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The Kandy Garden Cafe

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9 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy 8, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 220355
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here a few times during our stay in Kandy. Great local food and nice a cheap! Try the Kotthu if you go !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this place. If you're looking for good value, authentic Sri Lankan food this is the place to come to. It isn't fancy, it is more like a cafe so a really good stop for a bite to eat at lunchtime. We had lunch here and it was amazing- we had the chicken roti, a chicken curry and some... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cheap, tasty eats. Vege kottu with cheese is delicious, very affordable. One of the cheapest places we ate at in Sri Lanka.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here for a quick dinner. We ordered the Kothu which was a large serving (took ~20mins). There's lots of loud chopping going on and its on a busy road. The juice bar was excellent. Would recommend for a quick cheap meal.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant with about 6 tables. There are many locals who were coming in for take out. The specialty is kottu roti, which was delicious. It is very loud as they chop up the kottu roti, so serious conversation is out. The dishes are large and one can easily shared by 2. The attached juice bar is... More 

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Lhasa, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty, authentic food at local prices. Excellent juice bar. We got take-away snacks here a couple of times to eat at our hotel or at the lake. Perfect The place itself is not very inviting, directly at busy street.

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is rather a local place with an option to take away. It is very noisy inside but worth eating there. Good prices, big dishes and very tasty.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Garden Cafe is unique in that they serve great tasting local food with some spice used together with being a bit brighter in decor and having a juice bar. It's not drab and dreary with local men staring at you as many local quick serve places can be. It's very popular with locals stopping in for takeaway and also female... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to order a number of vegan dishes from the menu. It was all very cheap and we were very full and content when we had finished.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to find this food joint on our way searching for food, since all the restaurants were closed in Kandy after 10 pm,(which is really bad), Needed park on the roadside which is not legal Was very crowded which means its happening food joint & was very noisy, we ordered for Koththu Roti, ouf first time to eat it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy 8, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 220355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?