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Upali Beach Surf Cafe

Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32506, Sri Lanka
+94 77 112 8866
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“juice” (6 reviews)
“main point” (8 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32506, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to grab a bite to eat & snag yourself a hammock overlooking the beach. A few vegan options too :)

Thank Chelsea C
Asanka W, Owner at Upali Beach Surf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Find this place with tasty food, good location and friendly staff. Recommend everyone to stop by and try.

Thank travelingasia99
Asanka W, Owner at Upali Beach Surf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was with my two young children and this was the best place to spend an afternoon, have some lunch (be prepared to wait when busy though) and watch the surfers out on Main Point. Safe area, good restaurant and even better vibes...

Thank Victoria F
Asanka W, Owner at Upali Beach Surf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

The Upali Surf Cafe is located directly overlooking the main point on Arugam Bay- the views are amazing and you can watch the surfers whilst enjoying your breakfast. The pancakes are insane- I would thoroughly recommend! The staff are super friendly and really lovely! If...More

Thank Alexandra B
Asanka W, Owner at Upali Beach Surf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Had a really tasty and healthy lunch here - a Vietnamese salad bowl with chicken. It was sooo good, I only wish there had been more chicken :) The staff are really friendly and you can sit on a shaded sun bed right next to...More

1  Thank h0llyelaine
Asanka W, Owner at Upali Beach Surf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Legit beachfront view, toes in the sand and the ocean just footsteps away. Relaxing atmosphere to work on your laptop, read a book, or lay on the daybeds. Sit back and watch the surfers whilst sipping on real coffee, fresh juices or trying some delicious...More

Thank Katarina D
Asanka W, Owner at Upali Beach Surf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

I only had one meal here and I really enjoyed it. I had the fish of the day which was perfectly cooked and served with rice and a delicious cucumber and carrot salad. We had lunch at 4 p.m. so the opening times of the...More

Thank mariehrg
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Very unfriendly Stuff People. Price what is written on card is not what you have to pay. You pay the double! Not good!! Never cone back to Arugam Bay...More

Thank soldano77
Asanka W, Owner at Upali Beach Surf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

Dear Soldano The prices listed on the menu are inclusive of everything but the service charge, so a 10% tax is added to any bill, which is a very common practice in Sri Lanka and all around the world. Furthermore this shouldn't have been a...More

Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We went there to chill before surfing. The drinks and self made fries were very good and the waiter served us well. Also the sunbeds were very comfy. The only bad thing about our stay was the reaction of the owner after I lost the...More

Thank Anna T
Asanka W, Owner at Upali Beach Surf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Dear Anna, I'm glad you really enjoyed the place, food and drinks and really sorry about your bad experience when renting surf gears. But I'm afraid and happy as it sounds like there was a confusion, my name is Asanka and I'm the only owner...More

Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Came down a few times to surf, try the plain lassi and the amazing choc balls. Soo tasty. Slackline, good people, caram.. Abd the surf happening in front. All you need

Thank Tainá P
Asanka W, Owner at Upali Beach Surf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32506, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay  >  Pottuvil
  • Phone Number: +94 77 112 8866
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Description
Our cuisine is a blend of european and asian food, using as much as possible of locally sourced ingredients. Our cafe is open all year but relies on products seasonal availability. Some dishes may not be available everyday or for some part of the year. We try our best to get more and more eco-friendly and for example don't sell any longer plastic bottles, including water (starting from April 2017). We serve water by the glass or pitcher. We are not open for diner unless special occasions or on reservation. During the season, we are open from : 6am to 12pm for breakfast 12am to 6pm for lunch or snacks During the low season, we are open from : 7am to 10am for breakfast 12pm to 2.30pm for lunch 7pm to 9pm for diner
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