May 11, 2015


Cafes out of Colombo

If you're the kind of traveler who loves to explore the culinary goodness of road side random cafes, we are talking to you.

Well part of taking a trip is to experiment the cuisine as well and what better way to do it on the way to an amazing destination. Sri Lanka is not short of these awesome cafes and little restaurants even outside of Colombo and here's our list of the must try ones.

Mlesna Tea Fortress in Kandy Sri Lanka

Mlesna Tea Fortess, Kandy

Let's start with the glorious hill capital Kandy, while you get many luxurious five star hotels offering star class cuisine, we still recommend that you get a taste of what the streets of Kandy has to offer.

Mlesna Tea Fortress, let us assure you that a visit to this intriguing building will make you want to most certainly have a seat taste their amazing fresh tea. They have a desirable menu with both local and international dishes, reasonably priced and the ambience is also appealing. So yeah go ahead, make a stop and experience it yourself.

Oakrey Tea Bush Restaurant in Ramboda Sri Lanka

Oakrey Tea Bush Restaurant, Ramboda

And if you're on your way to Nuwara Eliya don't forget to visit the Oakray Tea Bush restaurant, it has a view worth a million bucks and the food is pretty good too.

Let's move to the south, while the list goes way too long for this part of the Island, we had to narrow it down to our favourites.

New Monis Bakery in Kalutara Sri Lanka

New Monis Bakery, Kalutara

On your way down south, your first stop should be at Monis, a very modest, traditional Sri Lankan eatery which has been a family business for generations. Well it's almost like a tradition to stop here for a cup of tea.

Wijaya Beach Restaurant in Unawatuna Sri Lanka

Wijaya Beach Restaurant, Unawatuna

Wijaya Beach is one of our favourite hang outs in down south, with some fantastic grub and drinks. Extremely chilled out beach location loved by both locals and tourists. Yes we highly recommend it. And did we say secluded beach? that's right the beach is secluded and all yours to get the tan while sipping on a cold one.

Zephyr Restaurant & Bar in Mirissa Sri Lanka

Zephyr Restaurant and Bar, Mirissa

Zephyr Restaurant and Bar's got great chilled out vibes, an extensive list of Cocktails to get you in the mood with an impressive menu of awesome food. The grub's great, drinks are amazing and the location well need we say more? So the next time you visit Mirissa, here's place to go.

Le Cafe Francais Bakery & Boutique in Unawatuna Sri Lanka

Le Cafe Francais Bakery & Boutique, Unawatuna

Le Cafe Francais Bakery and Boutique is totally the place to visit if you're on the look out for some amazing coffee and pastries. Now when we say pastries, this is not your ordinary pastry shop with Sri Lankanized pastries, this is the real deal. This patisserie serves up some fantastic French pastries, brownies, tarts and mini cakes that will send your taste buds on a trip to Europe. Trust us! A visit here is a must.

Bakery food in Sri Lanka

So with this we conclude our list of our favourite cafes and restaurants out of Colombo for now, but we will be back with another list as we said earlier, the list continues.

Happy travels folks!

Cafe and Restaurants in Sri Lanka