Backyard Cafe

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11B Street 246, Sothearos, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Serves meat, vegan options available. A western-style cafe opened est. 2015 with an extensive menu focusing on healthy food and drinks. Labels if gluten-free, raw, or vegan suitable. Offers many vegan desserts. Sample items include a superfood burger (vegan), ginger and turmeric tea, and raw acai, goji, lavender cake. Open Mon 7:30am-4:30pm, Tue-Sun 7:30am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Organic, Raw, Western, Take-out, Fusion, Non-veg

29 Reviews

First Review by Taran

5 star veggie burger :-) - Edit

The food is excellent. Portions really filling. Staff very welcoming. Highly recommended.

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5 Sterne wert! (leider nur 4 mögl) - Edit

Sisterrestaurant of The vibe cafe and as good as the vibe cafe with great healthy delicious food 😍 don't miss it when you're in pnom penh!

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cosy cafe with tasty and healthy food - Edit

We went there for lunch.cosy cafe with a nice interior. We had a very tasty bowl with tempeh, sauerkraut, cashew cheese, couscous and rice and a cegan burger. My husband had a green smoothie and i had a matcha latte. Both, lunch and Drinks were fabulous. They also offer a large range of desserts. Staff is very friendly. Thumbs up😊

Pros: many vegan options, very healthy

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Good vegan options - Edit

Nice place , friendly owner . Good quality of food , tasty and healthy . We tried the avocado quinoa salad . amazing. Also vegan cakes are really good .

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AMAZING - Edit

we visited there sister cafe in Siem reap vibe cafe! Had to return for more amazing food! The menu is amazing best food in Cambodia and Vietnam

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tasty healthy vegan food (but also meat) - Edit

The best (vegan) cheesecake I've had so far in Cambodia. The bowls are good too, a bit pricy but good quality food. The restaurant has plenty of vegan options and some meat dishes as well. I would prefer all vegetarian/vegan but it does help to get your non veggie friends along. Very nice seating area upstairs. Good coffee with cashew milk. I like that they sell (home made) food stuffs like cashew cream and fermented products, even nutritional yeast etc. Good service, good location

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Lindo e delicioso - Edit

Ambiente agradável, comida deliciosa, atendimento ótimo e um espaço para ficar navegando na internet enquanto decide o próximo lugar pra visitar na cidade!

Pros: ambiente, comida excelente, apresentação dos pratos

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Some winners - Edit

I brought my red-neck carnivore brother here, thinking he could have a chicken sandwich while I indulge in vegan. He found the menu description unappealing enough to pass. Why is it on the menu? Anyhow, their Siem Reap location is better in a lot of ways.

Pros: Vegan superfoods

Cons: Serves meat, Prices

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fresh and healthy food - Edit

Food tasted great and fresh, although it was quite expensive for Cambodia. Great to find nice vegan food!
The earth bowl had too much salad and not enough other ingredients but still had good flavours. The raw chocolate and salted caramel cake was delicious.
The cafe was open and light and had a nice upstairs area.

Pros: great tasting vegan food, friendly staff

Cons: price

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Best Western Vegan Food in Phnom Penh but not the best - Edit

The cafe smells strongly of cheese, which is offensive to me. Vegan bowls are good but cannot compare with the ones offered by its sister cafe Vibe Cafe in Siem Reap. Has 1 vegan to-go sandwich available. Has a lot of options that could be veganized but not offered as vegan. Wish staff could improve on English since the cafe mainly serves expats and tourists from the West.

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Not for budget travellers - Edit

I´m sure the food must be amazing here because of the great reviews, but I had to leave this restaurant when I saw the prices on the menu. The same I did at Vibe in Siem Reap except there I had a latte (which was too small). I went here to get a baguette, because I wanted to have one once in Cambodia, but they didn´t have it anymore on their menu.

And once again I was disappointed that the vegan cakes on the menu were raw cakes. I´m a bit sick of the cashew creams and dates I get in Asia when all I want is a vegan cake.

Pros: Looked very nice and clean, The menu seemed great

Cons: Too expensive for budget travellers, There are cheaper veg restaurants in PP

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SO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Edit

I eat here all the time, they have such a beautifully, creative menu to leave you wanting more.
I have tried so many dishes and I have never been let down.

The Cold Pressed Juices are the best by far in Phnom Penh, this is a true gem in "the charming city".

The staff are all so friendly and knowledgeable about the foods on offer.

Well done Backyard Team a true 5* STAR* place you have created.

Pros: Very VEGAN Friendly, Creative Clean Menu, STAFF, STAFF, STAFF

Cons: NON, NON, NON

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My favourite place in Asia...! - Edit

I have a gluten allergy and I am lactose intolerant and this place had a lot of options for me.
I visited their other cafe, Vibe in Siem Reap and they told me about this place, thankfully, it saved my trip!
The staff were so helpful in making sure I had gluten free and they knew what it meant so had obviously had some great training.
Everything I had was delicious and it was very busy and had a buzz.

Pros: Gluten Free Options, Dairy Free Options, The Friendly Staff

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Amazing place - should be 5********* - Edit

I eat here all the time. Although they have just a couple of meat dishes, their menu is actually mostly vegan.
The food is always fresh, the place has a buzz, the music is great, staff are so friendly and I always leave feeling awesome.
Wish I could vote 5*******

Pros: abundance bowl, cashew milk , all the vegan desserts

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lovely - Edit

Lovely mini burger. Excellent soda and lime (sad I know)!!
Great modern atmosphere. Visit Vibe if you are in siem reap

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Would be 5* if I could - Edit

This is a fabulous place set within its crisp white walls and surrounded in lush greenery everywhere, what a real wonderland.

