Poonie’s kitchen in Galle

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By Grace Wickremasinghe

Poonie’s Kitchen in Galle Fort is a colourful, open cafe fronted by an up scale souvenir shop.


This trendy yet quirky cafe, is filled with exciting interior from books, Buddha statues and masks to paintings.
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The courtyard with the Araliya tree over looking the fish pond, gives a homely touch to this tourist attraction.
It’s a small charming cafe with modest seating arrangements with a very hippie vibe.
Enough to fill up this cafe during the Lit and Music festivals.

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The food is some what pricey but very reasonable considering the large quantity served.
We had a Thambili for Rs.200, freshly cut and straight from the fruit through a clean Lotus straw.

The passionfruit soda for Rs.350, was refreshing to say the least, however since I’m anti soda, I got my juice with water. I would have appreciated a more thick consistency though but can’t say I was too disappointed.

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The egg fried rice with generous chicken Sathys and peanut butter sauce, for Rs.1500 should definitely be enough for two, or in my case one very hungry boy! The rice wasn’t oily and blended right in with the grilled chicken Satay.

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While my friend, Charin had that, I settled for a healthier option of crunchy brown bread with mango, Avacado, rocket leaves and chicken with chillies sauce for Rs.1100. This portion was so massive, I had to take leftover home!

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Their service is efficient and quite welcoming. The staff much like the place, is a very laid back team.
This cosy place is a must-go in Galle and I would give it 4.5/5!

63 on Pedlar,
Fort Galle
+94 91 2 244030


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