Signature cafe (Kep review not Kampot): Pretty poor (review for Kep not Kampot)
Signature cafe on the main square by the beach isn't anything special. We were after breakfast and stopped here but for $3 I got a mouthful of museli and tea. It doubles up as a jewellery shop too and the guy was on his own so service was slow. But he was a nice polite guy and tried his best but just felt it wasn't vfm.
Holy Crab: Crab! (Review for Kep not Kampot)
Holy Crab (see what they did there) is located on the crab strip next to the crab market.
Service is good and the menu quite extensive although we were always just after crab.
I've not eaten crab direct from the crab itself for a number of years and I had forgotten how messy and how slow and annoying it can be! And how little meat you actually get maloti not such good vfm. I had the garlic deep fried crab which was delicious and that's why crab is worth it! The taste. It came with potatoes and veg (ordered separately). Our total bill for the two of us, both on crab, was $23, with just a pot of tea as a drink. So, way over budget for this part of the world but when in Kep....
Chau Chau: Friendly staff(review for Kep not Kampot)
Chau chau is one of the many shacks selling seafood and western food along by the crab market. We were enticed to enter by the lovely friendly owner Anie. We stopped just for a cuppa tea initially and sat on their terrace overlooking the sea and islands. Then the rain came just as we were leaving so we stopped and sat at the bar chatting to her with a rum and coke ($3) and a shake. I guess it's hard to tell the difference between all these cafés along this strip but we wiggled this one out due to Anies personality.
Rusty Keyhole: Best Ribs!!
Great little restaurant. Everybody goes for the ribs and it can get quiet busy, but its worth the wait. They are the biggest, nicest, leanest ribs in SE Asia, and a full rack is more than enough for 2. The other menu items are just as good quality and quite large serves. Beer is served ice cold, great place.
Favorite Dish: Sharing a full rack of ribs with baked potatoes and coleslaw.
- Food and Dining
Little Garden Bar: Little Garden Bar
Our guide recommended that place for breakfast and first we were a bit shocked by the prices, as they are easily 50 to 100% higher than anywhere else. But the place looks cozy and we decided to go for it anyway since we can still consider it cheap compared to the western world. Later on we learned that this place is taking care of Tin Lid Kids - Kids that are collecting Tin Cans to sell them for a few cents. Whenever such a kid is dropping by, he/she will get a warm meal and drinks. They also organize some trips with them to the waterfalls for some swimming. Doesn't it feel nice to pay more when you know that as a matter of fact you are actually paying their next meal?