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The Heritage Cafe

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53 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 697 3218
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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96 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

We did not eat here, but did stop by for a refreshing drink in the afternoon, while hitting the shops in the neighbouring area. The interior space was very cool, and the milkshake was exactly what we needed to beat the heat.

Thank chandknee
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Friendly staff, cute restaurant in former bakery. Ordered fish it was way over cooked - very dry! Such a shame. The prawns we ordered were also a bit over cooked. Over priced over cooked food. Salad was ok, quite nice.

Thank Bushyboo
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312 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

The Heritage Café has a courtyard area which is a great place for escaping the heat. The menu is varied and the staff are all very friendly.

Thank Russ1470
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Went there just for breakfast so I can't really be a judge of all things. The courtyard area was nice to sit in. We were told after we had sat down that there was a delay with food as there was a repair problem in the kitchen so we went away to run an errand and came back. We were... More 

Thank AnniePerth
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Currys were bland, butter squid tasted like it had been re-heated and was not fresh. Vedge were good though. Icecream was very cheap in taste. Tried to pay on card and was told there was an issue with my card. I asked to see and the machine clearly stated there was a dial up issue, not with the card. Argued... More 

Thank HonestFrankly
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

We ordered the sea food platter, and all was overcooked and dry. When we complained to the waiter, there was not even an apology or offer to retry, even though the plate had not been consumed. We also mentioned it to the owner, who more or less ignored it, and again did not apologize or offered to make it better.

Thank CuriousDanny
Chatham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

Found this place one evening whilst walking around the town. Good service and fine food. Quite a varied menu something for all tastes.

Thank Louis M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch with kids and emphasized that we need non spicy food several times. Result: food could not be spicier. Asked for cooled fresh juice, got warm with huge pieces of fruit that you can't actually drunk it but it as a soup with the spoon.

Thank Barbara F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

After a couple of bars and some shopping, we stumbled across this little gem. Four fantastic meals. Fish curry, chicken curry, mahi mahi and s chicken dish, all four fantastic. Lovely staff and beautiful setting. All for the ludicrous sum of £25 (for 4). Best meal of the holidays. And we have had some good ones... Top marks

Thank Steve M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Very cute small arabic restaurant that serves great Moroccan dishes, salads and even perfect pasta dishes. The staff must be the nicest, most helpful I have yet experienced. The place is a joy simple and sweet.

Thank blovesd2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $9
Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 697 3218
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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