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Cafe Ceylon


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Seafood, Sri Lankan, International, Fusion
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We liked the place it’s quircky ....But. The food was very overpriced the food was good but the portions were not worth the money ,what I actually think is that the owner has the monopoly of the area as there is really not many other...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hankypankh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ordered burger but it was just meat chop between two slices of toast bread. Potato was deep fried and clumped. In final bill was added 15% of tax. So it’s ordinary and very overpriced place. Do not recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TemaAfanasiev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a vegetarian, I find that besides the traditional Veg Buffets that are quite popular in local Sri Lankan eateries, there is a few other places worth mention in the area from Welligama to Galle and Cafe Ceylon for me is one of the winners....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tzveta S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to like this place, it has good ambience, setup, looks cool nice and chilled. The staff were actually attentive and helpful. Now the food, I ordered a vegetarian poke bowl - 1200+15% tax. The poke bowlvwas below standards, it was literally just...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MolliePearl
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

With restaurants in this area being sparse outside hotels we thought we would try this place. On the first night that we ate here the place was very busy and this provided a good atmosphere. It was a Saturday night and they were showing a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nataliel257
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Cafe Ceylon could be a very nice place as it offers comfy lounge areas and a stylish open dining area. But, alas, the food is mostly below average and sometimes simply rotten! We ordered different dishes for four people and when the food arrived some...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tobiase353
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Café Ceylon is a lovely place with restaurant and lounge. The food is great and ambiance is super. They organise regular evenings with music or other events.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 296isabellec
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

This is a very cosy and popular place, but room for many. We were there on a Wednesday and there was live music, which was nice. Food was great, but expect to pay more than at other restaurants. The starter was served at the same...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Z3346OCandreas
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

If I was the owner of this restaurant please set up a no smoking area it ruined our evening tonight through ignorant people The table sat right behind us next to the kitchen, 5 people arrived and just chain smoked throughout our stay to the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank moelrick
Reviewed 2 January 2019

We had lunch and dinner here. The lunch menu was a bit limited, but the poke bowl was delicious. For dinner we tried the dumplings and the fish and chips which also were very good. The atmosphere is ok, cheesy music, but a nice place...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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