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Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Where to Eat and drink Siem Reap

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

What an amazing journey it was interviewing the cafe and restaurant owners of Siem Reap. Hearing their unique backstories, eating their wonderful food, diving into South East Asia’s most underrated coffee scene. Our 12-article series is almost done, so let’s roundup the best of the rest. Here they are, those other very cool cafes, restaurants and bars we visited during our seven-month adventure in Siem Reap.

RIP Brother Bong Cafe in Siem Reap

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

In over twenty years of global adventuring, I have yet to find a more impressive breakfast town than Siem Reap. Here you’ll find everything, from inventive baking and artisan coffee, to fresh fruit bowls and authentic western cooked breakfasts. Organic? Gluten-free? Ketogenic-friendly? Yes, Siem Reap caters to all.

Bayon Pastry School, Siem Reap.

Bayon Pastry School

Bayon Pastry School, Siem Reap.

We can definitely recommend the brilliant coffee shop at Bayon Pastry School. As part of the NGO Bayon School, sales of the food and drink made here goes straight towards training underprivileged local women in the art of baking and hospitality.

Best cafes and restaurants Siem Reap.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Bayon Pastry School sits in a peaceful garden in Taphul Village. Hence it’s a great place to grab some much-needed quiet time. For those wanting to improve their kitchen skills, the school also holds cooking classes!

Nadiya Hussein British chef.

Nadiya Hussein.

While certainly a modest little place at first glance, the cafe has actually played host to the British celebrity chef Nadiya Hussein! She came here in December 2018 as part of her Cambodian journey of self-discovery for the TV series Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Bayon Pastry School Cool Cafe and Restaurants in Siem Reap

Bayon Pastry School, Siem Reap.

As you might expect, the coffee at Bayon Pastry School is great. However, we mostly remember this place for its outstanding 10/10 lemon meringue pie. November 2022 status: Bayon Pastry School is very much alive, well and awaiting your patronage!

The Hive Cafe.

Remembering The Hive Cafe in Siem Reap

The Hive Cafe, Siem Reap.

I was also happy to give a solid thumbs up to The Hive, situated in trendy Kandal Village. With icy air-con, reliable wifi and a mostly local clientele that kept to themselves, this was a great place for work, study and reading. Moreover, they had some impressive coffee options. I could vouch for the delicious Tumeric Chai Latte, a wondrous mix of cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom and ginger.

Huevos Rancheros Siem Reap Cambodia

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

The Hive’s food options tended to be a bit on the fancy side. We quite liked the Huevos Rancheros, a Mexican creation featuring a pan-fried tortilla topped with egg, salsa, avocado, re-fried beans, sour cream and grated cheese. November 2022 status: The Hive is now permanently closed, another victim of the pandemic and its effect on local tourism.

Crane Cafe.

Crane Cafe Siem Reap.

Crane Cafe, Siem Reap.

Also in Kandal Village, Crane Cafe is one of Siem Reap’s trendiest eateries. Combining great coffee and home-cooked food with fashion and music, we always enjoyed the vibe here.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Where to eat and drink Siem Reap.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

If you can, head up the wooden stepladder to Crane’s top floor sofa and log tables. It’s a wonderful spot to chill out, do some work and maybe sift through their cool range of clothing. In fact, every time I came here, I was tempted to buy their Smiths t-shirt.

Coffee and cheesecake at Crane Cafe in Siem Reap

Crane Cafe, Siem Reap.

Crane Cafe offers a wide variety of dishes. We had their excellent omelettes and salads, not to mention a sublime wedge or two of cheesecake. November 2022 status: Crane appears to be open for business. Go get that cheesecake!

Footprint Cafe.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap

Footprint Cafe, Siem Reap.

For literature lovers, look no further than Footprint Cafe, with its towering bookcases bursting with English language titles. Impressively, owner Georgina Hemingway had over 8000 books shipped over from Cambridge in England. Thus you surely won’t have to worry about running out of titles anytime soon.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Furthermore, whatever you order at Footprint, 100% of the net profit goes back to local community projects. So you can grab that strawberry smoothie and Eggs Florentine with homemade hash browns safe in the knowledge that your money is going to a good place.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Footprint Cafe, Siem Reap.

In addition to great food, excellent coffee and fine work in the community, Footprint Cafe has a large co-working space upstairs. For a modest fee, freelancers and digital nomads have a quiet, air conditioned place to work. There’s also a sizeable meeting room and paintings for sale by local artists. November 2022 status: Footprint is another pandemic survivor, please do pay them a visit!

