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The Heritage Cafe

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53 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 697 3218
08:30 - 21:00
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Ennis, Ireland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was so disappointing! It looked great from the outside but when we came in service was terrible, the place was empty and the waiters were all sitting around in a gang and kept looking at us, speaking in Sri Lankan and laughing! I was going to get up and leave but we said we would give it a... More 

Thank mcpinks
Doha, Qatar
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The court yard setting would make anything taste good, but the food and juices here are way above average and the menu has something for every taste.

Thank Tessa K
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were wandering in Galle Fort looking for somewhere to have dinner after watching the beautiful sunset from the ramparts and we came upon this restaurant which looked very appealing from the street. It was early evening so they weren't particularly busy and we got a nice table near the central courtyard of the restaurant. As it is totally open... More 

Thank Jamesinmanila
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815 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very much better meal in the Heritage Café than the previous night. The Sri Lankan rice and curry was very good, plentiful and cheap. The stir fried vegetables dish with rice was excellent. The surroundings were also very nice, so much better than some of the small alternative places. We returned to eat for a second night... More 

Thank NomadicTraveller7
Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went into the LaVazza coffee shop and wanted to order food, somehow got directed to Heritage Cafe, connected but a different menu--with more choices but higher prices. My avocado prawn salad was the fourth prawn dish I have had in Galle and definitely the worst--tiny little prawns with almost no flavor. And not much food for a hefty price.... More 

Thank Wendy K
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Cafe disappointing - fish and prawns were very dry. Staff not at the same standard as other places. At least the house cat had a good feed from our meal.

Thank Y6661FBsteveh
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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218 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,285 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had a delicious lunch here and have had very good meals here before but the restaurant is a bit cramped and reminiscent now of a 'kade' than it was before. It was also surprising that with steak on the menu, a steak knife that cuts was not available.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our first day in Galle, had a delicious curry and really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere.

Thank Amy_Tails
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a lovely old courtyard with a bit of history. Food and drink is at tourist rates but portions are large. Ideal for afternoon tea on your visit to the Fort.

Thank Phil C
Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This place looks nice and tidy on the outside but do not let the looks deceive you. My hubby and I walked in for breakfast. We ordered the European breakfast for 800 lkr. Taking our order appeared to be a real chore for the waiting staff. I changed my eggs for an omelette and my hubby ordered the egg florentine.... More 

Thank TravellingSimmy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 697 3218
The Heritage Cafe centraly located in the historical Fort, Galle; is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The cafe is a family restaurant with a wide range of soups, salads, main courses and fresh juices at a very reasonable price. the food is prepared by professional chefs. The cafe is open from 9am to 9pm.

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