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All 722 Phnom Penh Restaurants

Cafe Yejj

#170 Street 450 | Opposite Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 92 600 750
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Ranked #149 of 722 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Café, Bistro, Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bistro cafe in popular Russian Market area of Phnom Penh. Serving a range of European Continental, Middle Eastern and Asian dishes, wine, beer and home made drinks. Chicco d' Oro coffees and Twynings Teas. Soft chairs, air conditioning and bar on middle floor. Happy hour daily 4-9pm.
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English first
Tweed Heads, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped in at the cafe after I had read a bit about it's history of helping Cambodian girls get self esteem & confidence back after being raped/abused. Teaching them life skills & helping them to get work. It is close to the Russian markets & being so hot we also needed a drink. I had a coconut smoothie which... More

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Siem Reap
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place was little on the higher side but good refreshing beverages especially after spending an hour at the Russian market shopping.

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is a little gem, seemingly out of place in the otherwise grubby Russian market area. It is a new-looking cafe situated on three floors with ample outdoor seating, serving a mix of French, middle Eastern and Asian food. Yejj is another training restaurant, for underprivileged women. We were starving after not being able to find any place to... More

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Hobart, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food , service were both poor. Complete lack of enthusiasm on behalf of the staff. The only positive was that it was clean.

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had a nice lunch here. Value was good as was food. My partner had a wrap and I had a salad. They were both fresh and healthy. The scheme retrains women from the area too which is nice, as a result the service was a bit slow but I think that is part of the retraining.

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I had a couple of meals here with friends. I enjoyed the meals and coffee and the prices are very good; value for money. Good variet of meals, too. The staff were very helpful and courteousl. Wi-Fi is available.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's very close to the Russian Market. The coffee is pretty good. The food itself isn't bad, I just didn't feel there was enough of it. The 'pitta bread' also isn't really pitta bread. Not bad, just not the best.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

very near to Russian Market(Phsar Toul Tom Poung). So that, good for tea break while shopping. And good view from upstair's terrace. Especially evening.

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Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a well located cafe very near the Russian market. I had a cappuccino and a pastry and it was delicious. It's a modern cafe with an air conditioned upper floor. The staff is very nice!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Quiet environment. Nice place to have a drink and a meal. Food is okay, but their soup is most unexpected. Ordered the French Onion soup for my wife and Pumpkin for myself. They are more like a paste than soup. There's no soup in the soup. Maybe, it's a different kind of soup that I have not come across.

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Sl230, Owner at Cafe Yejj, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. We apologise the French Onion Soup wasn't up to standard. Im checking this with our cook as it was a special and I sampled the original batch when we started, which was great. Apologies again. More

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