4/5

Cafe J

Porutota Road, Athukala, Negombo


What a vibrant new place to stop at to get a bite to eat on the way out of Colombo... Cafe J - the newest eatery to hit the livening Negombo strip. Belonging to the Jetwing Group, this juice bar/patisserie/cafe is bright, clean and stylish, opening out onto the road on one side and the ocean on the other.


What a vibrant new place to stop for a bite on the way out of Colombo... Cafe J is the newest eatery to hit the rapidly livening Negombo strip. Belonging to the Jetwing Group, this juice bar/patisserie/cafe is bright, clean and stylish, opening out onto the road on one side and the ocean on the other. And just as Jetwing Hotels are popular for their quality of food, Café J didn’t disappoint either.

Upon arrival, we were hit by the smell of freshly baked bread, so we asked for a breakfast menu and ordered a Croissant (Rs. 200), a Danish pastry (Rs. 200) and one English muffin along with a pot of tea and a glass of papaya juice for Rs. 600. Slightly more expensive than a normal breakfast you'd have on the side of the road, yes, but the place is beautiful and well designed.

The baked goods are cooked in their own bakeries so they're fresh and soft - and of generally good quality. They also serve a selection of cold soups (Rs. 350), crepes (Rs 750), sandwiches (Rs 550) and salads (Rs 650). You can also order a plate of fresh lagoon prawns and a salad for Rs. 3,000 upwards.

TIP

If you go there during the day, or even in the morning, be mindful of the sun which can beat down on your pretty harsh. Take a hat and your sunnies.

Address

Porutota Road, Athukala, Negombo

Directions

If you drive to Negombo, turn from Porutota road and keep an eye out for the Jetwing name boards on the side of the road, leading up to the hotels. Find Jetwing Blue. Café J is just next door.

Contacts

Open +94 31 227 9000

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4


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