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Cafe Crave

, Cafe, Asian
Passara Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 76 660 7772
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“curry” (4 reviews)
“cookery class” (4 reviews)
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Sri Lankan, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Passara Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and a friend went to a cooking class here. We were joined by two couples and the chef! It was such an enjoyable experience, we made four curries, chutneys and a Sri Lankan omelette. We fancied some beers to enjoy our meal with and...More

Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Made 4 curries and a coconut sambol in the open air kitchen, all delicious. The chef explained everything really well and we got involved in almost every step. A lot of fun!

Thank ChrisS9427
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We attended the dinner cooking class and the curries we made remain some of the best we've had in sri lanka! Would recommend

Thank Quest763701
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

It's probably called crave cafe because you will still crave food after you finished there. Portions were extremely small, tasted nothing special, drink bottles were full of dust, glasses smelled funny, staff didn't speak English.

Thank Orsolya S
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We had a rice curry in this restaurant. The least I can say is that it was the worst one in Sri Lanka, and my god, the portions are for smurfs! A tiny tiny portion of rice, barely 2 sponful, and only 4 tiny sides...More

Thank Arthur D
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We Ordered fried rice and tasted like it was heated in microwave. No taste to it all. They didn't had any problem charging 10 percent extra for the service. Maybe ask how it tasted next time if you see two plates still half full... Hopefully...More

Thank Ruben v
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the cooking experience with the chef Kesavani. We made traditional Sri Lankan dishes and sat down to a sumptious meal at the end. Would highly recommend this experience and the cooking class.

Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I were very happy with our experience @ cafe Crave! We took part in a cooking class for lunchtime without having to do any reservations in advance. They prepared everything for us and they also offered paper and pencils to write down...More

Thank lillychee
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I loved this course. Great value and learned lots about basic SL cooking. I also asked about how to make roti and chef proudly prepared the dough and cooked off two roti. Whilst this is not a hands on course it doesn’t detract from the...More

Thank Diggers P
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We did the lunchtime cooking class and it was excellent!! We made chicken curry, dhal curry, potato and pumpkin curry, aubergine chutney and coconut sambal. We got to make coconut milk from scratch which was novel for us as we usually have to buy it...More

Thank Chris H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passara Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella
  • Phone Number: +94 76 660 7772
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Cafe Crave has a character which is not found in Sri Lanka. We have used all most 99% ECO friendly raw materials which were used by our ancestors 100 years ago, Cafe Crave offers you real Sri Lankan meals apart from Italian and the other western cousins. We have a chill out place which gives amazing atmosphere for relaxation of the guest and range of cocktails which will enhance your appetite.
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