Best English Breakfast in Chiang Mai? ?A Full “English” Review of UN Bar

Like many of you, I’m a sucker for a great English breakfast. Virtually every single morning while living in Santorini in the summer of 2010, my friends and I would get up, head to either Atlas or Beach Bar, and order an amazing English breakfast (many days with hang overs in full effect). Wherever I go, I usually try to find the best english breakfast I can find — since many places serve what I categorize as “crappy” English breakfasts.

Anthony Middleton at was “that guy” in the I Love Chiang Mai Facebook group who wanted to know where the best English Breakfast was in Chiang Mai. A few responses later in the thread, UN Bar (an Irish bar) was the chosen winner — and Anthony was off to try it.

The following is a full “English” review of the UN bar in Chiang Mai from Anthony that he posted in the I Love Chiang Mai group. As Joel Ward mentioned, this is better than the vast majority of blogs posts that I read — so I thought it only fitting that it got posted on a blog — and not stay hidden in the archives of the I Love Chiang Mai Facebook group. Enjoy…

Well it started pretty sweet, because the incredibly rude guy wasn’t working today. The short and stocky one, who obviously thinks that I was Attila the Hun in a past life.

I actually opted for the Irish breakfast as it provided the golden challis of the UK breakfast: the bean.

Toast: nice and soft and already buttered – nice touch. But not just slapped on, evenly spread while still hot, so it soaked right in. Good work!

Eggs: I got poached and they were bloody lovely.

Mushrooms: Not too shabby, but quite small.

Tomato: Perfect, almost brought a tear to my eye.

Bacon: Too much grissle and not enough meat, yo!

Sausage: A bit skinny for my liking.

And of course, the mighty bean. The Kate Beckinsale of the English breakfast: Piping hot, but a bit hard on the inside. Think it’s an Asian thing, my heart cries out for Heinz.

Special touches: Had to refrain from hugging and proposing to the waitress when she gave me a bottle of BROWN SAUCE, baby! 🙂

Coffee: VILE! I’m a tea drinker, but would rather eat my own fingers than drink Lipton. I don’t get why the coffee is so consistently bad (and cold) over here.

Didn’t even finish it, bleurgh!

Full English Experience: 7/10. I’m happy enough. If you mixed in Lauren’s shout of a ‘Blue Diamond’ coffee – it’d be a solid 8.5 😉

“Operation Full English” is still an ongiong process. Yes, I totally just wrote this.

Love it. I’m totally going to hit up the UN Bar for a splendid English breakfast really soon…

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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