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Serendipity Arts Cafe

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100 Pedlar Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 952 5602
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Ales F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank MonkeyG0D
Stamford, Connecticut
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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!!!

Thank TravellingYachtie
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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!

Thank Sinead C
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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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.

Thank Stephaniedev
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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.

1 Thank Letetia G
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had lunch at Serendipity Arts Cafe in Galle Fort. The setting is nice, service is friendly and the passion juice is excellent. I had the Thai chicken green curry and my son a hopper with cheese. Both came fast, were fresh and tasty but had too much salt. So if you go there just make sure to specify "little... More 

1 Thank Ryan-CM-Upali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Excellent prawn curry, nice funky atmosphere, attentative staff. Books on Sri Lanka available to puruse as well.

Thank Louis M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Thai chicken salad.. What was presented to me was a sloppy few wet warm lettuce leaves and a few square pieces of chicken which were most definitely frozen and a watered down sweet chilli dressing (which was advertised as mint). Sent it back.. As it was embarrassing, disgusting and no way a Thai chicken salad. Poor food, high... More 

Thank Mivvy26
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The main course was the only oke thing about this restaurant. As a starter we had a gingersoup that was way to strong to eat and the fresh juice had parts of the peel in it. After a terrible service (with 10% service charge) they refused to accept a 5000 bill for a check of 3200 rs and incisted that... More 

Thank Pieter V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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?