Bistro82 has a range of cakes, all-day paninis and breakfast sandwiches (available from 8.00 AM - 11.00 AM), which you can pair with a cup of coffee (hot/cold), and tea.
The Cajun Chicken Panini (Rs. 638) was plentiful with Cajun-seasoned chicken, neatly tucked inside a panini bread sandwich. With the perfect crisp from the outside, while the inside is all airy and light, the bread here was lovely and made a good combo with the stuffing.
There was a bed of lettuce adding a slight crunch, and a drizzle of mayonnaise. They can certainly go easy on the latter, so the meaty flavour can emerge through easily. Sharing the same excellent bread, the Tuna Melt (Rs. 638) was packed with mashed up tuna to boot, alongside bits of onions and a sprinkle of pepper. A deliciously fishy, flavoursome treat.
Featuring a rich crust loaded with apple, the Caramel Apple Cheesecake (Rs. 600) was a creamy, fruity delight. There were some sugar granules in the biscuit base, but we really didn't mind as it was nicely buttery and delicate to the bite.
Light and fluffy, the cheesecake filling had just the right amount of sweetness, which was perfectly balanced out with the well-caramelised, chunky apple pieces.
The Chocolate Cookie Cream Frappe (Rs. 595) was a refreshing drink, concocted with crushed Oreos, milk and chocolate ice cream. A bit more Oreo in the mix could certainly improve it.
Bistro82 uses Lavazza coffee in their coffee-centric drinks but has the hopes of changing it into Lamborghini coffee in the near future. This Flat White (Rs. 468) was a bit on the burnt side, but not overwhelmingly so and went well with the cheesecake.
They've arranged a whole bunch of comfy, cushy chairs to keep you cosy, and the atmosphere here is quite peaceful. It's a place where you can hang out, catch up, and maybe get some work done without getting disturbed.
The staff at Bistro82 seemed quite enthusiastic and was full of smiles. Super quick on their feet, they managed to bring out our food within around 15 minutes.
Bistro82 is a great addition to the coffee scene in Bambalapitiya area. They've got a super-central location, with a simple, yet interesting menu and we liked our First Look here. There's an ice cream range that they craft-up by themselves, and we're quite stoked about trying it out in our next (full) review.
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