What's the best places to work in Pai, Thailand?

#1

Hi everyone!
I’m searching for places to work from in Pai, i.e. cafes or restaurants.

I am looking for:

  • Quiet place - not full of customers nor just next to a road
  • Comfy seats
  • Regular height table - not breaking my back using my laptop
  • Open until at least until 18:30 - many places seem to close early in Pai
  • Good coffee or food would be great
  • Good WiFi is optional, I usually use my smartphone 3G hotspot

So many DN coming from Chiang Mai to escape the city life, I hope this thread will help a few of us stay in Pai a bit longer than usual :wink:

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What place in Thailand has fast internet and beautiful nature?
#2

Self reply to help out this thread to take off :wink:

While traveling I took the habit of never relying on wifi as I got disappointed/annoyed too many times. So I would always try the wifi wherever I go & trust my 3G (using my smartphone hotspot) as a reliable fallback solution. Pai cafes & restaurants did have very casual cafes/restaurant with actually good & reliable internet.

There is no more co-working space in Pai (Mergespace was closed), however you can work from those places:

  • Cake Go “O”: a bakery/cafe located in the centre of Pai, here exactly goo.gl/maps/5LrNz7khTEQ2. It’s quiet, has lots of comfy seats, open from 10 til 22, has good coffee & even serves food, finally it has a good wifi. Only thing missing are tables that are high enough, just got to work with the laptop…on top of your laps.
  • Thien Art Space: a café/restaurant & art space located a little bit outside the center of Pai, here exactly goo.gl/maps/9KVzHsyARtQ2. it’s very quiet, has lots of comfy seating options, has good coffee & good food, & has good wifi. They even have desk-like tables, so you won’t be breaking your back :wink:
  • Pai Siam: a restaurant located in the center of Pai, here exactly goo.gl/maps/gAJFsuXGeVt. There is a quiet area at the back of the restaurant, it’s quite small & cosy. It has comfy seats, and a selection of drinks & food. I think it’s open until 22:00. Wifi was good & reliable.

Staff was super nice in each of those places. Each place comes with a different atmosphere so at least one of them will please you I suppose.

Looking forward to read other DN’s tips!

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#3

Now I am staying at Pai. Cafe info you gave here seems very useful. Thanks!

#4

I’m relying on the place that im staying at the moment, chang pai hill. Its got ok internet and the view is stunning. Just have to find coffee now.