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“Good, reasonably priced food but a bit out of the way.”

A'la carte restaurant
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Ahangama
Price range: US$ 3 - US$ 9
Description: Cosy, quiet place where the experimented chef who know how to cook foreign and local food. Many choice of dishes and super tasty. The owber have been cooking 15 years i. Luxury hotel before open is humble restaurant.
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Description: Cosy, quiet place where the experimented chef who know how to cook foreign and local food. Many choice of dishes and super tasty. The owber have been cooking 15 years i. Luxury hotel before open is humble restaurant.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The full name is Café Line A’la Carte – that’s how it’s listed on Google Maps for example (in the correct location). It’s a little house with a few tables inside and out, not ‘next to the beach’ as one review states. It’s not that hard to find though – there’s a sign on the turnoff, almost opposite Villa Mosvold and another when you get there.

Food is good rather than wonderful, the service efficient and friendly and the prices are reasonable. I was the only diner and my food came fast. Seafood salad didn’t have much seafood, but there was a big portion of tasty and well-dressed vegetables (no condiments on the table). I didn’t really believe the fish and chips would come with “tartare sauce” and, sure enough it was served (almost inevitably in Sri Lanka) with ketchup, but I got this changed for mayo. Again it was a decent portion and tasted good. Not sure I’d try their local food. I asked for rice and curry, was offered it with chicken, asked for just vegetables instead and was told she had no veg!

The only real downside is the location. Walking up an unlit dog-infested lane at night isn’t my idea of fun and the otherwise delightful little garden can be hot and airless and has more than its share of flies – I had to clear them away from my food literally after every mouthful. Still one of the best options in this area.

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Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The food , service all were very good. The staff and owners were a real delight. Will go there for sure

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Thank z0rr064
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Very cheap, and very delicious food. Honestly why pay double at more mainstream restaurants?! Family room and very friendly, food is just amazing to say it costs less than 5USD per meal. Honestly the food is better than what I eat back home. Support this lovely family and their amazing food! Also I haven’t been ill once so very clean and hygienic! It’s down a dirt road just before the Mosvold Villa!

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

If you are only in Ahangama one night, this would be my recommendation of where to eat.

I live locally and have tried the vast majority of the restaurants in the area. It is rare that I'll return more than once to a place.

Try the chicken wrap and beef salads! Be patient as the family cook from fresh!

Fantastic.

Fantastic, clean, food. Fantastic prices.

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We have been three times here and it is always delicious. Thoughtful presentation, WONDERFUL fresh food. It is just off the matara road at a family's home. As it is getting so popular you may have to wait a while as it is just Mum and Dad and they cook everything from scratch. Great value for money from a hotel trained chef.

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Thank Alison R
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