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Serendipity Arts Cafe

££ - £££
Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan
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100 Pedlar Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 952 5602
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Truro, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in for lunch after seeing the awesome art and recognising the name from lonely planet. Service was slow and waited over half an hour for our food (10% service charge is added to your bill) even though it was quiet but was hoping that meant it was fresh and good quality but pretty surprised when my 'pumpkin and ginger... More 

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Thank Gen R
Antibes, France
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy and friendly, this cafe offers great fresh juices. Nice place for a short break. Lots of nice pictures hang on the walls, magazines on the tables and a dedicated table with tourist info on the left hand side when enter.

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Thank Chatur A
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy cafe with some art on the wall. They serve breakfast all day. Recommendation: try the pancake with fruits, curd and honey. So delicious!

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Thank Svenja S
Brussels, Belgium
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, many beautiful photographs hanging on the walls. Breakfast is good egg hopper (250rs) and serendipity breakfast (450rs) both very good. Hopper is quite small you will still be hungry!! Waiter is cool. Good place to chill.

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Thank Hoan T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We spent a very nice morning with the Serendipity chef during a cooking class. We booked the class a day before in the evening and started next day at 8AM (but the timing was flexible). When we arrived all ingrediences for 7 different sambals and hoppers were already prepared at the table for us. The chef nicely described each of... More 

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Thank Ales F
Manchester
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I had the Sri Lankan style breakfast and the fish curry was super tasty, the bread was good and the tea was lovely too. Nice service with a smile and better prices than most in the Galle fort area

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Thank MonkeyG0D
Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place whilst walking around Galle and so glad we did! The food was absolutely incredible - fresh and unpretentious and super lovely staff. The chef is very sweet - we only have two more days but we will try to be back!!!

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Thank TravellingYachtie
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We loved the quirkiness of this place! We went for breakfast, I had toast which was delicious thick cut white farm house style bread and marmalade, and my boyfriend had egg hoper with tomatoes and it was also amazing! Very high quality of food and great service!

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Thank Sinead C
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

When we were in Galle, we made a stop at this arts cafe to have a quick and small lunch. We both had a sandwich and a fruit juice for around 1800 rps in total. The food was basic but good quality. The cafe looks nice and the bathroom was clean.

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Thank Stephaniedev
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Like stepping into Glebe (Sydney). Quirky, rustic with a big frangipani tree out front. Great Sri Lankan coffee. Lunch menu includes hoppers and Roti.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Pedlar Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 952 5602

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?