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The Empire Cafe

) #5 of 131 Restaurants in Kandy ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe, European
21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 239870
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cafe, 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 3 weeks ago

Excellent location with very tasty food. The service was good and the surroundings very pleasant. It didn't have a hugely touristy feel to it either.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place with an alfresco terrace looking at the temple and two rooms with AC. The wide selection of food and drinks available on the menu is well handled and everything tasted good. Best place to rest after a long visit in the Temple

Thank Diane I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a quick bite here after visiting the Temple virtually next door. Cute decor, food is of good quality and affordable. Definitely western leaning with sandwiches and salads, though there are some options with a spicier side if desired. Also milkshakes (somewhat thin as...More

Thank ActiveLark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate with our family here on 2 occasions and once again for dinner as a couple. The food was the best we had eaten in Kandy and the staff in particular are helpful, friendly and attentive. We had our 2 small grandsons with us...More

Thank Sagwander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food here is top notch and would definitely recommend visiting. The decor is lovely, There is a good choice of food and drinks on the menu to choose from. However the place shuts quite early at 9pm so ensure you arrive in...More

Thank Nicoleuk45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice time having a meal at Empire Cafe after a long day in Kandy and about. We had wanted some Western food as a change. The food was yummy with a sri lankan twist to it which made it the perfect combination....More

Thank Maysa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day of travelling to Sigiriya Rock, climbing it during the New Year (very crowded), driving back and visiting the Sacred Tooth Temple, we opted for an early dinner. The cafe interior is pleasant, our fruit juices, fish curry and Lanka roll were...More

Thank yns_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and sindu was super lovely serving us, quick service and really nice food. Clean and interesting decor. We had a wrap and we really enjoyed it. Nice change of pace food wise. We may come back for dinner! 😃

Thank Cassie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch delicious when you're sick of curry. Salads & wraps yummy. Would go back. Air conditioned and cool. Interior design cool

Thank Monlivo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour operator hae arranged a lunch here,Food was very good. Good staff. I enjoyed the vegan wrap, and simple meal menu was very sufficient to my aged fellow travellers.

Thank yathramozhi
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.24 km away
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.48 km away
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.15 km away
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Hi can I know whats on your menu and the price range? I need to organise a party and will be grateful if u could reply
23 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
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
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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.