What’s our story?

Whats Our Story?

The Little Red Fox Espresso opened late 2014 with a simple vision to bring what we love about Australian cafe culture to Siem Reap then shake it all up with we love about Cambodia!

Our vision for the cafe was to create a space that is uniquely enjoyable for our customers and obviously our amazing team.

Since the beginning we have continued to drive our focus towards many community projects. Music, art and film (both national and international) have featured heavily in our journey. Some of our favorite memories include the week long music festival ‘Chubmet’ in 2017. Also, catering for the film ‘First They Killed My Father’ directed by Angelina Jolie for NETFLIX.

Furthermore, The Little Red Fox Espresso focuses on up-skilling, educating and training those who otherwise would not normally get the opportunity to learn management skills, our team is taught through the practice and freedom of creativity.
In addition, we are big on socially responsible and environmental business practices. Sharing that knowledge with our team in addition to always looking to better ourselves along the way.

Finally, The Little Red Fox Espresso is not a NGO or a Social Enterprise. However, we are a business which is passionate about advocating for what is right, both in our cafe and in our community.

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Our Team

Who are the Foxes?

The Little Red Fox Espresso is the dream of long term mates Adam Rodwell & David Stirling who wanted to bring their passion of Australian cafe culture to Siem Reap and meld it together with the truly unique Cambodian spirit.

No cafe experience can be better then the experience its team has day to day. In our Den we make decisions as a team with how we run The Little Red Fox Espresso. Furthermore, we ensure that each choice has a positive ethical and environmental impact. It is undoubtedly the best of coincidences that good hospitality choices – those that are good for our land and people, for the environment, for the body and mind – are also delicious and enjoyable.

The Little Red Fox Espresso teams talents are diverse, however we’re united by one thing: an overarching passion for creating a special space that melds our cultures together to create a truly unique environment for our guests.

Sak Ret

Barista & Trainee Supervisor

Sak loves to be busy no matter what the task is. He unquestionably is also the joker/trouble maker/energizer bunny of the cafe, a true character. Don’t be fooled by his professional manner, once he gets to know you you’ll never see the end of life’s ongoing joke. He is also pretty wicked behind the coffee machine!

Samit Meab

Trainee Barista

Our youngest team member, Samit, is in training and showing great promise behind the machine with excellent coffee shots. He has a very soft and sweet nature and may appear a bit shy. However, don’t be fooled… He loves a chat.

Som Limsrey

Trainee Chef

Som started with us towards the end of the pandemic just as Cambodia started to reopen to the world.
A wonderful new addition to our team bringing a beautiful smile and a strong willingness to soak up knowledge about the industry, Som is an exciting new team member for us all.

Mao Moung


After studying for a year at Paul Du Brule University, Mao joined us just before the pandemic and has been an integral part of growing our kitchen. During her time she has implemented a wastage management system, composting management and many other amazing eco and sustainable kitchen practices.

David Stirling

Owner & Head Trainer

David has a keen eye for the eclectic side of life and this continues to thrive in the cafe to this day keeping the cafe a unique blend of Khmer-meets-Australia in all aspects.
He is hugely passionate about Cambodia’s growing unique eco-based tourism industry, his breadth of knowledge regarding adventure tourism and a desire grow and support our team is at the forefront of his approach to running the cafe.

Adam Rodwell

Owner & Head Trainer

Hugely passionate about the hospitality industry and cafe culture, his breadth of knowledge and desire to exceed has led Adam to not only be an integral part of the cafes backbone but he is also readily sort after in the Cambodian Hospitality Industry for consultant work.
Now based in Phnom Penh, Adam continues to be as much part of the cafe as ever with intentions of growing our brand in the Capitol.