Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

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Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:55 pm

Cambodia's First Reptile-themed Cafe Slithers into People's Hearts
As customers sip on their lattes and hang out with the reptiles, "they will love them like I do," the 32-year-old told AFP while stroking the scaly neck wattle of an iguana.
AFPUpdated:September 6, 2018, 10:56 AM IST

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: For anyone terrified of an albino python, an orange corn snake or a scaly, bearded iguana, Chea Raty says getting up close and personal at Phnom Penh's first reptile-themed cafe is the only remedy.

Taking off from the cat cafes already popular in the Cambodian capital, Chea Raty launched his business to revamp the skin-crawling reputation of lizards and snakes and convince haters that they are simply misunderstood.

As customers sip on their lattes and hang out with the reptiles, "they will love them like I do," the 32-year-old told AFP while stroking the scaly neck wattle of an iguana.

The walls of his cafe are lined with lit-up glass tanks containing snakes of various lengths and colours, while a bright macaw screeches in the corner.

Some visitors look hesitantly at the cages, others are bolder in their embrace of the creatures.

There's no entry fee, so visitors can order a coffee and request a sit-down with a serpentine friend from one of the tanks.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:06 pm

Find Reptile Café in Phnom Penh by turning off Street 167, between Street 450 and Street 173. Contact the staff via the venue’s Facebook page .
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Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:16 pm

That place has been open for a few years...it actually used to be a pet shop selling reptiles, snakes and exotic birds, but I think they had some pressure put on them by an NGO, so they turned it into a café. Great place to take kids.
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Post by Duncan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:29 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:16 pm
That place has been open for a few years...it actually used to be a pet shop selling reptiles, snakes and exotic birds, but I think they had some pressure put on them by an NGO, so they turned it into a café. Great place to take kids.


But would you put them in the cage with the snakes or the exotic birds.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by fax » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:33 pm

Duncan wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:29 pm
But would you put them in the cage with the snakes or the exotic birds.
What cage?

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Post by angkorjohn » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:42 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:16 pm
That place has been open for a few years...it actually used to be a pet shop selling reptiles, snakes and exotic birds, but I think they had some pressure put on them by an NGO, so they turned it into a café. Great place to take kids.
isn't there also "zoo cafe" on 432's - got monkeys and rabbits etc running around while you sip a coffee. Keep meaning to take the nephews. Anyone been?

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50506073/the-zoo-cafe/
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Post by bvanfossen » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:07 pm

I'd like to check this place out as I like reptiles.

angkorjohn wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:42 pm
PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:16 pm
That place has been open for a few years...it actually used to be a pet shop selling reptiles, snakes and exotic birds, but I think they had some pressure put on them by an NGO, so they turned it into a café. Great place to take kids.
isn't there also "zoo cafe" on 432's - got monkeys and rabbits etc running around while you sip a coffee. Keep meaning to take the nephews. Anyone been?

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50506073/the-zoo-cafe/
Sounds cool
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Post by fax » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:08 pm

There's a 178 cafe where punters pet a different type of pussy.
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Post by angkorjohn » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:18 pm

fax wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:08 pm
There's a 178 cafe where punters pet a different type of pussy.
Best zoo used to be GSM in it's hey day, or Walkabout :beer2:
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by fax » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:24 pm

angkorjohn wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:18 pm
Best zoo used to be GSM in it's hey day, or Walkabout :beer2:
I mean the boring hairy pussy crazy people like https://www.foodbuzz.site/en/chhma-cat-cafe-phnom-penh/

and unicorn cafe (no live unicorns) https://www.foodbuzz.site/en/unicorn-emperium/
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