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Royal Dutch Cafe

72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 177 4949
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“rotti” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviews (191)
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11 - 20 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had dinner there with a couple of friends who ordered the tandoori chicken. They got two small pieces of chicken with a few vegetables wrapped in foil. We thought it was one portion but were told it was for two people. Disappointment! Normally we...More

Thank Mona L
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The owner is a real character full of stories and provides and album of photos of the tragedy of the tsunami. Service a little all over the place but great tea and cake! And super cheap!

Thank MabelJane
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to stop by for a delicious iced tea and lunch. Lovely terrace to watch the world go by, and we were joined by the charming owner who had lots of great stories about Galle's history. A great find.

Thank Holloway52
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends and had a lovely afternoon. Wide selection of teas and coffees, and some of us had snacks which were good too. Beautiful setting on a verandah on one of the quiet streets in the fort. The owner is...More

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were looking for food and found this wonderful Cafè that happens to offer the best fish curry in the world and creative other dishes. It turned out to be the best place for breakfast and tea time as well, so we...More

1  Thank Alicia T
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this lovely restaurant and shop whilst wandering through the fort, and had delicious meals both times we ended up eating there. Unique decor and a welcoming host serve to create a friendly atmosphere, and I'd definitely recommend having a look round the shop...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident. What a little gem of a place. Had a great time chatting with the owner Fazal, a most interesting and knowledgeable man. You were right Fazal, it didn't need milk.

1  Thank FuntoursDubai
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in with a friend who had been before and knew the knowledgeable Mr Fazal. Egg masala was wonderful and cardamom coffee a treat. Wanted to get some of Mr Fazal's mango chutney but have to pre-order the day before if you want to pick...More

Thank The_Crafty_Cockney
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour by the storyteller. We got 500r for getting the wrong answer on his quiz. Also we saw a monkey jerk off. Remember kids - say no to reheated rice and curry.

2  Thank Ronan W
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We fell in love with the food, The omelette is delicious. The charm of this place is sure to keep you coming back. The owner is super kind and lovely company.

Thank Anna B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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