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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
72 Leyn Baan Street fort | Srilank, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Royal Dutch cafe during a day trip to Galle after seeing it recommended in our guide book and were not disappointed. There was a wide selection of food available on the menu and it was very reasonably priced. We enjoyed the seafood...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Ok, I'm a jerk about good espresso in the morning, and afternoon, and, occasionally, evening. The Royal Dutch Cafe got it right every time. The setting is relaxing, real - what western cafe designers try to create. The chilled beverages and juices are also, well,...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 6 March 2018

When you need a break, this is the place to rest your legs and mind. Enjoy fresh lime jouice with a touch of mint, drink a cup of tea and spoil yourself with a delicious cake. They also have food on the menu.

1  Thank Ann-Catrine L
Reviewed 28 January 2018

It might be a one man show, but when the man is not there, the show is a nightmare. I was asked what I was doing there and more or less told to P*** off Maybe Dutch by name, certainly not Dutch by standard, please...More

Thank rikdjong
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Itz a lovely place where you can have good food best tea and allot more... small snacks are amazing.... Itz done by one man Mr. Fazal very friendly person who can identify your hunger and also can get to know about the history of the...More

Thank Faiq G
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We ended up having breakfast here one morning and we loved it. We got the egg roti, which comes with some great mango chutney. We also had some very decent tea, the selection really is something. Very reasonably priced, particularly when compared to other breakfast...More

Thank STeodorescu
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Having just arrived in Galle we set out to explore and walked some of the ramparts to the lighthouse then set off into town. We stopped at Fazal's little tea room for some refreshment - tea and coffee, accompanied by ginger biscuits, date and coconut...More

1  Thank Tom T
Reviewed 5 October 2017

An easy walk from the southern fort area, nice place for afternoon tea break. The spicy milk tea (comes in pot) is very good and there's a selection of cakes to choose from (cinnamon being very popular). The owner is very warm and friendly, easy...More

Thank Christie L
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Although it was very small, and the service was somewhat slow, the food was excellent and Fazal is really welcoming

Thank Lorenzo C
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I was a little put off by the sign, "best food in Galle" but decided to try and really loved the place, great food, very clean, great dahl, the owner Fasal is a very respectable man, he clearly cares about his business. I think his...More

1  Thank Valerie D
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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