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4/5

The Bread Company (German Artisan Bakers)

461, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5


The Bread Company is a great place for freshly baked bread, a wide range of fresh meat cuts, and meals like sandwiches and hotdogs.



The Bread Company in Thimbirigasyaya also known as the German Artisanal Bakery is the newly opened bakery by the Good Market favourites. They've still got all the different breads they offered at the good market, but now they also offer a whole range of other baked goods, homemade jams and pickles.

Food

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To those who haven't been to their stall at the Good Market, the Bread Company makes some pretty great sourdough, rye and nutty breads which they bake throughout the day. Now they also offer a range of sandwiches, jams, pickles and ice teas. All of which are homemade.

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We tried the chicken sandwich (Rs. 350), which was one of four sandwiches they had on offer. The sandwich itself is pretty simple with a rye bun, crumb fried chicken breast, some lettuce and a light yoghurt dressing. The beauty of it is that each component was of  very high quality. The chicken was crispy, flavoursome and worked well with the yoghurt dressing. However, as with the other sandwich we tried, the real hero was the bun which was freshly baked and lightly grilled. It wasn't very dense either so it absorbed some of the dressing, which added to the flavour while not making the sandwich soggy.

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The other one that we ordered was their cold cut pork sandwich (Rs. 350). Again the part about the bun being great remains true, and it's also nice to have at least a few places with pork based options. While the sandwiches weren't massive, we found the size to be fine, so unless you're like really starving, one should suffice more often than not. Besides the two we tried, they also have a cheese sandwich and a prawn omelette sandwich.

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We also tried out their mixed berry jam (Rs. 650) which had blueberry and red current in it. This isn't the kind of super sugary jam you come across at super markets. It isn't very sweet because they use a minimal amount of sugar in it, but the flavour of the berries really come through beautifully. While Rs. 650 is a bit pricey, we felt it was fair considering the ingredients.

Ambience and Service

It's only been roughly a month since they've opened their doors, so things are still just falling into place. The place is quite small with seating for around 10 people but it's still quite cozy. It's more a place where you grab a bite to eat and then bounce. The location is pretty good so it's great for the office crowd looking for a quick lunch.

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You generally don't expect much service-wise when it comes to bakeries, but these guys are definitely an exception. Everyone is very polite and more often than not you'll find the owner at the counter, and he seemed more than happy to describe their products in detail. If they can keep up their current level of service, they'll have a loyal customer base in no time at all.

Conclusion

As far as first impressions go this is as good as it gets. The food tastes great and the bread is still as good as it was when they started out at the good market. If they  keep this up we'll definitely be visiting more often.

TIP

They technically open at 7 AM but if you want the bread early, they usually open their doors around 6.30 AM.

Address

461, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5

Directions

Coming down Thimibirigasyaya Road, past St. Theresa's Church (heading east). It’s about 100m past the church, opposite Ma’s Gourmet (it’s a grocery store with bright orange paint).

Contacts

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Report Inaccuracy

Open until 06:00 PM

Cuisine

German Bakery

Price Range

Between Rs. 200 - Rs. 500

Dish Types

Salad

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4

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User Reviews
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2

5/5

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Guruge_H

Awsome sandwitches. In a city where it is so hard to find pork dishes, there is some really really good pork options here. The sausages (chicken and pork) are really good.

B
6

4/5

1

BaileyDar

love their sandwiches! this place has many different names and that confuses me :p I'd give a 4/5.

G
9

4/5

2

GayanP

The signage now says - The Artisan Bread Company - and the name has probably been changed from the above. Found it open after a very long time. I probably visited them on Mondays, Public holidays or after 6 pm when they are closed.

It’s a quaint, relaxed coffee shop. A no frills unhurried place ideal for a catch up with old friends. Its like sitting in your own country kitchen with staff ever ready to bring food and drinks as and when you want.

