Maymyo (Pyinoolwin) has a number of restaurants and cafes that cater for both locals and tourists alike. Recently, there are a few restaurants and cafes that aim at tourists. Most restaurants, however, are not expensive. They serve Chinese, Burmese, Indian, European and Shan food. In addition to these restaurants, there are a number of road side stalls that open early in the morning or in the evening. They sell cheap but delicious local food. Teashops are a popular choice of breakfast for locals and a good choice for the tourists as well. They are also meeting places for locals so teashops provide ideal places for tourists to meet and see the local way of life.
Café and Snack Bars
Golden Triangle Café and Bakery
This is not a normal café that you see in the streets of Myanmar (Burma). Friendly, cozy and comfortable, this high end café and confectionery serve good quality bread, pizza, hamburger, snacks, cold drinks and excellent locally grown, roasted and brewed coffee. You can also buy back home this famous local brand of coffee here – Café Fino and Misty Mountain coffee. Phone 085-24288.
Day and night cafe
This small café, situated on Zewa Road, is a clean and friendly café that serves nice tea, café and snacks as well as nice hamburger. Phone – 085-21945.
Vanilla Ice Cream
This little ice cream shop can be found Mandalay Lashio Road, near Sham Sweet. A good selection of ice cream and snacks available.
On Mandalay Lashio Road. Serves tea, coffee, drinks and snacks.
San Francisco Restaurant
Situated on 91 B Club Road, this restaurant serves a nice selection of Shan and Chinese cuisine. Phone 085-21534.
Club Terrace Food Lounge
This recently opened restaurant is a smartest place to eat in Maymyo (Pyinoolwin). Open in a newly renovated colonial bungalow, the restaurant serves a good selection of Chinese and European food. See the “Today Special” section of the menu for the best food. If in doubt, ask for the recommended menu from the waiters. Address is at 25 Club Road, Maymyo.
This Chinese restaurant serves a good selection of Chinese cuisine at an affordable price. The restaurant is situated on Mandalay Lashio Road, at the end of the Station Road.
Aung Padamyar Restaurant
This Indian restaurant serves a delicious southern Indian cuisine at an affordable price. Ask for chicken or mutton curry here, which is popular among travelers. The address is at No. 44 Zay Thit Road, near the Shan Market, 28th Block, Thumingalar Quarter.
This café serves not only tea and coffee but also authentic and delicious Nepali cuisine. Hlaing café is located on the Gurkha Road.
If you want to try local Shan food, the best place is the Maymyo Market. There are a number of stalls that serve Shan cuisine and Shan noodle. If in doubt, ask for advice from your hotel or guest house. They will advice you for the best place to eat.