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Cafe Chill

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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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  • 320
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    Very good
  • 68
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  • 28
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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
Best 'backpacker hangout' restaurant in Ella.

We had dinner here after passing by to look for something less busy/touristy. We stepped in only to discover it stretches back to an open kitchen, amazing table lay out and wonderful fusion/Sri Lankan fayre and great drinks; G&T's served in jam jars, very trendy!. The food was amazing, staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
JimGabi
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here after passing by to look for something less busy/touristy. We stepped in only to discover it stretches back to an open kitchen, amazing table lay out and wonderful fusion/Sri Lankan fayre and great drinks; G&T's served in jam jars, very trendy!. The food was amazing, staff friendly and atmosphere buzzing. The 10 plate, yes 10!, Rice... More 

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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Must try their Lamprais special which delicious. This restaurant has speedy service, and there is a great buzz About the place

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Good food and fruit smoothies, friendly helpful staff, great second floor area with beanbags and comfy chairs to chill out in after a busy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk into Cafe Chill, one cannot help but feel that you will be rewarded with a great dining experience. The atmosphere is relaxed yet fun and most definitely friendly. It offers charm and character from the lower level carved wooden tables to the top level bean bag and papasan chairs. Staff are genuinely kind and do... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We've been here twice when we went to Ella, and we really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere on the top of the restaurant where you can sit in relaxed beanbags. We've had lamprais and some pizza, and both were just mediocre (lamprais a bit too muddy and filled with tons of ingredients, the pizza's been a bit too thin and dry),... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We dropped in for lunch after a tiring day and we were very surprised by the food and service given to us by the staff of this restaurant. The food was served fast and the quality would match any top fine dining restauran in Colombo. Prices very very reasonable too. Great place for a good meal and a drink!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This was a good attempt at making a hip western-style hangout. I would rate the hamburger and club sandwich we had as underwhelming. Way too much bread vs fillings, soggy chips and plastic cheese. However understandable if you've had one too many curries and need a break from delicious Sri Lankan cuisine, and crave a bit of meat. Music and... More 

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Mellor, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place has a great choice of dishes and a great atmosphere also. The friendly staff provide good service and the place has a real

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Perth, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Not sure how this place got any bad reviews, the food is good by Sri Lankan standards, service is quick and friendly and the vibe is lovely! We've been back 3 times!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is the place were you can get something for every one. Not to many dishes but still a good selection to choose from. You could call it "cross-over-kitchen" as they mixed Sri Lankan food with western. The food in the banana leafs were really tasty as were the desserts. The service was quite fast even if the place were... 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?