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Salty Swamis Cafe & Surf Shop

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$3 - $8
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Cafe, Contemporary, Fusion, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

Simply the best. Best food, best service, best vibe, best merch. Can’t say enough good about this place. While staying in Arugam Bay we came day after day.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

This place is really modern with a laid back atmosphere. Had the breakfast bap which was amazing. Would love to come back to try the lunch or dinner menu.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food, all tasted so good - really good veggie/ vegan options! Staff are all really friendly and helpful, the location is perfect for beach access

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

Great food, great service, a lot of tables, entrance can be hard to find, but has both entrance from beach and from Main Street. I’ve had a burger with a shake and a cold brew, enjoyed all of those. Have a good choice of local...cuisine too.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

Such a nice cafe - the menu has lots of different options and the setting is lovely. The breakfast roll is amazing - might be the best breakfast I’ve ever had!! Definitely coming back every morning whilst I’m in Hikkaduwa

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022 via mobile

Staff is friendly and the style is nice and relaxed. Unfortunately very few seats with ocean view available. I went there, because the cappuccino looks very good on pictures. But the espresso tastes slightly burned and it’s more like a coffee with hot milk.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022 via mobile

We’ve been intending to go to Salty’s and now wish we’d been earlier in our trip! Problem is though that it’s SO popular now, getting a table can be tricky!! We went for lunch at 14.30. We were warmly greeted and immediately given a bottle...of iced water. Great to go somewhere that is taking the environment into consideration and avoiding the ever growing mountain of plastic water bottles! My husband had the pork patties with chips & salad and a lovely garlic mayonnaise. I had the chicken fillet burger deep fried in Panko breadcrumbs. Sizeable portions and very tasty indeed! Thank you guys, a great experience and we will certainly return.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022 via mobile

My favorite place in hikkaduwa for breakfast and lunch. The best coffee in town especially spiced coconut late.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022 via mobile

So amazing. We went for a brunch early lunch sort of thing and we had the most amazing time. We’ve been eating traditional Sri Lankan food so a little bit of the west was appreciated. You can sit on the beach or on sofas and...they have a huge choice. I had a chicken burger which I highly recommend a friend had a smoothie bowl which looked incredible and someone else had avocado toast. Was a great experience, will definitely be coming back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 8, 2022 via mobile

Best place in Hikkaduwa to have good coffee, delicious and healthy branch! Good service, good people :) Typing this from here 👋🏼

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 2, 2022 via mobile

A perfect spot for breakfast - great food, service and location. It was recommended to us by a local we were not disappointed! It had a great atmosphere and was really busy. Definitely a must visit during a stay in Hikkaduwa!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2022

What a find! Salty Swami a unique name for a quirky cool cafe. This place was full when we went in today. They are open only from 8am to 3pm. Great place for breakfast and lunch. They are in Hikkaduwa for 6 months and move...to mirissa for the next 6 months. Run by 2 young brothers. Slightly under staffed today so all hands were extremely busy. The food was very good in taste and quality. However some potions were small. Also pricier than other aces around. We had the avo on toast with eggs. Yummy. The slice of sour dough was very thin. Please increase the thickness. We also had the local breakfast. 2pcs Roti, pol sambol with eggs. Tasty and filling. We also had a smoothy bowl. Which was good quantity and tasty. Hope to visit this place again next year. Definitely a must try... food is really good and fresh. They also have vagan optionsMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 4, 2022

This cafe has it all: delicious food, incredible coffee, great vibes, views of the best surf in Hikkaduwa, a great surf shop... and 1% of revenue supports environmental conservation efforts in Sri Lanka! It's also a really friendly and welcoming place with a great sense...of community. We visited with our 10 month old baby and they were really family-friendly alongside the cool surf vibe. We came back almost every day while we were in Hikkaduwa. Check it out! :)More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

Great location and a nice place to sit and eat or drink. The smoothie bowl was nice but the vegetarian one with kale on top was very greasy and all the veg seemed slimey. It was pretty disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed December 23, 2021

Best place we have found for coffees. Went with four friends and every one had a good experience. Can recommend the mushrooms and avocado toast. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The prices a bit high for the area.

Date of visit: December 2021
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It's open from november to april
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Salty Swamis Cafe & Surf Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5