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Alley Cat Cafe

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St. 19z Near Corner of St. 178 + St. 19 | In Alley across from Royal School of Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
012 306 845
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good choice for "something different"

We wandered in for late lunch. I had a pork burrito and wife had chicken fajita salad. This might not quite match what you get in the US, but the food was good, and a welcome break from Khmer fare. Friday night as we walked by we heard an Irish fiddler, so live music at least some nights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
deemery
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Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wandered in for late lunch. I had a pork burrito and wife had chicken fajita salad. This might not quite match what you get in the US, but the food was good, and a welcome break from Khmer fare. Friday night as we walked by we heard an Irish fiddler, so live music at least some nights.

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Thank deemery
Paris, France
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is VERY slow, but the food was quite good. Don't ask for any special requests (no sour cream, etc.) - they will be ignored. I was quite surprised by the quality and the flavor....it was like authentic tex mex. Not truly Mexican, but still really good. My husband had a burger with a bean patty and a meat... More 

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Thank AmericanoinParis
worlddivingtraveller
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basic little bar, but good prices, and often featuring LIVE music, so worth popping in if you are passing. Well hidden (not easy to find) open late. (a few units away from the OKAY if you need directions) easy going relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank worlddivingtraveller
Bulli, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good live music on Friday night. Friendly bar wokers. Nice atmosphere. It;s hard to find but 2 next down from Okay Boutique Hotel.

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Thank Atsuko-Betty
Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this little bar/cafe by chance and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the entertainment there.

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Thank Helen W
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not sure what everyone is complaining about. Has reputation for good music and live music. So yes its gonna be a little louder. Owners are fantastic and friendly. Nothing is an issue. Chilled vibe to the place. Food and drink good quality and reasonable prices. Good starting place to get going and then hit somewhere else. We visited this place... More 

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Thank Dumphy
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Been here once. Not again thanks. Not cheap and the location and decor leaves a lot to be desired. Apparently they do very good ribs here, so I have been told. Miserable service from the young lady who served me here.

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Thank Martin E
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We came in for lunch and had to wait for over an hour to be served. Only 6 other people in the restaurant. Also, they forgot to bring part of our order (which came after we reminded them). The food was amazing (although the guac was not fresh), but at no point during the wait did they let us know... More 

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Thank Elisa O
Alley_Cat_Cafe, Owner at Alley Cat Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for lunch on New Year's Day. Normally food will be quicker, but we were short staffed. Not only that, but you saw that I had a great big bandage on my leg from an accident the previous evening so if I wasn't running around speeding things up, coordinating times and being friendly perhaps that's because I... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Actually just came in here for Mexican food following good reviews on trip advisor, when I got in we were told that pretty much nothing was available apart from the Christmas dinner priced at $22.50. Although very pricy by local standards we decided to go for it, big mistake! The first course consisted of an awful attempt at foie gras... More 

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Thank Maggie_Chen1987
Alley_Cat_Cafe, Owner at Alley Cat Cafe, responded to this review

For Christmas we work exceedingly hard to provide a Xmas meal that provides all the fixings at a great price. $22.50 was for a 3 course meal with an Egg Nog welcome drink. The starter was a chicken liver pate crostini. The main was cooked fresh that day although I'm guessing you arrived late into the food service. If you... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The night we were there... it was jam night... bitsy noisy for our liking.. we could hardly have a conversation with the banjo going so loud ;) Food was average... portion are relatively small...

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Thank Luvself
Alley_Cat_Cafe, Owner at Alley Cat Cafe, responded to this review

We have a highly popular jam session on Sunday nights from 5-8pm, it will be loud. With regards to the food our portions are certainly not small. The size of the portion is however related to the price so if you order a single taco or burrito you haven't ordered something that is meant to be a large portion. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St. 19z Near Corner of St. 178 + St. 19 | In Alley across from Royal School of Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: 012 306 845

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, International
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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