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Thambili Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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**Thambili Cafe is closed from April until November. ** Thambili Cafe is a small, relaxed place on the beach with delicious fresh homemade drinks and food. We have a mixed Menu of Vegetarian, Vegan and Seafood Dishes. New on the Menu is the Chefs Rice and Curry for lunch. Our specialties are fresh Italian Coffee & Ice Coffee, natural Juices, Hibiscus & Lemongrass Soda, Zuccini Pasta, fresh Salad with Falafel or grilled Praws, Banana Pancakes, a Kids Menu and much more. We have big tables ideal for groups that you can pre book. There are hammocks, sunbeds and beanbags and lots of shade to just relax and unwind next to the ocean. If you want to spoil yoursef with something special, book our private
PRICE RANGE
$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Cafe
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here for lunch and ordered tuna and falafel salads. The tuna salad was so much bones in it so that it was impossible to eat it, falafel (2 pieces) tasted really nothing. Salad itself was fresh But for that price you expect a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Vagabum86
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner at Thambili Cafe having read good reviews. It was a little had to find from the road (bigger signs would help) but right on beach. Everyone was pleased to see us and set us up with a table...More

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

Perfect calm location to watch the beautiful sunset and enjoy dinner. The four of us had fish&rice, prawn curry, devilled prawns and zuchini pasta. All foods were delivered to the table at the same time and all were delicious!! Service was great and the chefs...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JereL64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent very nice evening with our friends during our Srí Lanka holiday in Thambili Cafe Hikkaduwa 😊. The place is located on the ocean coast with beautiful beach - especially during the sunset time 🌞🌞🌞. We had amazing Mojito drinks and very tasty seafood...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank S4473TYdanah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for dinner and we ordered one of their signature drinks and food. Grilled fish and rice was tasty and the home made ginger beer was also great.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Prasannag87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, nice staff, very friendly. Nice view over the beach. Although you have to order in advance and we were too late the BBQ looked great

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Willemonl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered vegan food but were given food with butter from cow’s milk. We told the waiter that we are vegetarians who don’t eat milk, butter or egg and ordered food marked ”vegan” in the menu, but apparently he did not listen. When we told...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Björn N
LindaH889, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear that your requested order didn’t come as expected! Our waiter was new and in training and not yet familiar with the vegan choices we offer. We apologize and know that the mistake is completely on us. We will make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here and a break away from the busier and noisier side of hikkaduwa. It's such a chilled amd relaxing spot on the beach and the grilled fish and dips were delicious. We noticed they do special beach bbqs if you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BirdBirdBird17
LindaH889, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your visit and your kind feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We simply loved this place it was away from the crowds and so peaceful. Had lunch and an amazing dinner the sea can be a bit rough for swimming but the beach is lovely Kamara ( I think I got his name right) was a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank derekg147
LindaH889, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your visit and your praise.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered sunset dinner for the couple with grill. It was very tasty and we had a table full of different dishes. Fish and prawns were fresh and well done. The atmosphere was also great. The best place for dinner on the beach! Thank you

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tetiana R
Kalupahanage P, Owner at Thambili Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You abluchst for your visit and sharing the experience you had!

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