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The Shack Beach Cafe

472 Matara Road | Dewata Village, Katugoda, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 178 1555
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  • Excellent95%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, International, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
472 Matara Road | Dewata Village, Katugoda, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the summer of 2018 we (Dutch familie of 4, kids 13 and 18) travelled to discover the beauties of Sri Lanka. After two hours of surfing we took a bite in one of the hamburgers of the neigbours of Dewata Surf School. We took...More

Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing café with great food. Great for brunch with the sea as your view. Hard to describe in words. The atmosphere is just relaxing. Watching the waves crash on the beach and the people learning to surf just makes you want to jump...More

Thank Nemesisskywalker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must go place. It is a short tuk tuk ride from Galle Fort. The beach is lovely. We had a swim before dinner and enjoyed watching beach soccer. My skill or lack of prevented me joining in! We had a lovely well...More

Thank micheleduffy123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great spot for lunch after a mornings surfing. Burgers were great and we really enjoyed the cheese croquettes. Will be back next time we visit Galle.

Thank bradh27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say...great burgers, awesome staff and they even came up with this fantastic breakfast for me! If you are in Galle and want to spend time in relax on the beach, this is the place to be! Big thanks to everyone!

Thank Simone L
Reviewed July 8, 2018

So friendly, such lovely people! Lovely location...doesn't look anything from the road, it is a real surprise when you walk through and come out to this beautiful beach location. There are great lounging areas where you can just chill out and watch the waves and...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

We chilled here for most of the day, lovely music, clean and super staff. The lunch was so good, we had the best drink ever, ginger lime chilli soda, non-alcoholic, simply tasty and refreshing.

Thank Jennifer-Ann M
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Super food, amazing view, fair prices and the best staff!!! And there waiting for you, look around!!!!

Thank Nickcharter
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Everyone raved about this place to us, I don’t know whether they were having a bad day but 4 of us al had different burgers- cheeseburger, pulled pork, chicken and vegetarian and they were all disappointing and flavourless. The amount of food was good and...More

Thank dsims901
John_Mann_london, Owner at The Shack Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Hi dsims901 Gotta say we are totally gutted to have our first really bad review. We endeavor to serve the best food possible - all our burgers are made from scratch using fresh local produce. However all feedback is welcome and if it’s possible for...More

Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Had an awesome time at this place this afternoon. I hired a board for 1.5hrs and went for a good surf. After surf conditions deteriorated a little I stoped and had some lunch. I got the Beef Burger and it was exactly what I needed...More

Thank Castle89
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 Matara Road | Dewata Village, Katugoda, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 178 1555
  • E-mail
Casual & convenient beach side dining. Serving up international style cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. Proper coffee, with local beans, ethically farmed & sourced. We smoke our own fish & chicken and produce our own mozzarella & halloumi cheese. Hosting weekly events that focus on arts, culture & community. Open to any & all, from sunrise to sunset.
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