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Sri Lankan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pizza avocado wrap curry potato wedges carbonara wraps burrito sri lanka the main street beautiful restaurant chilled atmosphere nice evening great atmosphere nice place bean bags music vibe
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Reviewed March 21, 2020

My partner and I stayed at a hotel near Guru so we popped in for a drink one night. It was really quiet, as it's at the end of the main road so people might not walk that little bit further, but that meant we...had prompt service! The staff were friendly and recommended the local arak whiskey, of which I was pleasantly surprised - it had a really nice taste to it and I'd go back just for that! The place has a relaxed vibe and we sat on the balcony edge so had a good view too.More

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

Our guide had been recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Good staff and service, lovely tasty local curries. Great cocktails.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Café Guru is one of my favorite places in Ella (and I stayed for 2 weeks)! Their rice & curry is so nice. Really, I’ve had curries I haven’t eaten anywhere in Sri Lanka in three months and all so tasty, different and healthy. Other...favorites are the avocado wrap and the avocado juice. The interior is very beautiful, it looks a little bit like an arts or antique museum. But what really makes the difference is the staff. All SO genuine and kind. Thanks to all of you of Cafe Guru, for the great times at your place. Oh, and they do cooking classes too!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

We ordered the Sri Lankan Curry and were absolutely amazed by its Taste. The Restaurant is furnitured very thoughtful and cosy. Instead of going to one of the dodgy Tourist places in ella, people should Visit cafe guru which is also a Little bit out...of the busy Main Road. Will go there today again!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Nice food and nice location, and really friendly service. On the menu are a lot different meals. Recommendable!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Wouldn‘t go again. Nice atmosphere and food is good but not excellent. Prices are pretty high, even compared to other places in Ella‘s main street, and portions are rather small. We waited for our two dishes for about an hour although it was pretty empty....I don‘t want to know what it‘s like when it‘s full. Service was okay but not very attentive. One sauce on our table had already gone bad. We ordered buffalo curd with treacle for dessert - when they didn‘t have treacle, they brought sugar instead (without telling us before) but still wanted to charge the whole amount for it. When we complained, they charged 200 instead of 300 for it. It‘s not a lot of money either way, but it just shows that satisfying their customers is not their top priority. They added a 10 % service charge on the bill which was not mentioned on their menu.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Pizza was ok (lack of flavor as cheap cheese is used) Coffee had no flavor (cheap coffee machine without pressure I guess) Dirty toilet (no soap!!!): we imagine waiters and cook going to toilet without using soap though poor hygiene is a standard in such...countries Price on the high end for a bar pub as it is for tourists onlyMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

We tried a few other shisha places and this was by far the best Quick and very pleasant service! Very chill. One intersection from the main strip and perfect location. 2 great dogs to snuggle also. Go to Guru.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

Had one of the best Sri Lankan curries of our trip here! The staff were fantastic from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble- even got a few tips for our onward travels from Krishnan! Decor in there was fantastic too- A must when...visiting EllaMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

Very beautiful restaurant design inside. A lot of interesting details in the interior. Have a nice evening. We prepared a dish which was not on the menu, but really wanted to eat. The waiter Krishan was most kind and caring, thank him for a pleasant...evening and the kitchen for delicious food)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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