Cafe la Fete new venue on ever-expanding Street 294

The scent of pastries and coffee lingers at Cafe la Fete, a spacious new venue on ever-expanding Street 294. Large umbrellas shelter tables outside the cafe, which is filled with plump couches and vases of fresh flowers. It offers a selection of French-style pastries including croissants, pains au chocolat and various tarts, with freshly baked baguettes costing $1.50 each and Japanese coffee from $2.50. “This is a coffee restaurant and upstairs we have some private rooms for lunch,” says owner Madame Kimura, who also runs Japanese eatery Origami. Several sleek meeting rooms occupy the second floor and the kitchen also offers catering, primarily for weddings and birthday parties.

18 Street 294, Phnom Penh. Tel: 023 994 279. Open daily from 8am to 10pm.