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Trincomalee situated on the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka, is a beautiful port city. Trincomalee is built on the Trincomalee harbour which divides the inner and outer harbours. The city attracts travelers for some of its historical monuments and the holy complex which is often visited by pilgrims. But other than these tourist places to visit in Trincomalee, there are some amazing cafes in Trincomalee, where one can stop for a bit and enjoy a refreshing drink or a cup of coffee. Head to these interesting cafes with your friends or folks on a trip to Trincomalee, and enjoy the specialities of this port town.

Best Time To Visit Trincomalee
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Different parts of Sri Lanka can be visited during different months depending on the monsoons here. The best time to visit Trincomalee is from February to April. The days are sunny here during these months and the weather is pleasant to enjoy the sea. One can also indulge in water activities during these months. And after a day full of exploration and activities, one can head to one of the quirky cafes here to enjoy a mug of hot or cold coffee. 

3 Best Cafes In Trincomalee

Trincomalee is a Lankan port city with its share of pretty cafes. Have a look at the best ones to stop at during a trip to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

1. Thats Why Cafe & Beach Bar
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Think cool music, even cooler drinks and the sandies of beaches to froth around in – this cafe and beach bar is perfect to enjoy Trincomalee at night. The cocktails here are absolutely amazing and you would love the scrumptious seafood as well. The crabs and fish are enjoyed by fervour in the cafe. Most patrons feel the drinks here are the best in the area.

Location: 8th Mile Post, Nilaveli, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Cost for two: INR 3000

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2. Cafe On The Th


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One of the best restaurants in Trincomalee, this is the place to grab scrumptious breakfast at. The coffee here is some of the best on the island. Add to that the banana porridge, overnight oats and pancakes you get here and you have the best food to wake up to. Coconut milk is a prime ingredient here just like everywhere else. And the crabs as well as panini sandwiches here are a must try! The place also has nice ambience and quick service which is the cherry on the top.

Location: No. 18 Alles garden, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Cost for two: INR 1200/-
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
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3. Dutch Bank Cafe


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One of the most exquisite places to grab a bite to eat at in Sri Lanka, this place has a loyal patronage. The staff is helpful and friendly and the place is often very busy. The ingredients used are fresh and local, which makes their Kothu (a traditional Sri Lankan dish) one of the tastiest in the country. The portions are large, which means Dutch Bank Cafe in Trincomalee is definitely a good place to hang out at with your friends in the evening after a long, tiring day.

Location: 88, Inner Harbour Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Cost for two: INR 1500/-
TripAdvisor rating: 3.5/5
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How To Reach Trincomalee
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If one is traveling from another country, then they can take a flight to Sri Lanka and then hire a taxi to Trincomalee. Bandaranaike international airport is at a distance of around 233 km and would take one 5-6 hours to reach the port town. One can also take  a domestic flight to Sigiriya which is a close 81 km away from this port town. Further one can hire a taxi to reach Trincomalee which is less than a 2 hour drive.

These were some amazing cafes in Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. If you find more such amazing places to eat and have coffee in the port town, on your trip to the city, write to us below. Book a trip to Sri Lanka with TravelTriangle and have an amazing time exploring the different coasts of the Lankan island. 

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