Top Choice Desserts in Galle

Dairy King

If no one is around at this window-front outlet attached to a house, ring a bell and soon one of the King's family will appear to offer you a choice of Galle's best ice cream. The passion fruit is simply divine.
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Galle

Spoon's Cafe

Shamil Roshan Careem hails from one of the Fort's oldest families and he loves to cook. Lucky us! In his new and tiny cafe he serves up some superb curries; his takes on old family recipes. Save room for dessert as …
Top Choice Seafood in Galle

Elita Restaurant

Thirteen years of work as a chef in Belgium gave Krishantha Suranjith myriad skills in preparing seafood. His new two-level restaurant has great views out to the lighthouse and harbour and is a great place to sample…
Top Choice Cafe in Galle

Royal Dutch Cafe

Owner Fazal Badurdeen puts 'storyteller' right on his business card and he has a million of them. He also seems to have almost that many teas and coffees, from cinnamon to cardamom to ginger. There's a small menu of…
Top Choice Cafe in Galle

Old Railway Cafe

Right across the small canal from the namesake station, this upstairs cafe has an enticing and changing menu of creative soups, salads and mains. Have some good coffee or juice with wonderful warm banana cake.
Top Choice International in Galle


The large courtyard at this old spice warehouse is surrounded by deep colonnaded porches. It's a quiet and classy scene and the menu matches the mood. Elegant takes on local fare are joined by a changing lineup of d…
International in Galle

Anura’s Restaurant

This tiny bright-orange hole-in-the-wall place caters to backpackers and serves curries, various pasta dishes and pretty good pizzas. The paintings on the wall give it something of a cafe-gallery feel.
Sri Lankan in Galle

Pedlar’s Inn Cafe

A very popular cafe in an old colonial house. Shakes, coffee and sandwiches can be enjoyed at long tables that are good for lounging. More complex meals include the expected array of good rice and curries plus some …
Sri Lankan in Galle

South Ceylon Bakery

Opposite the bus station, this highly popular lunch spot, with its impossible-to-resist sweet and savoury short eats and tasty curries, is the most authentic place to eat in the new town.
International in Galle

Mama’s Roof Café

Eat under the twinkling star-lit sky with views of a spinning lighthouse. The food is fine, but note that the original 'mama' has moved with her recipes to another location nearby.