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.