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Royal Dutch Cafe

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72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 177 4949
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Good and reasonably priced restaurants are few and far between in Galle Fort. This place is one of the best I discovered. Everything is cooked from scratch so when busy can be a bit of a wait. Everything we had during 2 meals was great. Owner is an interesting and engaging man too, suspect his walking tours would be fun.

Thank Jamesthescot71
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Fazal made us delicious curry and took us on a wonderful walking tour of the fort. We learned colonial and recent history, as he pointed to monuments, plants and architecture. I do recommend a morning tour though, because it gets pretty hot in the Fort by midday.

Thank Sabrinanem
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Looks cute, but the roti was awful, crisp to the point it was difficult to bite a bit off. Maybe I just hit a bad roti day as it seems popular on other reviews

Thank 88travelbug88
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is outstanding , when busy you may wait a while but knowing everything is freshly done makes it worth while .. Try the egg Masala it will not disappoint . Mr Fazal the old gentleman who owns this small shop/cafe is a legend !

Thank 169mikeb
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We spent the day in Galle and we're looking for afternoon tea. We walked passed this little cafe without really realising it was what can only be described as a mini cafe on the balcony of a privately owned house. On second glance we noticed a little board saying tea and cake. We stopped and had iced tea with a... More 

Thank LOTD366
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

There is a lot to do and see on the beautifull island of Sri-Lanka. Galle, with its Fort and local market, makes no exception. So, at some point of your trip, you could need a break... And the Royal Dutch Cafe is the perfect place to stop the time and relax. Just sit down at a table of the shadowed... More 

Thank Nicolas A
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop by, get some shade and have a quick snack and the place looked really simple, but colourful and very cosy with an extensive menu with a really tasty sandwiches and salads. Besides the staff was really charming. Highly recommended

Thank David L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This small unassuming cafe amid expensive restaurants and shops was a real find. The menu is quite extensive, featuring local and international dishes and juices. Be patient and expect to wait a while, as everything is prepared from scratch. It is well worth the wait. My husband who is a curry foodie said it was the best ever!!

Thank DXBMandy
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

The prices were good and the food was Great!! The chicken masala curry was fantastic and the staff were lovely. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Sonal V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Had lunch here, the food was really delicious. It's a very simple place (if you go to the bathroom you basically see their whole house). They make their own mango chutney which was also very good. They also sell souvenirs inside.

Thank Alina Mariana C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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