The word ‘Cafe’ means more to Kinyei than just a place to have a coffee – they recognise it to be a place, open to everyone, where you can go to share ideas, news, and culture. Kinyei Cafe serves a range of expertly made espressos and baked goods. With live music, a gallery space, and hosting ‘Kinyei Open Classroom’, the cafe is becoming a hub of social innovation, cross cultural engagement and local artistic talent.
Kinyei Cafe employs local youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing training and employment opportunities. Profits made in the cafe are directed to Kinyei’s incubation program, providing financial support to specific youth-led social projects, offering training, networking events and small startup loans. Kinyei cafe is associated with the overarching organisation ‘Kinyei’ which supports a variety of social enterprises in Battambang including Soksabike, a local bicycle tour company.
St 1.5, near Psar Nath, Battambang