Caramel Pumpkin serves up a wide range of cafe food - from all-day brekkie, sandwiches and pasta to burgers, wraps and cakes, which you can pair with their collection of hot and cold drinks - iced teas, juices and coffee.
"Make-Your-Own-Pasta" is one of the best features on Caramel Pumpkin's menu, because you get to build a bowl of pasta on your own with the ingredients of your choice. However, this time around, we went with the Prawn Star (Rs. 1150), a new pasta dish.
Holy Mother of Dragons! We enjoyed every forkful of this one. Prawny as promised, this messy tangle of spaghetti was blushed with chilli flakes, white sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan, and also featured chunks of red chillies. Fiery-hot and cheesy, it's a pasta made for the true Lankan palate.
We spotted around seven sizable, well-boiled prawns soaking up all the spicy, cheesy galore in the mix.
The Beef Brap (Rs. 1050) is another new addition to the menu. A warm pocketful of tortilla stuffed with a giant beef patty, a heap of veggies and a drizzle of kochchi mayo arrived in this one.
The beef patty was well-grounded, and the other elements at play did not get in the way of its fresh beefy goodness. With a little tang lent from tomato, while lettuce adding a good crunch, this was enjoyable. The sauce counterpart was a bit much because it kept spilling all over our plate.
The No-Bake Cheesecake (Rs. 580) isn't exactly new to Caramel Pumpkin, but is one of their biggest sellers. Incredibly smooth and fluffy in texture, it was topped off with blueberry coulis, while the biscuit base was buttery and adequately sweet. A bit of tartness in the cake could have made it even better. The all-new Mighty Mint (Rs. 450) is a hella refreshing drink, and super addictive too. Boasting rich notes of lime and mint, its flavour was quite intense. The lime flavoured, crushed ice floating on top made every sip better than the last.
Let me introduce My Girlfriend's Girlfriend (Rs. 680); i.e. the Caramel Pumpkin's Hot Chocolate. During our initial review, it was a tad watery for our liking, but now, this place is one of our best picks for hot chocolate in town!
Absolutely velvety, with rich chocolaty notes seeping through, it was perfect. The whiff of Belgium chocolate it presents is enough to make you fall in love with it.
Comprised of two floors, Caramel Pumpkin is spacious and caters to various encounters - coffee dates, friends catching up, and private parties. Our food and drinks took around 20 minutes to arrive, and the staff was happy to make recommendations.
Caramel Pumpkin has come a long way, and we're glad. If you happen to drop by, make sure to grab a bite of that Prawn Star, and pair it with My Girlfriend's Girlfriend or Mighty Mint. It's the best combo you can hope for.
Caramel Pumpkin has a new menu.
A cafe that has customizable pasta and massive slices of cheesecake.
සිංහල කෝපි එකක් තොලගගා කයියක් ගහන්න නරක තැනකුත් නෙවෙයි මෙතන.
සිංහල කොළඹ හත වගේ තැනකින් රු. 1000කට වගේ කෑම වේලක් කන්න පුළුවන් කියන්නේ සෑහෙන්න දෙයක්.
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