5 x best restaurants in Weligama, Sri Lanka (updated 2022)

Looking for the best restaurants in Weligama? Weligama in the southern province of Sri Lanka has become a widely popular location for travelers, surfers and digital nomads from around the world. The town is big enough to fit plenty of trendy restaurants, cafés and surf shops, but is at the same time a laid back place thanks to its long and surfer-friendly beach. In this blog post I have written down the best restaurants in Weligama bay, rated by price, wi-fi speed, vegan-friendliness and much more.

Tips! Close to Weligama you will find Mirissa, a smaller town with plenty of great restaurants as well. Make room for one or two days in Mirissa on your travel route through Sri Lanka.

Note: The Weligama restaurants listed below serve western inspired food. Weligama also offers many great local restaurants serving traditional Sri Lankan food. The Sri Lankan cuisine is great, with their fried rice, dhal curry and roti, to name a few. There are restaurants serving Sri Lankan food all over the city center. Head to the Weligama Bus Station and you will find plenty.

The lush garden at Moochie’s.

1. Moochie’s Weligama

Moochie’s is all about the soft atmosphere and great food. Located just near Weligama main bus station, and close to the beach, Moochie’s is an oasis easy to reach. Here you can eat your food in their garden and enjoy some time in the shadow before heading back to the beach. They have generous opening hours and serve everything from breakfast smoothie bowls to grazing platters, with many vegan and gluten free options. See their full menu here. Moochies also offer accommodation.

Tips! Need to spend some hours working during your stay in Weligama? Moochie’s has great wi-fi network!

Yummy points: 5/5
Vegetarian friendly: Yes, with several vegan options
I recommend: Their grazing platter with hummus, fried cauliflower, sweet potato fries etc.
Price: A bowl for 1200 LKR
Wi-Fi: Yes, free wifi – and it’s great!
Opening hours: 9 am – 9 pm
Instagram: @moochies_weligama

The sign, terrace and delicious smoothie bowl at Nomad.

2. Nomad

The best smoothie bowl I’ve ever tasted was here – at Nomad. Nomad is located at the bigger intersection in Weligama, near the Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa. They have delicious food, great coffee, many tables and good wi-fi. Here you can enjoy smoothie bowls, avo toasts or a coconut milk cappuccino. Their outdoor dining area offers a calm atmosphere.

Note! Nomad is currently closed due to the corona virus. Follow their Instagram to stay updated.

Yummy points: 5/5
Vegetarian friendly: Yes, with several vegan options
I recommend: Their banana/peanut butter smoothie bowl
Price: A smoothie bowl for 850 LKR, coffee for 500 LKR
Wi-Fi: Yes
Opening hours: Closed at the moment
Instagram: @nomadsrilanka

Delicious food and great atmosphere at Ceylon Sliders rooftop terrace.

3. Ceylon Sliders

Ceylon Sliders is a personal favorite. They serve surfers, travelers and wanderers great food and drinks. This great restaurant and surf shop is located almost at the very end of Weligama beach – but well worth a visit! You can choose to sit in their outdoor seating area at street level, or take the stairs to their rooftop bar where you can enjoy your meal with a view overlooking Weligama bay. This is a great place to cool down and enjoy the warm breeze. Ceylon Sliders also offer accommodation.

Tips! Try their home made sodas – they’re delicious!

Yummy points: 5/5
Vegetarian friendly: Yes, with several vegan options
I recommend: Their vegan burger
Price: Burger 1500 LKR, homemade soda 500 LKR
Wi-Fi: Yes
Opening hours: 7:30 am – 9 pm
Instagram: @ceylonsliders

Hangtime Hostel offers great breakfast (and coffee!)

4. Hangtime Hostel

Hangtime is a hostel, restaurant and yoga place just by the beach. At their rooftop terrace, Hangten rooftop, you have a view of the entire Wligama bay. Sit in their relaxed sofa beds and enjoy everything from yummy breakfast to late dinner. Their coffee is made from locally produced, handcrafted Ceylon coffee beans and tastes delicious. They even say they have the best barista coffee in Weligama (I can neither confirm nor deny). Their food is a bit cheaper than the cafés mentioned above, but equally delicious. The place has a chill hostel vibe with plenty of backpackers joined together.

Tips! Hangtime hostel hosts plenty of activities. Join them in their daily yoga classes. A drop-in yoga class will cost you 1000 LKR.

Yummy points: 5/5
Vegetarian friendly: Yes, with several vegan options
I recommend: Their coconut/oat porridge with fresh fruit and syrup.
Price: Porridge 550 LKR, coffee 350 LKR
Wi-Fi: Yes
Opening hours: 7:30 am – 9 pm
Instagram: @hangtimehostel

Jamu Surf Lodge at Coconut beach offers surfing, yoga – and great food.

5. Jamu Surf Lodge

Jamu Surf Lodge is located at Coconut beach (Gurubebilla), a few bus stops east of Weligama and not far from the luxury resort Cape Weligama. The place is owned by some Swedes and attracts many Scandinavians. Their café is open between 7.30 am and 3 pm, serving delicious breakfast and lunch. Jamu Surf Lodge also offers accommodation, surfing and yoga. This place is well worth the short bus or tuk tuk ride!

Yummy points: 5/5
Vegetarian friendly: Yes, with several vegan options
I recommend: Their egg and avocado sandwich
Price: Egg and avocado sandwich 1000 LKR, granola bowl 700 LKR and coffee 500 LKR
Wi-Fi: Yes
Opening hours: 7.30 am – 3 pm
Instagram: @jamusurflodge

Hotel recommendations in Weligama

Planning on staying a couple of days in Weligama? Here are two hotel recommendations for you:

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