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Shifting Sands Cafe

136/1 Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 77 597 7792
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“fish cakes” (4 reviews)
“poached eggs” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Grill, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
136/1 Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Family of Four, something for all of us. We had the Seafood Pasta and the Prawn & Mango salad. The kids had burgers. Excellent food, very good value. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

So you’re on a beach road and you walk up and down wondering where shall I eat ? When you arrive here please for one take off your shoes as a sign of respect .. The most friendliest of waiters will be up to say...More

1  Thank Mark L
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

So we went back to shifting 5 or 6 times during our 6-days stay in Unawatuna. We had both dinner and other times just drinks and everything was awesome. This is the first place in Sri Lanka that doesnt serve too much food which we...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We actually didn’t eat here, because when we went into the restaurant a waiter kindly told us that they only had one chef in the kitchen that night, and unfortunately the food would take about an hour. And THIS actually is one of the best...More

1  Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Went here for lunch today and it was great, all food is freshly cooked so did not mind waiting. Had mango passion fruit salt juice which was good and great value for money. Had veg curry for main which was also tasty. If you want...More

Thank Angie7777777
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is a lovely spot to people watch and chill with a juice while waiting for a very good curry. I'd been struggling to find local food, as I'm not interested in eating chips and burgers in places like Sri Lanka that has a wonderful...More

Thank Jesseecar
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Being in Sri Lanka you start to get used to waiting a while for your food and drinks however we came here for lunch with a couple of people ahead of us and waited 2 hours for our curry! The drinks alone were a wait...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast the poached egg avocado toast and granola both lovely. Excellent coffee. Peaceful place to watch the world go by Go go go

1  Thank Hondahunk
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We liked the look of this restaurant but we’re disappointed with the food. Firstly, there was only one waiter working so service wasn’t quick. We found the portions to be small. My boyfriends Chicken was over cooked and dry. My pasta was nice but for...More

Thank cheryld651
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this place while walking down beach road. Had a great fruit juice and amazing freshly prepared Mango and prawn salad. Great service from the team which can be lacking in Una, attentive , friendly and highly recommended

Thank Swift1212
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136/1 Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 77 597 7792
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