Check out some of Siem Reap’s good cause dining possibilities when in temple town.
Marum, courtesy of Asia Life Magazine
Siem Reap has some good restaurants that support worthy causes or assist in the training of Cambodia’s future hospitality staff with a subsidized ticket into the tourism industry. If you dine at the training places, it gives the trainees a good opportunity to hone their skills with real customers.
Marum, Wat Polanka area: Brings the best of Friends to Siem Reap. Set in a delightful wooden house, there’s a good selection of mains, vegetarian and seafood dishes and mouthwatering desserts. We recommend a visit.
Haven, Sok San Street; A culinary haven indeed, dine here for the best of East meets West. Proceeds go towards helping young adult orphans make the step from institution to employment. Loved by Trip Advisor regulars.
Blossom Cafe, Street 6; Creative cupcakes and coffees and the profits assist Cambodian women in vocational training.
Joe-to-Go, near Psar Chas; Gourmet coffees, shakes and light bites, with proceeds supporting street children. Upstairs is a small boutique supporting The Global Child.
Les Jardins des Delices, Paul Dubrule School; Enjoy good standards at affordable prices with a three-course meal prepared by students training in the culinary arts.
Peace Cafe, Street 26; Popular cafe serving affordable vegetarian meals. A focus of community activities, there are cooking classes daily, yoga sessions and Khmer classes every weekend.
Sala Bai School; This school trains young Khmers in the art of hospitality and serves an affordable western and Khmer cuisine.
Sister Srey Cafe, Pokambor Ave; Offers an ambitious breakfast menu and a Western lunch with a creative twist.