Beautiful lacework made right here. The shop teaches local women dying 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. Ask about the exce…
A vast Aladdin’s cave of antique furniture and clocks that stopped ticking in 1929 are among the treasures you’ll find in this Dutch colonial house. There’s also an attached cafe.
One of several large supermarkets on the main road, this place has traveller supplies and a pharmacy.
Good selection of novels, magazines, maps and guidebooks.
Stylish takes on local clothing, jewellery, high-quality house decorations, crafts and gifts are the hallmarks of the Galle outlet of this excellent chain of shops. The book section has an excellent selection of Sri…
A convenient stop for useful items like plug converters or bug spray.
Postcards and posters covering Sri Lanka through the decades. Many of the beautiful vintage airline images for Ceylon sell a tropical paradise of fantasy.
An eclectic shop with a fine cafe upstairs, look for all manner of tasteful (yet not pricey) locally made clothes, decor items and souvenirs.
Even tinier than the name implies, this little hole-in-the-wall has goods 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 …