Special Six: Colombo Cafes

Sri Lanka, Colombo Guide (B): Special Six: Colombo Cafes

I am more of a fan of cosy cafes, than fine dining restaurants, especially if they are independent ones and not part of a chain. In Colombo, there is a tendency for cafes and restaurants to mushroom and then close after a couple of years of poor business choices or tough regulations. However, there are some that have established themselves firmly over time. Here are my favourite six in Colombo, some of which I have been a regular customer for over a decade, and others which I like from the newly opened offerings around the city.

Ever since I first stepped into Barefoot Garden back in 2003, it has been my favourite cafe in Colombo. Aesthetically pleasing, the outdoor cafe adjacent to Barefoot gallery, which hosts art exhibitions and music performances among others, serves great food, has a good tea menu and a better wine selection. The customer service can vary but I usually go to Barefoot when I plan to spend a couple of hours there catching up with friends so I don’t mind the sometimes long waits for food to arrive. It also used to be my preferred place of work, during my consultant years, as the atmosphere on weekdays prior to the lunch hour is conducive for working on a report. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Special Six: Colombo Cafes
Guide Location: Sri Lanka » Colombo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Barefoot Garden Cafe   Commons Coffee House   Heladiv Tea Club   Whight & Co   Cafe Kumbuk   Kopi Kade  
Author: Ahila Thillainathan
Read it on author's website: https://perspectivesquilt.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/special-six-colombo-cafes/