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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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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
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
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
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...More

Thank 169mikeb
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...More

Thank LOTD366
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...More

Thank Nicolas A
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  • Value
Cafe, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, 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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