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The Old Railway Cafe

42 Havelock Road | 42 Havelock Place, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 626 3400
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cake” (11 reviews)
“sandwich” (9 reviews)
“juice” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
42 Havelock Road | 42 Havelock Place, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Above a small shop there is an awsome restaurant. They have super nice special food. We totaly loved it!

Thank Sies L
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I had really nice avocado juice and.. best sandwich .. so if you are in galle recommend to visit. And price also reasonable .

1  Thank Chanidu S
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Run by a husband and wife the cafe (above clothes shop) sells excellent food and drink, great coffee, juices and main meals.

Thank ABraptor
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This place, very near the train station, is well worth a journey. The cafe is cool in both senses and a calm, bright, place to rest on a super hot afternoon. (We sat at the big table at the front by the windows overlooking the...More

1  Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The Old Railway Cafe feels like a hidden gem in Galle Town, despite being walking distance from the Galle train station and bus stand. I've made my way through most of the menu, but the prawn wrap and Blitz (juice) are the clear winners. This...More

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Only stopped for a brief afternoon drink and snack, ended up with cake and the iced coffee. Overwhelmingly delicious cake - we couldn't eat it quick enough - and delightfully refreshing drink. Great little place, relaxed and comfortable, we highly recommend popping in here. Take...More

Thank h88som
Reviewed 7 March 2018

On the groundfloor is the boutique with beautiful handmade articles like clothes and souvenirs. On the first floor is the cafe with comfortable sofas and a good view over the railway. You have to try the Bitzer (its a housmade juice with papaya, passion fruit,...More

1  Thank MarioMarie
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We loved the chicken burgers! Great coffee and cake! Rasi was really friendly, so kind and went out of his way to help us organise taxis for our travels.

Thank Eilidhjane1
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

There isn't much outside the fort in Galle proper but this is the place to visit. We popped in after a sweaty walk to the train and bus station, and had a delicious lime soda in a lovely cool upstairs cafe. They sell handmade clothes...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived just as the shop and cafe were about to close but the owner couldn't be more hospitable and was more than happy to stay open late for us. We just had coffees but the service we got was outstanding and the cafe and...More

Thank Harry M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Havelock Road | 42 Havelock Place, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 626 3400
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