Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by angkorjohn » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:54 pm

fax wrote:
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/
Yeah I know the Cat one, think thats where the foreign guy got a beating after the ATM the other week. must have got his pussy bars mixed up
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by newkidontheblock » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:19 am

But can one order snake and turtle soup there as well?

If the locals start viewing reptiles as pets, then what’s next? No more fried crickets?
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by bvanfossen » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:25 pm

angkorjohn wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:42 pm
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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/

I'm going to go there tomorrow I've just decided...
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:38 pm

bvanfossen wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:25 pm
angkorjohn wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:42 pm
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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/
I'm going to go there tomorrow I've just decided...
Report ?
A more recent article on Zoo Cafe:
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-life ... s-and-pets
Zoo Cafe is located on the corner of streets 135 and 432 and is open every day from 7 am to 8pm.
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by John Bingham » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:32 pm

I was at the reptile cafe at the weekend. It was pretty full, but there was one small table. There was a wall of tanks down one side with some lizards/ snakes/ tarantula and a cage with a red and blue Macaw, and some cages with iguanas, one huge one, outside. While the animals were interesting the place wasn't very welcoming and the drinks (the ones they actually had) were not up to much. We didn't stay long, maybe worth a visit on a quieter day.
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by angkorjohn » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:33 am

bvanfossen wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:25 pm
angkorjohn wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:42 pm
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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/

I'm going to go there tomorrow I've just decided...
Did you get there in the end? Any update? worth it or did a racoon shit in your coffee?
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by angkorjohn » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:33 am

John Bingham wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:32 pm
I was at the reptile cafe at the weekend. It was pretty full, but there was one small table. There was a wall of tanks down one side with some lizards/ snakes/ tarantula and a cage with a red and blue Macaw, and some cages with iguanas, one huge one, outside. While the animals were interesting the place wasn't very welcoming and the drinks (the ones they actually had) were not up to much. We didn't stay long, maybe worth a visit on a quieter day.
Sounds like breakfast at paddy rice
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by bvanfossen » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:25 pm

angkorjohn wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:33 am
bvanfossen wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:25 pm
angkorjohn wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:42 pm
[

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/

I'm going to go there tomorrow I've just decided...
Did you get there in the end? Any update? worth it or did a racoon shit in your coffee?
Yes we went and I give it a thumbs up. Vanilla iced latte was good but I thought pricey at $2.50. They had 2 pug pups and both were sick.
The racoon was sleeping and the fox was mia. the marmoset monkey room was the highlight for me. We were able to stay with them as long as we wanted, there are two of them.

Warning: if you go be prepared for the monkeys to pee on your shoulders. You will not feel it nor hear them piss, but they will. They run up and down your body but like to perch on your shoulders. Yes i felt like cptn Jack Sparrow
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by that genius » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:30 pm

So they have one (non-local) snake, and an iguana) TWO reptiles.

Impressive. Oh, and the tortoise.

Sounds like an average day at Candy Bar sans the suicides.
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Re: Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh - Having Tea with a Snake

Post by ofparadise » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:55 pm

Saw this on straitstimes[dot]com a few days back... Gonna bring my son there to see how he responds. As long the snakes are venomoids, it seems like fun.
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