Social Enterprise

We are a Social enterprise activities that is driven by a social environment purposes. The profits made are reinvested in training underprivileged and rescued young Cambodians. Open Arms only employs staff that have been trained in their centres or that come from underprivileged background.

 

Beauty Salon

We build activities with our hands, We win clients with our hearts

Open Arms Beauty Salon has been operating since 2008, the salon was originally opened to create employment for one of the children living in the home it has since become one of the top Salons in Phnom Penh. There are now nine IMG_2211staff working in the salon all who have been trained by Open Arms, the girls have also received extensive training by western hairdressers who come most years to train the leaders.

The Salon is situated ten blocks north of the Russian Market it has beautiful decor and is spotlessly clean and hygienic.

the Salon caters for all aspects of hair care, fingernail art and makeup the girls are very experience and delight in serving their customers.

The Salon has a ladies only massage area upstairs again it is  beautifully decorated, facials with a natural product from Australia are also available.

The Salon also offers what Open Arms calls The Retreat it is an whole afternoon or morning of pampering , if you are interested in this the information is in the menu section.

 

Haven Tea Room 

Sandra has trained rescued girls and the Open Arms girls in many aspects of hospitality and catering, including basic food preparation and pastry cooking, as well as life skills, English and simple budgeting and bookkeeping.

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The Tea Room started in 2008 with one young woman who wanted to learn to cook, she now operates the Tea Room unassisted when Grahame and Sandra are in Australia. Since 2008 the premises has been used to train women in cleaning , cooking and waitress.

There are four full time staff members and three  part time again all have been trained by Open Arms, the Room is popular for birthday parties , baby showers ,  functions and  get together. All the food is made fresh on the premises.


If you like old world charm the Haven Tea Room will be just right for you, quaint and gentle with delicate china ,roses and lace its just the place to  relax and go back in time and as you sip your tea and eat some homemade goodies you will forget where you are.

An Article from the Phnom Penh Post 

“Our next stop was The Haven, a tearoom run by the NGO Open Arms Cambodia that trains underprivileged young people in practical skills. One of those skills is creating afternoon tea, and we loved the end result. Reflecting the atmosphere of a quaint English tea shop, The Haven is quaint to the nth degree. Pink tablecloths are covered with lace overlays, tea is poured from a bone china teapot into delicate teacups and bunches of silk roses decorate the room.

There’s a wide selection of teas including blackberry or peach green tea, chamomile, jasmine, English breakfast and rosehip, and all the food is homemade so some of the pastries are a little irregular, making the place feel homier than places where everything is flawless. 

You select four of the seven cake or tart choices from the menu which may include passion fruit curd tart, apple and custard tart and hummingbird cake and there are mini quiches, finger sandwiches and savoury muffins, all presented on a two-tier platter decorated with silk roses. There are 17 bites of food – all for a mere $5 per person (or $10 per person if you have a minimum group of 10 and want an even more extravagant feast). 

There’s no aircon but the café is well ventilated with floor fans and an outside patio if you want to watch the street traffic while you sip your tea. 

We managed to eat every crumb of this one. All 17 pieces 

Verdict: Debi’s choice for the best place she’d take her mum. Best tea for a cause. Best overall value.”

 

Side Walk Cafe

The Side Walk Cafe is situated outside Open Arms Salon it is bright and airy and very comfortable. The food is typical cafe food, Burgers, Pastas, Panini , Salads and Breakfast all are cooked as you wait. 

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Cappuccino and a variety of hot and colds drinks are on the menu, soda drinks are very popular Blood Orange, Passion Fruit ,Strawberry and Ginger.

A wide variety of Cheesecakes and Desserts are also available.

All the food is made fresh on the premises.

The Cafe also does catering at the Cafe or at your own venue, menus are available on request.

For your team needs Vegetarian and Pasta Buffets are available , the Cafe can cater for up to forty five people.

All inquiries please:

E-mail: world_wades@hotmail.com, Phone: Sandra 012 608 700 or pop into the Cafe and Talk to the girls.