King coconuts. They'll make you smile too.


It’s about balance. Hearty but healthy. Local but international. We call it Sunshine Food. The defining moments of many people’s stay at Soul & Surf over the years have been the communal, post surf/yoga, meals round the big table. These late, leisurely, long communal meals tend to be the times that things are organised, like-minded people are met, plots are hatched and friendships blossomed.


It’s not insta-perfect hipster buddha bowls or Michelin fine dining. It’s just the right amount of naughty indulgence and restorative goodness. One minute you’re reaching for vegan raw energy balls after a surf, the next you’re feasting on Sri Lankan rice & curry or jackfruit tacos. That’s what we call balance.


More than just the menus we create, the meals we cook, the drinks we serve or the ingredients we use; it’s a way of feeding our souls.

So it’s no surprise that we are kind of stoked on serving up food and drinks which inspire you and make you feel good, whether you’re in the water, in the yoga studio or just chilling in the sun.

Developed by our co-founder Sofie with head chef Aruna, the Soul & Surf Sri Lanka menu is all about wild health; using nature in our dishes but not making it about #cleaneating - it’s more down to earth than that.

Everywhere we look, we’re surrounded by vibrant and colourful produce out here in the sunshine. This inspires dishes which start as modern twists on local Sri Lankan food and then range further afield - as we take inspiration from sunshine cuisines from around the world, from sunny salads to soulful sides. We’re about integrating local produce and local techniques with global cuisine; fusing health with indulgence and always making sure our food looks as beautiful as it tastes.

Sunshine food, as we like to call it.

Want a little taste at home? Try our coconut roti breakfast...

The Soul & Surf menu is all about wild health; using nature in our dishes but not making it about #cleaneating - it’s more down to earth than that.


Hearty but Healthy. Sunshine Food.

On Our Luxury Retreat

At Tekanda – our luxury eco-lodge – breakfast and dinner are designed to be communal, whilst lunch is more of a drop-in affair. We won’t force you to eat everything together – flexibility is our middle name after all – but with so many interesting, like-minded folks from around the world at the table we do encourage it.

We tend to have a light snack breakfast of a smoothie and fruits first thing in the morning, then a hearty breakfast after surf, followed by a light lunch in the early afternoon and snacks and dinner shortly after the sun sets. Meal times can shift around depending on the current surf schedule.

Do check what's included for you before you come... 


Sunset Sessions - good vibes, good food and right on the beach at our little bar & cafe – Canteen

Canteen at our Beachside B&B

Good vibes, good food and right on the beach, our little bar & cafe – Canteen – serves up streetfood-inspired quick eats and Sunshine Food, hearty post-surf brekkies plus a very handsome selection of tropical drinks & cocktails (Tamarind Sour, anyone?)

Open to guests and non-guests alike, we serve up breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our food is a huge part of what we do – we are passionate about creating – and eating – hearty, interesting, colourful food, food that tastes as good as it looks. Soulful, sunshine food is our bag – and we’re not averse to a sundowner or two either.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 8.30am – 11.30am 

Lunch & Dinner: 12.30pm – 8.30pm (last orders)*

*On Mondays our kitchen closes from 12pm for lunch and dinner but we are still open for drinks.

Sunday Sessions @ Canteen

Join us each week at our Sunday Sessions, for a curated mix of sounds, drinks and a Seafood BBQ taking us into the sunset. Choose from fish, prawns or tofu for 2000LKR and come along from 3 – 8pm (ish) to enjoy our live DJ’s & bands.

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