{Cafe Crush} iberry Garden, Chiang Mai

Inside iberry

On our holiday in Chiang Mai last month I had to check out icecream mecca and Thai hipster hauntΒ iberry Garden,Β owned by Thai artist and comedian Udom and home to some quirky decorative drawcards.

I used to rattle on about my love for iberry in my old blog A Girl in Asia quite a bit. In case you missed it – iberry is a Thai ice-cream chain with the most amazing array of icecream and sorbet flavours, from the Asian inspired (mangosteen, tamarind, salted plum, rambutan, spicy green mango…) to more traditional but equally luscious numbers of the chocolate/hazelnut/caramel variety. And then there’s ‘banana and cheese’.

The dog statue dominating the garden

Another of iberry Garden’s quirky touches

The garden at the Chiang Mai branch houses an enormous yellow dog festooned with hanging colourful lanterns in the tree above, while on one side of the cafe is a cartoon like head. It supposedly resembles the owner and you can stick your head inside and pose in it for souveniry snaps. The usual array of iberry’s icecream flavours are there with some seasonal additions for good measure. This time I sampled pomegranate plus mocha almond fudge (not seasonal, just ridiculously lush).

Weirdly, we ran into someone my husband went to school with while there – what are the chances?! Have you ever randomly run into anyone you know while travelling?

iberry Garden, Siri Mangkalajarn Road, off Nimmanhaemin Rd Soi 17, Chiang Mai, Thailand, www.iberryhomemade.com
Open 10.30am until 10pm daily

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  1. Jocy February 13, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    OH, I love iberry. Chiang Mai is just a cool little town.

  2. Sharell March 11, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    Oh darn, we missed out on going to this place in Chiang Mai! In regards to meeting people, when we were in Bangkok I met an Australian woman staying in our hotel who was born in the town where my mother grew up. I was really surprised, because it’s a very small country town!

  3. devoured March 15, 2012 / 12:26 pm

    That’s bizarre! I always wonder if these things are for a reason!

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