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Serendipity Arts Cafe

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100 Pedlar Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 952 5602
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

What can I say that is positive about this place! Nothing. The list of negatives are easier to relay! 1. The service is slow, even by Sri Lankan standards 2. We ordered 2 bottles of a soft drink which were warm. 3. Both of our meals were appalling, poor quality and unappetising. My salad, the house special, consisted of a... More 

Thank DaveM236
Matlock, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I ordered roast beef sandwich and fries. the fries were fine - the beef was incredibly tough and the bread stale. Sprite was warm - service normal speed for sri lanka (slow) but friendly.

Thank shirley b
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely quirky place in a quieter location than Galle's busier streets like Pedlar and Lighthouse. We had really good sandwiches and and enjoyed looking at the art and murals as well as the various books and leaflets that were on display.

Thank Pat H
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We normally don't leave reviews but this one is a exception. My boyfriend asked our driver to book a restaurant to surprise me at the Fort and boy, he did not disappoint. When we got there the table was set up with flowers (they stuck the flowers on the table one by one, how do we know? We saw some... More 

Thank Marian O
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great time at this place with a refreshing breakfast! Yummy pancakes and yummy fruits.... calm and quiet!

Thank udeshka23
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

French toast, fruit platter and sri lankan pancake were really good and tasty! And a very friendly employee gave us tips where to go.

Thank Iina Y
Pokhara, Nepal
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I stop in Serendipity for a quick lunch ! I ordered a roast beef sandwich, expecting to get nice slices of roast beef in a lukewarm sandwich. After 45 minutes, just for a sandwich, I got toasted bread with few beef chewy chunks with chips despite I ordered it with salad. Despite a friendly and smily staff, it's one of... More 

Thank Vincent D
Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Run by a popular writer Juliet Combe who is very knowledgeable about the Fort and its History. Worth having a chat with her to get a good knowledge about the galle fort

Thank lankagemandjewellery
Split, Croatia
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264 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Tempted with several positive reviews (and being pretty hungry!) we stopped for a dinner. The first impression wasn't appealing ... deserted with intense feeling of chilliness (temperature was 26-27 degrees Centigrade!). A person without a trace of smile asked us what we wanted and brought our meals equally cold and distant. Food was disappointing and overpriced. The worst part was... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Came in for lunch after seeing the awesome art and recognising the name from lonely planet. Service was slow and waited over half an hour for our food (10% service charge is added to your bill) even though it was quiet but was hoping that meant it was fresh and good quality but pretty surprised when my 'pumpkin and ginger... More 

Thank Gen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Pedlar Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 952 5602

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?