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Phnom Penh Morning Market & Breakfast Tour

Daily at 8:30am

Duration 3 Hours

$39 USD per Adult

$29 USD Children 4-15

Tour Operated by Tuktuk

The Essentials:

See how Cambodians wake up and start their day on our morning market and breakfast tour by tuktuk.  Discover hidden neighborhoods, sip on some local coffee, and experience our vibrant Khmer culture – you’ll definitely want to skip your hotel breakfast for this!


This tour includes food and drinks at 5-6 stops where you’ll enjoy a selection of sit-down restaurants, street-food stalls, a market, and a cafe.

Group Size

Small groups of 2-8 people per tour.

Start & End Location

Hotel pick-up is included from centrally located hotels. The tour will end at a cafe near the Russian Market.

Dietary Requirements

Fish sauce is an essential ingredient in Khmer cuisine.  This tour will be difficult for those who cannot eat fish sauce, and additionally, meat broth. We visit small, family-run eateries that specialize in one thing, so vegetarian substitutions are not available at most places. Please contact us prior to booking if you have any questions or concerns.

What You'll Do:

Hotel Pick-up is Provided

You will be picked up at your hotel by tuktuk and whisked away to our favorite local neighborhoods around Phnom Penh for an authentic experience.

Coffee & Noodles

Start your morning at a favorite local hang-out that’s been serving the neighborhood breakfast for over 15 years. Sip on a selection of local coffee served alongside a bowl of savory noodle soup.

Local Wet Market

Stroll through a bustling open-air wet market, try what’s in-season, and walk away with a handmade souvenir…on us! Along the way, meet Sister Mao who sources freshly grown herbs to create her own fresh curry paste.

Pork & Rice

Visit Brother Salin and his family-run shop that serves up a classic Khmer breakfast. We’ll grab a plastic chair and sit street-side for some freshly grilled pork & rice served with homemade pickles and a rich bowl of soup.

Savory Turmeric Crepes

These popular savory crepes are made with rice milk and turmeric, which give them their vibrant yellow color. Then they’re stuffed with ground pork, bean sprouts, and dried shrimp before we wrap them by hand with lettuce and local herbs. Don’t forget the homemade dipping sauce!

Award-Winning Coffee

Finish with a signature coffee recipe that won this hip cafe the National Barista Gold Medal in Cambodia! The tour will end at the cafe, which is within walking distance to the Russian Market. Your guide can suggest how to get to your next destination.

Plus More Surprises!

* This itinerary is subject to changes and adjustments based on daily vendor operations and availability, but it will always be awesome.

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About This Tour:

Perhaps one of the most storied capital cities in the world, Phnom Penh has risen and fell multiple times since it was first established in the 5th century. The bustling city you see today, developing at warp speed and home to over 2 million people, was a very different place just decades ago – and many locals still prefer their traditional way of life.

Those traditions are still strong, and best seen exploring our vibrant local streets in the morning. Try a selection of freshly prepared sesame donuts, one of Cambodia’s most popular morning snacks. Discover our favorite Bai Sach Chrouk (pork with rice) vendor in Phnom Penh to see why it’s THE breakfast for locals. And watch Banh Xeo (savory stuffed pancakes) prepared fresh-to-order, radiating with their classic turmeric-yellow color. And don’t forget the local coffee!

While the city is known for its markets, the truth is that many of them these days cater only to tourists. But traditions abound if you know where to find them, and we’ll visit a less-traveled market to see what locals buy and walk away with a souvenir of our own.

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Take a look at some of our favorite moments from Lost Plate’s morning market and breakfast food tour!

Customer Reviews:


“We had an amazing time with our guide Neara! She took us to amazing local spots for food and drinks (we enjoyed everything we tried), and we learned so much. Neara was very friendly, an excellent and knowledgeable host, and we would recommend to everyone. This is one of the best local tours/food tours we have done throughout our travels. Thank you again for a great tour!”


March 2023


“Highly recommend this tour to anyone keen on not just tasting local food, but also getting a glimpse of how locals live! Our guide was awesome, he offers unique insight into Cambodian history and culture, he’s so so friendly, knowledgeable, and his jokes are hilarious! And the food. This tour covered breakfast AND lunch. The food was incredible and we were the only foreigners at every restaurant and market we visited. The portions were so generous (I’m stuffed) and varied and I am now on a caffeine high from all the delicious local coffee we tried! In summary, from the moment the tuktuk picked me up to the very end at a relaxing cafe next to the Russian market, every moment was perfectly planned.”


February 2023


“Such a great tour! The stops were local and the food was delicious and it was great to explore the market and try new things. Our guide was incredible. She could not have done more to share the food and culture with us. She explained everything and answered our questions and went out of her way to make sure we got to see and try everything we wanted The tour was fun from start to finish, I definitely recommend you make time for this while you’re in Phnom Penh!”


February 2023


Awesome Tour!

“Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was so friendly and easy to talk to. The places that we went had excellent food! And beverages! The coffee! I never would have found this stuff on my own. Also – the inclusion of the small gift is such a nice touch! I have done many food tours and never experienced this before so it was much appreciated and made the tour stand out a bit more. Highly recommended.”

Phnom Penh Morning Tour Review by Robyn


February 2023


“This is a genuine experience of local Cambodian street food and market shopping. Our guide was well informed, keen to share her knowledge, kind and enthusiastic, who spoke excellent English. We had several welcome, unexpected surprises.”


