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4/5

The YAMU Office

14/15A Duplication Rd, Colombo 4


The YAMU office is a big A/Ced room full of reasonably nice, kind of weird people. The food appears almost once a week and the ambience is interesting.



The YAMU Office has changed a lot since its last review. It's gotten more crowded, but has I think managed to somehow retain its quality of ambience and service for the most part. 

Food

There isn't as much food coming in as I would normally like. This may be because none of the current food reviewers have a disproportionate attachment to cake and cupcakes, so nobody is manipulating the office budget to review more dessert places. Also because there are too many people now, so we don't gather in an awkward circle to have birthday cake anymore.

On the plus side, there are now often Milos in the fridge and a thé kade on Malinthe's desk. And sometimes even unrestricted access to alcohol, giving the place a Castle-Hotel-esque hipster dodgy feel, especially since Imaad is here. 

I do appreciate when people's secret admirers send us cake and hope to see more of this. 

Service & Ambience

There is a pen thief at the YAMU Office, and this is alarming. I very much doubt that this would have happened back when Merc was in charge of Security. Also someone broke the flush and people have to go to the 'outside washroom' now like hillbillies. There is however natural breeze and natural sunlight outside, so if you close your eyes you can pretend it's boho chic.  

Besides that, the ambience is very relaxed and quiet, except for a few occasions, like when Kinita narrates her sad stories about life to the whole office, or when Stefan says something creepy out loud like 'I love hoppers, they feel like human flesh.' A healthy addition to the Office ambience is the Board of Shame, upon which faces are drawn of people who mess up, like that time Kinita left cabbage somewhere and it stunk up the Office. The Board of Shame really encourages workplace bullying and therefore further activates the HR division. It's foolproof really.  

The meetings that are called in this space seem productive and much is discussed, such as the great debate about the correct temperature of creme brulee.

Conclusion

The YAMU Office is a space thriving with creative people and Milo packets. Although the washroom situation could use immediate improvement, and Stefan should use his inside-voice, it is still an enjoyable place to visit. 

Tip: If you leave food around, Janith will come up to you and say this:

Address

14/15A Duplication Rd, Colombo 4

Directions

It's right next to the Spring and Summer clothing shop.

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Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
5
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User Reviews
Avatar for Kaveen Rodrigo
7

4/5

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Kaveen Rodrigo

A lot of food, and entertainment. Theft is still at large. Lacking chairs.

Malinthe broke his chair.

My chair is too short.

But it's coo.

Avatar for Kinita
22

3/5

0

Kinita

Generally okay and lots of food. However, too cold and pen thief still at large. Also fave staff member Merc is retired, severe lack of fur on new recruits.

Avatar for Kaveen Rodrigo
7

4/5

1

Kaveen Rodrigo

A lot of food, and entertainment. Theft is still at large. Lacking chairs.

Malinthe broke his chair.

My chair is too short.

But it's coo.

Avatar for Kinita
22

3/5

0

Kinita

Generally okay and lots of food. However, too cold and pen thief still at large. Also fave staff member Merc is retired, severe lack of fur on new recruits.

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