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The Empire Cafe

21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 239870
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very tasty and Satish was very helpful!! The servise is really good and fast. The building is also very nice :)

Thank Elif M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ordered some spring rolls and some potato wedges as a snack since we were not that hungry. After some time the waitres came back telling us the spring rolls were finished. Some minutes after getting our potato wedges spring rolls were served in the...More

Thank Menno2606
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Empire cafe is a wonderful find after long day, food is excellant, great value,fast and the service delightful and the whole experience wonderful. 6 stars a real gem We recommend !! Isobel and Grant

Thank grant r
Reviewed 2 days ago

A good example of how great decor, great location and great service aren't enough - the food needs to be great too. Perhaps the Sri Lankan food here is great, but the burgers we had were very very dull. It only needs a click on...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Empire Cafe after a recommendation from our guide and had Sathes as our waiter who was very attentive and lovely. Definitely recommend the Sri Lankan curry for value and taste. Will be returning here :)

Thank Freya v
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seneka was our waiter, lovely guy and great with young kids. Kandy salad was a winner with our eldest girl

Thank simon1976ie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable lunch today with great food, service and location. Thanks very much Pathes for your friendly and helpful service.

Thank Jules D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A gem of a restaurant in the heart of Kandy town, delicious international cuisine and some of the best fresh fruit juice we had ever tasted. Our waiter Sathes gave us a great dining experience with his warm personality and true dedication to his job....More

Thank Rahel S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food at the empire café. Great western food if you want a break from curry. Also lovely service by Sandaruwan.

Thank dglepoole
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice little Western Cafe, tucked on the edge of Kandys main centre. We were well looked after by Satcha who provided good table service and his English was excellent. The curry wasn’t as mild as promised but the milkshakes were excellent. We were seated quickly...More

Thank Tom R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Temple St, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy District  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 239870
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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