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The Mansion Cafe

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34 Leyn Bahn St | Dutch Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 234114
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08:30 - 21:00
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Sat there for 15-20 mins to no one checking up on us. We were not handed any menus. Until we spoke to the manager as to why we were getting ignored when the other table were being attended to every few mins. He asked us to leave saying something along the lines of "if you cant wait, then leave.' When... More 

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1 Thank Yousufabusaly
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Only serves forefingers, we were sober (poya day), well behaved and extremely nice. Owner 'We don't have to serve you, go somewhere else' after inquiring as to why we weren't being served after 20 mins.

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3 Thank Mayun K
hong kong
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524 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

price ok, free wifi, quiet & building also elegance. good for escape from noisy street and take the break + taste coffee in galle.

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Thank iamface
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Nice quiet location to start the day and the coffee is good. Not for the early risers though, as Slowly opens from 8am though the omlettes and smoothies are worth hanging around for

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Thank Les F
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We be there after 16 days roundtrip in Sri Lanka. After that was Galle old town very refreshing like Cafe Mansion. It is located very well, everyone can find it. Near is free museum. We got there excellent breakfast and very good expresso. Service was excellent, food good, especially pumpkin soup. Very good place to stay for a while and... More 

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Thank Firehand
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

It's a lovely building with great decor on a quiet street in the fort. They make good fresh juices and the pizza we had was ok. I'd say go if you want a bit of peace and aren't fussed about trying local cuisine. Very Western place.

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1 Thank Beth H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

ENG: Too expensive. I give 3 stars because the food is good, but it's no extraordinary and the money is not worth the food. ITA: Troppo caro. Do 3 stelle perché il cibo è buono, ma niente di straordinario e non vale il denaro speso.

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1 Thank Vagamentale
Ayutthaya, Thailand
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We just visited the old town of Galle when we like to have a lunch. There are plenty of opportunities in Gall so it was just coincidence that we entered Mansion Cafe. It looked ok and had a nice view at a small courtyard. We are a family of four and we all had a crepes. This seemed an excellent... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. The house is gorgeous, historic, and charismatic. A historical mansion just opposite the historical mansion museum house.

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1 Thank Ana S
Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

We had only espresso and fruit mix. Coffee was excellent real "Italian" and fruit mix superb. Prices average, lower than beach prices

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 21:00
Monday
08:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 21:00
Thursday
08:30 - 21:00
Friday
08:30 - 21:00
Saturday
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Leyn Bahn St | Dutch Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 234114

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