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Royal Dutch Cafe

72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 177 4949
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (19 reviews)
“roti” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here a couple of times, the curries were among the best we had in Sri Lanka. Fazal's fort tour is also highly recommended if you want to learn more about the town's history.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ChrisR4755
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Good food and cosy place with airconditioning! A bit more expensive than other places, but delicious!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Eline M
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We found this place in the rough guide but also happened to be staying next door which was a happy coincidence. Great food - we had the egg masala curry and veg masala curry with coconut roti and butter roti - simple, home-cooked, freshly made...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LaTravellerina
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Small Place with the best iced cinnamon coffee! And with a very interesting and charismatic owner who loves to chat to his customers. We went there to chill and have some cool afternoon drinks and stayed for dinner because of the nice atmosphere and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tabeae91
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Fazal took my husband and me on a two hour walking tour of Galle Fort. He knew absolutely everything about every public building and many private locations. He is a lively storyteller and engaged us with trivia as well as intriguing details of his own...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cath7532017
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Great place, very friendly host. We ordered black tea pot and chocolate cake. Both options really good:) We spent there more than one hour chatting with the owner who is very interesting person. He told us a lot about Sri Lanka history and traditional Sri...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank moniaika
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Fazal Badurdeen takes his considerable culinary skills and invites you into his kitchen, demonstrating how he prepares some iconic Sri Lankan dishes. Shopping for fish and fresh veg ahead of time is a plus. I doubt I’ll be able to replicate even a fraction of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MarieBaird
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

After wandering the street looking for an open place that served roti for breakfast, we happened upon this little gem of a place. Prices are reasonable for the portion size but it gives you a chance to try a few different things if you have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ljpreston
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Could spend hours and hours here.Its a small café with a beautiful choice of really good teas and srilankan food. Felt really chilled and welcome here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jasmin A
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The Sri Lanka guide book from Lonely recommended me to dine in here so I did. I love the exterior and ambience of the cafe! Being welcomed by the friendly owner, Mr Fazal who recommended me to try the Chicken Tikka Masala and I did....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank theintroveller
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  • Value
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Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 177 4949
Description
Owned by Fazal Badurdeen who is a well known story teller about Galle. Serves the "best tea" in town as weel Owned by Fazal Badurdeen who is well known for his stories about Galle Fort. Serves the "best tea in town" as well as lunch and dinner.
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