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“Very tasty food!”

Serendipity Arts Cafe
Ranked #64 of 147 Restaurants in Galle
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 15, 2012

We had a great surprise why the quality of the food as well and the quantity served. Petty we didn't manage to finish our plates.

Definitely the best food we got in Galle.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stopped here for some tea and we pleasant greeted by bunny rabbits hopping around. We did enter from the back entrance, which is unlike the front entrance where an eye-catching gallery is exhibited. The art we had the chance to see was a welcome modern expression of Galle which is on the other end of the spectrum from the history Galle throws in your face as if the town ceases to exist. People live there, and they create art. Thank you Serendipity for showcasing it.

The tea was delicious (duh, you're in Sri Lanka!) and we have the banana hopper which was a sweet treat! We were also seated upstairs among the palm trees and rooftops. All in all a great experience!

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Reviewed January 3, 2012

This was an interesting experience (I would say meal but our food never arrived). We tried Serendipity after not being able to get into Mama's. We came across the restaurant and had read a good review in the Lonely Planet so decided to try it. Admittedly we entered from the back (closest to the Fort wall) though were pointed upstairs when we asked about a table. The area here seem unfinished and hot with no breeze and the one fan not working. There was one other couple who arrived and ordered slightly after us. Orders were taken and the menu looked good with a mix of dishes and prices in line with the Fort area (still expensive compared to areas outside the Fort). We ordered drinks, one entree and seven mains. Drinks arrived one by one over the course of around 15 mins. After 30 mins we were told that the entree was unavailable. At this point I took a look downstairs and found the main dining area which also sold art and books so spent some time looking around and also keeping an eye on the kitchen. Seeing some meals coming out (which looked great) and being taken upstairs I headed back up though these were taken to the other table. At this point (around 45 mins) we decided to move to the main dining area. We asked our waiter (who took our original order and served our drinks) if we could move down and he said no problem. We made our own way down, found a table and sat down. 5 mins later the same waiter asked us if we wanted to order and had to be reminded we had just moved from upstairs (there were around 5 groups in the whole restaurant). When we got to an hour with no signs of food or even general cooking activity we asked the waiter who said our meals would be around 20 minutes. None of the dishes ordered were complicated - it appeared they just hadn't been started. At this point we paid for our drinks and left to the surprise of the waiter.
The food that we did see looked good though while we were there one other couple left without eating and I saw one table downstairs waiting for the entire time we were downstairs without receiving food. Given the lack of service and other options around Galle it's not somewhere I
would try again. We didn't have one other bad experience in Sri Lanka. Even the street vendors are great with fantastic food and much better service for a couple of dollars!

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1  Thank Currypow
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Th food here was excellent, and the prices were not out of the ordinary for Galle.

The service was very slow, though friendly here. I would return.

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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Well worth a visit. Lovely vibe and beautiful food.

Thank Sundae B
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