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Jewel in the Lotus and Lotus Gallery

€€ - €€€, Cafe, British
5 # 53 Street 2., Battambang 02000, Cambodia
+855 92 260 158
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“art scene” (4 reviews)
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08:00 - 17:00 Hours
Welsh, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
5 # 53 Street 2., Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Once again, I stumbled upon this gallery whilst walking about the streets after lunch. You could easily walk past it and that would be a mistake. It's a little Aladdin's cave of art, curios, quirky comics and serving healthy drinks. On entering your free to...More

Thank ianx17489
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Great coffee and an amazing modernised shop house building! check out a most curious collection of art, zines, clothes and odd things! Owners are beautiful and interesting people, and there's a gallery/studio upstairs. I ended up chatting to Darren for a few hours about Battambang...More

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Great cafe with beautiful artwork. Got to meet the artist who was lovely and very inpiriring. Can purchase artwork and prints. Well worth a visit

Thank Kirsty H
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This place is listed in the lonely plant guide as a restaurant/bar, they no longer serve alcohol or food but they have lovely, refreshing health drinks, quirky artwork and posters, jewellery and other Knick knacks. The co owner is an artist and was happy to...More

Thank katrina t
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A jewel or an oasis perhaps. The stripped brick interior is home to beautifully hung art and an Aladdin's cave of lovely trinkets and cards. Upstairs is a not to be missed gallery space. The coffee is good and the tea choices extensive . The...More

Thank cafekangoo
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This was once a bar/restaurant and is still listed as such in the lonely planet book. It changed about a year ago to a vegetarian cafe that also is a quirky shop and lovely art gallery. The food choices aren't extensive, but it is a...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

ddidn' eat theer as a wedding going on outside and a bit over the top with the music, the owner so nice and friendly had a cool drink and got good tips !!!

Thank Ghislain F
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The customer service here was really nice. It was a husband and wife team and they were just beautiful. The wife is an artist and she has her art on display upstairs; truly amazing art; I wish I could have bought a piece. The husband...More

Thank Sunflower4676
Baktun14, Owner at Jewel in the Lotus and Lotus Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

It was our pleasure!

Reviewed 27 March 2017

I stopped by here for a light lunch and had a lovely experience. The owner was very warm and welcoming (a fellow Brit I believe) and the cafe had a lovely light and airy feel to it with lots of interesting artwork and beautiful floor...More

1  Thank Beebyontour
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is an amazing gallery, I highly recommend a visit if your purpose to Battambang includes checking out the art scene. Battambang has historically been known for being a hub of creatives and artists back in the 60s. Things changed during the Khmer Rouge era,...More

Thank Meiyi C
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Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Parking Available
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08:00 - 17:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 # 53 Street 2., Battambang 02000, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Battambang Province  >  Battambang
  • Phone Number: +855 92 260 158
Set in a lovingly restored colonial shophouse, Jewel in the lotus is a Coffee, juice, smart bar and shop downstairs. many drinks are unique creations. Upstairs houses the Lotus Gallery. The downstairs environment is cool and comfortable and filled with all manner of strange and beautiful objects. Artworks and prints, Clothes and jewellery from India, Vintage Vietnamese coloured vinyl records, old Khmer photographs and postcards, Underground comix and literature, crystals … The list is endless! The Gallery upstairs is one of Cambodia’s foremost artspaces and features the work of top Cambodian Artist, Khchao Touch. The venue often has interesting events, presentations, poetry evenings, music and documentary films, so check local press for up to date information. Jewel in the Lotus is at 53, St 2.5, opposite the Nomad bar and is open every day except Monday, from 9am till 5 pm.
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