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The Old Railway Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Cafe, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had lunch here today, scrambled eggs on toast and chicken patties. Both were fine and reasonable value but definitely nothing special which was disappointing given the previous reviews. I also felt that in the preparation there weren't enough utensils used to ensure hygiene. As...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lizp688
Reviewed 2 days ago

A "must" visit whilst in Galle. Downstairs - designer clothes workshop run by Catherine and her team of seamstresses. Upstairs - relaxed eating area with great coffee and delicious food. Very friendly and welcoming owners and staff.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a latte and had the banana cake with ice cream. Both were excellent. Big coffee and delicious fresh cake.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rockpile98
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We read about this café on the Lonely planet guide and as we were staying very close by, we thought we could go for breakfast. What a great idea! There Rasi, who runs the café treated us sooo well! We had two mango lassis, one...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tosan22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went here for lunch. It is above a clothes making shop so I guess that's why she brought us here. Good menu to choose from and food was very fresh and tasty. I ordered the chicken patties and my girlfriend had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jk10101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us stopped in for a quick lunch here and it was amazing! The pork burger with pomegranate is truly incredible, and we had one vegan with us and she was very happy with her vegan salad! Only tip is that’s the only vegan...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and atmosphere was excellent. Well worth the price. The people are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place run by British/Sri Lankan Couple. You can have a delicious lunch upstairs and buy beautiful clothes downstairs, designed by British fashion designer Catherine Rawson. Rasika Nishantha is a great and very sympathies tourguide with excellent knowledge of Sri Lanka. Highly recommend Ed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nicofoto
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Magical! Loved it! It was super special and amazing. The food, the vintage decor, and the plating was extraordinary.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jakhotia
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Easily walkable from walled town I also visited for lunch before taking the afternoon train to Colombo. Walk from Cafe to overhead walkway to railway station is only a few minutes. The place has great character and should not be missed. They use Italian coffee...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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