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“Good coffee and ordinary sweets for stiff prices”

White House Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 147 Restaurants in Kandy
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Italian, Sri Lankan
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: White House is a unique, concept restaurant in the heart of Kandy, a beautiful heritage city in the hills of the Central region of Sri Lanka. White House is a Bakery, Café and Restaurant all in one. The café is modern & trendy compared to the laid back, cosy, wooden themed first floor restaurant. White House serves up a multi cuisine menu including some of the best steaks in town. We also have a real Tandoor to delight all those who love their meats char grilled. What’s more, the fresh bakery & pastry products are a real treat to those who crave for indulgence.
Malmo, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
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“Good coffee and ordinary sweets for stiff prices”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

I really like Sri Lanka and I love good coffee, Italian espresso doppio style. Not a good combination as probably most travellers to Sri Lanka can testify.

Now this cafe/restaurant makes good coffee - for a price at almost European level. It has its costs to be addicted!

We added sweets (very ordinary) and an ice cream (nothing special), and in the end paid the equivalent of 2 full beautiful vegetarian rice and curry plus plus meals at any regular restaurant. So be warned.

From what we could see the concept of the place is to sell high- priced cafe food in the front catering for tourists and lower- priced cooked meals in the back, cafeteria style. That part looked greasy.

We were not too charmed about the White House - apart from the coffee.

  • Visited June 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good service...”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Waiters were very friendly & efficeint. served us better than the other places.

But Sri Lankan foods (Rice & Curry) were not tasty. I had to order an aonther dish to eat my rice portion.

Visited June 2013
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Kandy, null, Sri Lanka
1 review
“Good Indian Food”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Good Indian cuisines, lacks service when busy, and it take a while to get food. Go to upstairs if you are dining candle light, little romantic. Food is tasty.

  • Visited June 2013
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“value for money plus good taste and cleanliness, but on this particular day air conditioner was out but complains were i”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

good value for money with alittle more attention on complains, any way compared to other places white house is good, keep it up , try to go up the ladder, dont climb down, and the manager should be more cutomer friendly...

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lalitha S
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Rostrevor, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“When you need a caffeine hit”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

For Coffee addicts that need their daily caffeine fix - The White House in the centre of Kandy is the place to head for, excellent baked goods and the best (only?) espresso in town. Great service, friendly staff who even directed us to the local Kottu eatery.

Visited June 2013
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