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4/5

One Up All Day Breakfast

330, Galle Road, Colombo 4


A cozy cafe serving breakfast all day.



One Up All Day Breakfast has been at its new location for a while now, and we thought it was about time for a re-review. Recently, the place has been closed intermittently, but now seems to be up and back in business. 

The new location is great, the service as delightful as ever. The menu seems a little up and down, so we think you should find out what you like and stick to it. Read on for our impressions.

Food

Their Eggs Benedict is pretty good, as is their muesli. But these are the popular items on the menu, so we tried a couple of things we hadn't before for this review, just to see what the diversity was like. 

To start off, we tried Stone the Bloody Chooks, do not worry, no violence was involved in procuring this breakfast dish (Rs. 1500), at least not on our part. The masala chicken wasn't stoned either, we checked. It was fried, and came with avocado, coleslaw, cheddar, siracha, alioli and pickcles, tucked in between two crispy slices of ciabata.

It was nice and peppery but what we feel was lacking sophistication. We would have really liked to feel more tangential, spicy (or otherwise) flavors in there. The dish had great texture and was filling, but ultimately wasn't the most interesting.

The Pancake King (Rs. 1500) was rather disppointing. Instead of tasting fresh and handmade, it tasted like it was bought frozen off the shelf. The flavors were pretty basic. If we didn't have such high expectations with One Up (and didn't pay such high prices), this would have been almost good. But as it was, it fell way off the mark.

Drinks

We ordered a custom juice, just for kicks, and the kitchen happily obliged. The resulting Pineapple-Banana (Rs. 600) was a little on the watery side. Decent but nothing truly memorable.

The Banana Yeah Nah Yeah (Rs. 800) was a tad acidic, and honestly tasted like dissolved wheat. Also, Hipster Fail, where are the metal straws?

Their home-made Ice Chocolate (Rs. 600) though was easily the pick of the drinks even though that isn't saying much. It's baking chocolate mixed with sugar and spices.

They add dark chocolate to this and heat up the whole concoction before adding ice and mixing it in a cocktail mixer. It’s a tad bitter but pleasantly so, and not icy cold either, just the right amount of chilled to go down with intense pleasure on a hot day. 

Service

Nothing to complain about here, friendly and prompt.

Ambience

​The new location is at Kinross Avenue, and is more spacious and offers a really nice outdoor seating area. It's rather oddly located in the parking garage of an apartment complex but once you get used to that it actually feels rather charming. The garden space is its biggest asset, it is a relaxing space to eat in. ​

Conclusion

The new One Up has plently of great things going for it. The food though, which is probably the most important thing, is rather touch and go. Based on previous visits we'd recommend their Benedict, and maybe the Margot Robbie for a sweet breakfast. 

Address

330, Galle Road, Colombo 4

Directions

It's located right opposite St. Peter's College on Galle Road.

Contacts

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Open until 04:00 PM

Cuisine

Western Fusion

Price Range

More than Rs.1500

Dish Types

Eggs Coffee

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
5
Ambience Rating
5
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2/5

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Janith Bandara

Food was tasty. I ordered the eggs Benedict with ham and an iced chocolate. They however mixed up the order and served eggs Benedict with bacon. When we pointed it out their reply was oh it’s the same type of meat so it’s okay. The iced chocolate which I ordered was not up to the standard. I have ordered this before and it wasn’t consistent with what I had last time. My conclusion is for the premium prices they charge what they serve has to be on point. In my experience with them today it was no where close to that. Sad to say the standards have dropped from what it used to be.

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1

5/5

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Shakir

One of the best places for coffee… As person who just came back from Australia, finding a proper place for a great coffee was bit of a challenge… But thankful for one of my friends, I found this gem of a place… With great coffee and great food, the ambience and the staff were just great too…!!

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5/5

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Pudding

One of the best Breakfast places in Colombo. Prices are a bit higher than the average Colombo Breakfast/Brunch but the food & coffee are of great quality. The new location is so much better with more space & ventilation. Always a great crowd & the staff are super friendly & nice

J
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2/5

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Janith Bandara

Food was tasty. I ordered the eggs Benedict with ham and an iced chocolate. They however mixed up the order and served eggs Benedict with bacon. When we pointed it out their reply was oh it’s the same type of meat so it’s okay. The iced chocolate which I ordered was not up to the standard. I have ordered this before and it wasn’t consistent with what I had last time. My conclusion is for the premium prices they charge what they serve has to be on point. In my experience with them today it was no where close to that. Sad to say the standards have dropped from what it used to be.

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1

5/5

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Shakir

One of the best places for coffee… As person who just came back from Australia, finding a proper place for a great coffee was bit of a challenge… But thankful for one of my friends, I found this gem of a place… With great coffee and great food, the ambience and the staff were just great too…!!

P
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5/5

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Pudding

One of the best Breakfast places in Colombo. Prices are a bit higher than the average Colombo Breakfast/Brunch but the food & coffee are of great quality. The new location is so much better with more space & ventilation. Always a great crowd & the staff are super friendly & nice

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4/5

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indi YAMU STAFF

I really like this place and look forward to it, but it has dipped a wee bit since the OG chef went back to New Zealand or wherever he was from. The recipes are still the same but there's a little something missing. I felt like there used to be more edible flowers on my plate.

M
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2/5

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MadhuH

Their food might be good but their service has a long way to go to improve. Also, Yamu, they don't take reservations.

R
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5/5

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Ravesh_Dadlani

How can one even begin to describe the pure awesomeness of oneupalldaybreakfast, their food is awesome, their presentation is awesome, their service is awesome, they are all around just awesome.

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5/5

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Imaad

Sweet baby Jesus, where do I begin? I always go for the Isla Fisher, because smoked salmon is bae. It's been consistent every time, with a generous portion, beautifully presented. I've also tried the Eggs Benny and it's just so good. I just wish they had a bigger space, al fresco, maybe by the seaside.

V
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5/5

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VivienL

Awesome food and coffee!

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