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“Wonderful Food and Ambience”
Review of Cafe Ceylon

Cafe Ceylon
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Koggala
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Fusion, Sri Lankan
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Cafe Ceylon is about 3 km from Long Beach Resort in Koggala. It is in a large garden with coconut trees. At night the garden is lighted with lamps and looks very romantic. They have both indoor and outdoor seats. The walls have giant posters of Ceylon and nice jazz music for the background. The restaurant was quite busy but not too full and the service was quite fast.
we ordered pumpkin roasted soup and oysters both were excellent. The oysters were very fresh and tasty in a Thai style sauce and the soup was creamy and coconut flavored.

the main dishes we ordered whole steamed fish which came in a large dish covered with coriander and other green leafs and sauce. It was very tender and moist and full of flavor. A superb fish dish. The other was Lobster prawn which is the largest prawns i have seen. they were grilled and served with a fried rice and a salad. very moist and flavorful and meaty. So large that is difficult to finish such a rich dish.

For desserts we ate a poached mango and vanilla ice cream with crunchy nuts and a passion fruit sauce. the other was bananas with palm sugar and ice cream which was something special. The hot bananas and the sauce and the cold ice cream made the dish memorable. Very good expresso and capuchino as well. No alcohol but we are allowed to bring our own without a special charge.

The food at Cafe Ceylon was of a much higher standard than the restaurants in Unawatuna and Galle and the service was efficient and friendly. The total cost was about €40 for 2 persons. I recomend this Cafe to everybody who is in the Galle-Koggala area on holidays. It is a treat to eat here. I think it is a very good value for money and I hope to visit the cafe again before we go home next week.

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Thank Clarence D
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jaw1987, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Ceylon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Dear Clarence,

thank you very much for your wonderful review and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your food.

We hope that when you visit Sri Lanka again you will once again pass by.

Warm regards,

Cafe Ceylon

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Had the delight of visiting Cafe Ceylon with some friends for dinner and weren't we surprised. The entrance to the restaurant and the look and feel was like no other. From our group of 12 not one person had anything bad to say about their meal and when the bill arrived it took us all by surprise as it did not exceed Rs.14,000/-. My wife said it was one of the best fish dishes she has had in Sri Lanka and I can say the same. We all had a wonderful evening and will be
dropping in when we are in the south of Sri Lanka. Just remember to take your own alcohol.

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Thank Mewan F
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jaw1987, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Ceylon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Dear Mewan,

thank you for your review.

We are glad that you and your friends enjoyed the food at Cafe Ceylon and we hope to see you soon.

If you ever come with a large group and wish for anything special you can just contact us and we will do our best to organize it.

Warm regards,

Cafe Ceylon

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Discovering Cafe Ceylon in Kabalana in Galle was a highlight of a working visit to the area. The place came highly reccommended by a famous culinary expert in Sri Lanka and we decided to pay Cafe Ceylon a visit. We were in gourmet heaven when we tasted the delicious prawns and fish from the lagoon and sea which was offered to us. The freshest of fresh fish and prawns prepared using local produce was a delight to sample. The desserts were an absolute treat especially their mango poached in star anise and cinnamon was absolute fabulous. The property itself is beautifully laid out with good use made of the sprawling gardens. The staff were great and helpful answering our many questions about the locality and the food on offer! A great discovery which I hope many more will have the pleasure of discovering!

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Thank Tina G
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

One of the best restaurant in Galle. Very friendly staff,good variety on the menu. Food was fresh and tasty. The service on top and reasonable price. Highly recommend.

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Thank dilflorence
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

My wife & I ate there yesterday given the recommendations from Trip Advisor and it more than matched those high expectations. The decor was very cool - great open outside dining space (there isn't really an inside from what we could see), more of the retro chic Ceylon tourist posters we'd seen in other new places and a beautiful view into the garden. The manager was extremely friendly as were the rest of the staff and he seemed genuinely passionate about the food and making it the number one ranked Tripadvisor restaurant in Galle which from a quality/value/experience standpoint should not take long having made no.3 in 2 months! The food was superb - perhaps the best we had in Sri Lanka and perfectly combined local flavored and ingredients in a more modern/western style. Having eaten a ton of curry in the last few days it was a welcome and healthy-ish change. I had the oysters which came in huge shells - not perhaps the best I have had ever but certainly extremely tasty and incredibly priced. Lagoon prawn/lobster to follow (excellent) and finished with the brownie which disappeared between the two of us in about ten seconds. Superb meal, extremely reasonably priced and given it's location provides an excellent alternative to lunch / dinner if staying at the nearby Fortess Hotel. Worth knowing, they also have guestrooms for those wanting to stay in the area. Keep up the great work!

Thank Ollie T
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