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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“cake” (19 reviews)
“roti” (15 reviews)
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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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11 - 20 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We went here for breakfast right when they opened. Amazing tea - it came in such a beautiful pot and gave us about 3/4 cups each (between two people). We had an egg roti and a egg/cheese roti both which were very good. Based on...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Small place, Chill ambiance & a great menu with a mix of local & western items. The food tastes good, but their coffees & teas are much better. They also have a nice little souvenir store attached. Make sure you browse & buy something cause...More

Thank vsameera
Reviewed 23 May 2017

owner kept making political comments. Dirty, filthy to be more precise, I did not touch one thing from the filthy dishes he touched with his hands.

1  Thank Shanghaiposse
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop for lunch in Galle and watch the world go by. All the food is fresh so you will need to leave time for it to cook. Nice curry and sambal. Their iced tea was also lovely! We heard that the cake...More

Thank Beckyems
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I did not enjoy eating in this restaurant at all. The service was very unorganized and unfriendly, the food was below average and everything was overpriced. Can't recommend to go there.

3  Thank Katrin G
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The cafe is cheappest in Gale fort. The food is very tasty. Tea is also amasing! The owner showed the photoalbom with pictures of cpnsewuencies of tsunami.

Thank Alexandr S
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner one night since we liked the reviews on Tripadvisor. It is a very cosy little place with only four tables. The food and drinks were very nice and the mango Ice cream and cardemum Ice coffee was to die for!

Thank Karin F
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were alone for breakfast here, pretty pricey tea 180 for a plain cup of black tea but the food is good and affordable. We had a special serving of homemade chutney which was delicious.

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is really a hidden gem! It doesn't look like, but you get wonderful meals there - the place looks like a tiny cafe, but don't get fooled. First of, the owner prepares meals himself, from scratches, yaaaay! So if you are rather a fast...More

Thank Magdalena M
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It might have been the historic scenery we came for, but it will be Fazal and his cafe, we'll remember. I could hang out here forever, chatting and listening to his stories while sipping on yet another delicious cinnamon ice coffee. Go there. Just go.

Thank Sofie P
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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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