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4/5

The Fab

474, Galle Road, Kollupitiya, Colombo 3


Ah, Fab. It's been around longer than we can remember - since 1979 to be precise - and has consistently been keeping Colombo happy with their short eats, cakes and sweets.



Ah, Fab. It's been around longer than we can remember - since 1979 to be precise - and has consistently been keeping Colombo happy with short eats, cakes and sweets.

We like Fab. Their stuff is generally good - well-filled pastries, generously iced cakes and a fairly decent lamprais (even if not authentic).

Most bites will come to under Rs. 100 and you get the usual pastry shop selection of vegetable patties, chinese rolls, chicken pies, sausage buns, etc. The Fab chicken pie (Rs. 70) is especially good, and nothing beats a warm sausage pastry with tomato sauce.

We recently made a quick stop at the Moratuwa branch; the facade of the building is framed by leafy plants and the interior is quite plush - it looks more like a coffee shop than a place selling short eats. But that's the thing about Fab - it offers upmarket quality for affordable prices. They've got about 10 branches, including Kollupitiya, Mt Lavinia, Nugegoda, and Thimbirigasaya and these are are all clean, pleasant establishments with plenty of room to sit down if eating in.

Fab also does larger meals like burgers, rice and pizza but we haven't tried those yet. What they're really known for is their short eats. Oh and the iced coffee is good as well. But does anyone remember Fab from back in the day? If so, how does it compare to now - has the quality changed, did it use to be better, etc? We'd be interested to know.

Overall, we like Fab, Especially in comparison to newer places like BreadTalk and Wonder Bakery. Why pay ridiculous prices at BreadTalk for average food or suffer through a poorly made Chinese roll at WonderB when you could have a nice pie at Fab instead?

TIP

If you get the chocolate cake try heating it gently in the microwave - for about 15-20 seconds. Serve with ice cream and enjoy!

Address

474, Galle Road, Kollupitiya, Colombo 3

Directions

It's right after Amana Bank, opposite Arabian Knights and Sponge.

Contacts

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Open 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM weekdays, 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM weekends

Dish Types

Lamprais Rice And Curry Cakes Short Eats

Cuisine

Bakery

Ratings Breakdown

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

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Here goes the MOST DISGUSTING 'Fab' experience for which we will not stop at just writing the said review! On 30th of Dec 2016 around 12noon my husband Bimal Silva purchased 153 pieces of chocolate cakes from Fab Rajagiriya for his farewell treat at Hayleys Consumer pvt Ltd. Since FAB did not have large cakes he had to purchase 19 CAKES (Rs. 14000) to be cut and taken as they did not have large cakes. Upon getting them to office and serving them, it was reported based on MANY complains from employees of Hayleys that about 40 pieces were utterly stale and fungus-ridden. He says that there maybe others who did not complain. He called Fab Rajagiriya and Fab head office in Colombo 3 after many attempts and reported this incidence. The Manager from Head Office with mob number 0773648913 had ensured that they will take back the fungus ridden cake pieces and get them replaced after 4pm. What happens next it utterly unbelievably pathetic. The delivery guys had arrived late evening at Hayleys and had told the company's tea room staff that they DO NOT have cakes to replace the over 40 stale pieces and gone back with the rotton cakes. Upto now, he has NOT EVEN GOT a call of explanation or apology. Not a single call regardless of mutitudes of pounds of ROTTON CAKE EATEN BY ABOUT 40 respective employees. This requires serious action. A spineless disgusting company who cheats customers in broad daylight after charging rediculous amounts of money to sell EXPIRED cakes. We are circulating this amongst all friends and communities via social media to make them aware how demeaning this act is. What if this cake was purchased for a children's party or a school class party? What will be the repurcussions? Time for some serious action!

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1/5

0

Ireshad

Here goes the MOST DISGUSTING 'Fab' experience for which we will not stop at just writing the said review! On 30th of Dec 2016 around 12noon my husband Bimal Silva purchased 153 pieces of chocolate cakes from Fab Rajagiriya for his farewell treat at Hayleys Consumer pvt Ltd. Since FAB did not have large cakes he had to purchase 19 CAKES (Rs. 14000) to be cut and taken as they did not have large cakes. Upon getting them to office and serving them, it was reported based on MANY complains from employees of Hayleys that about 40 pieces were utterly stale and fungus-ridden. He says that there maybe others who did not complain. He called Fab Rajagiriya and Fab head office in Colombo 3 after many attempts and reported this incidence. The Manager from Head Office with mob number 0773648913 had ensured that they will take back the fungus ridden cake pieces and get them replaced after 4pm. What happens next it utterly unbelievably pathetic. The delivery guys had arrived late evening at Hayleys and had told the company's tea room staff that they DO NOT have cakes to replace the over 40 stale pieces and gone back with the rotton cakes. Upto now, he has NOT EVEN GOT a call of explanation or apology. Not a single call regardless of mutitudes of pounds of ROTTON CAKE EATEN BY ABOUT 40 respective employees. This requires serious action. A spineless disgusting company who cheats customers in broad daylight after charging rediculous amounts of money to sell EXPIRED cakes. We are circulating this amongst all friends and communities via social media to make them aware how demeaning this act is. What if this cake was purchased for a children's party or a school class party? What will be the repurcussions? Time for some serious action!

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