Fernpresso by the airport in Chiang Mai(there are some other Fernpresso’s) is an impressive little café with giant ferns hanging over the entrance. They have grown a lot since I was there the last time.
Fernpresso offers high-quality coffee and is nicely presented as well. There is a food menu and a selection of cakes. Not a lot of them, but what they have tastes good. I went for a banoffee with salted caramel; it worked perfectly with my black espresso.
We used to frequent this cafe a bit more years ago when my son paid a lot of interest to the aeroplanes landing and taking off. From some seats on the second floor, there is an excellent view of the start and landing ground.
I counted a plane every 10 minutes or so now, and still only domestic, but in the heyday, it used to be a lot also international flights. Gradually the situation will go back to normal. Still, if you want a coffee shop with a nice interior and want to do some Planespotting, this is your place. The location of the coffee shop is here.
Read about other interesting coffee shops in Chiang Mai here.