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The Empire Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner

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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.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
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Reviewed today via mobile

My wife and I ordered two different dishes but they tasted the same. Very blend. Would not recommend the food there.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KokSwee
Reviewed yesterday

Beside the Tooth Temple, we headed here for a seat on the breezy verandah and to indulge in a change from curried fare! I chose the Empire and Chris opted for the Kingdom burger and fries with ginger iced tea ... perfect fusion for those...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank elainejh
Reviewed yesterday

Went for dinner and managed to get seated before a rush of other people. Food was very good but passion fruit-mango-lime ice cream was the best. Returned the next day for more ice cream.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RH551
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four sisters roaming around Kandy spot this little but amazing place. From the time we entered, we were impressed by the menu, service and food. We ordered 5 dishes starting with the Trinity burger that needed some flavouring like a sauce or cheese but the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LankanSesh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had great food and espacially a good and funny service with our waiter Senaka! Go to the empire café for a special dinner experience. Senaka provided a good service and took the extra portion of flat bread from the bill, when he realised that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mariposita8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the Lankan wrap and Slow Veg wrap - super tasty! Also had a strawberry and mint iced tea and fresh watermelon juice - also very good! 2500Rs for lunch and drinks for two, slightly expensive but nice cafe. Very good service, our waiter...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In a country of unfailingly polite and pleasant people, two members of staff were rude and unwelcoming. The food is average at best.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank weeny1979
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here twice on our visit to Kandy! Drinks and food are very nice especially the burgers and 3 bite local dessert- well worth a try! Staff are super friendly, we had a lovely waiter called Senaka. Great place 😌

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Twentymelton
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my friends had a very nice lunch at The Empire cafe. We all had the Sri Lankan curry and it was very tasty! It was very reasonably priced as well! Our waiter Senaka was friendly and chatty and gave us a very good...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Marie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were ready for something less spicy and really enjoyed lunch at this cozy cafe near the lake. Everything was really delicious including the french fries, veggie burger, wraps, salads, etc. It was not particularly inexpensive ($95 for 3 people) but we did order enough...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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