Dilmi Roti Shop (Beach Corner).

Dilmi Roti Shop is one of the many little roti kades in Mirissa. It’s also identifiable as ‘Beach Corner’, near the Udupila junction. If you’re new to down-South roti shops (in which case, get out from under that rock), these places serve rotis filled with anything – not just ordinary savouries (egg, fish, chicken) but fun stuff like banana, avocado, pineapple, cheese and chocolate.  

The Rotis

The rotis are usually for about Rs. 100 – 140, while egg and plain rotis are for about half that price. At Dilmi, we went for the classic pani-pol roti (coconut and honey), and it was pretty great, with a nice thick layer of pol. There’s a guy who walks by and offers to pour kithul over your rotis (tip: pour kithul over everythang). The rotis itself were thin and soft and freshly made. 

Chocolate rotis – you get them in a lot of aappa kades in Colombo also – basically full of real, melted chocolate. Impossible to go wrong with this one, if you ask me. This was tasty, but we’ve had better in terms of the quantity of chocolate.

We liked the pineapple the best, the flavour was pretty memorable – the roti was stuffed with freshly chopped cubes of pineapple. Go for the fruits and roti combo if you’re here, it works well with the kithul. 

A lot of kades make the mistake of making their drinks too watery – so we were impressed by how good our avocado milkshakes were. At Rs. 140 each, these weren’t too thick but just the right amount of milky. 

Service & Ambience

We’d already visited Dewmini roti shop (which is supposed to be great for rotis), but they were closed because it was Independence Day, and Samagi Cream House was all out of roti because it was the late afternoon – so we arrived at an empty looking Dilmi, exhausted and skeptical. But the roti-making guy at the counter smilingly told us he’d make us a fresh batch. You can watch him at his work station making the rotis and folding them into little roti-envelopes. 

This is basically a small, clean roadside kade, plastic chairs and all. They also do some typical Western dishes, and you’ll mostly see foreigners from the nearby hotels frequenting the area. A skip across the road will you take you to the lovely Mirissa beach stretch. We were told the shop doesn’t have a closing time – they close when there are no more customers. 


Dilmi Roti Shop is an easily accessible place to sample some simple down South sweet (and savoury) rotis. It’s by no means the best place for rotis – the rotis here could use more stuffing – but it still works, if you’re in the mood for a quick dessert or refreshing milkshake before heading to the beach. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp



7 restaurants for kottu in Colombo 2022

By Sawbhagya Perera A good Kottu is an instant mood fixer. Therefore, for the love

Kamu Yamu Guide

Cheesy biriyani at Arthur’s pizzeria.

By RD Their story If you live in and around Mount Lavinia you would have

Kamu Slider

Dig-in desserts from the Gourmet Cuisine

With all this time to spend at home thinking about what's in the fridge since

Kamu Slider

Spanish & French fusion restaurant – Hola Bonjour review

Our cloud kitchen revolves around our chef Lucas Francois, who has years of experience in

Kamu Slider

Your go-to restaurant in Chilaw – Clement’s Chilaw review

By Warsha Dissanayake We visited Clements brand new outlet based in Chilaw towards the evening


Holy crepes at Crepe Runner – Bambalapitiya

By Maryam Rizwan No one does crepes as good as Crepe Runner does. Starting from



‘Ceylon Coffee’ first-ever Sri Lanka Coffee Festival

Stakeholders come together to promote ‘Ceylon Coffee’ at first-ever Sri Lanka Coffee Festival The Australian

Featured Trending

Hilton Colombo Celebrates World Chocolate Cake Day

Café Kai, Hilton Colombo’s pastry shop is highlighting their  best-selling cakes in commemoration of World


What you didn’t know about NFTs

By Ruchika Seneviratne It is the talk of the town as of now and quite


THYAGA Smart Gifting Platform Shines at National ICT Awards 2021

26 January 2022, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s largest multistore gift voucher site, Thyaga.lk, received two coveted


Spilling the tea on the history of chai

 By Rahma Rifkhan As the hot water seeps in through the tea leaves, the aroma

Slider Trending

That time we met Bumblebee at One Galle Face

By Hiruni Herath If you thought the Transformers fandom was dead even before the 2018


Yamu Guide.

7 restaurants for kottu in Colombo 2022

By Sawbhagya Perera A good Kottu is an instant mood fixer. Therefore, for the love

Kamu Yamu Guide

6 Things You Will Love in Colombo’s Port City

Colombo has seen rapid development in many avenues over the years. One such development that

Slider Yamu Guide

7 Job roles of the future

By Tashia Ranasinghe Trying to have a stable income while doing what you enjoy is

Yamu Guide

5 home appliances you should upgrade to in 2022 

It is the new year and the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be still lurking around,

Slider Yamu Guide

Style 2022 with these 5 items from Mimosa

By MI Welcoming 2022 with style and elegance Mimosa recently located to 20 Bagatalle Road,

Slider Yamu Guide

5 ways SLASH will help you make more out of 2022!

By Warsha Dissanayake Ever wanted to get the maximum use for the products you are

Yamu Guide


ලොව බිහිසුනුම දාම ඝාතිකාවන් (Woman serial killers) 10 දෙනෙක්

By Yesha Fernando කාන්තාවන් කිව්වම හැමවෙලාවෙම වගේ අපේ ඔලුවේ මැවෙන්නේ හරි සංවේදී, ආදරණීය පිරිසක්. ලෝකයේ


2022 සැමරුම හොඳටම කරපු රටවල් 10 ක්  

By Yesha Fernando මරණය, කුසගින්න, විරැකියාව, ආර්ථික අවපාතය, දේශපාලන අර්බුද යනාදී ගෝලීය දුෂ්කරතා රැසක් මැදින්


හොරු අතරට අලුතින් එක් වූ “ජංගි හොරා”

By Yesha Fernando මෙරට සියලු ආකාර හොරු අතරට එක්වූ අලුත්ම හොරා "ජංගි හොරා" යි. මෙකී

Featured Sinhala

Squid Game අපට කියා දෙන ජීවිත පාඩම් 6 ක්

ත්‍රාසය, ශෝකය, කුතුහලය වගේම මෙයට වඩා තවත් බොහෝ ජීවිත පාඩමුත් Squid Game කථාංග නවයට ඇතුළත්.


පිස්සුම නව අවුරුදු සිරිත් විරිත් 6 ක්

එහෙනම් කට්ටියම තමන්ගේම ක්‍රමේකට 2022 පිළිගන්න ලේස්ති වෙමු.

Sinhala Trending