Possibly the most iconic place in Phnom Penh for a writer, is the FCC, the Foreign Correspondant Club. It has been around since colonial days and has seen a lot of famous and not so famous journalists and other expats walk up the stairs to the bars. The food there, by the way, is delicious!
From the bar you can watch the promenade along the Tonle Sap, and the coming together of the two rivers. Of course you can also sit and draw to your heart’s content!