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The Starfish Bakery & Cafe

Behind 62/7 Makara St, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
+855 12 952 011
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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European, Healthy, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Behind 62/7 Makara St, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

We stopped here for coffee and juice. We loved the cafe, staff so friendly and the grilled sandwich was super! The relaxed and quiet atmosphere is just what you need in this town. The shop was also very good. It has very beautiful things with...More

Thank JaanaKaukonen
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a great brunch with friends here! We had delicious fresh juice and really enjoyed the homemade bread! Lovely staff and courtyard setting with cute little shop and opportunity to donate to their non-for profit project.

Thank Rachel C
Dom S, Volunteer at The Starfish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Thank you for the kind praise. Glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you'll return again soon!

Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I just had 2 of the toasted sandwiches and they were awesome! It comes with a fresh salad and homenade dressing on the side which we loved after weeks of noodles, rice and greasy western food. The best part is the service!...More

Thank Kate P
Dom S, Volunteer at The Starfish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2016

Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed your meals. Starfish does try to provide an alternative to all the usual run of the mill food you find around the place. Starfish's black rice bread is quite special and possibly unique in southeast Asia as I've travelled a lot...More

Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly welcoming! ❤️ Nice and calm place - a little bit hidden behind busy streets. Furthermore... The Starfish Project provides employment opportunities for Cambodian people with disabilities and it's non profit business! Even more they offer great activities as Khmer lessons for everybody and...More

Thank Lexi K
Dom S, Volunteer at The Starfish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and highlighting what Starfish is about. That's providing employment opportunities predominantly in the disabled community nearby, just as you say. Mr Ra's Khmer class is great and very entertaining. He just needs a bit of...More

Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

I used to love coming here for my coffee and cakes .... I still love the little garden cafe sitting arrangement but the selection /choices of food is practically none existent now :( Only have cookies n brownies (stale looking) available for breakfast .... coffee...More

Thank Luvself
Dom S, Volunteer at The Starfish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2016

Oh dear. This is a really bad review. I do apologise but you obviously came around the recently period when Starfish had an unusual amount of staff off sick and maternity leave. On reflection it would have been wiser to simply close while there wasn't...More

Reviewed December 8, 2016

On Monday I went for the muesli and yogurt but they were out as the market was closed Sunday. Why not buy more on Saturday? I ended up with scrambled eggs and bacon. It was ok. The toast was made from brown rice. It was...More

Thank bormanator
Dom S, Volunteer at The Starfish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2016

I really must apologise that we didn't have muesli on hand when you came. I feel your pain because it I love that stuff, it's great. I did a bit of investigating as to exactly why one of our best sellers wasn't available and I'm...More

Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious French Toast made from brown rice and Brownies! Lovely little garden, friendly staff and wifi!

Thank Michelle S
Dom S, Volunteer at The Starfish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2016

Yay! Thank you for the succinct and flattering review! Hope you'll be back for some more French bread again soon. Thanks again!

Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Ok. It is a little bit difficult to find the place, but it's worth it. I ate the best salad in all Cambodia! The staff it's really really nice and there is also a ngo shop.More

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Dom S, Volunteer at The Starfish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2016

Thank you very much for recommending Starfish. You are right we can be a bit tricky to find but I think we're worth it. There isn't anywhere else quite like it in the area and it's genuinely really good food and as an overall experience....More

Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here which was really good. The place is situated in a garden area and looks very cute. Heaving great food for a good cause, highly recommended!More

Thank roosje93
Dom S, Volunteer at The Starfish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2016

Cute! That's a nice way to describe Starfish and quite true, in a bunch of different ways I think. Thank you for such a lovely recommendation. Every nice review really helps get the word out and we need that to be honest. Hope you'll be...More

Reviewed November 19, 2016

Delicious food, calm & quaint environment, and sweet, welcoming people! A must go to spot. Best place to get little gifts from their craft shop for others (or yourself!). Plus support a wonderful project! Will return :)

Thank Kimmy G
Dom S, Volunteer at The Starfish Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2016

Kimmy, thank you for taking the time to say such nice things about Starfish! We're very pleased to hear you'll be returning and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for your support.

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July 2, 2016|
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Response from Dom S | Property representative |
Dear Esther, Sorry to take so long to reply. To be honest I've only just discovered where these questions appear in TripAdvisor so I've been missing them. Food allergies are difficult to avoid and often not well... More
Kaye W
November 7, 2015|
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Response from Dom S | Property representative |
Hi I'm really sorry but we aren't gluten free yet. Our brown rice bread is about 80% black rice flour which is gluten free but the rest of the mix is wheat based flour. We have experimented with gluten free alternatives... More
February 25, 2015|
Response from Dom S | Property representative |
Hi. I'm sorry it's taken a whole month to respond to you question. Starfish are only just getting to grips with how to use TripAdvisor. Starfish's bread currently isn't gluten free but there are plans to try and produce a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $6
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Behind 62/7 Makara St, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Sihanoukville Province  >  Sihanoukville
  • Phone Number: +855 12 952 011
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Starfish is a cafe, bakery and fair trade craft shop run by locals with disabilities. As well as being an oasis where you can relax in the garden and have a coffee and a bite to eat, Starfish is also the oldest non-profit NGO in Sihanoukville. All the profits from the bakery/cafe/shop go to supporting local Khmer people in rural areas by providing housing, sanitation, medical and educational programs.
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