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CAFE- Nilaveli

Nilaveli Beach Rd. | Nilaveli, Trincomalee NILAVELI-31010, Sri Lanka
+94 71 663 2902
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“rice curry” (3 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“the owner” (19 reviews)
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Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Nilaveli Beach Rd. | Nilaveli, Trincomalee NILAVELI-31010, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had fish and buttered vegetables, the food was really good especially amongst the very few options in Nilaveli out of season. Although the food was lovely it was pretty expensive compared to other places. On top of this the place is pretty rustic, tables...More

Thank elliethow
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed in Sivas Room. In the morning we had breakfast at the cafe and in the evening dinner. The dinner always came with a bottle of water and a dessert. It was delicious all the time. Due to the low season...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Nilaveli does great food at a reasonable price. We went there on our last night and the owner Siva was very friendly and speaks amazing English. He organised our taxi back to the airport and was incredible helpful!

Thank Tash1_90
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The owner was very welcoming and friendly. We were really impressed with the fresh fish rice & curry. Visiting in the off season we were the only guests, which gave a charming and personal note to our dinner!

Thank jodetora
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is nothing fancy but nice home good food. Very fresh tuna, salad, mashed potatoes... we felt like at my grandma's house. Good milk tea and always small but pleasant treats from the owner - ice cream or fresh fruit. Very affordable prices and BIG...More

Thank Ekaterina G
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Hmm.....Surprised by these positive reviews on here.my wife and I attended and I can say that the food as so poor that we didn't finish it.in fact we barely got past the first bite.Siva seemed like a nice enough guy but his culinary skills are...More

1  Thank Paul I
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed at the owner´s place for 3 weeks as he has a guest house as well. We ate there twice. I can tell the food was delicious. For me, eating a lot, the portions were kind of small. We got all the service. The...More

Thank nnemerkonasova
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome local food (fresh from the market) is served for low prices. the owner is very friendly and accommodating. can recommend it to everyone and would definitely go again!!

2  Thank Holidaysforever13
sivakumar s, Owner at CAFE- Nilaveli, responded to this review

Thanks. For the review I will continue to deliver the best, Siva

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed a beautiful fish dish cooked from scratch by the owner, outside in his matured garden. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Cafe Nilaveli (its also an airbnb/ bed & breakfast) for 5 nights and it was a great experience. The food is amazing and a good value compared to local prices, our host was really friendly and helpful and the room & garden...More

Thank josefine623
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Мария Ф
How can we find you:)?
10 October 2016|
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Response from sivakumar s | Property representative |
I am in first lane gopalapuram nilaveli
hi I am in Trinco on the 27th. Can I have Shiva's contact number.
25 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$6
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nilaveli Beach Rd. | Nilaveli, Trincomalee NILAVELI-31010, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Trincomalee
  • Phone Number: +94 71 663 2902