Chiang Mai is (in my opinion) one of the best places in Thailand for coffee and is worth staying for a while to check out many of the great cafe’s. It is easy to get around by walking, Tuk Tuk or Songthaew. It won’t take you long or cost very much to get where you want to be, try that cafe on your list. In some areas there is a great cafe on every corner, you can even do what I like to call a Cafe Crawl, all in a few hours if you wanted to.