Backyard Cafe, Phnom Penh - review by Rusty Compass
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Backyard Cafe, Phnom Penh

| 10 Feb 2016


Backyard Cafe, Phnom Penh
11B St 246 Phnom Penh - near Royal Palace exit
+855 78751715


Price guide: $$$

Our rating
10 Feb 2016

Backyard Cafe opened in late 2015 offering healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options right by the Royal Palace.

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Backyard Cafe was created by the original founders of Artillery Cafe - sister and brother team, Emma and Jonathan Fountain. They’re no longer associated with Artillery so they’ve reinvigorated the concept in a quiet street right by the Royal Palace. 

There isn’t a backyard. But there is an upstairs area. Things get very busy at lunchtime.

The focus is still on healthy offerings, including dishes for vegetarians, vegans and the gluten- free. There are righteous juices, salads, sandwiches and other packages of goodness. And of course, there’s coffee. 

There aren’t a lot of meat dishes on the menu but we spotted chicken and salmon options. 

The owners vouch for the organic quality of the supply chain - but sadly, not much of it is grown locally. 

Backyard is also a good spot to pull into for some reading or work. The wifi seemed speedy too.



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Mark Bowyer
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