Roots is a family-owned cafe and gallery tucked away in a quiet garden setting in Siem Reap. Its lush and tranquil grounds is the perfect place to withdraw from the flurry of town to enjoy a cup of coffee, a vegan milkshake or a hearty plant-based meal while spending quality time with family, catching up on work, relaxing with a book or enjoying a romantic evening.
Roots offers a variety of Cambodian, Filipino and Western dishes taking inspiration from the foods our families grew up with and tailoring them to the vegan palette. We hope that through these simple and traditional dishes, you can discover a refreshing yet familiar world of flavor and nourishment.
Brian Im, restaurant owner and photographer, has spent the past few years traveling around Cambodia to rediscover his roots and learn more about his Khmer heritage. His photography focuses on the daily life of the local people, capturing the raw beauty that is often overlooked. We hope these curated photos elevate your experience and offer a deeper insight into the lifestyle and culture of Cambodia.