Its owned and run by a German family and therefore they have Lovely artisan breads and European style fresh sandwiches. Coffee including Cappuccinos and espressos are under Rs 350/- They also serve fresh juices.

When many Colombo restaurants are chickening out of pork, the Bread Company is a Pork lovers Haven. Flock here for quality pork sausages, Real pork bacon and roast pork sandwiches.

Although it is a very small place, many trained chefs work in the kitchen at any time. So service is fast because it is almost overstaffed but that’s to ensure quality and speed.

They open early, at 7 am for breakfast but close by sunset. A hearty breakfast is around Rs. 1,000/- and many breakfast options are available, and whipped up very efficiently. Their mustard sauce is exceptionally good.

Many items are reasonably priced. For instance, Brownie slabs with walnuts are only Rs. 400/- and Bacon and egg Buns are Rs. 200/- and they are big and also the best Bacon and egg Buns in town with real bacon and lots of stuffing. Hefty made to order sandwiches are Rs450/-. However, the cupcakes at Rs 350/- for a small cup cake is far too expensive. Government taxes are included in all the prices but a 10% Service charge is added even on takeaways.

The messy toilet and the lukewarm coffee really need to be improved but the relaxed setting and the food make up for the shortfalls.

G
2

5/5

0

Guruge_H

Awsome sandwitches. In a city where it is so hard to find pork dishes, there is some really really good pork options here. The sausages (chicken and pork) are really good.

B
6

4/5

1

BaileyDar

love their sandwiches! this place has many different names and that confuses me :p I'd give a 4/5.

G
9

4/5

2

GayanP

The signage now says - The Artisan Bread Company - and the name has probably been changed from the above. Found it open after a very long time. I probably visited them on Mondays, Public holidays or after 6 pm when they are closed.

It’s a quaint, relaxed coffee shop. A no frills unhurried place ideal for a catch up with old friends. Its like sitting in your own country kitchen with staff ever ready to bring food and drinks as and when you want.

Its owned and run by a German family and therefore they have Lovely artisan breads and European style fresh sandwiches. Coffee including Cappuccinos and espressos are under Rs 350/- They also serve fresh juices.

When many Colombo restaurants are chickening out of pork, the Bread Company is a Pork lovers Haven. Flock here for quality pork sausages, Real pork bacon and roast pork sandwiches.

Although it is a very small place, many trained chefs work in the kitchen at any time. So service is fast because it is almost overstaffed but that’s to ensure quality and speed.

They open early, at 7 am for breakfast but close by sunset. A hearty breakfast is around Rs. 1,000/- and many breakfast options are available, and whipped up very efficiently. Their mustard sauce is exceptionally good.

Many items are reasonably priced. For instance, Brownie slabs with walnuts are only Rs. 400/- and Bacon and egg Buns are Rs. 200/- and they are big and also the best Bacon and egg Buns in town with real bacon and lots of stuffing. Hefty made to order sandwiches are Rs450/-. However, the cupcakes at Rs 350/- for a small cup cake is far too expensive. Government taxes are included in all the prices but a 10% Service charge is added even on takeaways.

The messy toilet and the lukewarm coffee really need to be improved but the relaxed setting and the food make up for the shortfalls.

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5/5

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Imaad

They've got great value for money when it comes to their breakfast options! The potato omelette with bacon and egg is just too good. Service is prompt and polite.

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5/5

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rajivbutani

Ended my intense gym session with a "high-octane-recovery" breakfast today at the Bread company: 3-egg-white omelette w/ spinach and mushrooms, cured salmon, bruschetta and granola with dried fruits and some dark roast coffee. Can do the gym session all over again after that nutritious meal ;-)

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5/5

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ShehanJ

Such a nice place!! Had their gourmet sausage bun with sweet relish onions. It was awesome. The person was very helpful as we tried to go out because we didn't see much food items and he gave us the options. He mentioned that the Bread Company is yet to come (which is there now). The buns were bit pricey. However the place was cozy and good for a bite on the way home after work. :)

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