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Fresh Eats Cafe

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No. 47 Road 21/2 | City Centre, Battambang 053, Cambodia
00855534599944
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Fresh Eats Café was founded in 2007 by Homeland NGO to help Cambodian...
Fresh Eats Café was founded in 2007 by Homeland NGO to help Cambodian children from disadvantaged backgrounds gain an education and learn skills for future employment. Outside of school hours the children come to the café to learn hospitality skills and English. During the course of the day we train up to six children during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our goal is to provide the children with skills that will offer the opportunity for future employment in the hospitality business. In addition to the hospitality skills learnt at the café, the children are also taught weaving, sewing and traditional dance. The products displayed at Fresh Eats Café are made by the children in care at the weaving centre run by Homeland NGO.  All the funds raised go directly to the children's education and sustainability of the activity.  
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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really basic food

Went there because its a charity restaurant and the guide said it's good. Well we've been disappointed by the food, really basic for the price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
thomaspJ6411VY
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Kampot, Cambodia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kampot, Cambodia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Went there because its a charity restaurant and the guide said it's good. Well we've been disappointed by the food, really basic for the price.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The service was poor; when I turned up I basically had to go into the back to find someone. Throughout the meal I then had to either stand up or try and grab someone as they passed. The food was worse :( I ordered the fired noodles. Sure, it was $3. It isn't going to be fancy. But they were... More 

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Phnom Pen, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We thought we'd grab a take away sandwich here as it wasn't busy (empty- should have been the first sign). Little did we know we could have sat down and had a full meal in that time. So the menu for make your own sandwiches has each item priced individually. It starts at $1 for the baguette, then I order... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Only had drinks here but seems a worthwhile cause. Service was great an location is good on a hot day to pop in and grab a cold drink.

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Battambang, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Fresh Eats Cafe has a wide range of options both western-style and Khmer. They also offer plenty vegetarian options which can be hard to find in Cambodia. The stir fried vegetables were delicious and came with tofu & cashews! Smoothies are also very yummy :-) Fresh Eats is a project of local NGO Homeland supporting vulnerable children. I loved the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

First had an evening meal of chicken curry and steamed rice - delicious! Next day we picked up some filled rolls to take out on a scooter for a picnic lunch. Our experience was good - friendly service and tasty food. This is a woman's co-operative so there were alsoa few handicraft items on sale - worth a look

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Came here twice. First for lunch had the satay chicken. Could have done with a bit more sauce but the chicken was really tasty so didnt bother me much. Then came for dessert when the place I wanted to go for dinner and dessert was closed. They didnt have sticky rice unfortunately so I had crepe with banana and nutella... More 

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Tonopah, Nevada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I went there for lunch today for the first time and was delighted with both the food and the service. I had heard that before, neither were wonderful, but something has definitely changed. I had a delicious lunch of a smoothie, a fruit plate, and a veggie/cashew/tofu stir fry with rice for $2 and ate everything. I will definitely go... More 

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Newman, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The same story as the previous few reviewers. Not even basic communication and the only glimmer of energy was when I asked for the bill straight after eating! If the person 'serving' is sat at the counter using there smart phone, ignoring their customers......walk on.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Just the evening before we visited Jaan Bai so the contrast was striking. Jaan Bai has the same founding philosophy, but the food is incredibly tasty, everything is cheaper, there's good music, cool furniture and magazine. The people is smiling and always refilling our glasses of water. Here, instead... We arrived around 8 pm and the place was deserted. No... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 47 Road 21/2 | City Centre, Battambang 053, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Battambang Province  >  Battambang
  • Phone Number: 00855534599944

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 5
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Asian, Cambodian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Fresh Eats Café was founded in 2007 by Homeland NGO to help Cambodian children from disadvantaged backgrounds gain an education and learn skills for future employment. Outside of school hours the children come to the café to learn hospitality skills and English. During the course of the day we train up to six children during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our goal is to provide the children with skills that will offer the opportunity for future employment in the hospitality business. In addition to the hospitality skills learnt at the café, the children are also taught weaving, sewing and traditional dance. The products displayed at Fresh Eats Café are made by the children in care at the weaving centre run by Homeland NGO.  All the funds raised go directly to the children's education and sustainability of the activity.  
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 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?