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Royal Dutch Cafe

Cafe, Asian,
72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 177 4949
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  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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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.

3  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
Reviewed 29 July 2016

People may come here for the food ( which is delicious) but stay for Fazel. The old owner of this establishment is a natural born story teller and will seduce you with his endless stories and knowledge about Galle... So turn off your smartphone and...More

Thank savask
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here. The food was very nice and freshly made. Staff is very friendly. The portion size for the curries was a bit small, but then we saw others with noodles and they had very full plates, so perhaps we chose the wrong food....More

Thank nienkemyrthe
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....More

Thank Jamesthescot71
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...More

Thank Sabrinanem
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  • Food
  • Value
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
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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