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Wellawaya Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
61 3 400 730980
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9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best food we ate in Srí lanka

The chief cook is from Slovakia and we can say that it is the best cook we met. The food was so great, you can try european cuisine (great steaks, best pizza we ate....) and Srí lankan cuisine - rice and curry and the others, but the speciality was lump rice - It was the best from Srí lanka... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The chief cook is from Slovakia and we can say that it is the best cook we met. The food was so great, you can try european cuisine (great steaks, best pizza we ate....) and Srí lankan cuisine - rice and curry and the others, but the speciality was lump rice - It was the best from Srí lanka. Everybody... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We where kind of sceptic before going: it looks like a very crowded, touristy place. We where positively surprised! Very relaxing place with good food and great fruit juices (you have to try the passion fruit juice!).

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Newcastle upon tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this place , you can an watch the chef orchestrate the rest of the kitchen staff, the place was packed but the waiters were cool and calm. This place would be popular in any major City in the world so to find it in a small town in the hills of Sri Lanka was a real treat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

, I was at Ella, Sri Lanka one week ago and was so surprise to see the chef work.. He was checking every meal before the waiter's took it out.. Amazing service and food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I often get turned off the "hottest place in town for travellers", but it was pooring with rain and the cricket was on so we chose to go in. Its much bigger than it looks from the front and the kitchen is exceptional. Looks like its run with a very tight structure. The food is great (try the cashews and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited here twice and loved it both times. The atmosphere is cool and, as the name and reviews suggest, very chilled. I'd recommend asking for a table towards the back as it feels more spacious and looks out onto tea plantations. The staff were excellent - very funny, efficient and friendly and remembered us and greeted us like old... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Service and hospitality in this place is extremely efficient - we felt welcome and all the actions from order to bill were prompt (as usually in Sri Lanka you might need to wait quite some time). Menu has many nice options from western to Sri Lankan and food was absolutely delicious! I would and will go back :)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The cocktails here are delicious not to mention the food. The service was a little slow when we went back late in the evening but in fairness it was very busy. the staff are friendly and there is a very chilled laid back atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We honestly hate europeanish restaurants in sri lanka but this was one of the best meals we have had in sri lanka so far. The people are amazing. Interior genuine and luxurious at the same time. Vegetarian burger was superb even for european capital cities standards. Very. Happy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we had a few meals and drinks here during our stay in Ella. We loved the chilled atmosphere and they have some great cocktails to offer. Also the food menu is amazing with fresh ingredients(also plenty of vegetarian options), every meal we ordered was delicious and you can even watch how they prepare your food in the open kitchen! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wellawaya Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella
  • Phone Number: 61 3 400 730980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?