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The Old Railway Cafe

42 Havelock Road | 42 Havelock Place, Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 77 626 3400
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (12 reviews)
“pork burger” (2 reviews)
“orange cake” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
42 Havelock Road | 42 Havelock Place, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

What a quirky little place with a local fashion outlet underneath it for the fashion students. Go upstairs to the small café area with an excellent menu. Freshly made drinks and food. Very friendly staff and if we had had more time we would have...More

Thank PJR1949
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

It's a small eatery on top of a boutique ( also a must visit ) , the boutique have some really good dress , very contemporary cuts. Eatery have a few table Menu is written on a black wall , also very impressive. We had...More

Thank sanjayramchandran
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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Right next to the station, a shop downstairs and café upstairs. Comfortable sofas/tables, cool fans, delicious-looking menu. Generous-sized shakes, great coffee. Friendly owners. Love.

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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Sitting on the first floor above the boutique and gifts is a delightful and quaint little cafe. The cafe is decorated in antiques and shabby chic finished with little touches of handmade accessories by Catherine. Sitting in the window taking in the breeze you look...More

Thank tracyh62
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

A wonderful little cafe in a side street , some hand made clothing downstairs (children & ladies) and lots of curios. Cafe upstairs , had the local fish and salad followed by a very good espresso and date cake. Lovely atmosphere , if you're in...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

It was all very quaint and it's a small independent, so don't expect 5 star facilities, just good homely food and a friendly service. It wasn't that easy to find but it does have a great view looking over the train station from the front...More

Thank SHCollins
Reviewed 9 November 2015

More relaxed and unpretentious than Chelsea might be but room to chill out for a while without being pressured. Great service and I enjoyed very much a bacon prawn and avocado wrap. The owners - Catherine I think who studied in London with her Sri...More

Thank JKHSt_Lucia
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Take time out of your sightseeing to visit this charming little cafe / boutique clothes store. A perfect mix between Sri Lankan decor and a British influenced menu. We loved the pork burger and the avocado/bacon/prawn wrap. Watch the hustle and bustle of Galle below....More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Good coffee cake and tea. Nice to see local crafts and clothes being made. Crafts a. Little expensive for impulse buying. Would be nice to have some cheaper items for a memento.

Thank UkPauline
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Galle is quite stressful (do I go with galling? No I can't...) when you're not in the fort so finding this place not far from the train station is a nice bit of respite. Slightly on the high end side it does good chai and...More

Thank Beth H
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Havelock Road | 42 Havelock Place, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 626 3400
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