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920/1 Galle Road | Thiranagama, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 675 0864
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08:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't understand who writes these reviews, it's nothing like that what reviews say. Food was very poor, nothing special at all and price level is high. We ordered tuna sandwich which didn't had almost nothing to do with tuna. Falafel salad was fresh but also nothing special. Place it self is beach front and has nice view over the... More 

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Thank Kristel O
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't usually write reviews but I honestly have no idea why this has such an amazing rating. We decided to come here based on the reviews and I couldn't believe how bad the food was. For one we waited almost an hour and a half for our food when there was only one other couple in the restaurant and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect seaside cafe will relax in any time of the day. It's family run and if you're lucky you will meet their gorgeous new cocker spaniel. The food is delicious and the vibe is very chilled. Free sun beds and plenty of coconuts. The food was very fresh and a nice change from traditional Sri Lankan curry. A must... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect chilled spot on the beach, friendly owner and staff, delicious food and drinks, overall a great place to relax and unwind.

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Thank samidasilva
Kalupahanage P, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and your kind review. Cheers More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We came here every morning for breakfast. Food is amazing. Everything meal we tried was amazing. The bread/toast is the best we've had in Srilanka. And located on the beach - stunning location. Highly recommended.

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Thank Katy M
Kalupahanage P, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review! We are glad you visited our place! More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Look no further in hikkaduwa, affordable amazing rooms, beach literally on the doorstep, amazing organic food, lots a friendly dogs. Whatever you need they help you with. Ask for the special beach seaford bbq banquet, caught the same day, the freshest fish and prawns. Next to all the other beach bars in hikkaduwa but also just far enough to not... More 

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Kalupahanage P, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and letting us know how we are doing. Cheers More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We spent an evening here for dinner. Both meals were excellent. We particularly enjoyed the Zucchini Pasta meal. We had the chocolate cake and chocolate cinnamon milkshake for dessert, the cake portion was small but delicious. Beautiful view and when we visited there were only a few people around. Great spot to escape the crowds.

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Thank Matthew S
Kalupahanage P, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in and reviewing us letting others know how special our place is. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best location to hang out in Hikkaduwa away from the crowds and beach hawkers! Only a short tuktuk from town. They have free beach loungers and plenty of space. There are only a couple of quiet hotels nearby so it nice and quiet and as close to having the beach to yourself as you can be close... More 

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Thank BenJefferies
Kalupahanage P, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for spending time tour little hideaway! Come visit us again any time. Cheers More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This cafe is right on a part of the beach that is not busy. It has a great, chilled out atmosphere. There are sun beds provided if you arrive early enough in the day. Also, beach games are available to use free of charge. The food and fruit juices were great and can be served to you on the beach.... More 

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Kalupahanage P, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting us we are glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

Doha,Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to book the BBQ for New Years Eve with a group of friends. We all ordered different items,BBQ chicken,fish,Calamari,Prawns and Crabs.The food was was light,fresh and really delicious.I particularly loved that they bring out some dips,bread and serve lovely steamed rosemary potatoes as well as fried potatoes. My husband rated the fish as they best he's had in... More 

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Thank AndreaDoha_Qatar
Kalupahanage P, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for coming in for New Years Dinner! We are so pleased you had a memorable night. The beach BBQ is our Signature Event. Come again any time! Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920/1 Galle Road | Thiranagama, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Hikkaduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 77 675 0864
Description
Thambili Cafe is a small, relaxed place on the beach. We have hammocks, sun beds with umbrellas and bean bags to relax in and enjoy the Ocean view. A peaceful spot to relax and unwind! We serve fresh, homemade drinks and dishes with lots of Vegetarian and Vegan options! We source our produce locally and try to avoid the use of plastic! Our specialties are fresh Italian Coffee, homemade Ice Tea, fresh natural Juices, Hibiscus Lime Soda, delicious fresh Salads topped with Falafel or Seafood, Dips and homemade Vegan Sweets. Our vegan gluten free Chocolate Cake is a new favorite! We have big tables ideal for groups who want to enjoy a mea together. If you want to spoil yoursef with something special, book our private Beach BBQ! Enjoy a vegetarian, fish or seafood, all you can eat, BBQ. Right at the beach with your private sunset! Come and Enjoy! The Thambili Cafe Team is looking forward to your visit!

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