Here are the best coffee shops and the best cafes which we recommend you go to in the city of Khon Kaen, Thailand. In the bustling city of Khon Kaen, where tradition meets modernity, we explore the aromatic world of coffee, uncovering the hidden gems that make it a haven for coffee enthusiasts.
This post is not about competition, there is no number 1 or last. We think that the coffee shops we list here are the best in the city. We listed these coffee shops here because of:
- They make great espresso (the best way to taste the coffee)
- The latte or orange coffee is tasty (our favorite)
- These shops have great design or are in old houses/buildings/…
- The staff is very friendly and knows how to make a coffee 🙂
- The nature around the cafe is luxuriant, green or a must go
This is our opinion, maybe some will not agree with us but we will be happy to hear from you in the comments sections 🙂
Ace of Cup Café
Ace of Cup: (ex Napha Cafe)Jane and Fai will welcome you well and do one of the best espresso in town. The Latte is near the top too. We have some friends who do like orange/coffee and tell us that it is very delicious and well balanced.
One of our favorite places to drink an espresso. The price and the taste are perfect, the owner is super nice and speaks very good English. They have some cake and homemade pastries but since they just open early in December… more will be added soon on the menu.
Square House Coffee
Another place where the espresso is very tasty. Black beans from Chiang Mai are well ground with perfect dosage. The shop is very well crafted, wood was used in the building and the shop has a lot of wooden furniture as well. It’s a very cosy place, you can also shop in their little local shop while you are drinking your coffee…
Slow bar coffee and homemade bakery.
Khun Teesarak knows how to make good coffee with his Rok espresso maker. Located outside the city but it is worth the visit. This shop is growing its lemon, so lemon lovers you have to go there.
PHAW Coffee and Bake
Probably the cutest cup of coffee in Khon Kaen, Phaw coffee has a delicious, light espresso. Coffee with good balance, an aromatic nose as well as an attack on the palate in harmony with the middle and the finish. Chocolate and tea served there has nothing to envy to bigger cafe shops. Cookies are baked on the place and homemade.
𝗥𝗮𝗸 𝗔𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗲 樂安
“The charm of an old house is filled with the aroma of coffee. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee.”
Located in the city center, this coffee shop is easy to reach by foot from the main hotels. The owner is very friendly and speaks very well English. This cosy wooden house ( 65 Years old) was from his Grandfather ( from China) and the owner transformed it into a coffee shop to be able to maintain the house.
Sandwiches, pastries, tea, macha…and of course, the coffee is very delicious here.
Just Follow The Goat The Original
Nestled among the streets of Khon Kaen, lies a haven for coffee connoisseurs and casual sippers alike – Just Follow The Goat The Original. This specialty coffee roaster and cafe isn’t just a caffeine pit stop; it’s an experience. Their name whispers adventure, and their philosophy lives up to it. From meticulous bean selection to expert roasting in their facility, Just Follow The Goat takes the journey of your coffee seriously.
Beyond the caffeine kick, Just Follow The Goat offers a diverse menu that caters to any craving. Salads bursting with fresh local ingredients, delectable sandwiches and homemade pastries entice even the most discerning palates.
Just Follow The Goat The Original has recently opened 2 other shops in the town:
- GOAT TO GO สาขา ศรีจันทร์ (https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZFKjXjVVHQUvLtQi8)
- Just Follow The Goat The Journey (https://maps.app.goo.gl/2QQQxvttyUKJqX1D7 )
There is always a little goat for your coffee… 🙂
𝗔𝘂𝗿𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗞𝗵𝗼𝗻 𝗞𝗮𝗲𝗻 ออร่า คาเฟ่ แอนด์ เรสเทอรองท์ ขอนแก่น
Walking into Aura Cafe & Restaurant, we had the usual skepticism reserved for trendy coffee shops. “Another Instagram trap?” we thought. But oh, were we wrong! This place is a hidden gem, an oasis of lush greenery in the heart of Khon Kaen.
Forget your typical cafe setting. Stepping outside feels like entering a mini tropical paradise. Luxurious landscaping creates a verdant sanctuary, complete with a cascading waterfall and babbling streams. It’s the perfect escape from the urban bustle, even before you sip your first latte.
Inside, an extensive menu boasts gourmet coffee, fragrant teas, and even matcha delights. We couldn’t resist sampling some food and the verdict was unanimous: delicious and surprisingly affordable.
Nestled beside the serene Bueng Nong Khot Lake, Marina Café is a delightful spot in the heart of Khon Kaen. With its charming blend of Thai and Western vibes, friendly atmosphere, and delicious food, it’s no wonder this spot has earned rave reviews from locals and travellers alike.
The first thing that struck us about Marina Café was its warm and inviting ambience. The interior is a cosy mix of wooden tables and comfy chairs, adorned with nautical-themed decorations that hint at the cafe’s lakeside location.
Marina Café caters to a diverse range of tastes. Whether you’re craving a hearty Thai dish like Yam moon sen or a classic Western comfort food like pizza, their menu has something to satisfy.
But the real magic of Marina Café unfolds outside. The expansive front offers stunning views of the lake, creating a tranquil atmosphere perfect for soaking up the sunshine or enjoying a romantic evening under the stars.
Marina Cafe is more a restaurant than a coffee shop but during the morning you can find delicious espresso, “cafe Namson” ( orange juice) and a cold Latte
Noob Coffee Truck Khon kaen.
Not too many people know about this food truck owned by the famous “BoBo” a vespa specialist but also a coffee lover.
This truck can be found everyday in the parking lot of the Mother and Child Health Center Khon Kaen. If you have to quit the town on the Si Chan road ( direction Kalasin), have a stop here. Easy parking, small table and chair to take your booster before hitting the road.
Classical menu but very good coffee, since January small food menu is proposed ( Sugar toast). Whether you’re a seasoned coffee connoisseur or a curious newcomer, Noob Coffee Truck is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an very good coffee. Embrace the mobile coffee culture and let Noob Coffee Truck transport you to a world of delectable flavors and barista-crafted excellence.
Nap’s Coffee x Roaster Intown
Stepping into Nap’s Coffee x Roaster Intown is like entering a cozy retreat. The interior is adorned with warm wooden accents, soft lighting, and a touch of greenery, creating an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. The Nap’s cafe open early at 7am suitable for those who wake up early and is located on the Na Mueang Rd, not far from the Yamaha motorbike shop. There is not too much food there but the espresso and the Latte are very good.