In spite of being a quiet town, Battambang, a far cry from the congestion and noise of Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, is where you can find cafes serving up some of the best coffee in Cambodia tucked away on these quiet streets. If you are tired of street coffee and condensed milk, here are the best coffee places in Battambang to grab a terrific cup of joe. Indochina travel Cambodia
Kinyei, which gains its reputation in Battambang as the spot for the best coffee in town is another cafe with a valuable social purpose behind their service. Their baristas and the brew of their coffee with Feel Good beans, a rocket-fuel blend which consists of a mix of Asian-sourced coffee beans have won many international competitions. You might think that the coffee here is a little over-hyped, they get high points as it is the only shop in town where you can enjoy soy lattes. Tours in Cambodia
Situated in a small alley with a nice interior and greenery all around the front, Kinyei also has one of the best atmospheres in town. However, without air conditioning, it can be a little bit tough in March and April. It costs from $1.50 to $2.50 for a cup of coffee and $0.50 for soy milk extra. Here, you can also enjoy a breakfast and a lunch menu which offer up a nice list of indulgences. The eggs Benedict with spinach are highly recommended.
- Open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Address: Street 1 1/2, near Psar Nath, Battambang
- Telephone number: 017 292 119
- Website: kinyei.org/cafe
If you do not mind paying extra for the comforts of home, Cafe Eden is the place to go. This little coffee shop, which is owned by an American woman, possesses a social purpose: to train and guide young Cambodian kids the way to work in a fast developing international tourism industry.
When it comes to coffee, Café Eden trains their baristas well. The espresso is strong, a latte is thick and rich and Cappuccinos come with little hearts in the foam. Ranging between $2 and $4, these drinks here are all pretty pricey. But the brewed coffee of only $1 together with milk and sugar on the side for free is suitable for those who just want a nice cup of coffee that does not break the bank. With a Frequent Customer Card: you get one coffee free after 10 drinks.
- Open daily, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Address: Street 1, House #89 Group 5, Mapei Outsapeea Village, Battambang
- Telephone number: 053 731 525
- Website: cafeedencambodia.com
Home Coffee & Bakery
Being the reminiscent of the cafe culture in Phnom Penh, Home Coffee & Bakery is a lesser known spot for cafe is frequented by the stylish young Khmer crowd in Battambang. This café, with its sleek modern architecture and interior infused with koi ponds, would be at home in Tokyo or Los Angeles.
Along with a wide range of coffee-themed drinks, they also have a full food menu with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Varying from a simple Americano to a decadent mocha Frappucino, many choices are waiting for you. Depending on how many sugar shots and crazy flavors you need with your coffee, the drinks are similar to the expat cafe prices, ranging from $1.50 to $4.
In spite of being located across the street from the Khemara Hotel, a bit outside of town, Home Coffee satisfies anyone who is looking for a new place or escape to get some work done in an air conditioned space.
- Address: Street 515 (across the street from Khemara Hotel), Battambang
- Telephone number: 098 796 985
- Website: facebook.com/homecoffee.kh
Noi Café, a cross between delicious espresso coffee and Khmer street cart style, could be one of your favorite cups of coffee in Battambang. Several even go out of their way in the mornings to swing by and grab a cup at Psar Nath.
Of the two carts close to the central market, the one on the corner of Psar Nath (Central Market) and Road 2, where they use Arabica coffee beans roasted by So Wat Roasters in Siem Reap, and brew each cup to order, using real milk, with no cans insight, should be your favorite choice. All iced coffees are $1.25 and an ice Americano is only $1. If you want something crazy, a frozen coffee, their version of a Frappucino, for $2 is what you should try.
- Address: Corner of Road 2 and Street 113, next to Seng Huot Hotel and Psar Nath, Battambang
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