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Enjoy a tall latte surrounded by the flavours of 16th century Cambodia

Publication date 05 October 2018 | 09:09 | ICT

As coffee begins to saturate the market in Phnom Penh and beyond, with many cafes shut down one after another, young entrepreneurs who are still passionate about the business are finding ways to attract customers.



  • Knights of the tripe: French food cults defend local fare

    Publication date 21 September 2018 | 14:16 | ICT

    ON A Saturday morning in September in the Normandy countryside a group of men and women gather for an ancient French initiation ceremony.

  • Get the taste of avocados all year in Mondulkiri

    Publication date 14 September 2018 | 11:13 | ICT

    Talll trees and green fields stretch toward the horizon in Mondulkiri province. With the advent of the rainy season, the showers feed and rejuvenate the scenic views.

  • Zoo Cafe, a happy place for guests and pets

    Publication date 31 August 2018 | 11:31 | ICT

    Coffee shops have been sprouting left, right and centre in the capital, but Zoo Cafe aims to bring an experience that is a little different than your typical corner java joint.

  • Whisky galore: Mao’s Bar serves up finest collection the capital offers

    Publication date 24 August 2018 | 08:58 | ICT

    It was some 20 years ago when a Frenchman from Corsica, Jean Pierre Franchi, first landed in Cambodia. Amazed at what he saw of the people’s resilience and a nation emerging from the Khmer Rouge genocide, he decided to stay on.

  • Sushi, sake and soy: star chef’s love affair

    Publication date 10 August 2018 | 13:55 | ICT

    Foie gras paired with wasabi, Japanese-style open kitchens and a fierce work ethic: Joel Robuchon, hailed as “chef of the century” on his death this week, drew great inspiration from Japan, where 10 establishments now bear his name.

  • Bookcases, biryani collide at Ikea India

    Publication date 10 August 2018 | 11:32 | ICT

    Curious customers lay on beds and nestled into armchairs Thursday as Ikea opened its first Indian outlet, hoping to wow a burgeoning middle class with offerings tweaked to local tastes, including its famous meatballs.

  • Coffee with a side of furr at capital’s Chhma Catfé

    Publication date 10 August 2018 | 09:27 | ICT

    Unlike most cafés where one can recognise the gentle murmur of small-talk floating in the air with the sound of relaxing jazz, at Chhma Catfé, the first thing you would hear as soon as you open the door is meow, meow, meow – soft an

  • Drinks with exotic pets at Reptile Café

    Publication date 27 July 2018 | 10:05 | ICT

    In a coffee shop surrounded by greenery, a pretty young lady smiles as she cuddles an iguana.

  • ‘Hipster’ coffee brews up change in Qatar’s capital

    Publication date 13 July 2018 | 14:30 | ICT

    Doha’s Tawar Mall looks much like any of the other unremarkable shopping centres dotted around Qatar, but tucked away in one of its corners, a tiny cultural revolution is taking place.

  • At Banana Kitchen, cuisines prepared by fact-finding

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 11:13 | ICT

    Foreseeing plenty of challenges resulting from a highly competitive market in Phnom Penh, the restaurateur behind Banana Kitchen, located in a busy neighbourhood of the capital, built the restaurant on findings from detailed research.