Kopi Kade.

Punning right from the get go (so we liked it immediately), the signboard outside states special | tea | coffee. We don't think this place has anything to do with the 1987 classic TV show, but one can hope.

When we asked about the tea options after seeing a menu free of any sort of tea, we were told that it's a play on "speciality coffee" after which we felt really lame for not having caught on.

Given that this place has just started up and hasn't launched a full-blown menu yet, this is just our First Look. The interior is a clean, clear-cut space; very modern.

It's not a place that you'd stop for hours to catch a chit-chat up with friends, but more of a grab-a-quick-bite-and-run sort of space. That's apparently the concept behind it as well, as the friendly manager told us that he was modelling it a lot after coffee spaces in Australia.

 

Finger-food and Caffeine (plus more)

Each portion comes in one unit, so everything's priced per-piece. Based on the manager's recommendation, we tried out the Spiced Mutton Slider (Rs. 200), Prawn Cutlet (Rs. 140) and Paneer Bites (Rs. 90 per square).

They all come with a sauce of your choice (out of three choices) and we opted for all three; which was namely the chillie sauce, BBQ sauce, and the sweet chillie jam sauce. The third is custom made, and their chillie sauce has a bit more heat in it than your regular chillie sauce. Weird as that sounds, the sweet jam chillie is pretty great with a lovely balance between tangy jammy-ness and the heat of chillie.

The Spiced Mutton Slider was incredibly flavoursome and we were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Garnished creatively with a bit of ladies' fingers (ikr?) on the plate, the patty itself was constructed perfectly and had a good bun-to-patty ratio. Is there a con for such a perfect slider? Yes, there is. The price. 

Shaped almost like a patty and slightly flat instead of rotund, the Prawn Cutlet was spicy and great when dipped in the sauces.

Oh, we also had a Jaffna Mutton Kofta (Rs. 160), which basically looked a lot like a regular (albeit) tiny patty but came piping hot and very well flavoured, with the spices and meat balancing each other out.

Ticking in at Rs. 90 for a small square, the Paneer Bites come at a rather hefty price for something that disappears in half a crunch — but this is home made from fresh milk and has an interesting Westernized twist to how we're used to having paneer. It was lightly browned and crunchy on the outside while still being soft on the inside.

Moving onto the drinks, we tried an Americano, a Macchiato, and a Sri Lankan Styled Ice Coffee; with the latter coming in at Rs. 400 and the former two billed at Rs. 450, which is almost standard price.

The manager knew his coffee, and gave us satisfactory cuppas.

We all agreed that the flavour was great, but Malinthe found the Americano a bit too watery, which they said they'd fix.

The Macchiato had a bit more cream in it than usual, but we were informed that they make a creamier/ milkier version here.

Our Sri Lankan Iced Coffee is your regular grandma-made iced coffee which you probably had in your childhood.

The 70% Dark Hot Chocolate (Rs. 550) was pretty thick and creamy, but what we loved was the Banana Milk at Rs. 350.

This was basically liquidated and chilled banana, except it tasted better. While we're on the topic of bananas, try their Banana Butterscotch Mousse which is one of their specialities and is both light, fluffy, authentic, and more reasonably priced at Rs. 130.

 

So

The staff are really friendly and we appreciated that the manager walked us through the menu and actually knows his coffee. We all learnt a lot from him, including that they serve premium, imported, and reliably sourced produce (which accounts for the prices because everything is checked on). They're still in the experimental stages, so we look forward to new (and exciting) developments from these guys.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

The Fusion Kottu at Eastern Wok

By Hiruni Herath Hot Butter Kottu - that’s not something you hear everyday but at

Highlights Kamu

More than Coffee – Kaffi Colombo

By Hiruni Herath Ambience and Service The Nordic Bakery and Coffee House located at Crescat

Highlights Kamu

7 Restaurants to dine in July 2022

By Shamrina Carim July hits a beautiful urge to try out different foods, events and

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

Hot Chook – all about that Chicken

By Hiruni Herath Service and Ambience The head chef at Hot Chook was very helpful

Highlights Kamu

A glistening night out at Colombo’s finest local bar!

By Shamrina Carim A Sri Lankan experiencing the magical inspiration of Sri Lanka in the

Kamu

Ceylon Curry Club – Sri Lankan Cuisine With a Twist

By Janani Vithanage Ceylon Curry Club, located in the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, is a

Kamu

Trending.

From the Garden to your Skin 

By Menaka Indrakumar  Iris Garden is a brand which started five years ago, with Fuller’s

Trending

Bullet Train – movie review

Bullet train is as the name suggest is a fast-paced action movie. Directed by David

Trending

Stay healthy & refreshed With KiCO

By Janani Vithanage Boasting over 100 years of trusted excellence, the journey of Silvermill Group

Highlights Trending

5 Reasons why you need to check out Wild Culture Yala

If you are that Wildlife lover who loves being in the wild and looking to

Highlights Trending

Waves Bologoda

SINGHE's Wave Bolgoda, which launched in January 2021, The venue was initially established by lecturer

Trending

De Artemis Gallery & Pub

A brand-new restaurant with a Gallery & Pub concept is now being built in the

Trending

Yamu Guide.

8 Hotels That Offer Transport – 2022

Sometimes arranging for transport when you’re on vacation is the last thing that you want

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Instagrammable restaurants to dine in August 2022

By Hiruni Herath We’re always looking for the perfect spot that is a mix of

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 Places to get Gift Hampers – 2022

By RR Gift hampers have been around for quite a bit but they’ve suddenly become

Highlights Yamu Guide

8 FAQ’s on fuel QR Code system

Sri Lanka introduced the Fuel Pass QR code system in full force from today (1st

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Tips to Ensure Safe Cycling

Cycling on roads full of traffic due to petrol queues can be scary. Here are

Highlights Yamu Guide

6 Cycling Accessories You Need

By Janani Vithanage With the fuel crisis still wreaking havoc in everyone’s lives, a new

Highlights Yamu Guide