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4/5

Let's Brunch

53 Haig Road, Colombo 4


All sorts of weekend brunch treats by the coast, Continental and Lankan.



Let's Brunch is a sweet new weekend venture on Marine Drive (just behind our office actually). Timesharing the Fat Crab premises, they can't do much in terms of ambience, but their menu and presentation has our vote. 

 

Dining

Picking from their extensive and carefully curated menu was a task in itself. With breakfasts ranging from kiribath to granola to mac n' cheese, the variety was staggering and multi-continental. We ended up opting for the Full English, and the Belgian Waffles. 

At Rs 900, the Full English came heavily laden with 2 fried eggs, BBQ sausages, mini steak, rashers of bacon, baked beans, grilled mushrooms, grilled tomato, and a few slices of butter-garlic toast. It was a smorgasbord of meat plated in rustic chic, and quite reasonable given the quantity and quality at play. We took almost an hour to conquer this beast of a brunch platter, and were very happy with it. 

Holla at their Belgian Waffles with mushroom and spinach with cheese (Rs. 725), a seemingly innocuous little serving that turned out to be quite deliciously heavy. The cream, the melted cheese, the flat mushrooms, and the spinach all came together for a solid savoury experience. I stole a bit of bacon and sausage off my breakfast partner, and added it to my fresh and cream-laden waffle.

 

Drinks 

We were glad to hear that LB serves up cocktails (because what's brunch without mimosas, right?), so we ordered a Frozen Strawberry Margarita and a Ginger Mimosa. Sadly execution wasn't on par with expectation, and their drinks needed serious improvement.

At Rs. 800,  I expected the margarita to be perfect, but it wasn't frozen, wasn't engaging, and we didn't finish it.

The mimosa was a bit more reasonable at Rs. 595, but again wasn't a mimosa as it didn't feature any champagne or sparkling wine, came served in a water tumbler, and was just a ginger concoction that was flat in both texture and taste. 

We wrapped up our meal with a Caramel Brûlée Coffee (Rs. 395). It took around 20 minutes to come out, and was a rather sweet cuppa. It was basically just a caramel latte, very flat, sweet, and large in quantity. 

 

Service

The manager/owner lady was friendly and enthusiastic, rushing about to make sure people were seated, served, and happy. She was more than happy to explain/recommend stuff too, which we appreciated as first-timers. However, the rest of the waitstaff seemed deeply frazzled by the crowd, took a long time, and weren't well versed with the menu (one kept insisting the Virgin Mary had vodka). Our meal came out rather quick in comparison to tables around us, but once the crowd filled out, our coffee took almost 20 minutes. 

 

Ambience

It's the same Fat Crab premises, so no change there at all. However, the commitment to table decor was commendable.

Fat multicoloured marshmallows (which we ate) in glass jars, potted plants, wonderful adult colouring sheets to serve as place mats (which we coloured out), and mugs of colouring pencils and markers to use. Very, very adorable, and a fun little brunching activity for your easily-distracted kids and dates. 

The lovely fresh sea breeze and view of the eye-achingly sparkly Indian Ocean are a perfect Saturday hungover brunch cure too. 

 

Overall

With a varied menu, good food, and cute table decor, Let's Brunch is a strong lazy weekend choice. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, but we wish we'd opted for smoothies rather than cocktails, and hope their service improves once the opening rush settles down. 


TIP

Make a reservation or head there early, they're very popular on weekends!

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hesh22

the food was awesome. had the most resfresing watermelon juice… far better than most juice spots. the polpani crepes a must try… loved the adult colouring papers. the only downer was the heat. would be great if they can get some coolers

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Jiminy Cricket

Overpriced food with subpar quality and service. Not a place worth visiting.

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hesh22

the food was awesome. had the most resfresing watermelon juice… far better than most juice spots. the polpani crepes a must try… loved the adult colouring papers. the only downer was the heat. would be great if they can get some coolers

J
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1/5

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Jiminy Cricket

Overpriced food with subpar quality and service. Not a place worth visiting.

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