Cafe DinDee: Vegetarian Dining In A Mud Hut-Chiang Mai

DinDee Chiang Mai Vegetarian

The minute I encountered Cafe DinDee in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I was charmed.  I was enchanted by the mud hut, the garden surrounding it, and the whimsical playfulness of the atmosphere. I was even charmed by the menu.

Dindee Cafe Chiang Mai menu


This haven offers healthy vegetarian and vegan food, herbal juices, and tea. It’s Japanese-owned, and offers a nice variety of food on the menu.  It’s a great place to go if you are in search of a meal in Thailand that doesn’t include MSG.  I enjoyed an Indian spiced curry made with kidney and garbanzo beans and garam masala. It was served with brown rice and soup. It could have been spicier for my taste, but it was delicious.

Dindee cafe chiang mai

Dindee cafe chiang mai

They also had a lot of interesting salads on the menu, including one that was even made with gotu kola leaves (also called pennywort). Gotu kola increases the brain’s capacity and has often been called the elixir of life.

Chiang Mai Cafe Dindee cheesecake

Whatever you do, save room for the passion fruit cheesecake. I had the unbaked version, but they also have a baked version of their cheesecake. It was some of the best cheesecake that I’ve ever tasted. Creamy and velvety,  and not too sweet, it completely satisfied my craving for cheesecake.

Cafe Dindee Chiang Mai

Cafe Dindee also sells unique cards, jewelry, teas, and other handmade treasures. They also sell homemade bread on Saturdays at noon.

Cafe DinDee Chiang Mai

This mud hut sanctuary really is the perfect place to come with a good book to chill out for a while and just let the afternoon fade away.

Cafe DinDee Chiang Mai

Cafe DinDee Chiang Mai

The café is located in the parking lot of Chiang Mai University Art Centre, so enjoy the Burning Man style art car installation on your way out. There is even moss growing in the car seats! 

Cafe DinDee Chiang Mai

Address: Chiang Mai University Art Center
Nimmanhaemin Rd
T. Suthep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai
Telephone: 053 289 046
Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays 9am-6pm

Valen Dawson at Cafe DinDee Chiang Mai

Are you a vegetarian in Thailand? Check out this Vegetarian Thai Food Guide!

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