Blackout Restaurant & Cafe.

Blackout Restaurant & Cafe is the newest member of the saturated cafe scene in Colombo 07, which also happens to be the first and only rugby-themed cafe we have in town.


The food menu at Blackout is quite massive. Ranging from soups, salads, pasta and a bunch of sides to sandwiches, burgers, and Lankan and Western-inspired mains, you're spoilt for choice here. We went with the Fish & Chips (Rs. 1300), a Mutton Burger (Rs. 950) and a side of Kithul Chicken Wings (Rs. 850). 

The Fish & Chips at Blackout is one of the best there is. A hunk of white fish encased in a thin layer of golden fried batter, with the sides of potato wedges, tartar sauce and lettuce arrived in this one. Slightly crispy, and not in any way greasy, it's nice that they had gone easy on the batter so the good fishy flavours can easily come through. 

Flaking off to chunks so beautifully, the texture of the fish was tender, juicy, fatty and with a splash of lime, it tasted wonderful. 

The potato wedges, on the other hand, were chunky, had a sprinkle of salt slipped in, but didn't have the slightly crispy exterior that we were looking for. 
The Mutton Burger was a real steal. Neatly stacked in between a soft burger bun laid a fried egg, lettuce, and a giant mutton patty topped off with melted cheese. With a slight crisp to the bite, the bun had been sitting on the grill for a while, so it didn't crumble away at the touch.

Perfectly grounded and gloriously grilled, the patty was absolutely rich. Cooked all the way to its core, with just the right amount of seasoning, it was a bit firm on the outside while the inside was tender and drippingly juicy. The patty itself is flavoursome on its own, but when you bring cheese and egg into the mix, it basically makes for a dance of flavours. 

Succulent, cooked well, and cooked through, the chicken wings were soaked in kitul treacle. The chicken itself was good, had a little crisp on its outside, but it would've been better if the sweetness of the kitul treacle was a little bit less dominating. 


The drinks range at Blackout features coffee, juices, mocktails and juices. 

Crowned with a blob of whipped cream dusted with cinnamon powder, the Irish Dark Coffee (Rs. 650) was excellent. The coffee itself was strong, not bitter nor watered down, while the whipped cream slowly sweetened it up to balance out the flavours. Even if you're not used to handling strong coffee, worry not – this is easily one of the best picks you can go for. 

We spotted this carton of coffee on almost every table, which we guess is the brand they use in their brews.

This drink was pure buttery and fruity goodness harvested from a fresh Avocado. They had gone easy on the sugar, so the swirl of sweetness it carries comes from the fruit itself. A rich drink to fill you up so easily, while leaving a refreshing feeling on your palate. Priced at Rs. 350.

Ambience & Service

Apologies in advance for the lack of good pictures of their interior, which is another highlight of this place. As you enter the room, the first thing you're going to notice is this round table, along with a couple more tables circled with chairs, while the rest of the seating options are facing the glass walls. This area has a ton of natural lights seeping through the windows, which is superb if you want to snap a picture or two.

They also have a seating space inside and upstairs which sadly, we couldn't check out. From what we gathered, that's where you'll find their collection of rugby t-shirts, rugby balls and everything else that are rugby related. 

If you happen to be a rugby lover, this place has TVs hanging in every room set to different rugby encounters. They occasionally telecast other sports too. 

The whole place has a very peaceful vibe, despite being a sports-themed cafe. With a staff who is friendly, helpful and efficient, our experience here was quite lovely. 


With good food, even better coffee, in a chilled out, relaxed space, Blackout is now one of our favourite spots in the city. You might not be the biggest rugby fan, but nonetheless, you're guaranteed to have a good time here.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Full’R Burgers is Flipping into Maharagama

by Vimasha Vishvadari If you're on the lookout for the ideal burger spot in the


Yi Jing Unveiled: Sri Lanka’s Top Chinese Dining at ITC Ratnadipa Blends Tradition with Modern Flair

By Poornima Bandara Yi Jing Unveiled: Sri Lanka’s Premier Chinese Dining Experience at ITC Ratnadipa

Highlights Kamu

Seafood Watti Rice: A Flavorful Feast from Fathi’s Spice Attic

Watti Rice is a delightful Sri Lankan dish that combines various meats, such as seafood

Highlights Kamu

Shahi Mughal Dastarkhwan — An aromatic journey to the Mughal Era 

By Shamrina Carim From the Royal Kitchens of the Mughal Empire Chef Asif Qureshi, a

Highlights Kamu

Full’R Burgers Crowns Champion in Epic Gojira vs. Kong Burger Challenge One of Sri Lanka's favorite burger joint, Full'R Burgers, recently concluded its highly anticipated


Indulge in the North Indian themed ‘Delhi Bound’ at Harbour Court, The Kingsbury.

Ambience This restaurant offers a sophisticated yet warm ambience, with soft lighting. The bright colored

Highlights Kamu


Yaki Maki & Bento at Tenku, Colombo’s Premier Japanese Restaurant

Embark on a celebration of Japanese culinary tradition at Tenku, renowned for its meticulous craftsmanship


DINIDU: Revolutionising Luxury Jewellery with a New Digital Experience 

DINIDU stands at the forefront of the luxury jewellery space, captivating audiences worldwide through dynamic

Highlights Trending

Stand-Up Music: A Fresh Entertainment Experience Coming to The Traveling Bruncher

In a city renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene, a new show is


MAC Cosmetics Debuts Flagship Store In Sri Lanka With Exclusive Lines

MAC lovers rejoice as Exclusive Lines proudly announces the arrival of the world's leading professional


Mount Lavinia Hotel Celebrates Wellness and Wellbeing with Sunset Yoga Event

In the spirit of wellness and wellbeing, Mount Lavinia Hotel is thrilled to announce a


Yamu Guide.

10 Places To Celebrate Father’s Day 2024

By Fathima Rukaiya, Father’s Day is a special occasion dedicated to honoring fathers and celebrating

Highlights Yamu Guide

Top 10 Places to Work or Study in Colombo in 2024

By Fathima Rukaiya Hey there! Feeling the walls closing in at home while you work

Highlights Yamu Guide

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Shirohana

by Fathima Rukaiya, Mother's Day, a special occasion to honor mothers and motherhood, is celebrated

Highlights Yamu Guide

Steak Bar: A Grand Sunday Brunch at Kingsbury, Colombo

Written by Shamrina C Welcome to the ultimate brunch experience! Nestled in the heart of

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

By Fathima Rukaiya Are you trying to find the perfect way to show your special

Highlights Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Written by Fathima Rukaiya The season of love is upon us once more, and opinions

Highlights Yamu Guide