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2/5

Cafe On The 5th

108 5th Lane, Colombo 3


Cafe On The 5th has been a local favourite for years, serving tasty food in a comfortable al fresco style atmosphere. Their quality has taken a nose-dive recently, though.



Cafe On The 5th serves reliable Sri Lankan fare in an nice, open setting. They have short eats, biriyani, fried rice, Mongolian BBQ, etc. They also sometimes serve kottu and hoppers during the day, which is rare.

If you're looking to meet a large group of friends or just hang out outside, this is a more affordable alternative to Barefoot. A chicken Mongolian BBQ (essentially fried rice or string hoppers) is Rs. 350. A biriyani is Rs. 400, etc. Most main items cost about Rs. 200 - 500. This is more expensive than your average buth kade, but you do get added ambiance.

Most of the seating of Cafe On The 5th is outdoor and there's a lot of it, a huge amount of property for increasingly expensive Colpetty.

While we can't find anything to fault in the food, it's still not very inspiring. The Mongolian is good, as it is at Bars Cafe, but everything else is good rather than great. Still a good place with space for friends.

TIP

Try their hoppers.
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The Cafe on the 5th has been the go to spot for many after-school outings and a watering hole for many mums waiting to pick the kids up. Recently though, they've slowly receded into the nether in terms of quality so our experience here was disappointing all the way.

Cafe On The 5th is a local favorite for good reason. They serve filling, tasty food in a comfortable al fresco style atmosphere. They do good short eats and eclairs as well.

Cafe On The 5th serves reliable Sri Lankan fare in an nice, open setting. They have short eats, biriyani, fried rice, Mongolian BBQ, etc. They also sometimes serve kottu and hoppers during the day, which is rare.

සිංහල මතක ඇති කාලයක් තිස්සේ කුරුඳුවත්තෙ පස්වන පටුමගේ කන්න හොඳ තැනක් කියල කැෆේ ඔන් ද ෆිෆ්ත් ප්‍රසිද්ධ වෙලා තිබුණා. දැන් නං තත්ත්වේ ඊට හුඟක් වෙනස් කියල තමයි කියන්න තියෙන්නෙ.

සිංහල කැෆේ ඔන් ද ෆිෆ්ත් විශ්වාසදායක ශ්‍රී ලාංකික කෑම කදිම එළිමහන් අවන්හලක පිළිගන්වනවා. එතැන ෂෝර්ට් ඊට්ස්, බිරියානි, ෆ්‍රයිඩ් රයිස්, මොන්ගෝලියන් බාබික්යු වගේ දේවල් හදනවා. එතැන සමහරදාට දවල්ටත් කොත්තු, ආප්ප වගේ දේවල් හදනවා. ඒක හරි දුර්ලබයිනේ.

සිංහල කැෆේ ඔන් ද ෆිෆ්ත් (Cafe On The 5th) විවෘත පරිසරයක විශ්වසනීවය ලාංකික ආහාර පිරිනමන හොඳ තැනක්. ඔවුන් ළඟ තිබෙනවා, බුරියානි, ෆ්‍රයිඩ් රයිස්, මොංගෝලියන් බාබකියු ආදිය. සමහර දිවා වෙලාවට ඔවුන් කොත්තු හා ආප්පත් පිරිනමනවා. ඒවා ඒ වෙලාවට ලබාගැනීම අමාරුනේ.

Address

108 5th Lane, Colombo 3

Directions

Turn off Thurstan Road just past the Thurstan College, going past Flower Drum. From Duplication Road, it's the left turn after the Bellagio Casino.

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Open until 11:00 PM

Cuisine

Sri Lankan Mongolian Bakery

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Kottu

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
2
Quality Rating
1
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
4
User Reviews
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ajlalwani

Hoppers n curries are good. service is a bit slow.

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5

4/5

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ajlalwani

Hoppers n curries are good. service is a bit slow.

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