This is a muslim run clean cafe style restaurant opposit the bus stand very convenient if you want to grab a snack before catching the bus to an onward journey they do plenty of shorties such as meat or vegetable samoosas, egg rolls and roti as well as a few sweet treats.
Also they serve a range of eastern delights kotthu roti, hoppers and rice and curry to name a few. They seem to be open from early morning to night and the staff are very friendly with a reasonable uderstanding of english
Favorite Dish: My friend loves the freshly brewed ginger tea without sugar accompanied by a bran muffin. I am partial to a beef samoosa or beef roti.
Fernando's Bar operates a BBQ in season time turning out delicious grilled food. There is something to delight everyone's palate. If you are sick of eating rice & curry at Fernando's you will be able to sink your teeth into a juicy homemade hamburger with handcut wedges. Being right on the beach seafood dishesare second nature and you can sample their whole grilled fish or juicy tiger prawns simply dressed with a garlic & ginger butter sauce.
The bar not only offers spectacular views but also much needed shade from the warm sunshine. During season tables and chairs are placed on the beachfront a lovely romantic setting. There are a number of shade huts and sunloungers on the beach so you can chill out and enjoy a cocktail or fresh juice while you top up your tan or read a book.
Full English and Continental Breakfasts are served as well as, lunch and dinner. Aqua Inns has a full liquor licence so you can find ice cold Lion lager, cocktails, chilled wine and even a gin & tonic if you so wish.
Fernando's Bar has great wifi, ambience and its right on the beach what more could you want
Favorite Dish: Homemade hamburgers with handcut wedges topped with cheese and other toppings available if you wish.
If you feel like venturing into town for some local food this is a pretty clean cafe to eat in. They do kotthu which is a thick rice noodle with chopped chicken, egg & chilli's a real art to make you will know if they serve it just follow the chopping sounds. This place also does mixed meat in gravy (this includes offal), beef, chicken pieces, curry chicken as well as roti.
Eat with your hands like the locals, wash the plate first and there is usually a place to wash your hands.
By the way even though this place calls itself a hotel it is not a guest house this is something common in Sri Lanka as there is no law against it
A popular place to get delicious fresh fruit juice in town. Drop in here if you are feeling a bit hot and bothered whilst shopping in town. You can enjoy your fresh fruit juice even with a scoop of ice-cream. Do be sure to tell the staff you don't want added sugar as locals tend to have a much sweeter tooth.
I have tried woodapple & mixed fruit juice to date. They will also provide you with a plate of shorties these are deep fried bites like samoosa, chicken or egg rolls very nice indeed! You only pay for what you eat.
Favorite Dish: meat samoosa & mix fruit juice