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Snow Monkey (Food Station)

No 123, Vinayalankara Mawatha, Colombo 10


A great place to cool off. Pun intended.



Snow Monkey has moved from their outlet in Kollupitiya to the Food Station on Vinyalankara Mawatha. They have been operating there since last year and it has become a crowd favorite. 

Snow Cups

They have exactly 10 flavors from which you can choose from, such as Bluemist, Blackcurrant, Nelli, Spearmint etc. You can try more than one flavor so it depends on your preference. 

We tried 3 separate flavors. The small cup is at Rs. 100 and the large one is Rs. 200. 

  • The Tamarind was our least favorite. Unless you're a huge toffee fan (which I was not) you would not like this. It tasted very sweet and did not matc well with the ice.
  • The Passion Fruit was the clear winner. It was everything you would want from a snow cup. The citric taste of the passion fruit infused with the ice made up for the perfect combo to beat the heat, and it was very hot the day we visited. 
  • The Bluemist was a new addition and while they said it had the blueberry flavor, we didn't get the slightest hint from it. However, it was still decent. I liked the sweetness of it which reminded me of a blue ocean mojito, without the fizz.

The ice melts pretty fast but they do give you straws so you can eat and drink at the same time. 

Service and Ambience

Their service was efficient albeit not the most pleasant, which I understand, the heat does not help. 

The ambience is the same as it had always been at the food station; simple and spacious. The street noise might be a downside as well as the fact that it is not air-conditioned. It didn't bother us considering what we were having, but I could see how uncomfortable it could be if you want to enjoy some kottu from Kottu & Co.

Conclusion

We really like Snow Monkey. Quite frankly, Colombo needs to expand on this concept because we all know how hot it can get here. If you ever wanna cool off, there's really no better way than ingesting ice, so check them out.


TIP

Try the Passion Fruit snow cup.

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Address

No 123, Vinayalankara Mawatha, Colombo 10

Directions

It's at The Food Station on Vinayalankara Mawatha. From the ODEL roundabout head past Hayley's and turn just before Union Chemist.

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Gayaa Veer

I just loved this smoothie, as an ice fan i always crave to go there

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Harin Katipearachchi

What they offer is alright for the price, which is either 150, 200 or 300 LKR. They have only 7 seats in the floor area but I think it's not the type of place which is generally packed. A nice tumblr-ish photo wall is made, just for photos, which is pretty cool. There was a drawing book where you can draw doodles and stuff, which was probably the most fun addition. And finally, nice staff.

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Gayaa Veer

I just loved this smoothie, as an ice fan i always crave to go there

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3/5

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Harin Katipearachchi

What they offer is alright for the price, which is either 150, 200 or 300 LKR. They have only 7 seats in the floor area but I think it's not the type of place which is generally packed. A nice tumblr-ish photo wall is made, just for photos, which is pretty cool. There was a drawing book where you can draw doodles and stuff, which was probably the most fun addition. And finally, nice staff.

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