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£4 - £8
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 August 2023 via mobile

Great healthy meals and drinks, friendly staff in a nice location. Food went well with the training program at BNKR also, was feeling good after two weeks there!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

Good coffe, amazing smoothy bowl and pancakes and nice people! The place is super cute. Great place if you want healthy food!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023 via mobile

This place is amazing! Best restaurant in Kalpitiya, food made with a lot of love. You get a smile every day :) Thank you so much all of you, can recommend this place for everyone. Love send from Sweden

Date of visit: February 2023
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ToriaPeters, Owner at The BNKR Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2023

Thank you so much for the lovely review and for supporting us at the BNKR. The team are very grateful :)

Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Enjoy Delicious Cafe, Fruitjuices, Proteinshakes and Smoothiebowls with a nice view and forthcoming service staff. 😋👌🏻

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 1 February 2023

Excellent healthy food, great service, very responsive to personal preferences and requests. Awesome location between the lagoon and beach. Highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023

Really pretty rustic setting. Great food, super healthy choices and really pleasant service. Perfect for straight after the gym or a walk on the beach.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2023 via mobile

It was an excellent experience all the way - superb (and healthy) food , great service, very effective gym sessions and very enjoyable kayaking in the lagoon . A highly recommended getaway !

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2023

I was surprised from the first minute - food, staff, owner, fresh air, dogs.... even the drinking water was so delicious. What a great 2 week experience in healthy food and workouts. Thank you for great memories and for a new good friends.

Date of visit: May 2022
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ToriaPeters, Owner at The BNKR Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2023

Thank you Romans. Forever a favourite guest. Come back soon!

Reviewed 30 January 2023

Wonderful setting. Food is amazing. People are relaxed and not spoiled by the trappings of money. The ladies cooking were lovely and kind.

Date of visit: August 2022
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ToriaPeters, Owner at The BNKR Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2023

Thank you! We loved having you here. Look forward to welcoming you here again soon

Reviewed 8 April 2022

I joined for a 2 month fitness retreat which included 3 daily meals in the cafe, all nutritionally balanced and within a specific calorie intake. I can’t believe the results I’ve achieved here and I have never felt hungry! The food is amazing. So grateful...to have found this secret special place. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022

I spent a month working out at the BNKR gym, so I had all 3 meals here. The food was honestly the best part of my trip. I’m vegan and sometimes going to new restaurants you can feel as a vegan you are missing out...- not here! The food was sooo delicious and nutritious. Even some of the more heartier dishes were super healthy. It is also a great mix between Sri Lankan choices as well as other cuisines - which can be nice, especially in the heat! They also do really great coffee and local kombucha which was amazing. It is also great location right on the beach and next to the gym, so definitely combine your trip to the cafe with a workout if you can! I would definitely recommend checking this place out if you are in Kalpitiya!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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ToriaPeters, Owner at The BNKR Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2022

Hi Amelia. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. So happy to hear you enjoyed eating with us during your month trip. We always strive to make sure everyone leaves with a happy belly regardless of dietary requirement...More

Reviewed 3 February 2022 via mobile

BNKR has the best food!!! The highlight of our trip was getting to eat 3 meals a day there. Tons of options and good for all dietary needs. They were some of the best meals we’ve ever had, absolutely loved it.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2021

BNKR was a go-to cafe and gym during our many kiting weekends in Kalpitiya. Healthy menu, focused on western cuisine but using Sri Lanka's best and local ingredients. A must-go for anyone in the area!

Date of visit: February 2021
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ToriaPeters, Owner at The BNKR Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2021

We miss you! Thank you for supporting the BNKR! Hopefully see you back here at some point. All the best

Reviewed 15 September 2020

I spent a week at BNKR gym getting back into a fitness routine after COVID-19 lock down. Vicky created a fantastic healthy menu for the week. The food was absolutely delicious. The variety was great, serving sizes plentiful - I never went hungry :). Will...definitely return.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Vikmister, Owner at The BNKR Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2020

Thanks Julie. Was a pleasure to have you here and so happy to hear you enjoyed our food as much as we enjoy making it. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 13 April 2020 via mobile

I agree with the ‘one’ other rather negative review. The food was ok but steeply priced for the quality. Fresh it didn’t all seem to be. We waited far to long to receive something to drink and our food (we were a couple) was served...with a almost 20 minute delay from each other. The atmosphere is a want to be ‘chill hang out’ but feels very artificial. Unfortunately i can not compare it to any other restaurants in the area but feel sure that there are other better destinations for a lovely evening meal.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Vikmister, Owner at The BNKR Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. The food is priced based on local prices (we are quite isolated so prices are higher in this region) and we pay our staff and the farmers fairly for the freshest most organic produce. I'm sorry...More

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The BNKR Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5