Where to Eat in Siem Reap, Cambodia? Try these 5 Places!

Before your jaws drop from seeing the majestic Angkor Wat and all the other sights to behold, make sure you don't drop of hunger. You might think that Cambodia is one of the exotic Southeast Asian countries where you can't even make out what the food is, let alone read the Khmer language. But you will be surprised that in Siem Reap, paying in US dollars is accepted, and that you will never miss food from your country as they have all the cuisines in the world.

1. Peace Cafe

Peace Cafe, Foursquare.com

The first thing that comes to your mind when you enter this cafe is what it's name is - Peace. The ambiance is like that of a summer retreat. You will be served fresh, organic, vegan food that is mostly of Asian cuisine, under the shade of a tree. They don't have AC rooms, so everything is very nature and outdoor. And most of the furniture and decor will feel very local and artistic.

In fact, they even have yoga classes on the second floor of the main building. Not to mention cooking classes. Order fresh coconut juice with tofu and brown rice, and you're good to go.

Name:
Peace Cafe
Address:
Street 26 off River Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia
TEL:
+855 63 965 210
HP:
Foursquare.com

2. Brown Rice

Brown Rice, Foursquare.com

Though the restaurant is a little bit off the tourist path, this place is still worth a visit. Staff is genuinely friendly and helpful, you can even ask them for directions on your next adventure!

This is the place to go if you want to have authentic Khmer cuisine. They also have happy hour and their weekend menu prices drops down to a dollar per meal. This place transforms into a sort of seminar/convention/meeting area, and you'd be surprised because it doesn't have a huge space to begin with.

Name:
Brown Rice
Address:
Cambodia
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Haus Bremen

Haus Bremen, Foursquare.com

Who would have thought you'd find great German and European beer and schnitzel in Siem Reap? Welcome to Haus Bremen, they have one of the best schnitzels in town, possibly in the whole of Siem Reap.

So if you're German or if you just like eating German food, head on over to Haus Bremen and you won't even feel like you're in Asia, except of course, for the Asian songs being played in the background.

Name:
Haus Bremen
Address:
Cambodia
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. The Blue Pumpkin

The Blue Pumpkin Siem Reap, Foursquare.com

If you're a coffee addict, you might be a bit taken aback because of the lack of popular coffee chains in Siem Reap. But fear not! You have The Blue Pumpkin! This restaurant strays a little bit from tradition and decorates it's cafe in a modern and chic kind of way.

They serve fresh bread and pastries, coffee and juices, and they have the best ice cream in town. Not to mention how good that would feel if you would eat it after a hot afternoon's stroll in Pub Street.

Name:
The Blue Pumpkin Siem Reap
Address:
Cambodia
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Haven

One of the best things that you could possibly do whilst in Cambodia is to help the country without actually knowing that you're helping it. Sure, you've eaten in restaurants that say they contribute some of their profits to orphanages or to build houses, but who doesn't say this? So why not visit Haven, its a restaurant fully run by a staff of disadvantaged teens and adults. It's a training ground for them to master their craft and change their lives forever. And the food here is delicious and tasty as well. You won't even know that your food is being prepared by trainees! Order your favorite Asian food or a local specialty and you won't go home disappointed. Just make sure to e-mail and reserve, this place gets filled-up every time.

Name:
HAVEN
Address:
Siem Reap, Cambodia
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Now that you know where to find Khmer food and all kinds of cuisine, you can continue walking inside the gigantic Angkor Wat Complex. On a full stomach, with a smile on your face.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?