Food: Well executed Western style cafe dishes infused with the best of Sri Lanka’s fresh produce
Service: Laid back and effective
Presentation: Beautiful little haven hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Galle
Ambience: Chilled and peaceful
Location: Tucked behind a store in one of Galle’s traditional Dutch-style courtyard houses
Value for money: About 4,000Rps (about £20) for two juices, two mains and a slice of cake. Nothing’s cheap in Sri Lanka anymore.
Worth a visit?: Another highly recommended foodie find, definitely worth hunting out when you’re looking for a healthy alternative to the delicious local dishes
Poonie’s Kitchen in Galle Fort came highly recommended to me by both Verity at Ebb and Flow Jungalows and Tim at Unakanda. After a disappointing first visit (after finally finding the place, we discovered it doesn’t open on Sundays!), we finally managed to grab ourselves a table, soak up the relaxed atmosphere and eat from the menu. Happy days!
Food: Delicious, flavourful dishes made using local produce
Service: Friendly and patient!
Presentation: Simple and unfussy
Ambience: Very relaxed
Location: Off the beaten track; hidden away amongst the eucalypts
Value for money: Yep, below average prices for the region
Worth a visit?: Yep, the 15 minute drive out of Dunsborough is well worth it to discover this little gem hidden away in the bush
I was tipped off about this little café by KT, yoga teacher at Zen Den Collective in Dunsborough, WA. Had I not asked for her foodie go-to’s, I would never have discovered this hidden gem by chance, and I am so glad I did, as I loved everything about Goanna: the cafe, bush setting, shop and gallery.
Food: Beautiful salads, pastries and good breakfasts
Service: Warm welcome but table service is a bit hit and miss
Presentation: Lovely window and deli counter display. Salvage-chic interiors!
Ambience: Pretty chilled, verging on quiet for an early breakfast
Location: Crouch End High Street, North London
Value for money: A little further from central London = reasonable price tag
Worth a visit?: The salads and English Breakfast are worth the trip ‘up north’
We were drawn to Sable D’or by the window display of freshly baked pastries and rather gorgeous looking salads, and it became one of our go-to places for breakfast when we wanted to get out of the big smoke and head north…on the 91 bus!