Whether it’s ice cream, cake, doughnuts or local treats that tickle your fancy, the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh is dotted with dessert joints. Here are some of our favourites that keep our sweet teeth begging for more.
Visitors to Bloom Cafe can stuff their faces with the excellently-decorated range of cup cakes and cookies and maintain a clear conscience. Its parent company, Bloom Asia, is a not-for-profit organisation that trains and employs young women who have experienced trauma.
If chocolate is your thing, look no further than The Chocolate Shop. Using traditional Belgian recipes and the latest technology, a delightful array of treats are made fresh daily by the expert team of chocolatiers. Options include dark to white chocolate flavoured with local ingredients, such as Mondulkiri honey and Kampot pepper.
Craving cakes, cookies, muffins and cupcakes? If so, get your fix at Crumbs, where all baked treats are homemade from scratch. Think upside-down pineapple cake, red velvet layer cake, white chocolate and cardamom raspberry cheesecake and sea salt chocolate chip cookies. Yum.
Escape the heat and cool down with a scoop or two of gelato at Delikat Gelato. Located near Russian Market, it’s the perfect way to round off a shopping trip. A range of freshly made gelato and waffles are on offer, with flavours including mango and passionfruit.
Phnom Penh is dotted with Dairy Queens, which are popular with young Cambodians who flock there to fill up on the range of ice creams and other sweet treats. Flavours include Oreo, green tea and almond, and strawberry and banana.
For a taste of France, Eric Kayser serves up a range of French-inspired pastries, breads and sweet goodies. Options include financiers flavoured with almond, raspberry, pistachio and chocolate, cookies and eclairs. (And while we know this article is dedicated to desserts, you have to try the cheesy bread while you’re there!)
Despite a large American doughnut chain opening in the capital last year, Big Apple Donuts & Coffee remains the more popular choice for young locals. Boasting quality doughnuts made with a range of creative toppings, the award-winning store is a great stop for your sweet fix.
Fancy waffles covered in lashings of naughtiness? If the answer is yes, then head straight to Hvala Waffle Bar, where waffles and toppings are all prepared fresh each day in store. Make sure you go there hungry because portions are huge.