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The 7 Best Coffee Shops In Phnom Penh

Craving the best coffee in Phnom Penh? You’ve come to the right place.

Phnom Penh’s coffee scene is among the best in the Cambodia– home to trendy cafes and micro roasters, the coffee here is a standard all on its own.

The attention to detail found in the city’s coffee shops and their championing of independent roasters makes it a coffee-lover’s dream.

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1. Daughters of Cambodia

Daughters of Cambodia helps to empower those trapped in the sex industry in Cambodia, by providing training and resources. Their onsite visitor centre includes a lovely cafe, where people train as baristas and chefs. The coffee tastes just as good as it feels and the gooey chocolate brownie is famous for a reason!

2. Backyard Cafe

Backyard Cafe is a fun, vibrant healthfood cafe that’s ideal if you want to work on your computer or just curl up with a good book. Their menu has a wide range of vegan, vegetarian, raw, gluten-free and sugar-free options.

As for the coffee? It’s beyond fresh and they even make their own cashew milk.

3. Mère Café

Just a 15-minute walk away from Central Market is this beautifully designed cafe that’s all about good coffee and great vibes. Whether you want a smooth filter or a creamy iced latte, this spot will be your new go-to.

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4. Lot 369 

You’ll find Lot 369 among the stores at the Toul Tum Poung (Russian Market). It has a Melbourne-style feel about it, with fresh smoothie and acai bowls and a super flat white. If you’ve been craving authentic Australian coffee in Cambodia, this place has some of the best coffee in Phnom Penh.

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5. Java Creative Café

Java Creative Café is a café and community art space, that now has three locations in the city since first opening in 2000. You’ll find them at Independence Monument, Toul Kork and Toul Tom Poung.

Their espresso is simple-yet-perfect, but for a real refreshing treat order the iced salted caramel cappuccino. *drools*

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6. La Chronique 

La Chronique is a cafe in a beautiful building that’s a nod to the French influences in Khmer culture. Owner Oeng Pichraksmey is passionate about coffee –  she has even represented Cambodia in a global barista competition – so you can be sure it’s amazing. Beans come from local Feel Good Cafe and are brewed to perfection.

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7. Feel Good Cafe

Feel Good Coffee roasts and brews the best quality chemical free, fair trade organic coffee beans available from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. There’s three cafes in the city, but visit the location at Independence Monument to see the roasting in action.

Here, you can see and smell their high-quality freshly roasted beans before you taste them in an americano, flat white, or iced coffee.

And as the name suggest, they’re all about good feels: staff are provided with personal development courses, education and above-market wages.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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