Good café for a 1st date in Phnom Penh?

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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:14 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:39 pm
Splash out a bit, take her to Metro on Riverside and 148. Oyster a $ a pop between 5-7.
Or Wednesday night at Oskar on Riverside and 110. Ladies night with 2 for 1 cocktails for the girls.

Getting them pissed in a nice environment pays dividends.
Jesus, it's a first date, why waste money?

There are now literally hundreds of cafes around, so I don't think you could go wrong. Any of the Browns are decent and liked by Khmers and all over the city. For a more western setting, Lot 369 or Feel Good Cafe are decent, but you seriously can't go wrong with any coffee shop you see around that has halfway decent decor. You're just trying to get to know each other after-all. I say any Bown would make her feel comfortable and at ease because of the familiar chain-like setting.
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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:17 pm

might help to know
Is she Khmer? You're Barang?
Does she speak english?
how long have you known her?
How old are you?

Day date or night?
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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by Doc67 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:30 pm

I think we need a photo
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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by lostjeremy » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:29 pm

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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by pczz » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:34 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:17 pm
might help to know
Is she Khmer? You're Barang?
Does she speak english?
how long have you known her?
How old are you?

Day date or night?
or even is it a he a she or s shim
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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by GMJS-CEO » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:55 pm

I’m a fan of Touk on riverside directly across from FCC. Upstairs so you avoid the street annoyances and noise, nice view and conducive to having a conversation as it’s not overcrowded usually. I’m partial as I met my wife there.

Metro is nice.

I’ve had titanic recommended but never actually went inside.

Lê moon rooftop is nice, can get crowded sometimes.

Armands for steak, I’ve been there a few times. I sometimes avoid the steakhouse as it can be so filling but if that’s what you seek this has the ambiance I’d recommend.
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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by Alex » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:47 pm

Freightdog wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:47 pm
Alex wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Easy, Starbucks
Sorry, but a country that seems to have some very nice coffee, a good date is to go to a coffee chain that has some expensive average to mediocre offerings?
Is this a first date idea to ensure there’s no second date?
My assumption was that it's a date with a local. That you aren't impressed with Starbucks is neither surprising nor relevant.
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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by Phnom Poon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:46 pm

surely cafes are for business 'dates'

or tinder or badoo matches

i note there are many attractive young women loitering alone at some cafes
i assume this is the reason, and not a caffeine addiction

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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by Mishmash » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:45 pm

Phnom Poon wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:46 pm
surely cafes are for business 'dates'

or tinder or badoo matches

i note there are many attractive young women loitering alone at some cafes
i assume this is the reason, and not a caffeine addiction
You might say "packed to the gills with tasty totty", especially those close to the universities.

I was enjoying a morning coffee with my buddy, when bang the 'college' three doors down emptied for break and we were surrounded by 30+ brainy types with designer specs.

Not a guy in sight.

Certainly brightened the day somewhat.
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Re: Good café for a 1st date in PP

Post by Gator » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:06 am

Seconded on Touk and Le Moon. Both good spots with great views of the river. :thumb:
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