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Cafe Yejj

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Middle Eastern, Café, Bistro, Asian fusion
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#170 Street 450 | Opposite Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 92 600 750
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A continental bistro style café - we aim to bring you great food and...
A continental bistro style café - we aim to bring you great food and drink, with the best service, in a unique setting, providing employment and training for underprivileged people, especially women.Serving a range of pastas, salads, tapas, wraps, Panini and mains. Delicious smoothies, lassis, coffee and selected teas.Red, white and rose wines by the glass, plus local and international beers and spirits.Long Happy Hours; 3pm – 9pm. 25% off all drinks, served with complimentary canapés.A/C on middle floor and open air terrace seating and bar on top floor (evenings).
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
True foodie runs this place!

This cafe provides job retraining for undereducated or exploited young people. I visit Yejj at least a couple of times each time I'm in Phnom Penh. Head upstairs to the second floor for good air conditioning, or up to the third floor in the evening for a great barbeque! The menu is constantly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Karen P
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Mississauga, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mississauga, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This cafe provides job retraining for undereducated or exploited young people. I visit Yejj at least a couple of times each time I'm in Phnom Penh. Head upstairs to the second floor for good air conditioning, or up to the third floor in the evening for a great barbeque! The menu is constantly being tweaked and great dishes added. Check... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I love to visit here because of the interior of this cafe is very cute and they have a quite nice sofa at second floor. Ginger juice makes me refresh and relax. When I am hungry, usually order chili con carne or egg benedict both of them are my favorite. If you go Cafe yejj, let's try this.

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Milpitas, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had a mid-day lunch right after visiting hit and crowded Russian market. Refreshing fruit cocktails, both our choices of falafel and eggplant dishes (vegeterian), were well presented and tasty. Service was great. The restaurant focuses on supporting women who have Been abused and providing them both employment opportunities and marketable skills.

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Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a small place but has many advantages: excelent food, nice service, good wifi connection, clean toiletes, air con, and it is on the corner with the Russian Market. So after shopping you can find the confort of the cafe and enjoy it!

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Currumbin, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We chose to eat here after checking the reviews on trip advisor and found it a relaxing oasis after a mad few hours shopping at the Russian Market. This café deserves to be supported by visitors as it is helping Cambodian girls build a better life for themselves. The food was delicious although a little more expensive than other local... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had a lovely lunch here today. I had falafel and pitta bread, my husband had a wrap. Both well presented and tasty. Service was attentive and friendly and the toilet was very clean! Nice shop next door too fair trade.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #170 Street 450 | Opposite Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 92 600 750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Café, Bistro, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

A continental bistro style café - we aim to bring you great food and drink, with the best service, in a unique setting, providing employment and training for underprivileged people, especially women.Serving a range of pastas, salads, tapas, wraps, Panini and mains. Delicious smoothies, lassis, coffee and selected teas.Red, white and rose wines by the glass, plus local and international beers and spirits.Long Happy Hours; 3pm – 9pm. 25% off all drinks, served with complimentary canapés.A/C on middle floor and open air terrace seating and bar on top floor (evenings).
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?