The Source Cafe.

Reviewing Source Cafe in Siem Reap

Source Cafe, Siem Reap.

Back before COVID-19 screwed everything up, one of our favourite Siem Reap cafes was Brother Bong. When it suddenly announced its closure during the crisis, we were genuinely gutted. Happily, a couple of cafes subsequently stepped up to help ease the pain. One of these, the outstanding Krousar Cafe, we’ve already reviewed in an individual travel report. The other, is the excellent Source Cafe on Taphul Road.

Cool cafes and restaurants Siem Reap.

Cool Cafes &a Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Pleasingly, all the things we’d loved about Brother Bong are alive and kicking here at Source Cafe. Genuinely friendly service? Yup. Fresh, tasty, build your own breakfasts? Uh huh! Delicious coffee? Peaceful, cool interior? Wifi that works? Thrice yes. November 2022 status: Fear not, Source remains very much open and dedicated to your food and drink needs.

Bang Bang Bakery.

Bang Bang Bakery Siem Reap.

Bang Bang Bakery, Siem Reap.

Also on Taphul Road, and actually just across the street from The Source Cafe, we paid several visits to the highly rated Bang Bang Bakery. We sampled their fantastic light, rye sourdough and divine carrot cake. Unwittingly, we also had their bagels at one of our favourite Siem Reap cafes, The Little Red Fox Espresso.

RIP Bang Bang Bakery

RIP Bang Bang Bakery.

The bakery’s name was a play on the Khmer word nombang, which means bread. Famed throughout Siem Reap for putting environmental matters at the heart of their business plan, owners Zita and Jana created one of Cambodia’s most highly rated bakery cafes. November 2022 status: Unfortunately, Bang Bang called it a day in May 2020, another loss felt keenly by the local community.

Peace Cafe.

Peace Cafe

Peace Cafe, Siem Reap.

If you’re strictly veggie and love taking your meals al fresco, a visit to Peace Cafe may impress. Even in a city that specialises in beautiful jungle gardens, this one is particularly lovely. We came here after reading several strong reviews and, right enough, felt suitably wowed by the beauty of the place.

Breakfast at Peace Cafe in Siem Reap

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Unfortunately, our actual dining experience was… well… a bit meh. While we had no real complaints about our coffee, cookies and pancakes, we were less impressed with the red ant infestation around several tables. Easily forgiven from our perspective, had the staff not been so disinterested and miserable from start to finish.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

cool cafes & restaurants Siem Reap

Peace Cafe, Siem Reap.

If truth be told, there wasn’t so much as a smile on display between all four servers that afternoon. This was surprising, as the cafe is supposed to be all about community outreach. They have a charming fair-trade shop onsite and offer regular yoga, cooking and Khmer language classes in their community space upstairs. Maybe we just caught them on a bad day. November 2022 status: Peace Cafe is still rolling, why not go and check out their amazing jungle garden. Hopefully the service has picked up a bit, two and a half years on from our visits.

Paris Bakery.

Cool cafes & restaurants Siem Reap.

Paris Bakery, Siem Reap.

Siem Reap’s European expats find many home comforts from the excellent Paris Bakery. From quiches, pizzas, baguettes, pastries, cakes and a dizzying range of cheeses, rest assured whatever your order here it’ll be the real deal. We had their lasagne, for example, several times and it never disappointed.

Paris Bakery Siem Reap.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Paris Bakery was one of very few paces that stayed open all the way through the COVID-19 crisis. Much to the delight of those Siem Reap expats who also opted to stay put. Located on Wat Bo Road, it’s also a nice place to sit and chill, either inside with the air con, or out in the garden terrace. November 2022 status: These guys appear to be the ultimate COVID survivors and yes, they are still keepin’ it real at the time of writing.

Jungle Burger.

Jungle Burger when in Siem Reap

Jungle Burger, Siem Reap.

The topic of Siem Reap’s “best burger joint” is a hotly contested one, judging by the online debates I’ve witnessed. For me though, top prize went to Jungle Burger, a lively sports bar on Street 26.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Jungle Burger restaurant review Siem Reap

Siem Reap’s premier burger joint.

The burgers here are densely packed and juicy, with a variety of imaginative toppings. Our favourites? I’d say the Mushroom & Creamy Black Pepper Sauce. Or The Godfather Burger, with seasoned chicken breast, avocado, pepperoni, mozzarella, onions, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, garlic mayo and mustard. Equally impressive are owner Clayton’s homemade Kiwi style meat pies, already into their eighth year as  a Jungle Burger staple. They also do salads, spring rolls, subs and tacos. November 2022 status: Yes, you can still go and see Clayton and his team today!

