Kandal Village - cafes and restaurants - review by Rusty Compass
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Kandal Village - cafes and restaurants

| 12 Dec 2017
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Kandal Village - cafes and restaurants
Central Market St to Preah Sangreach Tep Vong St, Siem Reap
Breakfast lunch and dinner

Our rating
12 Dec 2017

Great coffee, healthy food and cool, small, boutiques over a few quiet blocks not far from the Old Market area. A good spot to start the day with coffee and breakfast. There are plenty of options for lunch and dinner too.

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The business owners of Kandal Village have banded together to brand something completely different to the Pub St madness. It’s a nice contrast and it seems to be gathering momentum.

Kandal Village brings together Siem Reap's NGO culture and a young hipster creative vibe across half a dozen small streets. Most of the businesses are extolling their ethical virtues as added bonuses to their coffee, culinary and creative talents.

Coffee in Kandal Village, Siem Reap

Kandal Village is where several of our favourite cafes are located. The Australian owners give The Little Red Fox and The Hive a familiar feel. Coffee’s good, staff are cool and the food’s good too.

Upstairs at Little Red Fox is perfect for lingering. And both places serve cocktails by night.

Nearby, Crane serves excellent coffee in a quirky cool locally owned cafe. Well worth a look.


Crane Cafe, Siem Reap
Photo: Mark Bowyer Crane Cafe, Siem Reap

These places are all nearby one another so you can head to a different spot each day and share the love.

Crane - Central Market St, Kandal Village, Siem Reap
The Hive - Central Market St, Kandal Village, Siem Reap
The Little Red Fox - Hap Gian St, Kandal Village, Siem Reap

Eating in Kandal Village, Siem Reap

The Village Cafe

French-owned bar and international bistro that has a gallery upstairs. We had an enjoyable dinner here and a few drinks. Cool decor and feel make Village Cafe a welcome addition to Siem Reap’s eating and drinking scene. It feels pretty unique in town right now. They host DJs each Friday night too.

Address: 584 586 Tep Vong Street, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia


The Village Cafe, Siem Reap
Photo: Mark Bowyer The Village Cafe, Siem Reap

Vibe Vegan Cafe

Vibe is a vegan cafe from the people behind a couple of successful eateries in Phnom Penh. There’s no unkempt  bohemian-veganism at Vibe. It’s a slick operation with a tasty creative menu. We've only eaten here once so far. Our salad was a tad lettuce intensive, but the place was churning through the happy punters. It’s popular

Address: Preah Sangreach Tep Vong St, Kandal Village, Siem Reap


Vibe Cafe, Kandal Village, Siem Reap
Photo: Mark Bowyer Vibe Cafe, Kandal Village, Siem Reap

The cafes mentioned above are good casual eateries too. We’ve also spotted Malaysian, Middlie Eastern, Mexican and Italian offerings. The feel is casual everywhere.

Opposite the cafes and boutiques of Central Market St are a number of local street vendors if you’d like to stay with Khmer flavours and support some real homegrown operations.  There’s a coffee pop-up too.

Check out the boutiques of Kandal Village as you explore.


Check out our guide to Siem Reap's best coffee.


Mark Bowyer
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