Avirate is a high-end clothing store on Maitland Crescent which now has it’s own café, just next to the shop. It’s a tiny little place, but very nice and the staff are lovely. They serve food (sandwiches, short eats, etc) and coffee - and now frozen yoghurt.
You don't often come across froyo in Colombo, which is surprising because it's quite a popular dessert. There was a time when the Keells at Crescat used to sell a delicious (imported, I think) tub of the icy confection...
Anyway, the froyo at Avirate is tasty, and there’s a selection of toppings to go with it – sprinkles chocolate chips, etc. Wish they had some fresh fruit or a nice berry compote - but it’s still good.
There’s a few flavours to choose from including chocolate, strawberry, and mango - but only two are available per day.
We recommend going for the cone, which is an affordable Rs. 120. A small cup costs Rs. 280, and the price just goes up from there – how much do you really want to spend on frozen yoghurt?
So go for the cone - it’s really quite good and is the tasty way to cool down after an morning spent in a tuk tuk with traffic.
Good for recluse. Get the fro-yo.