If it’s your first visit to Phnom Penh, you should never miss this Boeung Keng Kang 1 district in the heart of the Cambodian capital city. Boeung Keng Kang 1 (or BKK1 in short) is a popular district of coffee shops and restaurants in Chamkarmorn commune, Phnom Penh’s most popular area.
What to Eat in Boeung Keng Kang 1 District
It’s the finest place for eat and drink in Phnom Penh. For example, Street 57 in BKK1 is home to a number of good coffee shops, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Costa Coffee, and Brown Coffee. Want American fast food? You’ve got it, too.
Fast Food Restaurants
These are some selected fast food restaurants in BKK1 district. The Pizza Company, Domino Pizza, Big Apple Donuts & Coffee, KFC, Burger King, BBQ Chicken, Krispy Kreme, and Doughnuts.
Coffee Shops in BKK1
Starbucks Reserve, Brown Coffee (two shops in this district alone), Costa Coffee, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Café Le Diplomate, K.E Cafe, and Josh Coffee & Bakery.
There are also a number of Japanese restaurants in this area. There are some Japanese restaurants in the Boeung Keng Kang 1 district.
Good to Know
I’ve lived in Phnom Penh since the 1980s. I went to a high school in this district as it’s close to my home on Monivong Boulevard near St. 360. I’ve witnessed a tremendous transformation of the BKK1 from quiet residences to popular areas for NGOs’ offices to increasing number of coffeeshops and restaurants.