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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love curries and Asian food in general but after a while we fancied a change. We had a margerita pizza and french fries. The french fries were golden and crispy and the pizza was ok. Nothing special but as I say a change after days of curries. Service was good and prices were reasonable.

Thank Mandm715
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a place for breakfast and came across this very cool cafe/restaurant. The banana pancake was by far the best we'd had in Sri Lanka, deep and layered with banana. The omelette was delicious, and came with toast (which I asked for some jam for and was given some delicious orange marmalade), a coffee, and a fruit... More 

Thank Lifeventures
Jonkoping, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a cosy place, both indoor and outdoor. The best coffee we had in Sri Lanka! Nice tea too and great desserts. Went here for coffee break a couple of times. Very friendly and service minded staff

Thank anncederwall
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Am here every year when I travel to Galle - with good reason! The pasta is great, as is the rest of the food - the milkshakes are fabulous - the setting is authentic and cool: perfect for a spot of Lunch or Dinner. And the Gelato is to die for!

Thank Sukie W
Perth, Australia
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153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have compared the gelato here to the famous Della Palma in Rome and feel that Peddlars Gelato could be the winner! The lemon gelato on a hot day in Galle is just what you need to cool you down!

Thank Cally87
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...but also with the help of past Trip Advisor reviews. Great sidewalk cafe on the very charming Pedlar's road (although there is quite a large interior area). A first glance at the menu left us a bit skeptical, but I insisted we give it a shot... and I am so glad we did! We ate probably the best chicken curry... More 

1 Thank Armin H
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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216 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,306 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have had meals here several times but visited this time only for dessert. Food has always been good though service has varied. This time my friend tried the day's special dessert and as she wasn't too keen on the stewed mango, she didn't finish it all. We were pleasantly surprised when the manager upon seeing this, handed her a brownie... More 

2 Thank ZinamonKveen
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Ambience, music and Food Tuk Tuk ( transport ) available till 10 pm (safe) great continental, italian options AC and non AC ( outside) sitting options oldest cafe in town friendly staff wifi available

1 Thank Ravz_Sahz
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the pedlars inn for some western food after eating a lot of rice and curry and this did not disappoint! A little more expensive (standard for Galle fort) but well worth it! Pizza was very good!

Thank Francesmaryanne
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kind staff, good service. Great for a light lunch after walking around the fort! Recommend this place for families

Thank Jessica M

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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