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The Heritage Cafe

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53 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 697 3218
08:30 - 21:00
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Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place looks nice and tidy on the outside but do not let the looks deceive you. My hubby and I walked in for breakfast. We ordered the European breakfast for 800 lkr. Taking our order appeared to be a real chore for the waiting staff. I changed my eggs for an omelette and my hubby ordered the egg florentine.... More 

Thank TravellingSimmy
Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the egg florentine. I had to take tea because they didnt have an expresso machine. The Nescafe powder just doensn't do itfor me. They didn't have brown toast as well. After waiting for quite a while to get our breakfast, it was quite disappointing. First, it was cold especially the baked beans... I don't understand how it was... More 

Thank TravellingMcNugget
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in mid afternoon for late, light lunch with wife and 3 young kids. Nice historic location with oldest oven in Fort Galle which used to supply the Fort with bread. Good selection on menu - both local and western selections. Expensive, but similar prices as other restaurants on Pedlar. Nice selection of children's books to keep them occupied. Unfortunately... More 

Thank Fish_Feet
New Delhi, India
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at Galle and wanted to go to a nice place for lunch, walking through the streets of Galle in scorching heat, we weren't able to decide till we saw the heritage cafe!!! One look at the menu and the lovely heritage cafe board, we made up our mind to have lunch there and were very happy with our... More 

Thank nids644
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had fish and chips and prawns and both of these were delicious and plated beautifully. Ended dinner with banana fritters, coffee and biscuits for 2. Fritters great and 1 portion enough for 2. The coffee and ginger biscuits very good. They do not serve beer.

Thank Louise B
Horsham sussex
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259 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok and the service good. Unfortunately it has no alcohol license which is a shame. The inner courtyard was nice shame about all the crates in the room.

Thank suejm
Har Adar, ISRAEL
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We came for 2 hours of Galle. On the Main Street we found a nice place for lunch, the heritage cafe. For the main course we had chicken in orange sauce, chips and vegetables, and the other main dish was prawns in garlic mayonnaise sauce, not enough garlic was tasted.

Thank Israel M
Zürich, Schweiz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful fish curry there. Nice ambiente, good food. Prices above average. Good service. Would go again.

Thank PP-on-tour
Mlini, Croatia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

A long wait for a very average club sandwich with cold chips. I am not a big drinker but I enjoy a beer or wine with my meal which I couldn't get here and you don't find out till you've finished ordering.

Thank NemoJames
Beijing, China
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch when our first choice was closed. The courtyard is pleasant, but the food was very poor. My wife's nasi goreng was doused in chili, making hot the only flavor. My grilled prawns were grilled so much that a few of the prawns were inedible. The French fries weren't crisp and the vegetable salad was doused... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 697 3218
The Heritage Cafe centraly located in the historical Fort, Galle; is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The cafe is a family restaurant with a wide range of soups, salads, main courses and fresh juices at a very reasonable price. the food is prepared by professional chefs. The cafe is open from 9am to 9pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?