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53 Light House Street, | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
0094(0)776973218
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Heritage Cafe centraly located in the historical Fort, Galle; is one...
The Heritage Cafe centraly located in the historical Fort, Galle; is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The cafe is a family restaurant with a wide range of soups, salads, main courses and fresh juices at a very reasonable price. the food is prepared by professional chefs. The cafe is open from 9am to 9pm.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very average..

Nothing especially to either complain or compliment here. Without being bad it was the worst meal we had in SL, just average, service, food, atmosphere. The price is fine, but for a little more there is much better available nearby.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2014
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Suffolk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Nothing especially to either complain or compliment here. Without being bad it was the worst meal we had in SL, just average, service, food, atmosphere. The price is fine, but for a little more there is much better available nearby.

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Staff and the manager are both very rude. When I objected to paying a service charge (no charge is mentioned on the menu board) for a take out coffee two baristas started shouting at me. I then spoke to the manager who insisted I pay the fee as the coffee had been made. Eventually the manager conceeded I need not... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Visited this place just for cup of coffee and a dessert. Tried Lavazza espresso and cheaper classic espresso. Surprisingly classic one was much better. Cakes were so delicious we went there again next morning. Staff was very polite and quick for Srí Lanka. We did not eat there so cannot judge. The Chocolate excess cake made my day.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We had a great lunch at the Heritage Cafe. We loved the location, and found the service to be excellent. The food was presented quickly which is not typical for Sri Lanka. This restaurant is attached to a coffee place so you may have to walk through that to get to Heritage Cafe. However, the two are in the same... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Had lunch after walking around the Galle Fort area. Although the café was crowded the staff went out of their way to set up a table for four. The café had an old world charm in line with its distinct architecture. Food was great and the stewards were very friendly and helpful. Only drawback - the café seemed to have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

The seafood salad and the chef's special salad were two of the worst salads I've ever come across. My mouth still feels as if I have swallowed acid. There is only one conclusion: Don't. Ever. Eat. Here!

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vilcassim, Owner at The Heritage Cafe, responded to this review

The review made by this gentleman is not true, we have been serving salads for the last two years and our cafe is famous for salads and our customers keep coming back for the salads and seafood dishers. If there was a real issue I am sure this person would have complained at the same time. For your information we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

a great value stop for a meal while at the fort. Waiters and staff are very friendly and helpful... a good addition to the fort along with Peddlers Inn

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We got warm water from a bottle that had been opened before. When I asked, I got a new bottle but they were not understanding when we wanted a bottle with plastic protection intact. We got one and had to pay for both..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We really enjoyed this restaurant for an early morning breakfast. Excellent coffee and waffles/eggs. Wonderful patio, very relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We visited this restaurant during a heavy rain storm. It provides board games which we found a refreshing rainy day activity! The drinks were good and the food was average. The staff were friendly and were encouraging of our games (which went on and on!).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Light House Street, | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: 0094(0)776973218

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 9
  • Cuisine: European

Description

The Heritage Cafe centraly located in the historical Fort, Galle; is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The cafe is a family restaurant with a wide range of soups, salads, main courses and fresh juices at a very reasonable price. the food is prepared by professional chefs. The cafe is open from 9am to 9pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?