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Bloom Cafe

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by Bianca Gravina-Price (subscribe)
A blogger / photographer who lives in Geelong and holidays often.
Published February 14th 2016
Cupcakes with a conscience
Traveling through Asia there are frequent opportunities to eat like a local. Spicy curries, sassy salads and unique snacks, along with some ingredients that you'd rather not identify, are everywhere. But after a time of gorging on exotic meals I find that I crave a little touch of the familiar. I want to taste flavours that are recognisable and dishes that remind me of home.

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A local meal of chicken feet

Bloom Café gave me a break from the hot and bustling city of Phnom Penh and provided a chance to recharge.

Bloom Café specializes in elaborately decorated cakes and cupcakes. With 48 options to pick from it was difficult to choose only two. Some of the delectable flavours on offer included apricot shortbread, chocolate chip and red velvet.

After much deliberation, allowing customers lined up behind me to go ahead because I was having trouble deciding, I settled on an apple crumble cake and a blueberry cupcake.

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Cupcakes at Bloom cafe

Each cupcake is topped with amazing sugar art which looks too good to eat. But it's not; trust me, because I ate it.

Another treat was being able to order a latte and sit in the air-conditioned comfort of Bloom to enjoy it. After getting my caffeine hit from iced coffee in the stifling humidity each morning for the past few weeks enjoying a hot milky coffee was a real treat.

But best of all Bloom Café is that it is a not-for-profit training café that provides skills to Cambodian women in need.

So you can have your cake and eat it without the guilt.

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Why? For the cupcakes, of course!
When: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Phone: 855 77 75 75 00
Where: Phnom Penh
Cost: From $1.50US for a cupcake
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