Mamma Shop.

Mamma Shop Italian restaurant Cool Cafes and Restaurants in Siem Reap

Mamma Shop, Siem Reap.

Siem Reap is blessed with excellent Italian restaurants. Spoilt for choice, expat residents and tourists alike are often split on their loyalties. Many champion Fellini, famed for their handmade pastas. Others swore by Dolce Vita (now closed), hailed for the city’s best pizzas and Tiramisu. Our vote, by a whisker, went to Mamma Shop in Kandal Village.

Mamma Shop Italian Restaurant Siem Reap.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Owner Simone Santolini comes from Bologna and it’s his hometown cuisine that he primarily offers at Mamma Shop. Simone says his success is down to a number of things, such as “simple ingredients” and “skilful Khmer chefs”. 

Not everything is straightforward though. The tomato sauce for his amazing salmon ravioli (pictured above) takes between four to five hours to cook. Apparently, he is always surprised by the reputation he has in Siem Reap and admits to often thinking “Maybe they’ve never had Italian food before”. November 2022 status: Mamma Mia!!! This pace has survived the pandemic!!!

Belmiro’s Pizzas & Subs.

Belmiro's Pizza

Belmiro’s Pizzas & Subs, Siem Reap.

When it came to takeaway pizza with a movie, we always put our trust in Belmiro’s. They did authentic American style pizzas and everything was made to order. Go for a large, as we did on our first order, and it was clear that these guys weren’t messing around! November 2022 status: What a pity that it seems Belmiro’s has cooked their last pizza. I’m sure they’ll be sorely missed.

Elia Greek Kitchen.

Elia Greek Kitchen in Siem Reap.

Elia Greek Kitchen, Siem Reap.

While you clearly won’t have an issue finding a decent pizza in Siem Reap, seeking out authentic Greek food is an altogether different proposition. Sitting top of a very short pile is Elia Greek Kitchen, a restaurant that has created “a small piece of Greece in the middle of Cambodia”.  As soon as you enter, it’s clear they’ve succeeded, with soft traditional music, wooden shuttered windows and dramatic Aristotle quote art on the walls.

Cool Cafes & Restaurants in Siem Reap.

Elia Greek Kitchen.

Elia Greek Kitchen, Siem Reap.

Don’t worry though, Elia Greek Kitchen is not a case of style over substance. We dined here on several occasions and always found the food flawless. From their creamy, layered Moussaka and crispy fries, to delicious tzatziki, tirokafteri, hummus, beetroot and eggplant dips with pita bread. One evening, totally unexpected, our waiter gifted us a complimentary duo of Chocolate Glory mousse! November 2022 status: According to my good friend Mr. Google, Elia Greek Kitchen has kicked COVID’s ass. Hip, hip hooray!

Moloppor Cafe.

Moloppor Cafe

Moloppor Cafe, Siem Reap.

I couldn’t have written this article and not mention at least a few restaurants specialising in local Khmer flavours. Among our favourites are the already reviewed Ivy Guesthouse and Tevy’s Place. Another eatery well worth a mention is Moloppor Cafe, my venue of choice whenever I meet up with my Cambodian friend Lorn.

Cool Cafes and restaurants in Siem Reap.

Cool Cafes and restaurants in Siem Reap.

I invariably end up ordering a ridiculous feast. From Cambodian staples like Beef Lok Lak and eggplant with minced pork, to their sublime noodles, fried rice and stir fries, it’s all top notch. They also do fantastic Shanghai style fried dumplings. November 2022 status: These guys are still rockin’ on. Lorn, if I ever return to Siem Reap, I’ll meet you at Moloppor!

Banlle Restaurant.

Banlle Vegetarian Restaurant Siem Reap.

Banlle Restaurant, Siem Reap.

Finally, a word on Banlle Restaurant, one of Siem Reap’s most unique dining venues. This 100% vegetarian fusion restaurant sits on Street 26 in a small building in the middle of an incredibly beautiful and tranquil garden.

The vegetable garden at Banlle Restaurant

Cool Cafes and restaurants in Siem Reap.

From our table, we had prime views over Banlle’s pretty, organic farm. On the day of our visit there was a lady tending to the various fruit, vegetables and spices grown onsite.

