Khéma offers a unique concept in central Phnom Penh featuring a French fine dining restaurant, gourmet café, bakery, delicatessen and walk-in wine cellar, all under one roof in a stylish setting.
Dependent on your mood, opt for an intimate three-course dinner in Khéma’s signature restaurant, enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and delicious homemade pastry in our gourmet café or take out a selection of our imported charcuterie and cheese from our delicatessen, the choice is yours.
With an abundant selection of delicacies to suit all tastes, Khéma also boasts an extensive wine cellar with a large selection of French wines from across the regions.
Khéma strives to bring you a special food and wine experience.
At Khéma our philosophy is made up of three key ingredients; good wine, good food and good friends, to bring you a special food and wine experience.
Showcasing the best of French cuisine, Khéma has been designed to offer a delectable menu featuring traditional French dishes with a modern twist, as well as imported charcuterie and cheeses, exquisite cakes and pastries, and a sophisticated wine list. Khéma’s chic yet relaxed vibe makes it the perfect place for brunch, a special celebration or a romantic evening for two.
Reserve a table now and enjoy the best French cuisine at Khéma.
It’s been a long wait, but we’re thrilled to announce that Khéma La Poste finally opened its doors on 21 August, ready to serve Phnom Penh from 6am to 11pm with a fresh new menu of healthy, delicious meals and light bites as well as Khéma’s famed range of bread, cheeses, charcuterie and cakes (ok, these last ones are maybe not so “healthy” in the strictly pedantic meaning of the term, unless one considers their profoundly positive effects on the mind).
Set in a beautifully renovated premises between the Post Office and Sisowath Quay, the restaurant keeps the building’s innate old world sophistication buffed with a smart, contemporary polish: a perfect European café-style retreat for meeting friends or associates or simply relaxing with a quiet book and perhaps a glass of HobNob wine.
The building itself was once the back of the Messageries Fluviales de Cochinchine operation in Phnom Penh, a company established in 1881 by Jules Rueff after it became clear that financing for a railway line between Saigon and Phnom Penh would not be forthcoming.
The company’s boats initially connected Saigon with Phnom Penh and Battambang and, following some highly dangerous explorations up the Mekong, then to Stung Treng in order to connect with Khong in Vietnam. It eventually carried goods, mail and property along 3,000 kms of riverways across the region and, after a slightly disjointed start, became the most powerful company in Indochina.
At that time, the building was flanked by The Grand Hotel (now unrecognisable behind its new facade) and by the Customs Building, which has since been demolished. Along the road leading from Sisowath Quay towards the Post Office, the windows looked out on to Rue Jules Ferry (Street 13 — Ang Eng), and from there on to Rue Jeanneau (Street 98 — Santhor Mok).
We have worked hard to honour the building’s history and integrity while bringing it assuredly into today’s fast-moving, sophisticated world. The open space and high ceilings, exposed brickwork, iron work and refined details add up to a space that is smart, smooth and easy to be in, complemented by a menu that is sophisticated yet designed to cater to a wide range of tastes.
The classic Khéma menu has also had a bit of a revamp and now features a more international range of dishes, including a delicious Greek lamb moussaka that layers baked aubergine with minced lamb, cinnamon and béchamel sauce (one of our real favourites). We also have a hearty range of salads for those who don’t want to compromise on flavour while keeping an eye on their health. And there are plenty of classics too, such as Toulouse sausage, lobster bisque, fish tartare, beef carpaccio, pastas and so much more.
And we’ve worked just as hard to make sure that all this comes at outstanding value for money without losing any of the quality for which Khéma is so well known and loved.
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Don’t forget that we’re also available for private parties catered by our great team.
It's served daily between 2pm & 6pm at just $6+ per person
An association of three quintessentially British traditions, Khéma’s Afternoon Tea offers an opportunity to indulge in a delicious selection of rich sweet and savoury bites together with a free-flow of loose-leaf teas from the specialists at Harney & Sons.
The origins of the great British Afternoon Tea can be traced back to Anna Maria Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, who in the early 1800s established the habit of serving tea and cakes at 5pm in order to stave off “that sinking feeling” one got in between meals while being left to one’s own devices as the servants were busy preparing the main meal to be served at 8pm.
This elegant staging post between two larger meals was of course served only to those who had the leisure time to spare, and its particular Britishness lay in the fact that it was almost invariably accompanied by tea. By contrast, during the Italian equivalent of Merenda, the beverage is a thick hot chocolate in which to dip delicate, specially prepared biscuits.
Our Harney & Sons selection of loose leaf teas naturally includes the unequivocally British favourites, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, English Breakfast and Lapsang Souchong, but also teas from across the Asia region such as Pomegranate Oolong, Jasmine, Genmaicha, Formosa Oolong, Cherry Blossom, and from further abroad including organic Rooibos, Moroccan Mint, White Christmas, and Egyptian Chamomile.
By contrast with the distinctly silver-spoon Afternoon Tea, the British High Tea was a more working class affair developed at the height of Britain’s industrialisation and urbanisation. This was a substantial meal designed to satisfy the nation's workers hungry at the end of a day’s hard labour and therefore focused on hearty savoury dishes, cold meats, cheeses and plenty of baked goods. As the price of sugar came down after the Napoleonic Wars, sweet dishes also came to play an important role. It came to be called High Tea because, unlike Afternoon Tea, it was usually served at the dining table, up high, rather than in the drawing room.
The divine delights of a Devon Cream Tea came about around the middle of the 1900s, and single-handedly made a star out of scones, a dense and crumbly flat cake made with dried fruit which is then spread with thick, gorgeous layers of jam and whipped or clotted cream. It is the perfect marriage of sin and simplicity, a chance to indulge without being over-indulgent, i.e. British pragmatism at its very best.
In keeping with that tradition, a freshly baked scone served with lashings of jam and vanilla cream is at the very heart of every Khéma Afternoon Tea. In addition to that, on our elegant “tiers of delight” you’ll find a selection of savoury bites such as goat cheese and tomato tartine, a warm pie-wrap, and prawn cocktail, and below that sweet favourites including the famous macaron, one of Khéma’s divine selection of cakes, a light pastry, and fresh fruit.
Khéma Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2pm and 6pm at just $6+ per person. To make your reservation, click here .