Pedlar’s Inn Café

Nestled inside a British-era post office at Pedlar Street, amongst the colonial vestiges of the Galle Fort, the ‘Pedlar’s Inn Café’ serves up exquisite sandwiches, seafood dishes, desserts, shakes and Italian coffees, paired with a hearty slice of nostalgia.

The Menu

Welcoming the day in a gorgeous fashion, the breakfast menu at this café in Galle highlights Continental, Western and Ceylonese style breakfasts, as well as, delightful treats like Pancakes, Muesli and Fresh Fruits with Curd. Each brekkie treat is topped off with Tea or Coffee. A scrumptious array of Sandwiches features versions such as the Cheese and Tomato, Roast Beef and Tuna.

Fancy a three-course at a bijou coffeehouse tucked amongst historical ramparts? Start off with a Soup treat, such as the Cream of Chicken or the French Onion or crunch down on a pick-me-up Salad, such as the Avocado and Prawn or the Roast Beef. Moving onto the mains, be met with epicurean dishes, featuring Grilled Prawns, Mushroom Cheese Chicken and Beef Steak. Rediscover your love story with Italian cuisine, whilst tucking away into homemade Spaghetti Marinara or Penne Al Arabiata. Chase the warm and spicy notes of the tropical island with the lunch classic, Rice and Curry.

This convivial restaurant in Galle Fort churns out an array of Shakes, including Chocolate, Strawberry and Mango, as well as, Fresh Juices, including Pineapple, Papaya and Avocado. A delicious list of gourmet Teas, featuring Ginger Honeycomb, Paradise and Moroccan Mint, entices the discerning tea lover; whilst dreamy Coffees such as Café Americano and Iced Latte, whip up romantic thoughts.

The Experience

The first coffee shop in Galle Fort, ‘Pedlar’s Inn Café’ occupies the entire ground floor of a former British post office, whose original features were spiced up with a touch of contemporary design, during its graceful restoration. A black Morris Minor classic, parked outside, adds to its charm and character. Delivering a relaxed and nostalgic frame-of-mind, the gorgeous café brims with beautiful antiques, each with an intriguing personality, each carrying a memory. This clay-tile-roofed café consists of an interior lounge, garden seating area and street terrace, providing perfect respite for those exploring the ramparts of this fortified city.

As you step in, a quick sense of romance is ushered into you. Ah, Pedlar’s, you feel like a dream from centuries before.

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Starting price

LKR 1000 Upwards

Business Hours

07.30am - 10.00pm, Monday to Thursday

07.30am - 12.00pm, Friday

01.30pm - 10.00pm, Friday

07.30am - 10.00pm, Saturday and Sunday


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