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“Awesome new friends and yummy food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Railway Cafe

The Old Railway Cafe
42 Havelock Road | 42 havelock place, Galle, Sri Lanka
0094 776263400
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Ranked #10 of 155 Restaurants in Galle
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
“Awesome new friends and yummy food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

the setup was great -- beautiful items for sale -- luscious lassi -- great staff and the owners Rassi and Catherine are definitely new friends to cherish

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Yarrahapinni, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Mmmmmm!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Loved it, really fresh and tasty. Sometimes you need to eat something other than a curry.
Recommend the leek and cheese tart with tomato jam

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colombo, welawatte, Sri Lanka
1 review
“Absolutely fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A beautiful small boutique, featuring locally based designers and really great smoothies. Hats off- for this brilliant place. I make it obligatory if I'm looking for something new, local sustainable, I know The old railway will have it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Close to perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I visited this place after reading all the good revieiws from TripAdvisor and I was not let down.

As many said downstairs there is a small boutique. In my personal opinion the items quite unique but definetly over-priced...but as I said my opinion is only subjective. The cafe is great! Very small and welcoming, with nice sofas to dive into. The food is all written on the board and you can actually see it being prepared infront of your eyes. Yes service might be slow but it is the same in most places of Sri Lanka. We ordered the goat cheese tart, focaccia and two juices...all delicious. I could have spent hours in this little cafe.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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phnom penh
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“lovely cafe & shoppe below, but very Slow!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It does take a little investigation, but we found this pleasant upstairs Cafe run by a Brit Woman, it has a clothing & made to measure shoppe on the ground floor. Very interesting Decor with a lot of attention to detail. Upstairs Cafe incredibly slow service(we were the only customers) 35mins for a pre made onion tart(actually a quiche) & simple salad to be plated & served. But if you want to sit for an hour watching thru the window or lounging& reading on the sofa & nibble some food with a pot of tea, this is a pleasant cafe to visit.

Visited December 2012
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