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Salty Swamis Cafe & Surf Shop


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Salty Swamis promises speciality coffee, superfood-packed smoothies, and fresh tropical juices served with a constantly changing contemporary breakfast and lunch menu in addition to a unique brand of service and attention to detail. In addition to the cafe we offer a comprehensive surf shop as well as a carefully curated retail space for all travellers. Note: Kitchen closes at 3pm. Drinks served till 4pm.
$3 - $8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Contemporary, Fusion
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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All reviews brunch poached eggs breakfast burrito fish tacos banana bread dosa salmon hummus juice burger chilli good vibes glass bottles sri lanka filtered water cold brew delicious coffee
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We absolutely enjoyed this place! It’s perfect for daily breakfast and lunch. We ate here daily while visiting Hikkaduwa and we loved everything: great food, drinks, perfect arabica coffee, ambiance, music, friendly and professional stuff...nice surf shop...(we aren’t surfers) What we loved the most is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tomislav_904
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As one of the top rated restaurants in the area, we had big expectations coming in, and had been looking forward to coming! The food greatly surpassed our expectations, and everything was fresh and delicious. An interesting Sri Lankan twist on a lot of western...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kat-and-elias
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These guys there are doing such a great job! It is a must if you visit Hikkaduwa!!! Keep up the job work!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank denisandru
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a gem! Very cool ambience, excellent service and the food is divine! By far the best place I’ve eaten in Sri Lanka over 2 weeks! The menu has a large variety of vegan dishes and the restaurant is very environmentally conscious, which...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MS0180
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have to say this place is very cool great tunes , lovely staff and possibly the best egg n bacon roll I have ever had great coffee too 👍👍👍

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank damiencG4411OP
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent food for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Stayed in Hikkaduwa for 4 days and ended up eating at swamis all 4 of them!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ingrid E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful ambience near the beach with lots of filtered water to drink.....and real tasteful coffee. Also very tasetfull food.....a bit overpriced but given the circumstance fair.....A real oasis on the beach of hikkaduwa and the people who work there know their work.....EXCELLENT

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jerry k
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

No wonder this place is number 1 on trip advisor for Hikkaduwa. It’s lively,with friendly staff and lovely fresh food and great coffee

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 551eileenf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there twice and was so delicious foods and excellent staff. Highly recommended. Location is good, comfortable couches (you have to be there in advance to reserve a couch)

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hippie_SurfSchool
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, the thing is - Hikkaduwa is a small fishing town that has been transformed into a surfer town. You can't move for surfers, everyone and their mum's at least know how to surf it seems. This obviously influences a few new ideas within this...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank vandura_sr
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July 20, 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
It's open during the Hikkaduwa season only.
Kasun M
June 3, 2017|
Response from subhasrilanka | Reviewed this property |
Anything from 1000-1500 I would say
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