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The Empire Cafe

21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 239870
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Ranked #5 of 68 Restaurants in Kandy
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Very conveniently located in centre of Kandy right next to Temple of the Tooth. This cafe 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We found this place by chance, and we were glad we went in. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was nice and realy relaxing and inviting place. I would recommend it.

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Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The place is unique compared to other cafes in Kandy and I very much liked the setup, the decorations and the colors they have chosen. The food is good and the staffs are very kind and helpful. And I really liked the idea of having a big frame (varieties of tea pot) hanged on the wall. 👍

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place was located just before you go into the main temple of Kandy. It was located in a perfect location to get Some lunch prior to going in. The food and service was great. We had fish curry which was delish! Definitely recommend it to anyone visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely lovely service always with a smile! Comprehensive menu catering both Sri Lankan and Western. The décor and music set the mood for a restful afternoon in the shade after a busy day sightseeing. So nice to have a funky cafe so close to Temple of the Tooth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had pasta at this cafe and it was wonderful. The coffee was the best we'd had in Sri Lanka. The setting was lively and fresh and the service superb! I recommend whole heartedly!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had breakfast there mid-morning. American pancakes, Sri Lankan egg soup and a continental. Tea was good and pancakes were perfect! We all enjoyed. The lady serving us was very attentive and spoke good English. She fussed over our daughter and explained about the place (not the same management or age as the Olde Empire Hotel).

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Me and a bunch of friends came here for a late lunch while visiting Kandy, had a glowing recommendation from a friend to come here. Did not disappoint! The food was delicious, with the menu having a variety of options, Sri Lankan and Western meals, I decided on a western style meal, had the Carbonara pasta and Calamari to start,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our family of four had lunch here in early October. The location was perfect, and a really great spot for people watching. The style of the refurbished old hotel had loads of character and the food is really delicious, with a good variety of fare. The milkshakes/lassis were the best we had in Sri lanka. Definitely recommended.Afterwards, pop into Rangala... More

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Amman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

excellent location at 1 minute walking distance from the temple of the tooth..However, food was OK but not what we were looking for (i.e. local experience) price was very good, for 2 adults and 2 children, we ended paying LKR 850

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I went this place in October to have my lunch. Place is good, calm and it was less crowded at about 2:00pm. But food was expensive. Not worth for the price at all. Go their if you want to have a expensive lunch in a peaceful environment.

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ManorHouseConcepts, Owner at The Empire Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review,and we're pleased you think The Empire Cafe is such a nice place. You do have us confused regarding your comment about the food being expensive - broad feedback from diners suggests our prices are very reasonable.Drinks and Food are typically from around US$1 to US$3,and the most expensive item on the menu is US$5,and these... More

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Additional Information about The Empire Cafe

Address: 21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 81 2 239870
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Asian fusion

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