Cafe On The 5th serves reliable Sri Lankan fare in an nice, open setting. They have short eats, biriyani, fried rice, Mongolian BBQ, etc. They also sometimes serve kottu and hoppers during the day, which is rare.
If you’re looking to meet a large group of friends or just hang out outside, this is a more affordable alternative to Barefoot. A chicken Mongolian BBQ (essentially fried rice or string hoppers) is Rs. 350. A biriyani is Rs. 400, etc. Most main items cost about Rs. 200 – 500. This is more expensive than your average buth kade, but you do get added ambiance.
Most of the seating of Cafe On The 5th is outdoor and there’s a lot of it, a huge amount of property for increasingly expensive Colpetty.
While we can’t find anything to fault in the food, it’s still not very inspiring. The Mongolian is good, as it is at Bars Cafe, but everything else is good rather than great. Still a good place with space for friends.