7 Cozy Cafés around Colombo (October 2022).

By Rahma Rifkhan

Every now and then, we all just need to press pause on life.

Ignore all the emails, mute all the groups and just sit down for a laugh with some old friends over a cup of coffee.

Anytime you decide to do it, we got you covered. 

Here’s a list of 7 spots where you and your friends can go to and collectively ignore life for a couple of hours. 

1. Bakes By Bella

Bakes by Bella is a treat for the senses: artistic murals on the walls, the smell of brewing coffee in the air, vibey music playing in the background and of course, Bella’s mouth-watering dishes.

It’s a cute little spot to get lost in conversations with family or to reminisce with old friends.

Visit them on Instagram @bakesbybella or Facebook @bakesbybella

Location: 26 Col TG Jayawardena Mawatha, Colombo 3

Contact No: 0112 301 588

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday (8.30AM-6PM)

Approximate Price Per Head: Rs.2500/=

2. Peppermint Cafe 

With their signature pink blossoms and faded brick walls, Peppermint cafe is definitely an Instagram-worthy spot to have long chats and even longer selfie sessions. They feature mostly outdoor seating, so it’s an all around light and airy space and the fact that they allow pets is just another giant yes!

Visit them on Instagram @peppermintcafe_srilanka or Facebook @peppermintcafe.lk .

Location: 76 Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7

Contact No: 075 632 0420

Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday (7AM-10.30PM)

    Friday & Saturday (24 hours)

    Sunday (12AM-10.30PM)

Approximate Price Per Head: Rs.3000-Rs.3500/=

3. The Embazzy 

Whether it’s to dine with family or to have drinks with friends, The Embazzy is your spot. They have private dining spaces for groups and as well a chic rooftop area to relax in. 

The Embazzy is also screening the T20 series and what better way is there to catch up with your friend group than to do it over a climactic cricket match?

Also, their menu covers quite the range with their international cuisine, so that’s definitely another plus.

Visit them on Instagram @theembazzybistro or Facebook @theembazzy

Location: 76/1 Flower Rd, Colombo 7

Contact No: 0112 576 027

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (7AM-12AM)

Approximate Price Per Head: Rs.3000/=

4. The Barnesbury

The Barnesbury is a world of its own. Exposed brick walls along with its wooden floorboards gives a timeless rustic vibe to the whole space. It’s a comfy spot for long conversations interrupted only by really good food. 

Visit them on Instagram @thebarnesbury or Facebook @TheBarnesbury  

Location: 91 Barnes Pl, Colombo 7

Contact No: 0112 682 144

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (11AM-12AM)

Approximate Price Per Head: Rs.4000-4500/=

5. Kaapi

Even though they opened their doors recently, Kaapi has already attracted quite the buzz. Their entire vibe, from the interior to the food, is vibrant and full of life. It’s perfect for some Paanwiches followed by their signature Kaapi filter coffee, finished by a game of pool. 

Visit them on Instagram @kaapicolombo or Facebook @kaapicolombo

Location: 29, Schofield Place, Marine Drive, Colombo 3

Contact No: 077 153 3443

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (10AM-12AM)

Approximate Price Per Head: Rs.3000-3500/=

6.The Commons Coffeehouse

Even though it’s been around  for 15 years now,The Commons Coffeehouse still hasn’t lost its charm. It’s a chilled-out hangout spot with plush couches and cosy corners to relax and unwind in and also, an extensive menu to choose from.

Visit them on Instagram @commonscoffee or Facebook @Thecommonscoffeehouse

Location: 39 A Flower Rd, Colombo 7

Contact No: 0112 694 435

Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday (8AM-11PM) 

    Friday & Saturday (8AM-12AM)

    Sunday (8AM-11PM) 

Approximate Price Per Head: Rs.2500/=

7. Central Cafe

After a shopping spree through the One Gale face mall, you can always pause for a cup of coffee at Shangri-La’s Central Cafe. Their iconic floral decor, pastel furniture and plush seating is a perfect setting to catch up with the gang.

Visit their website for more information.

Location:  Level 3,1 Galle Face, Colombo 2,

Contact No: 0117 888 288

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday(6.30AM-11PM)

Approximate Price Per Head: Rs.4000-5000/=

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