Cafe, shop, and gallery where 'artists in exile' exhibit and sell their work. The cafe removed meat from its menu per report, May 2014. It's around the back of the shop and there is a green garden. Kitchen cooks with organic peanut oil and can modify a dish to be vegan when requested. Kitchen closes at 8:30pm. Offers biodegradable boxes for take-away, and you have an option to take a tiffin box for a deposit. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Juice bar, Burmese
674/14 Thanon Intharakeeree
Mae Sot, Thailand 63110
Now Open

Tue-Sun 7:30am-9:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Cash only


First Review by Tofulicious
  • vegan

Gorgeous little oasis

Posted on 04 / 28 / 2012

The food, staff and ambience here is fantastic. As far as I can tell, everything on the menu is vegetarian (mostly vegan), with the strange exception of the fried rice which offers to be made with egg or chicken for a few extra baht. The service is lovely, the dishes tasty and delicately prepared, and the prices super cheap (around 25-35 baht per dish or drink). Plus it's a good cause!

Pros: Yummy Burmese food, great prices, gorgeous staff
Cons: closes early (6pm), farang-patronised, no soya milk
  • Ton Baars Ton Baars

    As a Farang (this is the Thai word for foreigners) patronizing Borderline, I would like to add a few things to the review above.
    The menu at Borderline has no meat at all. The chicken option was on the menu for a few years, but apart from the first months never implemented.
    The prices have gone up, like in most places, and now a dish or salad is between 40 and 50 baht. A fresh juice 35-40 baht. (30 baht to the US $)
    All dishes are freshly prepared, and all drinks as well. There are no sodas or alcohol for sale.
    Since July 2012, the restaurant is open until 9 pm.
    There are also cooking classes.
    And although it is patronized by farang, the staff is 100% Burmese, and it is run as part of a collective of several Burmese and Thai women groups. The collective also operates a Handicraft shop and a gallery.
    Currently Borderline is expanding its activities with home made shampoo and dish washing liquid, peanut butter and bread.
    It is also looking into using organic vegetables, however the supply in Mae Sot is still very irregular and therefore it is not possible to be organic all the time.
    And you guessed right, apart from patronizing the restaurant, I have also been involved as a volunteer since the start.
    ton baars



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Last updated: 2014/05/17


Added: 2012/04/28


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