Kat’s Coffee.

Kat's Coffee is an inconspicuous little coffee shop on Unawatuna's Galle Road. With it's glass-walled exterior and bright blue hoarding, it looks minimalistic. The interior is similar: unpretentious, comfortable, and unique.

Ambience and Service

With two ends of the spacious dining area being clear glass walls, there's more than enough natural lighting. It's got your typical comfortable coffee-shop decor, with little artsy touches here and there akin to Black Cat, Cafe Kumbuk et all. What I found most interesting was the seating: where basic dining tables and chairs didn't play a part, they've customized their lounging areas.

The couches are a cross between a bed and a large couch, with a basic frame, rope-knitted base, and a mattress/ large wadded seat. There's low music thrumming in the background, pretty decent Wifi, and a few books and games on the shelves.

The bright-eyed lady behind the counter seems to run the place single-handedly, and does a great job. She bakes killer bread, and was friendly and attentive without smothering us by hovering around all the time.

Food and Drink

They offer up a cheese and tomato sandwich for Rs. 500. While this is undoubtedly expensive for merely cheese and tomato, it's made with some absolutely delicious home-made bread — which justifies the price. We considered asking for extra slices of bread, because it was that good. It was thick, somewhat dense and cakey in texture, with a hint of sweetness that wasn't artificial as the sweetness you get from mass-sold bread.

They use Soul Coffee, and make a pretty decent cuppa. We tried their Espresso Macchiato (Rs. 320). It was good: not burnt, not unbearably bitter, and perfectly spotted with a bit of foamed milk.

The two sodas we tried were super refreshing.

There was a bit of unexpected sugar syrup at the bottom of the Lime and Mint which we really disliked because it hit us suddenly like a ton of saccharine bricks, but until then the drink was sprightly and not-too-sweet. The Lemongrass Soda was my favourite because of how well the flavour came through. Both sodas were Rs. 250 each.

We had a slice of cheesecake (Rs. 350). It was ungarnished, smooth, and creamy. The base was very light, and I personally think it could have had a firmer biscuit base — but that's my own preference. Overall, they've nailed their cheesecake as well.


Kat's Coffee is a welcome surprise on an unexpected stretch of road mostly filled with turtle hatcheries, palm trees, and a railway track. It's a very chilled out spot where you can spend a few hours without being hassled or hurried. The food is great, as are the drinks we tried. We'd give them an all out Five Star review, if they had a few more options for food. The only thing available when we went, was the sandwich (and cake). Give it a try when you're in the area!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Indulge in Japanese Culinary Bliss at Minori Restaurant

By Sahasni Gamage Nestled within the luxurious Granbell Hotel, Minori Japanese Restaurant offers an unparalleled

Highlights Kamu

Experience flavorful Singaporean delights with a modern twist at Shiok!

By Sahasni Gamage We recently had the pleasure of dining at Shiok Singaporean Restaurant, which

Highlights Kamu

7 Fantastic Pizza Places to Try in Colombo

By Shamrina Carim Colombo, the vibrant capital city of Sri Lanka, is a haven for

Highlights Kamu

High Tea Guide for 2023

You and your friends decide to meet up after your last farewell, get together or

Highlights Kamu

Excel World Legacy Food Court launches Indi-Arabia Menu

By Hashini Pathirana https://www.tiktok.com/@yamusrilanka/video/7252917491427511560 Experience a culinary journey like no other at Excel World's launches


A Taste of Jaffna at Flavoured by Cinnamon Red

By Hiruni Herath Flavoured at Cinnamon Red is enclosed by stunning views of the Colombo

Highlights Kamu Uncategorized


Radisson Blu Resort Galle recently organized a delightful wine-tasting occasion

Radisson Blu Resort Galle recently hosted a delightful wine-tasting event on September 17th, showcasing an


Hilton Sri Lanka Collaborates with VOICE Area Federation to Enhance Community Resilience and Combat Hunger

For a brighter and secure Sri Lanka, fostering sustainability via community farms and kitchen programs.


Galle Face Hotel Presents ‘Yaalpana Santhai’ – A Gastronomic Journey into Jaffna Cuisine

Colombo, Sri Lanka – The Galle Face Hotel, an iconic landmark in Sri Lanka's hospitality


The Latest MSI Limited-Edition Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport is Available Now

MSI, the world-leading laptop brand, proudly unveiled its latest limited-edition laptop, the Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG

Highlights Trending

Türkiye Food Festival Unveiled at Courtyard by Marriott Colombo

Colombo, September 4, 2023 - Courtyard by Marriott Colombo, an esteemed member of the Marriott


A Pho-Nomenal Vietnamese Feast at Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Vietnamese food has made its mark on the global culinary map with favourites such as


Yamu Guide.

Spotting Blue Whales in Mirissa with Chaminda Whale Watching

The whale watching tour in Mirissa Start time: 6:30am Duration: 3-5 hours depending on sightings

Highlights Yamu Guide

The Rise of Plant-Based Diets: Benefits and Challenges

By Shamrina Carim In recent years, plant-based diets have surged in popularity, drawing attention for

Highlights Yamu Guide

6 Things to Do at One Galle Face

Set against the panoramic backdrop of the Indian Ocean "Colombo’s first prestigious shopping mall is

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Things to do at Colombo City Center

By Shanali Fernando 1. Shop till you drop A stunning integrated lifestyle destination set in

Highlights Yamu Guide

Wedding Venue List 2023

By Shanali Fernando When envisioning your wedding day, you may find yourself torn between various

Highlights Trending Yamu Guide

8 Places to get an Eid Sawan this Hajj Festival

The Muslims celebrate Hajj globally on the 29th of June, 2023. No doubt, along with

Highlights Yamu Guide