With the cooler mountain climate making it a fine place for cultivation, northern Thailand has become the epicenter of the country’s emerging coffee culture. Chiang Mai is crowded with attractive venues where the city’s younger set sit with an expertly brewed cappuccino and their laptops. One of the city’s most convivial venues is Tanita Coffee House, a warm and welcoming establishment attached to a well-known guesthouse. Vintage furniture lends additional classicism to the handsome teak house, while an expansive garden is an ideal place to chill on a cool winter’s day. Although coffee and cakes are the venue’s stock in trade, there’s nothing amiss with savory options such as fiery Thai curries and locally slanted desserts like mango with sticky rice.