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Cool Cafes & Restaurants in 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, […]

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A Culinary Adventure at Chanrey Tree.

Chanrey Tree Restaurant, Siem Reap. July 2020. Sharing birthdays with your other half is fun! Back in the summer of 2020 Sladja and I had our first double birthday celebrations, mine on the 8th, hers on the 9th. Among various other treats to ourselves, we decided that each of us could choose a restaurant for […]

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Inspiration & Eats at Tevy’s Place.

Tevy’s Place, Siem Reap. May 2020. When I started my Siem Reap cafes and restaurants series, I had not an inkling of the amazing stories that lay in wait. Sladja and I still feel privileged to have met so many genuinely lovely people during our stay. And of course for the opportunity to tell their stories. […]

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A Memorable Meal at Marum Restaurant.

Marum Restaurant, Siem Reap. January 2020. Like so many of Siem Reap’s wonderful cafes and restaurants, it makes me smile to think of the day we discovered Marum Restaurant. Sladja and I had just finished checking out the amazing Miniature Temples of Angkor, where we got to meet and chat with the legendary Mr. Dy […]

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1930s Vibes at Miss Wong Cocktail Bar.

Miss Wong Cocktail Bar, Siem Reap. June 2020. Sladja and I spoke with countless business owners during the making of our Siem Reap cafes and restaurants series. About their backstories and what makes SR such a special place. And, of course, about the many hardships brought on by COVID-19. Time and time again, the folk we […]

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The Little Red Fox Espresso Cafe, Siem Reap.

The Little Red Fox Espresso Cafe. May 2020. Ask me to reveal my favourite Siem Reap restaurant and I might give you a different answer on any given day. But pin me down on the subject of the city’s best coffee and there’ll be no beating around the bush. For the real deal… the bomb… the dog’s […]

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Remembering The Village Cafe, Siem Reap.

The Village Cafe, Siem Reap. April 2020. I think a part of me had always wanted to have breakfast at a 1930s style NYC jazz cafe. Call it a bucket list wish. I suppose this was something I could have done in New York City itself during my visits, but alas the idea never came […]

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Dining at Dakshin’s Indian Restaurant.

Dakshin’s Indian Restaurant, Siem Reap. April 2020. I’ve said it before on these pages of mine. In fact, dear readers, I’ve no doubt expressed it too many times. But hey, I’ll throw it out there again, just for the sake of consistency you understand. I absolutely love Indian food! It was my mum and dad […]

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RIP Georges Restaurant, Siem Reap.

Georges Restaurant and Distillery, Siem Reap. April 2020. It was a characteristically sweltering late afternoon in Siem Reap as Sladja and I made our way through the large entrance gates of Georges Restaurant and Distillery. Rays of sunshine slanted through the jungle garden in all directions as a pair of smiling Khmer ladies came out […]

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Travel Report: Krousar Cafe, Siem Reap.

Krousar Cafe, Siem Reap. April 2020. Sladja and I were on our way to Kulen National Park one humid Siem Reap morning when I suddenly had a brainwave. “Shall we grab a couple of flat whites from Krousar?” Needless to say, her answer was a resounding “yes”. Before the pandemic broke, Siem Reap was a city […]

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