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Royal Dutch Cafe

) #2 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Galle #35 of 125 Places to Eat in Galle $ Cafe, Asian,
72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 177 4949
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“cakes” (21 reviews)
“rotti” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this place! We live in Unawatuna with my husband since 2015 - but it was our 1st time for lunch in this cafe. I must say - they cook the best chicken-masala I've ever tried in my life! They cook fresh - so...More

Thank Svetlana_Petrienko
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We went here for breakfast right when they opened. Amazing tea - it came in such a beautiful pot and gave us about 3/4 cups each (between two people). We had an egg roti and a egg/cheese roti both which were very good. Based on...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Small place, Chill ambiance & a great menu with a mix of local & western items. The food tastes good, but their coffees & teas are much better. They also have a nice little souvenir store attached. Make sure you browse & buy something cause...More

Thank vsameera
Reviewed 23 May 2017

owner kept making political comments. Dirty, filthy to be more precise, I did not touch one thing from the filthy dishes he touched with his hands.

Thank Shanghaiposse
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop for lunch in Galle and watch the world go by. All the food is fresh so you will need to leave time for it to cook. Nice curry and sambal. Their iced tea was also lovely! We heard that the cake...More

Thank Beckyems
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I did not enjoy eating in this restaurant at all. The service was very unorganized and unfriendly, the food was below average and everything was overpriced. Can't recommend to go there.

2  Thank Katrin G
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The cafe is cheappest in Gale fort. The food is very tasty. Tea is also amasing! The owner showed the photoalbom with pictures of cpnsewuencies of tsunami.

Thank Alexandr S
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner one night since we liked the reviews on Tripadvisor. It is a very cosy little place with only four tables. The food and drinks were very nice and the mango Ice cream and cardemum Ice coffee was to die for!

Thank Karin F
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were alone for breakfast here, pretty pricey tea 180 for a plain cup of black tea but the food is good and affordable. We had a special serving of homemade chutney which was delicious.

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is really a hidden gem! It doesn't look like, but you get wonderful meals there - the place looks like a tiny cafe, but don't get fooled. First of, the owner prepares meals himself, from scratches, yaaaay! So if you are rather a fast...More

Thank Magdalena M
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 177 4949
Owned by Fazal Badurdeen who is a well known story teller about Galle. Serves the "best tea" in town as weel
Owned by Fazal Badurdeen who is well known for his stories about Galle Fort. Serves the "best tea in town" as well as lunch and dinner.
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