5 best local coffeeshops in Siem Reap 2020

Date : Aug - 16 - 2020

You don’t have to walk around in Siem Reap for long to discover a small coffee stand on a street corner. Locals in Cambodia have discovered their love for coffee and many have opened their own coffee shops. Due to the Covid pandemic many cafes and restaurants have had to close, but a new one has opened. We have looked at the 5 best local coffeeshops in Siem Reap in 2020. They all belong to Cambodians as well.

Romsai Cafe

A little below the Sarai Hotel at the junction of Salakamreuk and Sombai Road is the Romsai Cafe. It is truly an oasis, as the owner has made a point of ensuring that the ambience here is dominated by many plants. You can get different kinds of coffee, but also local food. The coffee is roasted in Cambodia, the beans are from Asian farmers. Try the coconut coffee!

Romsai offers coffee and food

Romsai offers coffee and food

Romsai is one of the 5 best coffeeshops in Siem Reap

Romsai is one of the 5 best coffeeshops in Siem Reap

Order suggestions:

  • Coconut Coffee
  • Cafe Latte
  • Noodle soup with beef

Opening hours:
Daily from 7am to 6pm

Price: $

Noir Cafe is one of the 5 best local coffeeshops in Siem Reap 2020

Noir started with a small corner in a minimart of a hostel. Meanwhile there are three branches in Siem Reap and three in Phnom Penh. The charm lies in the decoration, all coffee shops have something of industrial design, the owner Sotheara Tit has put a lot of effort into the interior design. There is also food here and one speciality is egg noodles and wontons, which are made according to Sotheara’s grandmother’s recipe.

Noir is one of the 5 best local coffeeshops in Siem Reap 2020

Noir is one of the 5 best local coffeeshops in Siem Reap 2020

Order suggestions:

  • Milk with egg
  • Cafe Latte
  • Noodle soup with wonton

Locations:
Diagonally opposite the Park Hyatt
Road 6/Tela petrol station Royal Garden
Road 6/Lokthaneuy Road

Opening hours:
Daily from 7am to 6pm

Price:
$

Biolab: One of the best coffeeshops in Siem Reap to work

Biolab is roasting its coffee in-house

Biolab is roasting its coffee in-house

The small café was founded in 2018 and has slowly but surely developed into a meeting place for digital nomads and one of the 5 best local coffeeshops in Siem Reap 2020. The owner Samnang dared something by setting up the cafe a bit like a laboratory. You still get some drinks served here in a glass flask. On the two floors you can work in peace on your laptop, you can also rent a meeting room and even a small office. Meanwhile the coffee is roasted by yourself. Biolab also has a branch at Sa Srang in the Angkor Wat complex.

Order suggestions:

  • Passionfruit soda
  • Espresso

Location
Wat Bo road/street 22
Opening hours: Daily 7am -9pm

Price: $$

Temple Coffee n Bakery: Most comfortable of the best coffeeshops in Siem Reap 2020 

Temple Bakery is one of the most comfortable coffeeshops in Siem Reap

Temple Bakery is one of the most comfortable coffeeshops in Siem Reap

After Lee Kong Srin and Lee Kong Vong, the founders of the legendary club in the pub street in Siem Reap, became more and more successful, they started a new project right at the river. The Temple Bakery has three floors, from here you can enjoy the sunset from the roof. On the ground floor and the first floor there are super comfortable lounges where you can relax.

Order suggestions:

  • Prahok Ktis
  • Coffee latte
  • Cocktails

Price: $

Opening hours:
7am-11pm

Location:

Street 25 at the river

Madame Cafe

Actually, it’s just a little shack with a coffee machine in it. But the Madama Cafe on the river has become so popular with locals that sometimes there can even be traffic problems. You are sitting here directly at the Siem Reap River, among flowers and trees. The coffee is cheap, and you can also buy smoothies and even baked goods.

Order suggestion

  • Iced coffee
    Cinnamon Rolls

Opening hours:
7am-9pm
Price: $

Location: Riverside street, corner street 27

Brown Coffee

The most successful Cambodian coffeeshop company is Brown

The most successful Cambodian coffeeshop company is Brown

When the Chang Bunleang and the other young founders of Brown Coffee opened their first shop in Phnom Penh in 2009, nobody believed that they would one day become the largest chain in Cambodia. The entrepreneurs started with 10 employees, today 700 people work in 21 stores. In Siem Reap there is a cafe next to the Treeline Hotel on the river and a larger one at the end of Tapul Road. At Brown, the coffee is roasted by themselves and there is also very tasty food. It is for sure one of the 5 best local coffeeshops in Siem Reap 2020.

Order suggestion

  • Coffee latte
  • Chocolate frappe
  • English Breakfast sandwich
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Price: $$

Opening hours: 6.30am -10pm

Location: Treeline Hotel and Tapul road/Road6