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Cafe, Barbecue, Asian, Arabic, Japanese Fusion
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Family style
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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

We went on a beautiful 3 hour Kayak trip with Jos and John.The lagoon is connected to an intact mangrove forest and we saw a lot of different birds and learned a lot about the animals living there. Coming back we enjoyed sitting in their...cute little colourful Café,which felt a bit like being in the Caribbeans. Food was delicious! Jos prepares everything fresh every day, that’s why bookings are recommended. We had a tasty salad bowl with fresh tuna and delicious miso dressing. They have the best spot for beautiful sunsets and you can’t just drink one of their self created cocktails,(hope the wild donkeys on the beach were real 😅). We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 April 2024

Thank you for the great review. We really enjoyed spending time with you and gals you had fun. Keep on pedaling and hope to see you again

Reviewed 2 April 2024

Lagoonies Cafe in Kappaladi, Kalpitiya, is simply amazing! The food is delicious, made from fresh local ingredients, and the owners are super friendly and funny. They make sure everyone feels welcome and has a great time. Plus, the view from the cafe is absolutely stunning!...It's the perfect place to enjoy great food, warm hospitality, and a beautiful atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 April 2024

Thank you for the great review. Glad you loved the place and the food. See you again soon I hope.

Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

What a great place to have a spot of lunch or dinner, the hosts are what made it so memorable. Thanks for some of the best marinated tofu and jack fruit I’ve ever had! Will definitely visit again soon.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 31 March 2024

Thank you for a great review. Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 March 2024

beautiful location great food amazing atmosphere thank you John and Jos for yet another great night will defiantly be back here again

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 31 March 2024

Thank you so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

I’m trying to put it in the nicest way possible, but unfortunately I can’t confirm good reviews Aside from the fact that the staff weren’t well trained,the owner is such a racist! He called me by my country name three times even though I told...him “that’s not my NAME ” he gave me such an attitude and continued his disrespectful behavior! We visited for dinner and they said they can only serve bowls (which costs a fortune BTW) unless you make a reservation for food before ! For drinks I ordered pineapple juice which tasted like water and there was a piece of plastic inside it of course they didn’t charge me for that but no apologies! I ordered a beer, and due to racism behavior, the owner opened a can and poured only half of it into a glass and he drank the rest of it himself in front of my eyes!!! Then he charged me for the whole can!!! I don’t know how to express my real feelings towards this place honestly but it was one of the most terrible things I’ve ever experienced!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

Our experience at Lagoonies Cafe is definitely one to remember. We arrived at Lagoonies Cafe on een beautiful evening with a lovely sunset by the lagoon. John and Jos immediately gave me and Pauline a warm welcome in their place located next to the lagoon....The place gives you an instant family and friends vibe. Great music and good chats. While John served us some tasty drinks, Jos made us a delicious meal with one of the best fish we ever had. After our first experience, we decided to go back again. We met some great people and had lots of fun. Definitely recommend this place!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 11 February 2024

It was such a pleasure to host you and we really enjoyed the time spent together. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 January 2024

We visited Lagoonies Cafe for that turned out to be a fantastic evening with great food and a vibrant atmosphere. The Cafe is situated on the lagoon with the ocean in the back ground. This crated a really tanguile atmosphere. John and Jos are the...hosts at Lagoonies Cafe and took really good care of us. In the end we were about 16 people that sat down for dinner. John prepared a next level barbequed pork rib. This dish was served with roasted potatoes and a fresh salad. It was really delicious. The fantastic ambiance at Lagoonies Cafe was supported by some excellent music which later turned into a impromptu dancing. I can recommend Lagoonies Cafe for a festive experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Lagoonies Café is a very friendly place where you are welcomed by Jos and John. I had lovely, peaceful and fun times at lunches and dinners at Lagoonies Café. Jos’s dishes are simple, tasty and healthy. The Vegan burger with Jack fruit was surprisingly delicious....Their salad bowls are well balanced, colorful, flavorful and very filling. At one dinner, we had pulled pork that had been cooked for 5-6 hours. This deliciously melting meat was served with vegetables, potatoes veggies and salad. Their location is conveniently located a step away from the Kite Buddies kitesurfing school where I had my first lessons!!! Great place!!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management response:Responded 24 October 2023

Thanks for a great review. Glad you enjoyed it and look forward to serving you our new menu items next season from our new kitchen. Come back soon 😀

Reviewed 10 September 2023

A stunning little place to hang out and a great place to chill in the middle of the day between kite surfing sessions, or the watch the sunset over the lagoon. The food (I ate here 3 times!) was really like home cooked, hearty meals....And the vibe of an afternoon is like a big family with a bunch of people gathering for food and chill outs. Try the kombucha and new Kiters special- a really nice electrolyte like drink! Also great for working- Internet is great to take calls, and better yet - there is cafe perfect coffee! Best coffee in the area! They also can cater for small events on and off site if you’re staying in the area :) Thanks so much for the chill times and great food!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Management response:Responded 24 October 2023

Thanks so much for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to Devi gbuo our new menu items from the new kitchen next season. Come back soon 😀

Reviewed 10 September 2023

Best spot in Kalpitiya- Kappalady area. Lagoonies has an awesome vibe, with contemporary innovative and healthy food. John and Jos who run the place are absolutely lovely. The food is fresh and flavours that you can’t find in other places. You can have salad bowls...or wraps , vegan vegetarian options. The jackfruit options are to die for! And you find the best coffee in all of Sri Lanka - ask for a cappuccino with coconut milk. Their dinners are great too - reserve in advance. Highly recommend this place ..More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Management response:Responded 24 October 2023

Thanks for a great review. Look forward to seeing you our new menu creations next season. Look forward to your next trip.

Reviewed 23 August 2023

I ate a vegan jackfruit bowl. It was very tasty, everything freshly prepared and well chosen. The owner is very keen to make his guests happy. I will definitely come again.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Management response:Responded 24 August 2023

Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 16 August 2023

Great cafe with delicious meals, wonderful coffee, and a stunning view. Located directly on the Kappalady kite lagoon. Ideal for relaxing before or after kiting, or simply hanging out and watching the action on the water. From the cafe you can launch your kite. On...the site, there is also a kite school (@kitebuddies) where you can sign up for classes or rent equipment.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Management response:Responded 18 August 2023

Thanks Anneik for a fantastic review. Really appreciated. See you soon for an ice cold Lion

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5