Epic Arts is an inclusive arts organisation summed up by their motto ‘Every Person Counts’. Their café in Kampot, Cambodia raises funds for their arts programmes and awareness raising activities, as well as providing employment for deaf and disabled people. At the first glance it seems like a cheerful place with an inclusive spirit… but how would it rate as a fuelling stop for hungry customers?
Food and Drink
Choosing what to eat was the most difficult part of the visit to the café! We went for a tea-time snack, and the choice of enticing home-baked cookies and cakes was impressive. After much deliberation, the cinnamon roll hit the spot perfectly, washed down with a delicious mango shake. Other customers were happily tucking into colourful salads and paninis. The menu also includes bagels, Khmer dishes, all day breakfast and much much more….
As some of the staff are deaf, Epic Arts Café uses a simple written ordering system to overcome any communication barriers, and for those who want to reach out further the menu includes instructions for some useful expressions in sign language.
Comfy sofas, free wifi, and a good stash of magazines to read and a relaxed vibe makes it a good place to hang out.
What’s Near the Epic Arts Café
In Kampot pretty much everything is nearby! Epic Arts Café is in the centre of town, a couple of blocks back from the riverfront. Upstairs in the café you can learn more about the work of Epic Arts, and there’s a range of items for sale to support them further. 50 metres down the road more of their gifts and crafts can be found at the Epic Creations shop.
In the other direction you’ll find the local cinema, bookshop, and old market building. A few block north-west of the café is Kampot’s iconic durian fruit roundabout.Address: Epic Arts Café, 1st May Road, Kampot Get map
Opening Hours: The cafe is open daily from 7am till 4.00pm. Website: www.epicarts.org.uk/cambodia/social-enterprise/epic-arts-cafe
The Epic Arts Café is not to be missed! Quality food at the right price. Epic Arts Café generous menu and cheerful staff will both feed and inspire you. You’ll find yourself leaving with happy stomach and a big smile.
Reviewer – Mags Bird (visited the café on 14th February 2015)