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#170 Street 450 | Opposite Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 92 600 750
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Ranked #164 of 775 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Mon - Fri 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, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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).
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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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6 reviews 6 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
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 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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Additional Information about Cafe Yejj

Address: #170 Street 450 | Opposite Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 92 600 750
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Café, Bistro, Asian fusion

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