If you ever find yourself in the capital town of Sen Monorom in Mondulkiri, there is only one place to go for breakfast. You will not regret it. You will enjoy the most delicious breakfast in town at the Cinnamon Cafe and Bakery.
The coffee was the best. I had enough of those bitter coffee from other places in Sen Monorom. Here, I can enjoy the coffee without being suspicious of its origin. The owner, Kia, told me that the coffee beans were bought in Phnom Penh. It does feel good!
For breakfast, I had an all day English breakfast. This meant two scrambled eggs, fried tomatoes, bacon and homemade bread.
I also had homemade yoghurt with mango, passion fruit and muesli.
And since I can’t get enough, I had pancakes too served with lime and sugar.
I’ve met Kia a few times before. The last time was in Bangkok some years ago. I know that she is known to be the best baker in town. She has many orders everyday from individuals and some from organisations too. Really cool! She related to me how everything started, how an expat couple who worked many years in Mondulkiri got her started and encouraged her to continue. It was a beautiful story.
(All photos by Ari Vitikainen @arivitikainenphotography.com)