From breakfast pastries and short eats to cakes and freshly made sandwiches, the spread here is quite impressive, and surprisingly not very expensive. So we went ahead and ordered a bunch of stuff.
We've had our fair share of mutton rolls in town. Once, we did a taste-off, just to taste almost all the mutton rolls we could find. A bite from this Mutton Roll (Rs. 150) here made us realise why we should redo our mutton roll taste-off because we have a new contestant!
The Bread Company is my saving grace when it comes to having a guilt-free loaf of brown bread, but the one we encountered at The Bakery was superb too. They had it toasted well, which gives off a nice crunch to bite.
The filling, however, could improve. We hardly got the flavours of roast chicken, but it had a quite a bit of egg, cheese, and onions, while the pieces of tomato lent a little tang.
The drinks section at The Bakery includes milkshakes, coffee, tea and juices. We went with a glass of Chocolate Milkshake (Rs. 350) and a Cappuccino (Rs. 270).
Easy to make, but hardly done right - the milkshakes are a confusion to a lot of restaurants. However, The Bakery at the Edge does a decent glass of that. The milk-to-chocolate ice cream ratio was on point, and it helps cool down things - especially during this scorching Lankan heat.
We couldn't quite get the specific details of their coffee as we were distracted by something else (more on that later). Anyway, it had a good punch from coffee, that's emerging through the fluffy cloud of milk.
Unfortunately, we don't have a picture of the ambience of this place. Given the current situation, taking pictures - food or otherwise is highly prohibited, especially if you are using a DSLR. In the end, we had to let go of our anonymity as YAMU staff to explain why we were taking pictures of the food from a DSLR. Probably not the most pleasant experience to go through in an early morning, but understandable, considering the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka.
You could be from the press, an influencer or a normal customer - these rules and regulations apply to all. However, we were told that it won't be an issue if we are taking pictures from a phone.
This place gets quite a bit of natural light through its giant glass windows. They've got a bunch of cushion chairs to keep you comfortable. Calm, and cosy, it's a place for you to enjoy a snack or two in a peaceful ambience.
The staff was prompt, friendly and helpful. Our food and drinks were served within like 5 - 10 minutes.
It's a quality experience we had here. The food was quite good, the drinks were decent, and truly worthy for the money you pay for it.
Colombo's only drive-through bakery.
The Bakery on the Edge has good food and can easily satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Drinks are meh, though.
This is Colombo's only drive-through bakery. We liked their ice cream and they have amazing chocolate fudge cake.