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Cafe Chill

Wellawaya Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
61 3 400 730980
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Ranked #6 of 30 restaurants in Ella
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great place to enjoy a cold beer after a hot walk and mountain climb. Or try the ice mint tea- I give that a 100 points out of 100.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Good to unwind with a cold beer after the hike to Ella Rock, but full of tourists eating overpriced western food. Not much atmosphere, would eat somewhere else for real Sri Lankan food.

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Forster, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this restaurant. It was probably the best restaurant i have been to in Sri Lanka after being here for two and a half weeks. I really liked the curry of the day and the cocnut smoothies. I was so full from lunch i could only have a small dinner.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We had very OK food for the price and the atmosphere was relaxed. We went for a late dinner after an exhausting day and it was great. Staff were friendly.

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Southampton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came here for food and drinks a couple of times when my girlfriend and I were passing through on the way to the a East Coast. Seemed to be the most sociable place to come to meet other travellers and have a few drinks. A fair few families around earlier in the evenings as well. Nice food with a good... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

First, I'd like to say that this is a "chill" place, but the pizza here is maybe the worst I've had (and I've had a lot in Asia). The problem is the crust is awful. It came to me undercooked, and after I sent it back (and receiving a stare down from the head chef), it didn't fix the problem.... More

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Son en Breugel, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place has a great atmosphere. After 3 weeks of Sri Lanka I was surprised. Enough space for people. Downstairs are tables, uptairs are beanbags. The kitchen is professional, European style, so are the dishes. The food is good, there are not so many places where you can get good quality westernfood. The staff seemed busy, so it may tke... More

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denver
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This cute restaurant always seems to have a lot of people. Great patio area. the food was quite good. A little more expensive than some of the other places around but not bad at all. The Arak drinks were very good

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely setting, comfy seats by road, big screens & extensive menu. Stopped here upon arriving & realised you go here for your fix of Western indulgence. Totally overpriced food, just two doors down is better Sri Lankan with a bit more smiles for a fraction. Staff were unfortunately unpleasant, uninvolved, borderline rude, perhaps overworked? Nice place for a drink at... More

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Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Yes, one can really chill out here. The interior has a lovely breeze, though insects are hard to get rid of. The thin crust pizza was good. Try the Sri Lankan Special cocktail with arrack, and ask for extra ice to keep it cold, although it seems that drinks never get icy cold in most eating establishments. 

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