If you’ve missed breakfast but can’t wait until lunch then the Boeung Keng Kang 1 area of Phnom Penh – known as BKK1 – is dotted with brunch spots. Here are the 10 best places to fuel up for the day.
Farm to Table
Cafe, Restaurant, European, Asian, $$$
This restaurant boasts a lush leafy courtyard with a tractor, free-range hens running about and potted plants for sale, giving it a farm-like edge and making it a great family escape within the city. As the brainchild of the team behind ARTillery
, Farm to Table’s aim is to promote organic food and farming within Cambodia, boasting a range of healthy meals that take in breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as fruit and vegetable shakes. Vegetarians
and vegans have plenty of options on the menu, and if you fancy a bit of live music, then 6pm on a Friday is the time to go.
Maison Eric Kayser Boeung Keng Kang
Cafe, French, European, $$$
Satisfy your sweet tooth | © Maison Eric Kaiser
French bakery Eric Kayser offers a range of French-inspired breads, pastries, baked goods and bistro snacks to eat in or take away. Its BKK1
offering is relatively small and can fill up quickly during lunch time. A range of coffees, teas and fruit juices are also available.
Eleven One Kitchen BKK
Restaurant, Asian, $$$
A fish amok burger at Eleven One Kitchen | © Eleven One Kitchen
Nestled in a tropical garden, this laid-back eatery serves up authentic and delicious casual Khmer cuisine. Boasting a cosy and comfortable atmosphere, Eleven One Kitchen cooks up a range of local treats – with a bargain breakfast and set lunch menu to boot. As well as serving authentic fish amok
, it offers a fish amok burger, where a fish fillet smothered in amok sauce is served in a homemade bun. Wash it down with a fresh fruit smoothie or coconut.
Digby's Bar & Grill
Restaurant, Grocery Store, Deli, Asian, Fusion, American, Steakhouse, Tapas, $$$
Digby’s Bar & Grill | © Digby’s Bar & Grill
Digby’s is a chic modern restaurant and grocers that prides itself on providing the capital with top quality produce, ranging from meats and cheeses, to bread, fruit and packaged goods. It is also home to a restaurant that serves up a fusion of food, blending the tastes of Asia with the West. Breakfast, lunch sets and a la carte dishes are served.
Joma Bakery Café BKK
Cafe, Asian, European, $$$
Joma Bakery Cafe | © Joma Bakery Cafe
Situated a stone’s throw from Independence Monument, Joma Bakery Café BKK offers air-conditioned respite from the capital’s humidity. Spread across three floors, the coffee shop is popular with Phnom Penh’s digital nomad
crowd. It serves a range of breakfast dishes, including oat French toast with mango, breakfast burrito and eggs, bacon and toast, as well as baked goods, salads, wraps and sandwiches.
Brown Coffee and Bakery
Cafe, Asian, European, $$$
Brown Coffee and Bakery | © Brown Coffee and Bakery
As the brainchild of four Cambodian cousins, Brown is well and truly a homegrown success story. Since opening its inaugural store in 2009, Brown has helped fuel the capital’s coffee shop culture among the younger generation and now boasts more than 14 outlets, a baking facility and training centre. Offering bright, breezy, air-conditioned interiors, expect all outlets to be packed from dawn until dusk. Breakfast dishes are served throughout the day, as well as more substantial meals.
Anise Hotel and Restaurant
Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Asian, European, $$$