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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (12 reviews)
“pork burger” (2 reviews)
“orange cake” (2 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely little family cafe with exceptional food. We had a feta and beetroot sandwich and a vanilla milkshake and they were both amazing. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend

Thank Paul_C_Soton10
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We were searching for a place where we could drink a nice coffee, write postcards and afterwards travel further to the next city. The old railway is a nice place to chill for a while near the bus and train station; the coffee and the...More

Thank vivienk89
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This place certainly stands out on the street it is located on. It's a beautiful clothing and home accessories store with a bright and spacious cafe on top with a direct view of the railway station. My boyfriend and I had read the previous review...More

1  Thank Rena T
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The cafe should close at 1700 according to TripAdvisor and 1730 from its door sign. However after I arrived at 1620 and ordered the food, one of the female staff told me in a REALLY BAD manner they closed at 1645, in attempt to force...More

Thank StacieWall
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Nice spot nice staff with very nice food. The kids had wraps, quote/the best meal in the journey/. Also the burger and the feta sandwich was really great!

Thank elsandb
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are on our honeymoon and visited the Old Railway Cafe for lunch. We split the pork, apple and pomegranate burger and for dessert we had the banana cake and ice cream. It was honestly some of the best food we have...More

1  Thank Rpalladino
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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