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Updated by Trish Kelson on Jan 07, 2016
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The Best Cafes in Colombo - Where To Enjoy Quality Food & Beverages

Colombo is a city that offers many attractions for the visitor. You will find a number of quality cafes that are great places to enjoy a coffee and a tasty snack, such as those listed below.


Whight & Co

This outstanding cafe is renowned for the quality and value for money it offers for patrons. In fact this company takes pride in growing and roasting its own coffee; you will be able to observe the roasting operations which take place adjoining the main premises of the restaurant. This coffee features a distinctive and exclusive flavour with the exquisite cold drip coffee being an excellent choice. The food is equally praiseworthy, with patrons having the option of ordering typical Sri Lankan food or international food such as burgers. Irrespective of your choice, the food is sure to be delicious and well-presented at this fine cafe.



An appealing cafe which will please the discerning diner, Charcoal can be found located inconspicuously down a lane in the suburb of Mount Lavinia. This cafe’s ambience is always pleasant and welcoming, making it a great place to enjoy a coffee on a relaxed evening. The service is excellent and courteous adding to the allure of the establishment. This cafe offers quality food at reasonable prices, making it an attractive option for a quick snack. Make sure to try out the cafe’s iced mocha, which can be described as a milky cafe mocha with plenty of espresso and a dash of chocolate.


Barefoot Garden Cafe

This well-reputed cafe located in the popular Barefoot Gallery’s courtyard is a laidback yet stylish establishment that is an outstanding place to enjoy a meal or snack and a drink. Here you will find plenty of salads and sandwiches as well as specials which include Asian as well as Sri Lankan dishes. Another attraction here is the fine wine list which will please the discerning customer. On Sundays you will have the opportunity to listen to live performances of jazz music. On some nights special features such as book readings and trivia competitions are held here.


Ceylon Tea Moments

Ceylon Tea Moments is a fine establishment that as its name indicates, specializes in tea but also offers many other foods and beverages for the visitor. Here you will find a mesmerizing selection of teas with a diverse array on offer originating in various parts of the country. At this cafe you will be able to enjoy a wide variety of food choices, including a fine selection of Western and Sri Lankan specialties. Make sure to try out the exceptional crab sandwich, a popular choice at the cafe. You will also find an outstanding selection of mouth-watering desserts here that are sure to delight visitors with a sweet tooth. It can be found in the popular Racecourse Complex and those in search of a centrally located Colombo city hotel from which to visit such cafes can consider options such as The Steuart by Citrus.


Buba Seafood Restaurant

This distinctive establishment can be described as an outstanding seafood pub located on the sands of the beach. Seafood is a highlight here with a diverse array of seafood specialities on offer. This cafe is a splendid place for a romantic candlelit dinner in the al fresco environment. It is equally attractive in the daytime hours, during which you can dine or enjoy a beverage beneath picturesque palm trees. Another attraction at this cafe is the lively dance parties that are sometimes conducted here during weekends.