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“Relax with good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brown Coffee and Bakery

Brown Coffee and Bakery
St. 51, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #150 of 870 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Relax with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a spacious cafe with plenty of sofas and high tables at which you can slowly sip a latte while browsing the daily paper or surfing the web.

However, we visited for a well earned lunch after a busy morning.

Once seated, we were brought menus and promptly served. All of the staff had a decent grasp of English, which was comforting.

For $12.50, we ordered:
-eggs benedict
-salmon bagel
-passion fruit ice tea
-mint tea

Although the drinks are pricey - $3.5 for a large latte - they seem to be in demand. The food was good: adequate portions, good quality and plenty of flavour. There is plenty of choice, particularly for drinks.

Overall, a good choice for a hearty breakfast, light lunch or somewhere to enjoy a drink in a peaceful and comfortable environment.

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Buenos Aires
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Hummmmm, noisy and over-run with teens”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you aren't a rich Khmer teenager playing on an iPad, don't bother. There are a number of Brown in town and I avoid them all. Check out the small family-run places instead.

Visited December 2013
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Best coffee I have had in Phnom Penh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This place serves by far the best coffee I have had in Phnom Penh. It's (comparatively) expenive, but you get what you pay for. The food is average and the service very slow, but the coffee is, in my mind, worth it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“One of the best coffee shops in PP!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Love the coffee and service here. The employees are kind and helpful. The quality of the drinks is consistent and good. Similar to Starbucks in that they have an extensive drink menu and many options! Some drinks don't have coffee in it, so just ask before ordering to double check.

Try the pumpkin muffin; it is delicious!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent coffee, incredible cakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Went to this place the other day, had a very nice ice coffee and an incredible 'earl grey white chocolate cake' that 5 of us thought was absolutely beautiful. Brown coffee is a great place, very western-feeling but still with local flair. Totally recommend this place!

Visited October 2013
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