Galle shopping

Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Galle

Shoba Display Gallery

Beautiful lacework made right here. The shop teaches local women dyeing crafts and ensures them a fair price for their work. Even if you’re not buying, pop in to witness the process of making lace, or sign up to a l…
Top Choice Art in Galle

Stick No Bills

Super-stylish reproduction posters (Rs 3000) and postcards (Rs 350) covering Sri Lanka through the decades. Many of the beautiful vintage airline images for Ceylon sell a tropical paradise of fantasy. The classic fi…
Top Choice Tea in Galle

Withered Leaves

Specialist tea store with an amazing range of top-quality green teas, white teas, Ceylon garden teas, blended teas and single-estate teas. There's no hard sell and staff are highly informed.
Clothing in Galle

Old Railway

An eclectic, interesting store where most of the clothing, jewellery, bags, toys and gifts are designed in-house, made from locally sourced materials, and created right on the premises. Check out the upstairs cafe, …
Arts & Crafts in Galle


Chic boutique selling colourful local clothing, jewellery, linen and rugs, crafts and gifts. The book section has an excellent selection of Sri Lanka–related titles.
Antiques in Galle

Olanda Antiques

A vast Aladdin’s cave of antique furniture and perfect reproduction pieces are among the treasures you’ll find in this Dutch colonial house. There’s also an attached cafe. Look out for the vintage cars (a 1936 Austi…
Jewellery in Galle

Orchid House

A teashop that's well worth a browse for its jewellery, spices, incense and gifts. Also stocks a few antiques.
Food & Drinks in Galle

Cargills Food City

A convenient stop for snacks, as well as useful items such as plug converters or mosquito repellent.
Antiques in Galle

Small Antique Shop

This little hole-in-the-wall shop has goods that were washed up on the beach across the road, found on the street and rescued from dusty old attics. The owner is a chatty charmer (and he thought up the name for his …