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“One of the better value eateries in the fort”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pedlar's Inn Cafe

Pedlar's Inn Cafe
Ranked #7 of 134 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to Pedlars Inn. Established in 2004 as the first coffee shop inside the UNESCO Heritage Site, Galle Fort, Southern Sri Lanka. From humble beginnings, starting with only 4 tables and one member of staff, the café has developed into a must for all visitors. It now occupies the entire ground floor of the former British post office. Maintaining original features mixed with contemporary design to deliver a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Situated on the historic Pedlars Street at the heart of the Fort, Pedlars Inn provides the perfect respite to a busy day’s exploration of the Ramparts or indulging in the numerous shops and boutiques.
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“One of the better value eateries in the fort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

We stopped here for an early supper and chose local dishes from the extensive menu. My partner chose fish and she was not happy with it - they changed it without any argument and without being asked. Service that you don't find often these days. It is not cheap but by fort standards it represents good value. The outside seating is very comfortable and great to watch the world go by.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Great Place For a Chill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Pedlar's Inn Cafe has an amazing vibe to it. It looks like an old colonial bungalow that's been converted into a cafe, but it's not your typical cafe. The layout of the cafe is great, the tables and chairs are all different and each part of the cafe has a different vibe to it.

The food is very good, and decently price. They have a large selection in the menu; both food and drinks, so everyone can get something regardless of preferences. The cafe does great chill food as well as a great lunch.

The staff were all very welcoming and friendly. The cafe is within the fort compound, so it's definitely the place to stop at after you've seen the sights.

Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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“another good place to eat in The Fort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

One of the more reliable eateries - good quality food, ambience and service with a smile. Didn't dislike anything.

Visited May 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Yum Yum, Yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Went here for breakfast -great toasted sandwich and great smoothie - went back the following day.

Lovely jewellers opposite too...definitely worth a visit...

  • Visited January 2013
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“Seafood with a twist - a good place to go for an evening dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We had the spicy calamari and barracuda with spicy mango. Both about 800 to 1000 rupees. Great value for money. Sat outside and could see them cooking in the kitchen. Good salad too!! Afterwards went for icecream at their sister joint over the road. Great quality food and great lighting and outdoor seating made this meal a memorable one!

  • Visited May 2013
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