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The Empire Cafe

21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 239870
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really good service and good location. Nice food at a good value. We had chicken curry which were around 450-500 rupees. They were nice, with several side dishes. Quite spicy (in my opinion!) They don't serve alcohol due to being so close to the temple.

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good place for breakfast/lunch/diner near Kandy lake. We were helped by Senaka, very friendly and helpful guy

Thank Sebastiaan23
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were so happy to find this place after going to some really bad ones here in Kandy. Placed in a old building it's really classy and the food was just amazing. Great salads, wraps and coffee. Definitely recommend.

Thank SGautam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in here for a quick visit today to grab a couple of drinks. Was surprised by not only the food menu, but also the drinks menu, everyone in your small or large group should be able to find something to satisfy themselves regardless of...More

Thank sidbaker1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked into this place not expecting what to expect. The staff was wonderful. Food was good and the place had a lovely ambiance. Will definitely recommend this place.

Thank Mihiri69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun service......great toilet. everything is good here, i supposed that is why it is taxed. 30% too...so dont think the price you see is the price you get. Be prepared.

Thank astheearthsleeps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely experience at a professional restaurant which really understands the needs and tastes of its guests. Location: Great location right beside the beautiful lake and nearby the Temple of the Sacred Tooth. Food: The food here is really nice. Being vegetarian we opted for a...More

Thank Ketan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this place is pricey, the food isn't that good. i just ate the worst tuna ever here such a tourist place

Thank Elle G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, good drinks and food. Would recommend it to everyone. Special thanks to Dunstan, our waiter.

Thank MiriamL1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and treat yourself with the homemade ice cream for desert! Shout out to Senaka for great and entertaining service!

Thank Mike H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy District  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 239870
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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