Butter is Better regularly. About two years ago I had the audacity to complain that my coffee was burned and requested a replacement cup of coffee. Two of the...More

Thank Sid T
butterisbetter, Owner at Butter is Better Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We know you who are and why our staff responds to you the way they do. And it has nothing to do with a cup of burned coffee. We have been in business about 7 years now and if your description of our staff's behavior...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

All over SE Asia I was searching for gluten free options and comforts from home. Of course there are many inherently gluten free Thai dishes, but I really missed gf bread and pasta. I looked on trip advisor for gluten free options and Butter is...More

Thank Rose_Thatcher
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Found Butter is Better on TA when I was looking for a gluten free restaurant. Sooooo glad I did!! We had the Reuben, one regular & one on gluten free bread. It was delish! If you need a sandwich fix, this is the place!

Thank LarRanTravels
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This place I could skip. The food was ok at best but more notable was the poor service and rude staff. I wouldn't go back to be ignored and treated poorly for good food muck less ok food.

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Questions & Answers
26 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
Gail W
15 January 2017|
Response from Kevin P | Reviewed this property |
+66 53 820 761 the restaurant number....its on the website and Trip advisor site....
18 July 2016|
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Response from SnackyBitsandCuppas | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Not sure. If you want/need to check out the menu options before showing up, you can join a site such as the meal delivery service listed on the Butter is Better website. Through the delivery site, you can see the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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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