Reform Kafe

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1/4 Sripoom Rd Lane 7, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200

Garden restaurant at the Green Tiger House guesthouse, which is located inside Chiang Mai’s Old City. Offers lunch and dinner. Open to the public. Fully vegan since Jul 2017. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Thai, Western, Beer/Wine

42 Reviews

First Review by rcsmit

Nice place and food - Edit

This restaurant is part of a hotel. So without knowing this we first struggled a bit findig it... but once you know it’s easy to find ;)
Make sure you’re hungry coz these portions will definitely fill your tummy!
Food was amazing and quality and size justified the prices. We’ve had the Pad Thai, Papaya salad and Burger. Thai food was very fresh & the papaya salad came with loads of cashews on top. Thai food was okay but not mind blowing... while the burger was very nice. Not too exciting when it comes to exotic sauces and toppings but I’ve never had such a nice mushroom patty before!
And the latte macchiato with coconut milk was a dream!

Cons: they have a fish pond around the area that’s way t

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Delicious and fresh food - Edit

Nous y sommes allés 7 fois pour découvrir chaque fois un nouveau plat. Nous avons toujours été agréablement surpris. Aussi bien matin, midi et soir :) Le cadre est très beau. Lumières tamisées le soir, cosy, calme. On s'y plait beaucoup.

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Best burger and fries ever! - Edit

It's been said, but I will say it again: go for the mushroom burger with the fries!
Service is a bit slow so we had to wait quite a while for it, but it's amazing. My non-vegan boyfriend was very impressed as well.
I went back the next day to get the burger again, and I usually never eat this kind of stuff.

Pumpkinsoup is also highly recommended.
Restaurant is very cute, nice and relaxed dining.
My favourite place in Chiang Mai so far.

Pros: Burger and fries , Relaxed garden terras, Burger and fries

Cons: Slow service

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Muy bonito lugar... - Edit

Se trata de un bello espacio rodeado de verde. Pedimos con mi pareja sopa de coco y hongos y resultó deliciosa. El helado de chocolate es muy rico. La copa de kombucha era muy pequeña y muy cara. La atención es un poco lenta. Los precios en general son altos, aunque es una buena opción si estás por la zona.

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Amazing Mushroom burger! - Edit

Such a beautiful restaurant, friendly staff, every dish that came out looked incredible. Definitely trying the Koi Soi next

Pros: lots of Vegan options

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Awesome! - Edit

Best vegan burger and fries I've had!!

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Well worth a visit - Edit

100 percent vegan menu.
Good varied selection on the menu.
Food was good, no complaints at all.
Nice ambiance, smooth jazz playing in the background.
They have a coffee selection with a choice of vegan milks which was nice.
Reasonably priced.

Pros: Good varied menu, 100 percent vegan

Cons: Quite hard to find.

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Good food, super slow service - Edit

I was looking forward to eating here with my wife based on all the glowing reviews. Unfortunately, the slow service and attitude of the staff ruined what could have been an amazing meal.

We ordered our entire meal in one go with one lady who was nice and bubbly and looked like she took down our whole order on a notepad. It took a solid 10 minutes to get our drinks. About 20 minutes later another lady comes over and asks us to repeat our food order. This lady does not have a notepad, but we tell her everything we want which is not complicated. Another 20 minutes go by and we ask a third lady who has been going by our table to deliver food to other tables several times if our starters are coming soon. She goes off and comes back with the excuse that it is very busy and there are 2 other tables with orders before us. Not a big fan of excuses, so this was when we started getting grumpy. However, we just politely said ok thanks and continued waiting. We finally get our starters about 45 minutes after we ordered it and the mains came in at around 1 hour.

One more thing that kind of irked us was I had been considering ordering dessert as I saw some nice things on the menu, but as we were finishing our mains I noticed that our bill was already taped to the side of the table. Not sure who put it there, but I thought they should have at least asked us if we wanted the bill. This is the first time the bill has been delivered this way after being in Thailand for over two weeks.

We had the fresh spring rolls as a starter and it was pretty standard and good. Portion size was nice and the sauce was tasty. We both had the fettuccine with mushroom and cream sauce and this dish was amazing. If they added a bit more vegetables it would have been even better.

So I'm sure all the best reviews are from nights when the service was on point, but that wasn't the case when we went, which is unfortunate because it is a nice restaurant with a good vibe. With so many other good vegan restaurants around Chiang Mai I am not sure we will eat again at Reform Kafe for fear of receiving service like this again.

