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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.
PRICE RANGE
R 96 - R 192
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Sri Lankan, Fusion
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome place for a nice chilled time. Friendly staff and very attentive to your requests. Food was delicious and flavourful until the last bite. Portion size was so good and filling for a great eater. Overall the cafe has a different vibe and it is...nice to be there when you visit Galle fort.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice sea food - it's that simple. (We were part of a tour group, table/numbers/food order booked in advance. On arrival there was total confusion over who was where, numbers and food. Not very professional).

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night on recommendation from other travellers in trip advisor . Service was quick and efficient no alcohol served but that didn't bother us . I had the mango prawn salad as other travellers have said it was amazing lots of prawns...mango so sweet . I then had the fish red mullet it's served and charged by the gramm so I had a 400g fish which was plenty . It looked amazing and tasted as such really enjoyed it . My hubby had the pizza and tbh was no where near the standard as the pizza place we went to a previous night so much so he left quite a bit .having said that I saw other people's food and that looked delicious too or the burgers and the sandwiches . I would recommend but just don't have the pizza in our opinionMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 prawn mango salads. They were amazing. Lots of prawns, lovely dressing, great salad. The staff were lovely and so was the restaurant. The price was similar to other meals we have had during the last three weeks in Sri Lanka but this...one was outstanding in comparison to the others.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

Super nice cafe and restaurant! I have esten both lunsh and dinner there, both amazing and with a great deal of different dishes and drinks. Would recommend the mango juice, 11/10!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Absolutely terrible service. We waited our food for more than one hour. When we asked how long we still have to wait, the staff was laughing at us, so we left after we were offered to cancel our order

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Sri Lankan chicke curry was good. Very popular place. Staff wete good. I have bern here at least ten times in six months and recommend it!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Great place to go to when exploring Galle Fort, an authentic restaurant. The coffee is good. I have had various dishes there - burger is fine. Many other dishes to choose from.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Very nice restaurant, with lovely food and very friendly staff. It is always busy. We ate there two times dinner and all was delicious!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

The pizza here is better than the pizza I have tasted even in Italy. Simply mouthwatering. Easily the best pizza in SL. We enjoyed a late lunch here. As always, it did not disappoint.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

I recently dined at Pedlar’s Inn Cafe and Restaurant in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka, and here’s my review: • The location in Galle Fort is a major plus, and the atmosphere is lovely with both indoor and outdoor seating. • The food is good, with...a variety of seafood options and other dishes to choose from. • While it’s a bit on the expensive side, the overall experience was quite satisfying. If you’re looking for a charming setting and a nice variety of dishes, Pedlar’s Inn is a good choice, especially for seafood enthusiasts.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

Went in late afternoon - not crowded. Got a seating in a comfortable cabana. Had a sea food biryani ( rice/curry mix), with mango salad… the mango pieces enhance the flavors and really is excellent. . The veg burger was just ok - no Pattie’s...just veg - too sweet w/ too much caramelized onions. Excellent fries, papaya fresh juice, lime sodaMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Good food and friendly service too Highly recommended first time we were came to this place.view and food drinks superb Soon we will come back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Excellent food and outstanding service The mango and prawn salad is a must try .. yummm ! Must visit if you are in Galle or even driving past Galle.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

Lovely vibe at this place. The menu is extensive and the soup was great. Chicken is a no but fish was very nice. Also recommended for dessert and fruit juices. Very friendly staff and nice setup outdoors, they also sell gemstones and jewelry inside. More...reviews @myra.recommendsMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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richa k
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Response from orientalist93 | Reviewed this property |
Alcohol is not normally served in restaurants in Galle. However, you would be able to purchase it in most of the 5-star hotels.
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Response from Ken2720 | Reviewed this property |
From memory this was one of the many establishments in Galle that did not serve alcohol Not sure if you can take your own
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Pedlar's Inn Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5