Photo: Wat Lanka, Phnom Penh.

The Shop

A touch of healthy decadence

39 St 240, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 998 638, (012) 872 840 
shop240@theshop-cambodia.com
http://www.theshop-cambodia.com

The Shop

Almost genetically engineered to appeal to families and Phnom Penh’s worthy NGO crowd, The Shop is a safe byword for fresh, healthy, delicious and incredibly good value food in a stylishly informal setting. One of the most reliably quality restaurants in Phnom Penh, they’ve been turning out beautifully prepared wraps, soups, quiches, salads and freshly baked bread and patisseries on Street 240 since 2001, but have been busy expanding too, with new sites on Street 337 in Toul Kork, and in the Central Mansion, a rather swank apartment building on Street 102.

Don't look at the cake cabinet!

The look is defined by soft butter yellow walls, natural wood and a rather magnificent but welcoming bar overlooked by a spinach green chalk board sporting the menu. Underneath it, the busy team gracefully and efficiently go about their work, and are unfailingly friendly. In late 2015, the menu finally underwent a revamp, but the same winning style has been kept — indeed some of the staff have been here for at least 10 years too.

Freshly baked breads turned out every day.

Freshly baked breads turned out every day.

The new menu continues in much the same vein as before, but with a wider offering. Breakfasts start at $3 for eggs and toast, or you can go wild with a Shop Style eggs Benedict with smoked salmon ($6). They also serve up pancakes, muesli, pain perdu (bread and butter pudding to Brits), and an insanely good value breakfast of rye, salmon and avocado for $3.

The slow roasted tomato soup will make any day better.

The slow roasted tomato soup will make any day better.

While you’re free to enjoy any of those all day, for lunchier fare, there’s a selection of soups, quiches, sandwiches, wraps and more. The slow-roasted tomato soup ($4) is divine, and we’ll be going back soon for the goat cheese, honey and apple on walnut baguette ($4.50) very soon. Other options include chicken and avocado ciabatta, or chicken shoarma in pita, hummus and roast tomatoes in pita (all $4), or maybe the lamb with basil pesto and sour cream in wheat wrap ($5.25) is your charm. Speaking of lamb, there’s a wonderful Greek lasagne with lamb bolognese sauce, feta, olives and spinach for $8 that’s not to be missed.

Kids are welcome here.

Kids are welcome here.

The airy front room gets busy quickly, especially on the weekends, but there is a small annex at the back with plenty of seating too. Parents will be thrilled to find a small kids toys and books shop out there too. People watchers, and smokers, tend to go for the front tables outside the restaurant.

The Shop is one of those places that you can’t help going back to, even when you’re thinking you should be trying something else. Highly recommended.


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The Shop
39 St 240, Phnom Penh
Daily 07:00-19:00
T: (023) 998 638, (012) 872 840 
shop240@theshop-cambodia.com
http://www.theshop-cambodia.com

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