Generous proportions, reasonable prices
Street 9, Siem Reap
T: (063) 969 050
Simple, unpretentious and comfortable describes both the food and the set-up here.
Created by Global Child, an excellent NGO that seeks to provide a top-notch education for former street children in Siem Reap, the cafe was set up to help fund the programme. But that doesn’t mean they are relying on people’s goodwill to carry them through. The food here is generous, thoughtfully considered and very reasonably priced, and the service is professional.
Breakfasts start at $2, for a fruit salad with yoghurt, and you'll also find a selection of omelettes, pancakes and cooked breakfasts. You can really boost your energy levels with a chocolate chip pancake ($3), or go all out with a breakfast burrito ($3.75). We know someone who swears this is the only reasonable way to start the day.
For later on, or whenever you like it, sandwiches start at $1.85, are very generously filled and come with fries or a pasta salad. You can choose from the selection or make your own. More complex dishes appear on a traditional Asian menu including fried rice or noodles, amok, a Khmer curry or beef lok lak, which range for $3 to $4.50. Rounding it all off with a banana and Nutella crepe is not to be missed.
If you’re feeling the heat, there is a large air-conditioned room upstairs, which has a more polished feel to it than downstairs. The artwork on the walls is by local artists, and all for sale.
By Nicky Sullivan
Last updated on 20th March, 2015.