All A/C which was a saviour in the hot Phnom Penh city heat.

Now that food, this may not be 100% Vegan but it's still the best Vegan food that i've had in Cambodia, there amazing Abundance Bowl was just what I needed, I could feel the goodness entering my body. Luckily somehow I had enough room for there RAW chocolate and salted caramel cheesecake and WOW what an explosion of flavour I really wasn't expecting anything like this in Cambodia.

This is a true gem of a place and a must visit.

Pros: Fabulous Vegan Food, Green, Green, Greenery everywhere

Cons: Non, Non, Non

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Obsessed with this place - Edit

Amazing place. Best vegan cheesecake I've ever had (and I've had quite a few). I am in love.

Pros: Cheesecake, Many vegan options, Friendly staff

Cons: A little bit on the pricier side (but worth it)

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Best place in the city for vegan food!!! - Edit

I come back time and time and time again to Backyard.
Not only is the food so fresh, delicious and nutritious, they have constant specials and amazing raw desserts.
Plus, their staff are some of the best trained in the city and are so kind and friendly, they really make you feel at home.

Pros: Love, love love this place

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So many vegan and healthy options! - Edit

It's such a shame this place can't get 5 stars as it does serve meat, but they have so many vegan options, it's the best place in the city. Everything is so fresh, thoughtful and obviously made with skill and love.
Go here if you are ever in Phnom Penh. They have also just opened a 100% vegan cafe - VIBE in Siem Reap.

Pros: Everything

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Love this place!!!! - Edit

This place is very nice! The food is amazing and the staff is very nice. They have few products for sale like bamboo straw, coconut oil, natural products, teas and Mueslis.

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Big portions

Cons: Nothing to complain , Nothing to complain, Nothing to complain

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amazing vegan option - Edit

the best place for really healthy vegan food. ingredients all sourced organically and locally, everything is fresh and pure.

The best thing was their smoothies and bowls.

its vegan heaven

Pros: vegan options , delicious food, all organic and local

Cons: nothing , nothing , nothing

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Great find! - Edit

Very cute little place near the palace, lovely menu with so many options it was hard to choose! They have a fridge full of desserts and cold pressed juices that you can take home so I ended up eating some there and taking home even more stuff! They also sell packaged products like seeds, dried fruit, health powders etc.
The raw veg cheesecakes were delicious, just the right amount of sweetness and creaminess! They make chocolate truffles that are called protein bites (vegan!) and those were amazing. The raw brownies were pretty good. Green juices were good. The matcha latte was very bland though.
I wish I had enough time to come back and try their salads - it all sounded yummy!!

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Great veg/vegan-friendly healthy eats & drinks - Edit

Great place to step into the cool A/C, have a delicious smoothie or juice and take a respite from the Phnom Penh heat. Excellent veggie & vegan food with great non-veg options too. Generous portions. Salads, bowls, sandwiches, desserts, juices, smoothies. Staff are very friendly & service is excellent. I had an amazing bowl with tempeh, rice, greens, pickled veggies, hummus, etc. My boyfriend had a chicken sandwich which was excellent. They deliver. And also sell some homemade foods & bath products.

Pros: Generous portions, Great vegan & veg options, Friendly staff

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incredible food! - Edit

This is the best food I've had in so long. Travelled over Thailand and Cambodia and this beats every other veggie cafe hands down. Had the tempeh bowl which was full of flavour and wholesome goodness and then shared the raw chocolate and salted caramel tart plus the mango vanilla cheesecake. Think I had a spiritual experience from the chocolate one it was that good! The coffee is also the best I've had in Asia. Bit pricey but worth every penny, I'm going again tomorrow! Only allowed to give four stars max as it serves meat but the vegan options are the best you'll find in Asia.

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Healthy option - Edit

Nice clean peaceful place. They have valuable vegan options, very healthy. I had the backyard salad with cashew cheese. It was good (not a brave recipe though, a little bit flavourkess). I tried a cheesecake, a real sweet gem. Honestly, I had the feeling I was not in Cambodia anymore, because of the flavors and the price (expensive). I asked for extra avocado (1.5 dollars for three pieces of avocado..) and there was a hair in it... I had read the reviews on happy cow and, my expectations were very high, I was a little bit disappointed.

Pros: nice place , healthy food , good vegan cakes

Cons: expensive

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Fabulous Vegan Options - Edit

This place is brilliant. Whilst it isn't fully vegetarian, the vegan options are plentiful and clearly marked.
I visited a few times during my stay - the breakfast options are fantastic. My favourite "earth mother" - fried mushrooms, roasted garlic, cashew cheese and superfood pesto on toast - was delicious.
The salads are huge and as good - if not better - than I have had anywhere. The raw cheesecakes were also great. The presentation of the food is also really good.
Some of the best food I ate in Cambodia - and great if you are looking for something a bit different. Only wish they also opened for dinner!
I would give this place 5 stars if Happy Cow allowed me to.

Pros: Amazing, delicious, healthy food, Great clearly labelled vegan options

Cons: Not open for dinner

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amazing!!! - Edit

Didn't believe this place exists...in...phnom phen!!!

Absolutely amazing food and healthy options. Raw cakes, acai bowls, you can get organic animal protein as well.

I would be shocked to find such a place in Europe even.. Highly recommended

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