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Pedlar's Inn Cafe

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92 Pedlar Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 225333
09:00 - 22:00
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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

One of the best fish we had in Sri Lanka.. Lovely ambience however we were not allowed to sit inside as it was apparently reserved. Special mention for Mufassir..our server..very friendly and helpful. Would love to come back.

Thank Samta M
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We've eaten lunch here a few times over the years on our numerous visits to Galle Fort and it is a great spot to have a break from wandering around the Fort and shopping. Consistently good food, a good menu and our boys love the milk shakes!

Thank Rimbola
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We came across Pedlar's Inn Cafe on Tripadvisor. It's a cute street side cafe, ideal for a quiet meal. I enjoyed their spicy spaghetti arrabiata. A good break from all the Sri Lankan food.

1 Thank chandknee
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Galle in general is an amazing place to visit, with the old galle fort adding to it's charm. One place that i generally never fail to visit every time i go to Galle is the Peddler's Inn Cafe. Superb atmosphere and the food and the service is pretty good. Amazing place to chill with friends and family alike. And their... More 

1 Thank fathima M
London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

within the fort area, this was a nice place for food and drinks. The food and the service were good and we all had a good meal. this is a clean and tidy restaurant with some great fresh juice choices too. well worth a visit if your having a stroll around the fort streets and feeling peckish

1 Thank KulHKJ
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped here 3 times for drinks (non alcoholic) and once for desert, it's a great place to stop and take in Galle. Staff were excellent, restaurant was clean and the drinks served quickly. Nice atmosphere here and great music

1 Thank Clare C
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I cannot tell if it's this heat or is it just their homemade ice cream but it's absolutely on point. It's consistent every time we tried. Popular choice is passion fruit , we tried several others including walnut , avocado and the lemon ( so refreshing ). The host is very friendly and kind. A definitely must visit spot before... More 

1 Thank Zeebarry
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346 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Whilst this is not the cheapest place for breakfast, the quality and quantity was worth paying the extra for. The outdoor seating area is great for people watching.

1 Thank Russ1470
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We stopped here for dinner in our first night in Sri Lanka. The curry was absolutely delicious and the portions were very generous. This was probably our best curry in Sri Lanka! The staff were great too and it was superb value. Lovely staff and a great atmosphere too.

Thank Mike D
England, United Kingdom
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I loved the space- nice to have proper tablecloths and a old fashioned air of elegance. Staff were efficient and polite, but not the usual Sri Lankan smiles! Food- patchy, but perhaps just us. Snapper ceviche tasted sweet and weird whereas tuna ceviche was excellent. Lobster curry got the thumbs up. Tuna steaks over cooked and v bland rice with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Pedlar Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 225333
Welcome to Pedlars Inn. Established in 2004 as the first coffee shop inside the UNESCO Heritage Site, Galle Fort, Southern Sri Lanka. From humble beginnings, starting with only 4 tables and one member of staff, the café has developed into a must for all visitors. It now occupies the entire ground floor of the former British post office. Maintaining original features mixed with contemporary design to deliver a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Situated on the historic Pedlars Street at the heart of the Fort, Pedlars Inn provides the perfect respite to a busy day’s exploration of the Ramparts or indulging in the numerous shops and boutiques.

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