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Sweetberry

4 De Fonseka Road, Colombo 4


Sweetberry is a small juice bar which specializes in berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc).



Sweetberry does a variety of drinks with berries as their base. This includes juices, smoothies, and sodas, with their non-berry menu including a selection of hot and cold chocolate drinks.

Service and Ambience

Sweetberry's shares the building with a sweetshop which provides cupcake tiers, decorative teddybears, and chocolate boquets for parties. There's a table outside for four, but there's no shade or anything so you'll get burnt and sweaty if you go there during noon (like we did). They have a shady area as well, with a few bar stools, but it's a bit cramped.

The ladies behind the counter are pleasant and helpful, and service is relatively fast, with our four drinks ready in under ten minutes or so.

The Drinks

Despite specializing in berries, their standards seem to have dropped a bit since our last visit a couple of years ago. We weren't able to try most of what we wanted as they weren't available. However, they did have a few drinks which were strawberry and raspberry based, so we went for those and a Hazelnut Chocolate just to check it all out.

Their Strawberry Juice (Rs. 250) was disappointing because other than the colour and a very slight tang of flavour, this was altogether quite bland. It's kind of watery, and as Imaad pointed out, was just the right texture and colour for a watermelon juice.

Malinthe's favourite was the Hazelnut Chocolate (Rs. 300) which had an inkling of the hazelnut flavour and none of chocolate. It was quite thick and creamy though, and was pretty good as far as milkshakes go (except that it didn't really taste like much).

Adding an element of fizz and sugary goodness (or evil, as you may have it) was their Raspberry Soda (Rs. 200). Imaad and I both liked this, despite what Malinthe called its 'artificial' taste. It is soda after all, and nothing really healthy or authentic about it. Reminding me of a berry-flavoured Fanta, this is light and energizing for a hot day.

Tasting strongly of yoghurt is their Strawberry Smoothie (Rs. 230).

This is thick and kind of creamy, with a very light strawberry undertone to it, and a strong yoghurt flavour. If you like laban or liquid yoghurt, you'd love this. If you want the strawberry flavour with it though, you'd likely be a bit disappointed.

Conclusion

Sweet Berry's is a nice place to drop in if you're passing by and want something fresh to drink. We wouldn't recommend going out of your way for this, but if you do, try out their Raspberry Soda.

 


TIP

The regular smoothies are good.

Address

4 De Fonseka Road, Colombo 4

Directions

From Havelock Road, turn down Dickman's Road and take the second right down De Fonseka. It's about 100m down, past Qbaa. From Duplication Road, you can go up Visaka and right on De Fon or up De Fonseka Place (past House of Fashion) and then onto De Fonseka Rd.

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Dish Types

Beverages Smoothies

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
2
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
2
User Reviews
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Annika

Not being very adventurous, we had a Blueberry smoothie and a hazelnut chocolate shake I think, while being nice, they were both very watery and the blueberry flavour was completely over powered by the yoghurt. Not bad though :)

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Annika

Not being very adventurous, we had a Blueberry smoothie and a hazelnut chocolate shake I think, while being nice, they were both very watery and the blueberry flavour was completely over powered by the yoghurt. Not bad though :)

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