The menu at Spinner features a whole bunch of roti sandwiches, kottu, pasta, and soups on the food side, while the drinks range is comprised of coffee, tea and healthy smoothies.
Veering off from the pieces of godamba/paratha roti, the Chicken Kottu (Rs. 550) was made with manioc. Generously infused with green chillies, karapincha (curry leaves), cardamom, and a bunch of more spices that we cannot really put our finger on, the whole thing was well-spiced up.
The chicken leg sitting on top was boasting with rich curry notes, which helped to improve the flavour even more. Paired with the omelette, the portion here is quite large, so it can be easily shared among two people.
The Sprats Roti Sandwich (Rs. 380) featured a superb filling of tempered sprats, stuffed inside a crispy, freshly-made pol roti. There was a tinge of sweetness to the filling like a proper seeni sambol does, and a lot of sprats in the mix. I love sprats, and if you do too, this is a good purchase at Spinners.
As for drinks we good the Citrus Kick (Rs. 440) and a Cafe Mocha (Rs. 550).
The Citrus Kick is a brilliant way to get your daily dose of Vitamin A and C. Concocted with orange, apple, and pineapple, it had a slight ginger undertone. Plus, they use king coconut water instead of normal water to make it, so it's quite soothing on the palate too.
Spinner uses Lavazza coffee in their coffee-based drinks, and they make a good Cafe Mocha with it. The coffee-to-chocolate ratio here was spot on, and it had just the right amount of milk in it. It's perfect to warm up yourself on a rainy day.
Spinner is tiny, but has a very chilled-out atmosphere with a few wooden chairs and tables. Let it be catching up with a friend, a coffee date or simply treating yourself to a cosy evening with a book in your hand, it accommodates all of them.
The staff was quick and helpful, and our food and drinks arrived within around 15 minutes.
We've always enjoyed our visits to Spinner, and this time around, it wasn't any different. If you're passing by and looking for a good, very Lankanised meal without squeezing your dry, this is one solid place for that. They also have bicycles parked outside for rent, if you feel like taking one out for a spin afterwards.
We revisited Spinner.
The perfect cafe for cyclists or joggers, with healthy food, drinks and pretty good coffee.
සිංහල පදමටම තැම්බිච්ච මඤ්ඤොක්කා වලට කොච්චි, කෑලි මිරිස්, චිකන් හොදි, කැරට්, ලීක්ස් ටිකකුත් දාලා පදමට තාච්චියෙ කර කරල කරියට හදපු චිකන් කෑල්ලකුත් උඩින්ම තියල ආවාම?
සිංහල උදේ පාන්දර නැගිටල ජිම් යන්න කම්මැලි අයට කිඹුලාවළ ස්පිනර් එක කියන්නෙ ධන නිධානයක් වගේ. ෂෝටකුයි, සපත්තු දෙකකුයි දාගත්තා, උදේ 6 වෙද්දි ගියා, බයිසකලයක් තෝර ගත්තා, දාඩිය දානකම් පදින්නයි තියෙන්නෙ.
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