Cool cafes and restaurants in Siem Reap.

Banlle Restaurant, Siem Reap.

While we found the service a bit prickly, Banlle’s food was both tasty and easy on the wallet. We had an excellent soybean curd Banh Mi with fries and a creamy mushroom fettuccini, served with veggie meat balls. Even if you’re not that into veggie food, this place is well worth a try. November 2022 status: Banlle Restaurant is still going strong!

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Want to read more about Siem Reap’s excellent food and drink scene? Take a look at this 12-article guide on my most recommenced cafes and restaurants.

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  • kagould17

    What an awesome array of restaurants Siem Reap had and has. Good coffee/bakery breakfast places are a Godsend. Breakfast is the best meal of the day, at least until I have had my coffee. Those first few shots get my vote. Such a cool series Leighton. Thanks for taking us on this culinary tour. Allan

    November 30, 2022 - 5:39 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Cheers Allan, we finally got to the end ha ha. I feel like you should get a certificate or something. A week’s break now and then a change of country.

      November 30, 2022 - 6:00 pm Reply
  • Lyssy In The City

    I’m in a food coma just reading this! How the tables have turned haha. The thing that caught my eye most is the first picture, I love sweets for breakfast!

    November 30, 2022 - 5:40 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks Lyssy, for following this series from start to finish. I really packed them in here for this final round up. Those Siem Reap breakfasts were epic and we’d be hard pushed to find anything to outdo them on our future travels.

      November 30, 2022 - 6:04 pm Reply
  • Diana

    Wow, what an amazing variety! One would never go hungry when traveling here, that’s for sure.

    November 30, 2022 - 6:03 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for dropping by Diana, Siem Reap is quite the underrated foodie haven.

      November 30, 2022 - 6:06 pm Reply
  • shortgirlontour

    Those breakfast bowls look heavenly!!

    November 30, 2022 - 6:21 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for your comment!

      November 30, 2022 - 6:22 pm Reply
  • Memo

    It must be terrible to have to do research like this. I’m impressed with your dedication. I know I wouldn’t have the discipline necessary. Pictures tell an impressive story and it is great to see how so many of these places make their presentations into culinary artwork. Great series. Looking forward to the next.

    November 30, 2022 - 7:00 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      t was a tough job Memo, but someone had to do it 😉 I agree that the good people of Siem Reap really know how to present their food. Thanks for following this series every step of the way, it’s been a long road but we did it! 🙂

      November 30, 2022 - 7:52 pm Reply
  • Mike and Kellye Hefner

    Wow, Leighton! What a way to finish with a bang! I would love to try any of the restaurants you have highlighted, especially Jungle Burger. I have never met a burger I didn’t like. For those of us who have not been to Siem Reap, you have provided a wonderful itinerary of places to eat when we do get to visit someday. I hope you’re covering everything “Georgia” as well, and I look forward to those posts too.

    November 30, 2022 - 7:49 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Cheers for coming along with us every step of the way. To say you are a trooper is quite the understatement. Oh Kellye, when on earth will we get around to writing about Georgia? I have decided that, as of March next year, I’ll be putting all “old” trip write ups on hold and focusing on travels undertaken between the summer of 2020 and the present date. Unfortunately for Georgia, it waits in line behind Serbia, Turkey, Montenegro, Bosnia, England and Scotland. I better get cracking (rolls up sleeves).

      November 30, 2022 - 7:56 pm Reply
      • Mike and Kellye Hefner

        Get those sleeves rolled up, mister. Your biggest fan needs to see all of these posts as soon as possible! LOL

        November 30, 2022 - 8:46 pm
  • Little Miss Traveller

    There definitely seems to be a great food scene in Siem Reap. It all looks mouthwatering but if I had to choose from these I’d probably opt for the Footprint Cafe with its array of bookshelves and of course delicious food.

    November 30, 2022 - 8:00 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks Marion, Footprint Cafe is so popular for those very reasons. Thanks for checking out this roundup of Cool Cafes and Restaurants in Siem Reap.

      November 30, 2022 - 8:37 pm Reply
  • thomasstigwikman

    That’s an impressive variety of restaurants, even Greek. Siem Reap seems to be a great place to visit for many reasons including the food. There are a lot of delicious looking food in those pictures. Maybe it is time for lunch.

    November 30, 2022 - 10:20 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Hey Thomas, thanks for reading and taking the time to leave your thoughts. Siem Reap is an underrated gem alright, what’s on your menu for lunch?

