The Empire Café

Nestled in the heart of the quaint city of Kandy is an enclave of lovingly-made café style delicacies, owned by prestigious ‘Manor House Concepts’: ‘The Empire Café’.

The Menu

Combining a cosy atmosphere with oodles of vintage features, this café in Kandy is powered by a European-centric menu, interspersed with local classics and creative blends. Pancake Breakfasts are dressed up with fruit compote and honey while fish curry and chili sambal meet exotic coconut roti in the Local and Lankan.

From lentil vadai and paneer mixed The Lankan and curry chicken centered Club Ceylon, to ham and cheese featured Croque Monsieur and cheese and tomato inspired Old Favourite - the Wrap and Roll collection arrays eclectic flavours. Papadam and mango chutney beckons to one in the Classical Sri Lankan Rice and Curry. Greens, paneer and golden vadai dance through in the Empire Salad while peppercorn-crusted Tuna meets wasabi mayonnaise in the Asian Nicoise Salad. Monikered the Queen’s Catch is a mango salsa enthralled swordfish fillet.

Strawberry and Cinnamon Ice Cream, Passion Fruit Curd Tarts and Chocolate Sundaes blossom with sweet flavour. Tea and Cappuccino make delightful evening-time drinks while Smoothies, Juices and Milkshakes soothe your senses on warm afternoons.

The Experience

Located next to the golden-roofed Temple of the Tooth Relic, ‘The Empire Café’ is housed within an old colonial building. Brimming with convivial cheer, the cosy café sports a glowing pink and turquoise colour scheme.

‘The Empire Café’; lounge on the timeless veranda with a cuppa while taking in the colours of an old hill capital…

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Sri Lankan


Starting price

LKR 400 Upwards

Business Hours

08.30am - 08.30pm, Monday to Sunday


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