January 2023


“Amazing breakfast tour with Neara, who shared her love of Phnom Penh and its food, and made sure we left well-caffeinated, well-fed, and ready to face the day. (She also truly went above and beyond to help us when we told her we also needed a covid test to head to our next destination outside of Cambodia). Loved starting the day with noodles. Because I have trust issues, I keep waiting for the day Lost Plate your disappoints me. But it just doesn’t happen!”


January 2023


Knowledgeable and friendly guide!

“Seavyi has been a wonderful companion to explain to our group what Cambodians like to have for breakfast. We also visited a local market, and he gave great explanations about the food, the fruit, the spices…Thank you dear Seavyi for being such a knowledgeable and friendly guide!”

Phnom Penh Morning Market Food Tourr Review by Philippe


January 2023


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“What an amazing food tour! We drank coffee, ate lots of food, and my favorite part was exploring a local street market. I learned so much about Khmer cuisine and the local culture from our guide, Seavyi. He was one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had, and was funny and answered everyone’s questions. Between all the drinks and food and exploration, this tour is seriously an amazing value. Highly recommend joining this tour for anyone visiting PP!”

Phnom Penh Morning Market Food Tourr Review by Michelle


January 2023


“My first Lost Plate experience outside China. They did not disappoint! Delicious food, friendly guides, and unexpected experiences.”


January 2023


Excellent food and market tour!

“Takes you to local places you most likely wouldn’t find on your own, where you taste a wide range of very typical Cambodian food. The visit to the market is a great addition, allowing you to find out about many of the typical ingredients.”

Phnom Penh Morning Market Food Tourr Review by Peter


January 2023

COVID-19 Health & Safety.

  • Flexible Cancellation Policy: We have always offered one of the most flexible cancellation policies in the industry and that hasn’t changed. You are able to reschedule your tour or receive a 100% refund for all cancellations made at least 48 hours before the tour start time. Your reservations with Lost Plate are worry-free.
  • Symptom-Free: We require that all guides and guests are not ill when joining a tour. Guides or guests showing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, will be asked to not join the tour.
  • Masks: In general, there are no mask mandates in our destinations but we do recommend wearing one when in public.
  • Your guide has the right to refuse service to anyone who does not cooperate with our health & safety requests. All Lost Plate tour guides are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns with any of these details, please contact us before your tour begins.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Come hungry because you will get a lot of food! We are not a tasting tour, we provide much more than a full meal’s worth of food so we recommend you skip breakfast before the tour and arrive hungry!

This tour also includes coffee during the tour, plus bottled water.

We have many happy customers who do all of our tours in each city! We have designed our tours to ensure that each dish is unique to each tour and there aren’t ANY repeats. This tour is extremely different from our evening tour and joining both tours would give you huge insight into the local foodie scene.

We encourage you to pick the tours that best fit your itinerary and we offer a 10% discount if booking more than one tour.

We sure do! If you decide to do more than one tour with us we are happy to offer you a 10% discount off your total amount. It doesn’t matter if the tour is in the same city or a different city, we want to keep feeding you as long as you let us. Our online booking system will automatically deduct the discount from your total if booking online at the same time. If you decide to add more tours later, your original confirmation email will include a promo code to use on those bookings. Also, children ages 4-15 receive a discount on all tours (3 & under are free).

Our tours have been designed to accommodate as many diets as possible while still remaining authentic and delicious.  We prepare our tour menu beforehand, so please let us know if you have special requirements when you book.

Please note that Khmer cuisine features a lot of fish sauce as a natural salt (don’t worry, it’s not fishy), which is the most common issue we follow-up with guests about.

Vegetarian: We can accommodate this, but please understand that substitutions are not available at the mom-n-pop places we visit. If you decide to join, you’ll be eating the same dish minus the meat. Your options will expand if you’re able to eat fish sauce and meat broth. This tour will be extremely limited for vegans.

Fun fact: there’s no Khmer word for vegetarian, even saying “no-meat diet” would still include fish/oyster sauces and meat-based broths, so saying vegetarian in Khmer would actually require a long-winded explanation. The closest thing to it, and how we explain it to our vendors, is “temple-food” which is the diet Buddhist monks observe, built around as little suffering and negative karma as possible.

Food allergies: This tour is adaptable to those who are gluten intolerant. Please let us know if you have any other allergies or restrictions.

Bookings cancelled 2 days (48 hours) or more before your tour are fully refundable (100% refund). Bookings cancelled within 48 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations must be communicated by email to or by phone. If you would like to reschedule your tour with less than 48 hours notice, we will need to charge 50% of your total since we are unable to fill your spots at short notice.

Our minimum is 2 and maximum is 8. There’s no flag to follow, or megaphone, or tacky uniforms. It’s small enough to be intimate, but big enough to get away with trying several dishes at each stop. You’ll get plenty of face-time with the experts. Bottom line is, you’ll follow the guide through a super-local experience and make friends along the way. It is awfully common for our guests to continue the morning together after the tour.

The tour starts at 8:30am, and we offer free hotel pick-up at central locations. When you complete your booking online, you’ll be able to provide your hotel name and address (or you can notify us later if you’re not sure where you’re staying yet) and we will send you an estimated pick-up time the day before your tour, which is typically between 8:15-8:45am. We’ll meet you at the lobby with a Lost Plate sign .

The tour will end at a cafe near to the Russian Market. Your guide will be able to assist you about how to get wherever you’d like to go next.

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Phnom Penh Breakfast Tour by Tuktuk



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