      November 30, 2022 - 10:51 pm Reply
  • NortheastAllie

    This looks like such a spectacular region for such a variety of culinary treats and foods!

    December 1, 2022 - 12:43 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for reading Allie.

      December 1, 2022 - 1:06 am Reply
  • grandmisadventures

    Oh you had me at breakfast! I love breakfast, although I rarely eat it. And I would say those breakfast pictures look nothing short of amazing. What a fun and appetizing series to follow along with. When the day comes that I get to visit I will be well prepared with all the best places to eat 🙂

    December 1, 2022 - 1:33 am Reply
    • Leighton

      We are not big breakfast eaters either. Usually just a cup of coffee and a perhaps a bite does the trick. But when we do breakfast we often go big ha ha. Thanks for joining me through this series, it’s been quite a trip and it feels great to have it all out there now. Cheers, Meg!

      December 1, 2022 - 10:05 am Reply
  • Anna

    I really wanted to go to Footprints as I love books, but sadly didnt make it. So many cool places in SR, you can’t get to them all in 5 days!

    December 1, 2022 - 3:13 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Hey Anna, we missed out on a few cafes even when we lived in Siem Reap for seven months!!! Thanks for your support of the series, I’ll be taking a much-needed week off of posting now. Hope you are well!

      December 1, 2022 - 10:06 am Reply
      • Anna

        I honest don’t know how you post so much! Life is just too busy for me to post weekly…maybe once a month if lucky! Enjoy your well earned break!

        December 1, 2022 - 12:00 pm
      • Leighton

        Thanks, Anna. I post twice a week, which definitely takes discipline in terms of building up batches of articles and scheduling them accordingly. But actually I follow numerous bloggers who post 3-4 times a week, which can be very challenging to keep up with.

        December 1, 2022 - 12:47 pm
      • Anna

        Yeh I don’t know how they do it!!! I’m definitely more of a reader than a blogger… I just love reading and learning new things!

        December 1, 2022 - 1:46 pm
  • bronlima

    So surprised to see there are so many varied and good eating places. Also to learn that there are so many expats living there. This seems to have really taken off since I was there so many years ago.

    December 1, 2022 - 6:29 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for dropping in Geoff, Siem Reap has changed immeasurably, even since my first spell living there in 2015. I think the expat community took a big hit during COVID and many simply didn’t return. Hopefully the city can continue to rebuild and fight its way back to something comparative to its pre-pandemic state.

      December 1, 2022 - 10:13 am Reply
  • Stan

    what a series leighton. i’m sure this is the last word on siem reap’s food and drink scene and the stories of the pandemic. quite a few places in your roundup have gone i see, what a shifting scene it must be as i’m sure there are new places opening all the time and in a few months another place in this article may close its doors. a fantastic blogging achievement, enjoy your short break.

    December 1, 2022 - 10:18 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks so much Stan, as always, for your unwavering readership. Next on the blog, I’m looking forward to switching countries for a bit before briefly returning to Siem Reap for three final (I promise) pieces to wrap up our adventures there.

      December 1, 2022 - 10:25 am Reply
  • wetanddustyroads

    Yummy!! By just looking at your featured photo, I was ready for lunch! Wow, the one cafe after the other looks amazing (though it is a pity to read about those that had to close their doors). But oh my, there is no way I can chose a favourite here! Lemon meringue pie is my absolute favourite, so I guess Bayon Pastry School might hit the spot with me (and the pie looks so pretty)! But then, who can resist a good burger … and your description of ‘The Godfather’ burger had me drooled all over my keyboard now! It’s so heart warming to read that many of these places give back to their community in some way. Great series on amazing eateries in Siem Reap! Ok, if you’re looking for me, I’m in the kitchen!!

    December 1, 2022 - 1:38 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Cheers Corna, for your ongoing support of this series and the blog. It’s definitely time for a break away from Cambodia, though I do have three more articles to wrap up Siem Reap once and for all. Stay well!

      December 1, 2022 - 1:40 pm Reply
  • WanderingCanadians

    My mouth is watering from scrolling through all your food pictures from some of the other cafes and restaurants that you visited during your stay in Siem Reap. Way to close out your series with a bang. Glad to hear that most of these places are still in business.

    December 1, 2022 - 3:47 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for wading through these varied spots. Siem Reap had/has such a rich culinary scene. I think you guys would particularly love Banlle Restaurant.

