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4/5

Sponge

347, Galle Road, Colombo 3


Sponge is one of the oldest bakeries in the big city, and one of the biggest. They are still going strong with a quality range of savouries and sweets, and now also lamprais and gourmet sandwiches.



Sponge stakes a pretty strong claim to being the best short-eat supplier in the city. Their selection of pastries, patties, rolls, cakes and other assorted finger-food is really impressive. While a purist might say they veer a little too strongly towards the Europeanized - quiches,asparagus, mushrooms and away from creole essence of the short-eat, it's hard to deny that Sponge has a better range, better presentation and just tastier food than its competitors.

They also combine superior food with a comfortable and recently refurbished premise off the Galle Road in Colpetty. There's a new lounge area with plush sofas and a little mezzanine, so where Sponge was previously more a functional eat and run sort of place a bit of lingering as you digest your chocolate-mousse cake is now possible.

Just about everything is good and they seem to invent new delicacies all the time - on my latest visit I observed fried, stuffed crab claws, spinach and pea tarts. I tried an asparagus, chicken and mushroom pastry (Rs 120) and while this verges on pretentious (I mean asparagus? what's wrong with seeni-sambol?) it was excellent. Light with a generous amount of bacon and slightly crunchy well-cooked asparagus this was pretty superior finger food- the like of which I don't think I can find at Fab, Tasty, Klassy or Perera and Sons.

TIP

Great place for maalu paan.

Address

347, Galle Road, Colombo 3

Directions

Sponge is towards the Kollupitiya junction side of Galle Road, opposite Aloe Avenue, Makeen Books and Fab.

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Open 7.00AM to 7.30 PM, 8.00AM to 3.00PM on Sundays

Price Range

Between Rs. 200 - Rs. 500

Dish Types

Lamprais Rice And Curry Cakes Sandwiches

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
4
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BaileyDar

I love this place. I wish they had bigger portions of food though. Once I had a birthday party here and they served yummy short eats. This place will always be one of my fav spots because this is where I came to, on my very first date 4 years ago, after lectures :p

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Elltino

i love the food. their lunch is great, service is good.

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BaileyDar

I love this place. I wish they had bigger portions of food though. Once I had a birthday party here and they served yummy short eats. This place will always be one of my fav spots because this is where I came to, on my very first date 4 years ago, after lectures :p

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Elltino

i love the food. their lunch is great, service is good.

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