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3/5

Fountain Cafe

Dr Colvin R de Silva Mawatha, Colombo 2


Elephant House Fountain Cafe is a photocopy of a once historical watering hole. John Keells bought Elephant House and shut down 'non-performing' brands like the once popular Fountain Cafe, only reopening the place recently. Now the fountain is still there but the cafe is wedged behind a supermarket, literally at the end of aisle 10.



Elephant House Fountain Cafe is a photocopy of a once historical watering hole. John Keells bought Elephant House and shut down 'non-performing' brands like the once popular Fountain Cafe, only reopening the place recently. Now the fountain is still there but the cafe is wedged behind a supermarket, literally at the end of aisle 10. They still serve decent bangers and mash and a Knickerbocker Glory, but the old glory is gone.

Fountain Cafe is not a bad place to visit, especially if you have kids. There's a big playpen out back and the food is passable. What's left of the history however, looks as photocopied as the historical advertisements on the wall. The staff is old and sarong clad, that's for sure, but you're still sitting with a view of supermarket aisles. Not insanely inspiring.

We tried the Bangers And Mash (Rs. 400) and Pepper Chicken (Rs. 375). The B&M was OK, nice sauce, but the pepper chicken was like an Elephant Hot Dog sauce curry, which was not that appealing. They do do a good milkshake. An interesting place, but not that interesting.

TIP

The only place we've seen that serves a Knickerbocker Glory (dessert)
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Elephant House Fountain Cafe is a photocopy of a once historical watering hole. John Keells bought Elephant House and shut down 'non-performing' brands like the once popular Fountain Cafe, only reopening the place recently. Now the fountain is still there but the cafe is wedged behind a supermarket, literally at the end of aisle 10.

සිංහල එලිෆන්ට් හවුස් ෆවුන්ටන් කැෆේ එනමින් කලින් තිබුණු ඓතිහාසික ආයතනයේම ඡායා පිටපතක්. අලියා බීම සමාගම මිළ දී ගත් ජෝන් කීල්ස් විසින් වසා දමන ලද ලාභ නොලබන අංශ අතරට ෆවුන්ටන් කැෆේ එකත් වැටුණා. එය නැවත විවෘතවුණේ මෑතදීයි. ඒ කියපු ෆවුන්ටන් එක හෙවත් වතුරමලනම් තාම එතැන තිබෙනවා. ඒත්, කැෆේඑකනම් තිබෙන්නේ සුපිරි වෙළඳසලක් පිටුපස සැඟවිලා.එහි තවමත් පිරිනැමෙනවා පැරණි බැංගර්ස් ඇන්ඩ් මෑෂ් හා නිකර්බ්ලොකර් ග්ලෝරි ආදිය. ඒත්, පැරණි ශ්‍රී විභූතියනම් ගිහින්.

Address

Dr Colvin R de Silva Mawatha, Colombo 2

Directions

On Union Place, near the Staple Street junction, there's a Keells Supermarket. Walk in and down Aisle 10, or enter from the back.

Contacts

E-Mail

Report Inaccuracy

This place has closed down

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
3

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