Pros: Good food, atmosphere, location

Cons: service

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reformkafe 03 Jan 2018 - Dear veganairman,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience during your recent visit at our restaurant.
The slow service you experienced was due the fact that we have recently been much busier than expected during certain hours. We are currently hiring more staff and will limit the number of tables available when necessary during peak hours, so we can provide a speedier service.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and unusual slow service.
Thank you again for your feedback and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or comments.
Kind regards,
Daniel  


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Loved everything but the food - Edit

Beautiful ambiance. Incredibly nice and accommodating staff. But the food was a let-down.

The tom kha hed I ordered was well-seasoned, but the veggies were all a bit off: tomatoes and mushrooms were somewhat overcooked and soft, while the lemongrass was very, very woody. That's fine when it's cut into big chunks which you can avoid, but this stuff was finely cut. Between it and the bay leaves, I ended up discreetly spitting about a quarter of my soup into my napkin. Similarly, the green beans in a stir fry I ordered were quite chewy, not tender.

Maybe the quality of the ingredients was off for seasonal/crop reasons, and it wasn't the kitchen's fault. Or perhaps this is just something I'm not understanding about Thai cuisine? If so, apologies. I don't like to leave negative reviews, but this place had so many five-star plaudits, I figured I should throw in a dissenting voice. For my money, it's overrated.

Pros: Beautiful ambiance, Nice staff

Cons: Mediocre food for the price

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reformkafe 03 Jan 2018 - Dear Gojo,
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your expectations about our food were not fulfilled. Please be assured that the quality of our ingredients have our biggest attention possible and we will certainly take your comments into account.
Thank you again for your feedback and contact me if you have any further questions or comments.
Kind regards,
Daniel  


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Must visit - Edit

We heard so many good reviews of this place and it didn't disappoint. The burger is out of this world, and the fries that came with it were just as good. The serving size is huge. Can't wait to go back again.

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Outstanding! - Edit

It is my forth time in Thailand, and this ist probably the best restaurant I have been to. Delicous food, friendly Service and very clean!

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One of Chiang Mai's most exciting developments - Edit

Reform was one of my favourite places to eat - I ate their Pad Thai, Khao Soi and Spaghetti Napoletana and it was all grand.

Reform is attached to the Green Tiger Guesthouse, a vegetarian hotel. Consequently, it has a wonderful warm environment that's perfect for date night.

What really made this place special to me was chatting to Daniel, the owner. When I ordered an iced chocolate which was less than satisfactory, Daniel was thrilled to take my feedback on board. It was awesome to see customer feedback actually valued.

Later, I learned that Daniel was a lifelong vegetarian and has been vegan for 6 months (as of November 2017). In addition to having veganised Reform's menu, he's slowly working on veganising his vegetarian hotel as well. He came across as incredibly passionate and knowledgeable (we had a fascinating chat about Thailand's elephant tourism industry). I'm really excited to see where Daniel takes his passion and this business.



Updated from previous review on 2017-11-14

Pros: Delicious, affordable food, Warm, welcoming environment with friendly staff, Run by a passionate owner

Cons: Staff sometimes take time to attend to your needs

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Something for everyone - Edit

They have beer and fries with coconut mayo; the vegan ice cream with espresso is to die for!
They also have coconut yogurt-almond milk fruit lassis and interesting salads.
Western and authentic Thai.
Just a wonderful atmosphere from the music to the decor and live, open concept :-)

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Awesome Place for Food - Edit

It was just amazing. The location is really sweet and cosy. We tried the mushroom burger and it was so delicious and a good size. I can recommend it and we definitely gonna visit again.

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Wonderful! - Edit

The space is gorgeous -- open air, hanging colorful lanterns, air plants, fountains and a shop pup and kitty to pet :) Large menu with lots of options. We ordered the mushroom burger and WOW! HUGE and very, very good -- I'm not even a mushroom fan and they really nailed it, the texture and flavor were amazing! It came with fries that were perfect too. We also ordered pomodoro bruschetta which was SO fresh and delicious, the tomatoes were perfectly ripe and tasty. Finally we had the green tea leaf salad which was another very large portion and fantastic flavor. We had the 'red velvet' bottle of kombucha which really sealed the deal!

definitely recommended!

