Mitchell, an American backpacker, and Fai, a Thai uni-student, met in Pai on June 1st, 2013, when Mitchell asked Fai to help him get glass out of his foot.
A couple days turned into a few weeks, and Pai became a magical place for both of them.
After 4 months in SE Asia, it was time for Mitchell to fly home, but he promised that he would be back as soon as possible.
Mitchell, his brother Taylor, and Fai met back in Pai in August 2013 to start scouting locations for what would soon become Common Grounds Pai.
After finding a secluded garden sanctuary, just meters away from the Walking Street, they knew they had found their new home.
They gutted the place, built, tore-down, re-furnished, and worked for days on end, and on December 1st, 2013, Common Grounds Pai opened to the world.
It is still a work in progress, but we are very proud of what we have accomplished so far, and we think you will be too!
Fai, Mitchell, Taylor