      December 1, 2022 - 3:59 pm Reply
  • Travels Through My Lens

    These all look fantastic, and I love how so many give back to the community! You’re fortunate to have so many great restaurants in your area. I really enjoyed this series; thanks for sharing!

    December 2, 2022 - 12:05 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Yes, the common thread is the community support and outreach among so many of these places. And I guess that’ll continue for some years because of the damage done by the pandemic. Thanks for your support of this series Tricia, it means a lot.

      December 2, 2022 - 12:25 pm Reply
  • Rebecca

    Glad to see that the majority on your list are still thriving after the worst of the pandemic! I’m especially keen on giving Bayon Pastry School and Jungle Burger a go, the latter especially for its Kiwi-style meat pies…it’s incredible that Siem Reap has a notable expat community, to the point that it offers so many eateries which cater to just about anyone and everyone! You got me wanting to visit Siem Reap someday…and hopefully soon!

    December 2, 2022 - 8:19 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Good choices there, Rebecca. Thanks for following this series and, as always, for giving so much to the various comment threads. Hope all is well and that you are gearing up for the holiday period.

      December 2, 2022 - 12:29 pm Reply
  • Juliette

    Wow, all of these places seem amazing and the food they serve looks really delicious! I love that some of them also help the community in one way or another!

    December 2, 2022 - 9:29 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Yes, the community support aspect really elevates this little city. Thanks for reading Juliette, and for taking the time to leave your thoughts.

      December 2, 2022 - 12:30 pm Reply
  • travelling_han

    Such an amazing variety of food on offer in Siem Reap – you really did eat yourself through the city and thanks for showing us so many great places. Despite being a main tourist hub, it feels like all of these restaurants have the community first which is really nice.

    December 2, 2022 - 3:09 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks Han, for keeping an eye on the series. I think we were both glad to have come away from our stay without piling on the pounds!

      December 2, 2022 - 5:21 pm Reply

    The whole town is a foodie destination judging by this series…on our original (thwarted) plan, we wouldn’t have been expecting such a thing. Now, we’re all poised to change our schedules in order to be there for longer.

    December 2, 2022 - 4:56 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for keeping up with the series guys. Hope you are staying safe out there, will be checking back into your Jamaican adventures soon!

      December 2, 2022 - 5:29 pm Reply
  • Amélie

    What a great selection of cafes and restaurants your article showcases, Leighton. SR sounds like my kind of place as I love breakfast food. And, of course a good cup of coffee. The number of places with social and ecological awareness is impressive. I see Siem Reap differently now as a place full of creative energy and progressive ideas. And, a wonderful place to indulge in one’s cuisine of choice.

    December 2, 2022 - 10:35 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Cheers to that, Amelie. Thanks for your readership over this series, it’s been great to have you on board. Hope I can tempt you to stick around for a switch of blogging focus from Wednesday 😉

      December 2, 2022 - 10:47 pm Reply
  • Pradeep

    Awwwn! Yummy 😋

    December 5, 2022 - 3:39 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for your comment, Pradeep.

      December 5, 2022 - 3:48 pm Reply
      • Pradeep

        Welcome, Leighton

        December 5, 2022 - 3:49 pm
  • rkrontheroad

    Quite a diversity of cuisine beyond the Cambodian fare, and I think you’ve tried it all! I commend the mission of the pastry school. The Footprint is one where I would definitely spend time. I can’t resist a book store. Who knew Betty Boop made it to Cambodia?

    December 5, 2022 - 10:21 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for stopping by Ruth. Yes, Betty is another example of the fact that you never know who or what you might come across in Cambodia!

      December 5, 2022 - 11:35 pm Reply
  • Erik Magnus

    Those meals look absolutely delicious.

    December 6, 2022 - 10:06 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Cheers Erik!

      December 8, 2022 - 6:52 pm Reply
  • Preeti Prajapati

    Great article, Leighton! You really dug deep into Siem Reap’s food and drink scene 🙂

    December 8, 2022 - 6:38 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for reading Preeti! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

      December 8, 2022 - 6:42 pm Reply
  • Preeti Prajapati

    Keep on writing!

    December 8, 2022 - 6:48 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      I will! Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

      December 8, 2022 - 6:51 pm Reply
  • Gabriel Chua

    Well written.

    December 11, 2022 - 1:08 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for your comment, Gabriel.

      December 11, 2022 - 1:42 pm Reply
  • dog welfare

    Yummylicious 🤤

    January 7, 2023 - 7:59 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks for your comment!

      January 7, 2023 - 9:30 am Reply

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