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The Old Railway Cafe

42 Havelock Road | 42 Havelock Place, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 626 3400
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (12 reviews)
“pork burger” (2 reviews)
“orange cake” (2 reviews)
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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42 Havelock Road | 42 Havelock Place, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This place has some great juices. We had the house special, which included papaya, mint and passion fruits. Was delicious. Nice, cozy environ matches up well with the food. Worth a visit!

Thank Rajat_Dua_00
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Tucked away this little cafe/shop is a gem. The cakes are delicious and the coffe is good. The owner creates some beautiful clothes. Maybe a bit pricey by Sri Lankan standart, but they are designer pieces😊. The atmosphere is relaxed. Really enjoyed it.

Thank martine_grant
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had a lovely cup of tea and fresh cake here, while admiring the interior and lovely fashion pieces. I especially loved this place as the owner went to Central St Martins in London and how amazing it is that she's opened this cool spot...More

Thank Kat J
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Browse through local hand made fashion, watch clothing being made then head upstairs for a great cafe experience. The pork burger has a zing that is hard to forget, the chicken delightful. We also loved the sour juice combo. Excellent value, with the train whistle...More

Thank Wally S
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Rasika is an excellent Tourguide who takes you to lovely places and restaurants! Highly recommended.

Thank nicofoto
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

3 kids and 2 adults and everyone was happy. Cafe and shopping what else do you need.........Oh and an amazing view.... We went along to the old railway cafe for lunch today. The food was excellent. As others have mentioned. If you would like a...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

A short walk from Galle Fort I found this little haven of fantastic western food, peace and elegance.Downstairs sells beautiful women's clothing perfect for the Sri Lankan heat...I ended up buying three pieces that I know I will wear travelling for years to come. Upstairs...More

Thank Faith A
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Congratulations Old Railway Cafe. You win the award for the most expensive coffee in the world. I have just been charged Rs 800 (£4.18 / €4.90 / $5.47) for a double espresso. Bitter is not the word - and I'm not just talking about the...More

4  Thank LightAndShade
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit, excellent food and friendly service. They have the most amazing peanut butter and banana milkshake as well! My mum read about this café online and just had to visit, even though our driver had to ask numerous people for directions! From...More

Thank Ellen T
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice! The best peanutbutter milkshake ever. Cozy atmospher, freindly people, close to the railwaystation. Try it. :)

Thank TrineMC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Havelock Road | 42 Havelock Place, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 626 3400
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