After experiences as delicious as these, it seems only right to share our Siem Reap Food and Drink recommendations. If you’re visiting Cambodia soon, you’ve got to spend some extra time here and sample the array of goodies on offer.
Miss Wong Cocktail Bar
Hidden somewhere in the maze of back streets around Pub Street is Miss Wong’s. Now, we know Pub Street is no classy affair. Good for a night out, but always rather loud and busy. This cocktail bar, however, offers a calm and cool environment, a compliment to the bars of Siem Reap. Daisy and I settled in, ordering a Miss Wong’s Punch and a Frangelico Caiprioska. Both drinks were well made and warmly received, Although it’s not as cheap as famed Pub Street, the quality of the drinks and ambience of the surrounding easily made them worth it.
The Miss Wong cocktail bar is open from 6pm-1am every day, and can be found at The Lane, Siem Reap. Look for the alley just before pub street and you’ll find it!
Beautiful Bayon Coffee Shop
This is one coffee shop that we simply cannot recommend enough. Bayon Coffee Shop and Pastry School is an enterprise, set up to help young disadvantaged Cambodian women. It provides professional training, continuously building a better future for its students. We can confidently say that everything we ordered tasted amazing and it was great value for money. It’s such a beautiful place! These guys are doing amazing work.
Bayon is a little way out of the town centre, but well worth the trek. We both had a breakfast platter, enjoying fresh coffee, croissants, cake, and fruit salad. Everything was incredibly well baked, and dare we say better than stuff we’ve had at home. We were rather disappointed to have discovered this place so late in our stay, and wish we could have gone again. Go and visit for us if you can!
The Bayon Coffee Shop & Pastry School is located in Taphul Village. It’s open every day, from 8am til 5:30pm. A short walk from the main centre, the link in the text above leads you to a small map so you can easily find it!
Sister Srey for Breakfast
If you’ve visited Siem Reap, you’ve probably been to, or heard about Sister Srey. It’s in a prime location in town, comes recommended in every tour guide, and seemingly always busy. So why add it to our list? Well, because the breakfast here is undeniably amazing. We visited a couple of times, sampling the best of what was on offer. Despite being busy we were served quickly, and the food kept us fuelled up for a busy day of sightseeing. Our highlights have to be the parfait jar, and Adam’s bacon and egg ciabatta. Them’s some good eats!
Sister Srey cafe is open from Tuesday through to Sunday, from 7am til 6pm. They serve lunch as well as breakfast, and there’s a whole heap of baked goodies at the counter! Find them on Pokambor Street, by the river.
Lim Kim Cheng
If you were to look on tripadvisor, or perhaps walk past this spot, you might give it a miss. But one night, very hungry and ready to eat, we stopped in here and both ordered the Khmer Curry. It was bloody amazing. Sweet, tangy, and packed full of vegetables, it was just what we needed after a busy day sightseeing!
Some of the reviews left for this place mention that it’s little left to be desired, and we have to admit, some of the dishes coming out didn’t look as good as what we’d ordered. The photo above doesn’t do much justice either! The menu is huge, and there’s definitely too much choice. But, it’s cheap, easy, and if you order the Khmer Curry, definitely tasty. Give it a whirl!
Lim Kim Cheng can be found in the heart of town, on the north side of Psar Chaa, and opens every evening.
Share your food and drink recommendations for Siem Reap with us!
We ate at a wealth of great places in Siem Reap – tapas on Fridays at The Ivy are not to be missed (get the tofu peanut salad!), and we enjoyed buying Khanom Krok from the street vendors after a few too many drinks on Pub Street. After burning out on street food and not knowing where exactly to go, it was nice to find a few places that didn’t break the bank and provided us with some good eats. What are your recommendations for Siem Reap? Let us know! Maybe we’ll have to go back to check them out.