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4/5

Cafe Bagatalle

No. 18 Bagatalle RoadColombo Sri Lanka


Cafe Bagatalle is a good place to hang out and get some work done, while indulging in some good food.



What was known as another healthy spot in Colombo, Cafe Bagatalle seems to thrive with an all-new menu. It's not exactly a "healthy restaurant" now, but still, they do some darn good food.

Food

Our last review was two years ago, and back then, their menu mentioned all the nutrients below each dish, which is quite convenient if you mind the calories. That part seems to be missing from the revamped menu, but they've managed to squeeze in some new dishes to it. From salads, soups, grilled food to sandwiches, and pastas, their food menu itself is a handful. 

We started off with a Wild Mushroom Soup (Rs. 555). Deliciously creamy and slightly grainy, every spoonful of this soup was well-loaded with mushroom flavour. There was a teeny tiny spiciness here, drawn by the sprinkle of pepper scattered about. The Char Grilled Beef Panini (Rs. 990) was served with the sides of potato wedges and tomato ketchup. 

At a glance, this may look small, but in fact, it was quite filling. Tucked in between the slices of fresh Ciabatta bread, the meat was done well - with a juicy inside, while the outside is a little tough. Boosted by the charcoal bits stuck on the meat, there was a rich smokey flavour going on, which was further enhanced by the melting slice of cheese, and green chilis.

Clocking in at Rs. 1300, the Grilled Jumbo Prawns featured 220 grams of prawns, a serving of yellow rice, alongside tomato ketchup, garlic butter and a slice of lime.

Everything on this plate was well-executed. The prawns were fleshy, had just the right touch from the grill, while the rice was fluffy and not oily at all. Pair them with the garlic butter for extra flavour. 

Cafe Bagatalle does a good Chocolate Brownie (Rs. 400). It was a favourite ours during our last visit here, and this time around, it wasn't any different. 

Warm, fudgy and incredibly chocolatey, this one had bits of nuts embedded in it. With a drizzle of chocolate sauce bumping up the chocolatiness, it also had a scoop of Vanilla ice cream on top. 

Drinks

The drinks menu at Cafe Bagatalle is comprised of a range of coffee, juices, milkshakes and smoothies. We tried a couple of them.

The Latte (Rs. 450) we ordered seemed to have the right coffee-to-milk ratio, though we would have preferred it to be a bit more creamy. That would have definitely been nicer.

Now, this is a very interesting one - the Mango & Passion Smoothie (Rs. 450). Not only mango and passion fruit, this one has a bunch of other stuff like dates, thambili and kithul pani

With a dominating rata amba flavour coming through, while the passion fruit contributes for the sour factor, the flavours were nicely balanced out with a swirl of sweetness added by the kithul pani and dates. However, we couldn't locate the thambili flavour in this - probably it was subdued by the other flavours. Nevertheless, we didn't miss it. It was perfect in the way it is. 

Service & Ambience

The ambience hasn't changed a bit. It's still the same bunch of dark coloured tables and chairs, dimmed lights and the number of stability balls and spinners they've put outside. It's a place that you can plug-in and get some work done. 

Me and my lunch partner were hungry as hell when we dropped in for our very-late lunch, and we are glad that the staff managed to bring our food within around 10 - 15 minutes. They were well-versed and friendly too. 

Conclusion

Still good and growing strong. They did a good job of filling us up with a delicious meal. We recommend. 


TIP

Try the Brochette of mozzarella!

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Address

No. 18 Bagatalle RoadColombo Sri Lanka

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Cuisine

Western

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Dish Types

Healthy

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
5
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
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Shashika Hettiarachchi

Terrible. they serve microwave foods

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nirosh79

Dropped in yesterday. Just scouted a bit inside Hameedias and entered. A nice, cosy charming place. Probably the cheapest three course meal ever in Colombo! For Rs999 combo per person you get to choose a salad, a soup and a main. I was quite flabbergasted with the price and the options you could choose as if you do order the above individually the prices are different and certainly total ads more than Rs 999, i wonder if its a costing error or a promotion ?? However lovely salad, a nice creamy soup and delicious pasta!. You can view the open kitchen and the two chefs were busy going about the operation and everything was served within the a reasonable gap.

Cafe bagatelle is a gem! With eating quality food is costing a fortune with those taxes and service charges added, this is one hell of a steal!

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ajlalwani

Love this Cafe. Good food at very reasonable prices. Service is good.

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Shashika Hettiarachchi

Terrible. they serve microwave foods

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nirosh79

Dropped in yesterday. Just scouted a bit inside Hameedias and entered. A nice, cosy charming place. Probably the cheapest three course meal ever in Colombo! For Rs999 combo per person you get to choose a salad, a soup and a main. I was quite flabbergasted with the price and the options you could choose as if you do order the above individually the prices are different and certainly total ads more than Rs 999, i wonder if its a costing error or a promotion ?? However lovely salad, a nice creamy soup and delicious pasta!. You can view the open kitchen and the two chefs were busy going about the operation and everything was served within the a reasonable gap.

Cafe bagatelle is a gem! With eating quality food is costing a fortune with those taxes and service charges added, this is one hell of a steal!

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ajlalwani

Love this Cafe. Good food at very reasonable prices. Service is good.

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