Gerbie’s is a very unassuming place serving salads and paninis in the BKK1 district of Phnom Penh. The interior of this Phnom Penh restaurant could need a revamp because while the place you order your food looks nice the seating area has seen better days. It’s not really a place to come and chill with your friends but if you’re craving for a salad in Phnom Penh then Gerbie’s is not a bad option.
I was nicely greeted by the staff, placed my order and sat down. I opted for the pesto panini melt with avocado and feta cheese. Sounded too good to refuse and at a fair price of $5.5. At Gerbie’s you can mix your own salad for $5.25 which is a bit cheaper than neighbouring salad cafe Vego. The warm salads are between $7 and $9.
I got my food relatively fast and the panini was tasty. They also had a nice salad sauce you could pour on the accompanying lettuce or dip your sandwich in. Whereas Gerbie´s is no 5-star culinary experience the panini hit the spot and I’d gladly come back one day if I was in the mood for that.