536 Havelock Road, Colombo 6

Crusty's makes some pretty good and relatively healthy subs.

UPDATE: the location is closed. First casualty of the sub wars.

Crusty's is a new healthy submarine shop on Havelock Road (near Wellawatte).

As Colombo gets more restaurants (a lot more), they tend to skew towards the oily, fatty and unhealthy. It's nice to get a new eatery that's trying to be healthy.

Colombo has gone from no dedicated sandwich shops to quite a few. Paan Paan is probably the best, and Leesh in Nugegoda is really good. Crusty's is a worthy addition.

The Food

The chicken submarine The chicken submarine

Our main impression of Crusty's submarines are that they're warm and saucy. The bread and meats are good but not spectacular, but the whole thing is stitched together with a generosity of toppings and sauce. We tried the 4 inch Roasted Grilled Chicken with southwest sauce (Rs. 290) and the 4 inch tandoori chicken (Rs. 290). We went back a second time and it was good, especially the teriyaki. The owner also mentioned that they bake their own bread next door.

The tandoori chicken The tandoori chicken

Both subs were pretty good. They're healthy in the sense that they're not huge and come with a lot of veg, but they still pack a lot of flavor.

They also do short eats (from 6 AM to 6 PM) and cakes and stuff. We tried a ganache sweet (Rs. 100) which was pretty good.


Making A Sandwich At Crusty's

The staff is quite nice and knows the menu. Should be default, but surprisingly rare in Colombo restaurants, and welcome.



Crusty's is on the Wellawatte end of Havelock Road. For people heading to or from Dehiwala/Nugegoda it's pretty convenient.


Crusty's makes some pretty good and relatively healthy subs.


The southwest sauce is nice.


536 Havelock Road, Colombo 6


Go south on Havelock Road past the bo tree where it forks. Go right. Continue past Microimage and Crusty's is on your right.


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Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Sandwiches Submarines Short Eats

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