Cafe the Vibe.

When you're in Kandy, you find some of the finest restaurants that you've ever come across in the most unexpected places. Take Cafe the Vibe for example. It resides on the second floor of a not-so-new looking building, covered with a bunch of banner cutouts, which also accommodates a number of tiny book/communication/retail shops.

The staircase here is pretty narrow, so only one person can move at a time. Once you climb it, you will stumble upon this charming wall art, along with a small door, which is the entrance to Cafe the Vibe. What's behind this door is like a totally different world.

I mean, look at this! Never in a million years, did I guess that these doors would take me to one of the most happening cafes I've seen Kandy, tucked away in a quirky environment like this. It's like a whole Narnia situation out here. 

Food & Drinks

The menu at Cafe the Vibe is written on a massive blackboard, and it contains pretty much of everything – from sandwiches, pasta, kottu, fried rice to coffee, juices, smoothies, and milkshakes. 

We started off with a portion of their Chicken Wings (Rs. 300). Deep-fried with a deliciously crispy batter coating, this one had five meaty chicken wings served with a side of sweet chili sauce. It may not be the best chicken wings out there, but merely passable, especially for that price tag. 

The Beef Pasta (Rs. 380) is basically a hefty portion of well-cooked Fusilli pasta, with lots and lots of chewy beef bits, and a heap of veggies to go around. We could taste beef in every spoonful. We opted for the extra cheese version which added another Rs. 50 for the regular price, and it was so worth it. As you can probably see in this picture, it came with a massive layer of cheese on top. In terms of flavor, this dish was slightly oily but very flavorsome with a hint of spiciness. 

Foodwise, the only let down of our experience was the Chicken Fried Rice (Rs. 350). Initially, we thought that they've given us an egg fried rice, as we couldn't spot any chicken on our rice. Later on, we found a few bits of crispy roast chicken, along with a ton of egg pieces, a sprinkle of thinly sliced carrots, and spring onions mixed in a generous serving of properly cooked and seasoned rice. The rice itself wasn't crazy-oily, and portion-wise, it's easily enough to feed two hungry bellies. We'd prefer more chicken on this though. 

It was a very, very hot day in Kandy, which is why we decided to skip the coffee and stick to some cold drinks. 

At Rs. 200, the Virgin Mojito at Cafe the Vibe was served in a massive mason jar, along with a steel straw. Incorporating the usual Sprite, slices of lime with a bunch of mint leaves thrown in, it was minty, sour and hella refreshing, which did a good job on cooling us down. It's definitely one of the best virgin mojitos we've tried, and for that price tag, it's darn solid. We totally loved it, so much so we ordered five of these bad boys. 

We also ordered a jar of their Watermelon Juice (Rs. 200), which disappeared on the second it landed on our table. Therefore, we don't have a proper picture of it, but anyway it's delicious as any good watermelon juice can get. In addition to its natural sweetness, it had only a tiny amount of sugar in it, which didn't overpower the fresh watermelon taste. We highly recommend this. 

Service & Ambience

The service was fast and efficient. We got our food and drinks within around 15 minutes. 

The place itself has everything that you'd expect from a good cafe – spacious, comfortable, with beautiful wall art providing the perfect backdrop for your Instagram photos. A young crowd in Kandy seem to be thrive in here, playing cards, foosball, video games and singing along to the music while indulging their favorite food and drinks. 

Conclusion

Cafe the Vibe is for good vibes only. It's cozy, a wee bit loud hangout spot if you like to kill some hours with good food and drinks. 

*Photographs courtesy of: @raveen.re
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

A flavorful journey to the North East by Paadum Meen

An ecstatically beautiful place located down Frankfort place, Bambalapitiya has caught a significant eye for

Highlights Kamu

Hummus Festival 2022 – Graze Kitchen by Hilton

By Shamrina Carim The stunning atmosphere Walking into this masterpiece designed by an excellent interior

Kamu

A Luxury European Dining experience at 1864 Limited Edition

Ambience Intimate dining area for couples and friends Comfy lounge areas to sit and catch

Highlights Kamu

Pizza Hut – My Box Birizza Fever- review

By Sumaiya Jaleel Hurrah! Welcome back to your scrumptious feast. Pizza Hut has brought back

Highlights Kamu

The Hottest Food Fest of the Year: Eat Street Colombo

By Janani Vithanage After a 2 year (Covid induced break), Sri Lanka’s biggest, best food

Highlights Kamu

A Chocolate fantasy with Zeez Treatz

By MI The Yamu team was in for a massive sugar rush and sweet indulgence

Kamu

Trending.

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s ColomBar moves to newly refurbished location

04 May2022, Colombo: Colombo’s iconic and stylish destination bar, ColomBar, has been re-located to its

Trending

Spreading Mother’s Day Love with Ramada Colombo

Treat your Mother to lavish lunch, and high tea buffets, sweet treats, and plush stays. 

Trending

Eid Staycation at Sheraton Kosgoda TurtleBeach Resort

By Janani Vithanage Heralded by the first sighting of the crescent moon, Eid-al-fitr, which translates

Trending

Eid Staycation at Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa

By Janani Vithanage Heralded by the first sighting of the crescent moon, Eid-al-fitr, which translates

Trending

Order your Ifthar Dinner via PickMe Food

By Hiruni Herath As Ramadan is a time of introspection and prayer, you can devote

Trending

7 Things you Should Know about Gotagogama

By Janani Vithanage Sri Lanka, internationally known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is

Highlights Trending

Yamu Guide.

The Embazzy – a relaxing luncheon spot

By Hiruni Herath Service and Ambience Stepping into The Embazzy, it’s clear that the restaurant

Highlights Yamu Guide

What to expect at a Yala National Park Safari

Covering an extensive area of Southern and Uva Provinces, Yala is the second largest national

Yamu Guide

Everything you need at Online Kade

Located in the heart of Rajagiriya Online Kade also has a branch in Colombo 04

Yamu Guide

5 Co-working spaces in Colombo

By Tashia Ranasinghe Here are some more interesting places for all the digital nomads out

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Buffets to Indulge In this Easter 2022

By Janani Vithanage As the youth of our nation make their voices heard, the birth

Yamu Guide

5 occasions to celebrate with Shirohana

By Rahma Rifkhar Okay, so, first question: Are you the colour-coordinated bullet journaling typa person

Highlights Yamu Guide