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“Very good food and vibrant bar”

Jewel in the Lotus and Lotus Gallery
Ranked #25 of 113 Restaurants in Battambang
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Tibetan mantra,"Om Mani Padme Hum" roughly translating as, "All hail the jewel in the lotus" is said to contain all the teachings of the Buddha within its 6 syllables and will confer great peace, health benefits and the removal of suffering to those who repeat it regularly. Set in a lovingly restored colonial shophouse, Battambang's Jewel in the lotus is a vegetarian restaurant with a juice, smart bar and shop downstairs, while upstairs houses the Lotus Gallery. The restaurant downstairs serves a selection of salads, dips and daily specials all with a focus on health and vitality. While the bar, serves cold pressed juices and various delicious and refreshing tonics and tinctures. The downstairs environment is cool and comfortable and filled with all manner of strange and beautiful objects. Artworks and prints, Clothes and jewellery from India, Vintage Vietnamese coloured vinyl records, old Khmer photographs and postcards, Underground comix and literature, crystals ... The list is endless! The Gallery upstairs is one of Cambodia's foremost artspaces and features new exhibitions every three months or so. The venue often has interesting events, presentations, poetry evenings, music and documentary films, so check local press for up to date information. Jewel in the Lotus is at 53, St 2.5, opposite the Battambang Traveller Boutique and is open every day except Sunday, from 8am till 5 pm.
Reviewed July 8, 2014

The atmosphere there is just amazing. It is very cool and vibrant bar/restaurant with many expats hanging around.
Food is very good, although pretty expensive.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Finally a place where they serve good Italian coffee. This gallery café is very charming and the staff is as usual friendly. The café is located in a quiet street in the city center and somehow manages to bring life to the neighborhood with their art performances. According to the staff the exposed art is from local artists (indicating that they are not scam artists and therefore more expensive?!).

Good luck to the artists getting out of Battambang! Some are quiet interesting and I hope the best for them.

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Thank Peter F
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

It is just a wonderful cafe restaurant in the heart of the town, very near Psar Nath street 2.5. Very clean, good food, very nice art exhibition. Take time to have a drink or your dinner. Discuss with Darren, the owner. He know so many artists in Battambang. He will tell you and help you to meet them.

Thank SunnyandYou
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Lotus is the bar if you want to chill. Relaxing music, friendly staff and owners and quality food. Go for 2 for 1 priced pizza on Tuesdays. Oh and they have a comfy lounge at the back of the restaurant! Love this place.

Thank YTC1979
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Spent an afternoon here with a few beers and a lovely iced black coffee. Enjoyed the vibe so much that after having dinner elsewhere (at Jaan bai) I came bank just so I could have a relaxed coffee and desert. No desert menu however.... But they did offer me their 'coco-banana'.

Thank ASinUK
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