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“Quirky and fun”
Review of The Empire Cafe

The Empire Cafe
Ranked #15 of 229 Restaurants in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 1 - US$ 6
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Dining options: Breakfast
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.
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A quirky and fun place for lunch. Varied menu (standard options plus a few unusual specials). and good value. Staff were very efficient and happy and prompt service. Good place for a lunchtime break and a throw back to earlier times.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

We escaped the rain to get a drink in the lobby of the Empire Cafe. The stools are not the easiest to get onto or stay on but it's a good place to watch the world go by. Our waiter - sorry, didn't get a name - was absolutely charming.

Two milkshakes came to about 920 rupees - not cheap by local standards but not expensive either (it's about £4.20). Both were delicious, thick and made with ice-cream. Have a wander around and look at the building if you can.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Check traditional soup. Incredible tasty and special tnx to Sabitha. Service is excellent. Surroundings is beautifull.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maksim N
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A lovely little place of respite in busy Kandy with delicious food and wonderful staff. Sabeetha looked after us so well and was an absolute delight to talk to!! Thank you so much and we can’t wait to visit again soon!!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice meal especially if you’re looking for a break from curry. Extremely friendly waiter - Mr. Dunstan. Worth a visit!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marcus6k
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