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21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 239870
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08:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 20:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We brought our driver here after a visit to the tooth relic temple.. Everything about it was average..he was less impressed.

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Thank Jiaying_sg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

King of the food empire. Nice atmosphere GREAT coconut tricle banana smoothie Love it Good service,Very friendly and grateful staff.

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Thank Lanka P
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to have have coffee. Service was good. Recommended this place for everyone. Very close to temple of tooth.

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Thank Charitha Alpha
London
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221 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and atmosphere are...fine. I wouldn't rave and it was competent food but just nothing special. Probably a better lunch spot and if you are particularly feeling like something other than Sri Lankan food. A diner like feel.

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Thank NSDLondon
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a little pick me up after a hot walk around The Temple of Tooth. This place was perfectly located for this. Upon looking at the menu, we decided that actually we wanted to have some lunch and we were not disappointed. Curry sandwiches and wraps were yummy and finished off by some unbeliablely delicious Chai ice cream. We... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone who has been in asia knows it can sometimes be difficult to eat a healthy meal. Often you have to choose between traditional white rice or something like burgerking or pizzahut. This place offers great salads and wraps, all with fresh ingredients.

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Thank Pablo S
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We each had a really nice wrap. Mine contained local flavours such as paruppu vadai with tomato and other veges, but was not really traditional otherwise. My partner had a slow roasted vege wrap that we might find back home in NZ. If you're a western tourist who has been enjoying Lankan food this makes for a nice bit of... More 

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Thank jj-mu-jj-mu
Vrsac, Serbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for dinner and spend some leisure time on your trip in SriLanka at Kandy. Stuff is very polite food was tasty and fresh.

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Thank epruvetica
Rhodes, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best coffe of the town kandy..exactly in the center of the city .amazing place near to the lake and to the tooth temple...

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Campinas, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good, but the prices are too high for Sri Lanka. Also the portions are really small. It might be a good idea for a small meal before going to the temple of the tooth. The only thing we really liked was the service, very nice staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6
Cuisine
American, Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 20:30
Monday
08:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 20:30
Thursday
08:30 - 20:30
Friday
08:30 - 20:30
Saturday
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 239870
Description
Very conveniently located in centre of Kandy right next to Temple of the Tooth. This restaurant in Kandy is ideal place to relax in an iconic building overlooking a UNESCO heritage site. Open all day and serving quality coffee and teas, smoothies, juices, breakfast, salads, Sri Lankan curry, soups, delicious sandwiches, pasta, cakes and snacks.

Free WIFI and TV.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?