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Cafe Yejj

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Café, Bistro, Middle Eastern, Asian fusion
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#170 Street 450 | Opposite Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 92 600 750
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Food is excellent

This cafe is run by an organisation who helps young and underpriviledged people, mainly women, learn a trade and thus find employment. The staff are cheerful and friendly. The food was excellent. I would definitely go again

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Penny C
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Bridlington, England, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Met a business associate for dinner. It was quiet -'the service was good -"the food was good and came quickly. No one else upstairs where we were so that was good. Good prices - I left full and satisfied.

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Bridlington, England, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This cafe is run by an organisation who helps young and underpriviledged people, mainly women, learn a trade and thus find employment. The staff are cheerful and friendly. The food was excellent. I would definitely go again

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Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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: Café, Bistro, Middle Eastern, 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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