06 Friday Jul 2012

A Cup of Joe

One surprising thing you’ll find in Phnom Penh is the amount of coffee shops that are sprinkled throughout the city.  They are the perfect hideaway places from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s just a nice place to spend the afternoon especially when it’s hot outside.  You can just sit and people watch — from the college student working on a school project to the expat conducting a business deal.  The coffee shop is the place to get a slice of the city while getting your daily coffee fix. If you’re not a coffee drinker, don’t worry.  Some of these coffee shops have themes to them.  For instance, Java also doubles as an art gallery and at Nom, you can enjoy some architectural designs.  So by only visiting coffee shop won’t be enough!

Another perk to spending your time in the coffee shop is you can still do your work. Most coffee shops in the city have free wi-fi so you can still get all your work done. You just have to get the password which is usually on small scraps of paper at the cashier. The atmosphere is busy but not loud. Bring some headphones, play some music, and type away!

As for the drinks, you can get more than just coffee.  Most have your typical drip coffees and fancier espresso drinks but some have a great selection of teas and smoothies as well.  There are also some that serve all out meals so there is no need to go anywhere else to eat!

All this talk about coffee is making me tired. Maybe it’s time for me to go get my cup of Joe to get me past the afternoon!

Cafe au Lait from Java.