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“Another Great SR Training Restaurant”

Common Grounds Cafe
Ranked #7 of 27 Dessert in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $7
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Common Grounds Cafe is a social enterprise that believes in: Creating a friendly Atmosphere,Producing high quality coffee & pastries, Serving delicious Western & Asian food,Providing Strong Wi-Fi & Cold Air ConditioningTogether as a Staff, We believe in:Empowering potential with opportunities,Providing benefits, English Classes, &fair salaries Building strong character & integrity,Developing future leaders By donating 100% of our profit to Common Grounds' parent organization, People For Care & Learning, we are working towards a hopeful Cambodian future.
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Siem Reap has many NGOs and several of them operate training restaurants to help young street men and women train for careers in the culinary tourism sector. During our 11 days here we tried many of them.

Common Grounds was our favorite breakfast brunch place. We went there several times after early morning rounds of temple visits. They are a cyber cafe and provide good wifi and adequate plugs for your laptop.

But the food and coffee are the main draw here. They make a mango cashew nut shake that is to die for! I went back twice just for that one. The museli with homemade yogurt is excellent.

I had a cheeseburger one day for lunch that was good by SE Asian standards though not as good as the one I had at Le Malraux. The coffee is very good.

Thank RedwoodResident
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

The staff here are what really makes the place, they are just so good and welcoming! The coffees are all great, a variety of muffins, nice music, good air con - it's the perfect place! If you want to experience a Khmer environment, it's not that - it's like costa or Starbucks but way better because it's independent!

I must admit - the food is nothing that special - it's best for coffee and cake!

Highly recommended though!

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Thank Gemma L
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Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

These guys are all about delivering a great service with a smile. While their coffee is good (but not stellar, probably due to a specific blend rather than technique), their molten lava cake and cinnamon pastries are simply stunning. However, I was mostly impressed with very attentive and chatty, super-polite (but natural!) staff. High five, people!

Thank holyschmoly
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

I love coming here. Comfortable, good coffee, good food (I recommend the club sandwich), free glass of water and it supports some good causes locally. The atmosphere is always pleasant - full of friendly expats and locals working, having meetings, studying or just relaxing.

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Thank AndrewJCrawford
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

My favourite Siem Reap eating place. The staff all spoke English, and were very courteous and helpful. The food helpings were generous; the prices were right, and I thorougly enjoyed all the meals. The place was clean and the decor is modern and attractive. A very enjoyable experience.

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Thank Brian A
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