The Fresh Milk Shop (Kiri Kade).

The Fresh Milk Shop, commonly known as the Kiri Kade is a Wellawatte establishment that runs a delivery service as well as a milk bar. Popular among hungry, thirsty students, the Kiri Kade has an array of relatively cheap short eats and drinks to offer.

Kiri Kade when it first began was a popular stop for students and sportsmen alike. I fondly remember my rowing crew taking the place by storm every evening after practice to fill our stomachs with cheap samosas and fresh flavoured milk. 

The American Beer Milk (Shots Fired!)

What makes the Kiri Kade unique is that it has two unique flavours up its sleeve. Apart from the usual chocolate, strawberry and vanilla options its got almond, and banana (Though Banana wasn’t available when I visited). The downside of expansion is that most shops increase their prices. The KK has increased its price from Rs.50 to a curdling Rs.70. The mugs are fairly large and filling (roughly the equivalent to two standard kiri packets). They also have okay short eats – including pretty good samosas.

I ordered three mugs – one chocolate, strawberry and almond. That’s a lot of milk for one Yamu scout… I know. The chocolate is sweet, but has a pleasant ,somewhat grainy cocoa taste to it. I prefer this fresher option to the smooth artificial tasting packets found in supermarkets. Ideal for a warm day the chocolate is cool and filling.

I have never cared much for the strawberry but there are people who prefer it. It tastes like ordinary strawberry to me – It’s sweet and probably a good hit for kids. On the other hand the almond is a strange and delightful option. Because it isn’t as sweet the almond tends to be popular with older students. What’s nice about it is that it leaves the lingering essence of almond upon the tongue for just a moment after you’ve sipped it. I remember it being stronger though before KK reopened.

Dairy goods are always touch and go, but I don’t recall anyone ever falling sick. It’s legit fresh milk – you’ll even find bits of the top skim floating around occasionally so don’t be alarmed. 

Service & Ambiance

The Kiri Kade began like a hobbit hole. It was once a tiny stop – like the marriage of a fairly clean saivar kade and a tiny milk bar. Its gone under heavy expansion since – there’s more seating and even a garage to house their sizeable fleet of delivery vehicles.

The bar itself is self service. The cashier is friendly enough, but that’s about it. While they deliver fresh milk I’ve run into issues (before expansion) where the milk wasn’t delivered to my door step. I’m not sure how good their delivery is now, but given the amount of motorbikes and tuks I saw  – there must be big demand. The downside- if you can call it one is that your  fresh milk will expire fast.

Conclusion

While the Kiri Kade isn’t excellent or downright amazing it is a good stop for students or the like to grab short eats and drinks. Their milk is filling, flavoursome and safe to drink (So far). 

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.

Types of People at the Cinema

By Rahma Rifkhan Think of your most noteworthy cinema experience: Loud and exciting with just

Highlights 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

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