Pros: Big Portions , Fresh and Flavorful

Cons: none

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totally banging - Edit

Tried this place out through my partner discovering it on a vegan food blog.

It’s so good to have a place where you don’t need to worry about telling people your dietary requirements because it’s all vegan!

I had the Tom Yum Soup to start with and the Pad Thai to finish. My partner had a mushroom bruschetta and linguine puttanesca. All were absolutely delicious.
The menu is massive and there is so much to choose from.
The restaurant itself is beautiful and the atmosphere is so chilled.
As with everything else with Chang Mai it was cheap as chips too.
This place is so good that I’m either going back today or tomorrow before I fly home. Highly recommended!

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Lovely place good people great food - Edit

This place has a lovely athmosphere. The owners, a welcoming Thai/Swiss couple, are genuinely vegan out of compassion and seem to constantly work at perfecting their already wonderful menu. They offer Thai and western food no matter what your specifications are they are very flexible. They use pink Himalayan salt in their food now which I love too!

Updated from previous review on 2017-10-24

Pros: Big menu, Delicious food, Good vibe

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Amazing! - Edit

I rarely give 5 stars but this place wins! I enjoyed the extremely flavourful mushroom burger and my wife had the vegan Khao Soi. Hands down the best vegan food we have had in Chiang Mai, end of story.

Oh yeah, vegan ice cream was great too.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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great food - 100% recommend! - Edit

I can't recommend this place enough, the venue itself is super cute and the food is incredible! We had a papaya salad (was massive / 90 baht) and a mushroom burger with vegan mayo (150 baht). The menu is mostly all vegan and as it's not on a main road it wasn't crazy busy when we went.

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Ditto @ all these reviews - Edit

Honestly, nicest staff around and the food, aesthetics, and atmosphere is just divine.

Ate here 5 times! Wish I stayed longer so I could try even more on the menu !

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COMPLETELY AMAZED! - Edit

This place is located in a beautiful and hip vegetarian hotel. The food is exquisite and so is the service and decor. I can't say enough good things about this place. I highly recommend staying at the hotel and having the pancakes for breakfast and mushroom burger for dinner. LOVE!

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Cracking meal - Edit

Absolutely great food, had the mushroom burger, spicy cucumber salad, green curry and a pad thai, the last one was fairly ordinary but the rest was brilliant. And it's so ruddy cheap, we had a few scoops of ice cream at the end and it came to less than 600 baht. And we are very greedy.

Pros: Very polite and kind staff, Lovely garden, Good value

Cons: Koi carp don't have a big enough space to swim, I was unable to eat more than 4 dishes!!

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love it - Edit

Super delish foods, nice and cosy area, helpful staff
Just hard to find
Must try

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The burger is to die for! - Edit

We have been staying at the guest house above, and have eaten a few meals here. The garden dining area is a welcome relief from the heat and bustle of the nearby city streets, and the food is excellent. The burger is hands down the best I've ever eaten! Would definitely recommend this place.

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One of the best in Chiang Mai. Love it. - Edit

Reform Kafe serves vegan menu from 11 am and it's great. As somebody mentioned before, their burgers are fantastic. The burger comes with pickles (yum!) on a large plate with fries, mayo dip and fresh greens on the side; very good value for 150 baht, and it's very enjoyable AND filling. Definitely try it. Khao Soi and Som Tam are also the best ever. The service is nice and they generally have a few English speaking people around. It's a good place, and I hope they keep the quality. The only negative experience we had there was when a bunch of Chinese tourists came, and turned the whole scene into uncouth uncivilized zoo, yelling an acting like they were the only people there. That ruined our lunch date, but every other time was quite wonderful, so we will go back again, just hoping for a better timing next time. They also have Wifi, and it's basically on the same property as the Green Tiger House (guesthouse).

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-10

Pros: delicious, affordable, good service

Cons: no A/C sometimes hot, not in my home town :), evening time mosquitoes

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Get the burger - Edit

As the title states- you should get the burger. Legit one of the best burgers I have personally EVER had! Also had the fresh spring rolls (really tasty and light) and the Khao soi (like a noodle laksa- also amazing flavours and delicious). If you have a chance to get here, absolutely do it. Wonderful food, and lovely staff.

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LOVE - Edit

Wish we had found this place earlier in Chiang Mai! Such good service, good fresh whole foods. Would eat here every meal of the day!

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