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Dairy King Cafe

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69 Church Street,Fort,Galle | 69A,Church Street Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 225583
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little shop with really yummy ice cream. Just perfect for the hot weather! Staff were really nice, as well. Would definitely recommend a stop on your walk around town.

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1 Thank Annabelle C
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for an iced coffee on a hot day. Has wifi for public use, outside fan, owner was very personable and pleasant. Only wish I could come back sooner.

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1 Thank Phillip S
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here on our way back to our hotel as we'd seen it when we were having dinner across the road earlier. A huge range of ice-creams (and other stuff like smoothies and milk shakes) and very friendly service. We went for dark chocolate and also salted caramel - 250 rupees each. Don't let the fact that these... More 

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1 Thank davecarter01
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wonderful little ice cream store selling homemade ice creams. All natural and delicious! A must on a hot day.

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1 Thank MabelJane
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I went to this on the strength of the Lonely Planets claim that it is the best gelato place in town... it's not. I ordered two flavours expecting scoops in a cone but was instead given to containers of icy, powdery icecream. It wasn't nice.

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1 Thank Naomi D
Tariq N, Owner at Dairy King Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Naomi D I like to know what ice cream you had in our store most of the ice creams served in tubs since all are hand made with fresh milk and cream and it's not gelato like scoops specially the fruit ice creams do contain ice crystals since its fresh fruits being used to make unlike in gelato artificial... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

All ice cream here is hand made and very tasty! There are many different flavours to choose from and we tried the salted caramel and passion fruit which were both great! The owner and his daughter were delightful. It was a nice treat on a hot day.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Dairy King Cafe this morning and tried the coconut and mango ice creams- both very fruity and refreshing! We then shared a mint milkshake which was very sweet and creamy- yummy! This is small, quite basic, roadside cafe and is a very pleasant place to stop for a break in the warm weather.

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Thank Jingleton19
Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had been exploring the Galle fort on a very hot day and decided to stop in for a cool treat. The owner was happy to speak with us about his hand made ice creams. We tried coconut, mango, and passion fruit, all of which were very tasty.

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Thank Chris K
Kingston, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Home made ice cream made recently. After a few days he won't sell it. Friendly owner. Passionfruit is the best!

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1 Thank Linda B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with the hygienic conditions of Dairy King! We initially found 1 ant & chose to ignore but when we found the second ant we decided to tell the owner. His attitude towards us was very poor. He simply made a joke out of it saying "it's normal, sugar attracts ants." It is very obvious nothing will be done... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Church Street,Fort,Galle | 69A,Church Street Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 225583

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