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“Nostalagic -Temple entrance view hotel -Best to relax” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Empire Cafe

The Empire Cafe
21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 239870
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Ranked #5 of 76 Restaurants in Kandy
Price range: $1 - $6
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.
Hyderabad, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Nostalagic -Temple entrance view hotel -Best to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Very well maintained cafe,with lots of beer cans photographs,and a collection of kettles snaps,esthetic furniture,comfy cafe-tasty food

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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birmingham
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice tea, shame about the cake”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Great location close to temple of the tooth and lovely decor. Ceylon tea was really nice, plenty of it and a good price. However, at almost 400 rupees after tax the chocolate cake is massively overpriced. Two of us shared it, expecting it'd be enough for a morning treat and it was tiny! Not very chocolately and no option of cream or icecream with it, which it should've had for the price I think. Still, we liked the place and would recommend if you don't mind paying western prices.

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“Cool place to relax!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Coming here is a highlight of our visit to Kandy. Good food at a good price, friendly staff, cool decor and nice chill out playing in the background.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Well maintained old looking place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have been there for breakfast with one of my friend. We had English breakfast and coffee, there's nothing to complain about the food or the service. The girl who served us was really friendly and helpful. My personal view is they should consider have more varieties in the menu.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Espoo
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Eye kandy and tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Empire Cafe is obviously targeted at foreign tourists. This means that prices are a little higher than elsewhere in Kandy but a lot of thought and effort have been put into the menu and the decor. Food was tasty and the tamarind and pinapple juices were great. The menu also has some options for vegetarians. Service was friendly.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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