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Cafe Secret Alley

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$1 - $4
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.3 miles from Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
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Reviewed September 3, 2020

This place is a like cool palm tree in a hot jungle! The owner, Dilshan has created a unique atmosphere which is so chill it feels like you're on a beach, not in an alley. But I guess that's the 'secret'! Inside, a diverse crowd...of travelers chat away at white tables; each one covered with a pineapple. There is also a little balcony where locals play cards under bamboo while Bob Marley plays in the distance. The cafe has a wide selection of coffee, deserts, and even mac and cheese. But my favorite are the smoothie bowls. They are so beautifully made it's like looking at a work of art. It's almost a shame to eat them. For those of you looking to unwind after a day of sightseeing, Cafe Secret Alley is the place to go.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 1, 2020

we went there two times for lunch and the place was so cool with nice music,the food also was tasty and healthy ,highly recommend 😍😍😍

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed July 1, 2020

I orderd mushroom toast for my some lunch.that was the best mushroom toast in sri lanka i had. I think the other foods also very good.. and we like the place very much.. Staff aslo ffriendly. Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 17, 2020

we orderd avo salad ,mushroom toast ,sunshine bliss and some drinks the smoothie bowl is the best in sri lanka i had so far, and the other foods and drinks also very good and we liked it very much , friendly staff too .nice experience

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

The Drinks&food are delicious and the Price is really Good! If you are nearby you should go there, it's worth it!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

One day I went there 17:15. Nothing to serve, out of everything on the menu but pancakes... So basically they close around 17:00, not 18:00. They told me to cone next day, I went there 08:30, not open because they still have nothing to serve....Opening time said to be 07:30. Really bad. They should go to the shop to get something to prepare, not wait for ONE car who is supplying them.More

Date of visit: March 2020
artydila, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Secret Alley, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Hey Charlotte Thanks for taking your time to write a review about us. First I would say we politely informed you about the situation on the first day you came and gave you some directions for the places as per your requirements. Yes we closing...More

Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

Fine place to hide - really secret alley, but friendly staff, that announces with the smile, that they are almost out of all resources. But brownie, pancake and mushroom toast are great in hot days like this ;-)

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020

I was so happy to discover this place in Kandy. It's really cute and full of great options. I liked the ambiance, vibe and location. It's nice how it's in the main area yet tucked away. Kudos to them for having coconut milk, a non...dairy option. I would also add soy milk and/or almond milk. I got the avocado salad and added tofu. This was extremely small and light. Barely any avocado and tofu, so a bit bummed on that. I rather pay more and get more of the expensive stuff. Other than that it did taste great and flavorful. Overall good option for healthy eats, just be mindful of serving sizes for some dishes. All the guys working there are friendly : )More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

If you are jonesing for an avocado toast or a smoothie bowl this is your place in Kandy. Cute atmosphere and good brewed coffee!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

We struck out twice before getting eat lunch here - on two previous occasions they had run out of all food by mid-day. Either the food is amazing or they are terrible planners. The third time was the charm and I have to say, the...smoothie bowls were worth the wait! That said, you could probably skip the avocado sandwich (who still uses white bread???). The ambience was fun and because we were eating an early lunch, we had the place to ourselves.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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i think they do have take aways i only visited once but the food is great
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