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.
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.
The drinks menu at Cafe Bagatalle is comprised of a range of coffee, juices, milkshakes and smoothies. We tried a couple of them.
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.
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.
Still good and growing strong. They did a good job of filling us up with a delicious meal. We recommend.
Cafe Bagatalle has an all-new menu now!
Cafe Bagatalle's got a range of intercontinental cuisine with a Sri Lankan twist.
සිංහල හොඳ කෑම වේලක් කාලා බීලා, එක්සයිස් පාරක් එහෙම දාන්න ඕනේ නම්, කැෆේ බගතලේ එකේ තියෙනවා එක්සයිස් මැෂින් කීපයකුත්.
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