Brunching In Colombo – 2021.

There are many things to love about brunches. It's a mix of two meals – breakfast and lunch, which makes it an ideal opportunity to eat, A LOT. You can get a simple toast, or go all-in with a platter of meats, sausages, cheese and eggs. The combination of sweet and savoury is always a plus point, and it's perfect for vegetarians and vegans too. 
On the other hand, brunch isn't just about food. It's also a way of relaxing, socialising and bonding – whether it be catching up with an old friend, or taking your family out for a meal. 
And here are some places in town that you can go for it. 


Tropical Yum

Tropical Yum is a fully home-grown weekend venture in Borella, solely dedicated to crafting up an exceptional brunch experience with Continental and Lankan treats, and much more. From the usuals like egg benedict to Sri Lankan goodies like pol roti and pork curry, there's something for everyone here. Plus, almost all the dishes on the menu have a vegetarian alternative.

Bakes By Bella

Bakes By Bella's breakfast/brunch menu takes inspiration from Western-style breakfast – both sweet and savoury. Their Classic French Toast is absolute eye candy, and the brilliant Egg Benedict is something that one would not want to miss. You can read more about it here.

Black Cat Cafe

Black Cat Cafe's all-day brunch menu has an interesting spread of fluffy pancakes, regular and fusionised egg bens, as well as a couple of healthy food options. 

Cafe Kumbuk

With a minimal aesthetic and a focus on local, organic and seasonal produce, Cafe Kumbuk shares a space with Prana Lounge, and offers a seasonal menu sampling from Asian and European cuisines, coupled with coffee, tea and smoothies.

Seed Cafe

Done as the love child between the likes of The Grind and Ceylon Superfoods Company, Seed Cafe has some picturesque dishes and great coffee, which you can easily make a brunch meal out of. It's also vegan-friendly. 

The Grind Coffeehouse

The Grind Coffeehouse specialises in dolled up brunch meals and excellent coffee. Pretty much everything they've got here is homemade, including the peanut butter they use in the cheesecakes.

Life's Good Kitchen

Life's Good Kitchen is a testament to how life gets better when there's good, and more importantly, healthy food. They've got a range of interesting bagels, cookies, homemade pasta and pancakes, which they make using high quality, low-calorie ingredients. 


Nestled on the courtyard of Nivasa Boutique Hotel, Nivasa Cafe is an escape from the stifling urbanity and serves up some well-presented, absolutely amazing breakfast/brunch/lunch options. They're comparatively easy on the wallet too.


Started off as a humble, dinner-time pizzeria in Thimbirigasyaya, Giovanni's has come a long way now, with a cafe, and another branch in Colombo 03. The cafe whips up brunch spreads during certain weekends, so make sure to keep an eye on their social media channels for more details. 

Image credits: Gio's Al Fresco

Hotel Buffets

At the moment, a few hotels in Colombo are hosting brunch buffets.

The Verandah (Galle Face Hotel)

  • Sunday brunch: 11.30 AM – 3.00 PM
  • Prices:
    • Rs. 2625 nett per adult, Rs. 1313 nett per child
    • Two glasses of sparkling wine at Rs. 1000 per adult
  • Reservations: 0112541010/ 0769445830

Harbour Court (The Kingsbury Hotel)

  • Sunday brunch: 11.30 AM – 3.00 PM, Rs. 4000 per person
  • The Sunday Brunch can be upgraded to an Unlimited Bubbly Brunch. Costs Rs. 6000 per person
  • Reservations: 0771087720

Ports of Call (Taj Samudra)

  • Sunday brunch: Rs. 4200 per person
  • Reservations: 0112446622

Plates (Cinnamon Grand Colombo)

  • Sunday brunch: 11.30 AM – 3.00 PM, Rs. 4500 nett per person
  • Reservations: 0112497377-8

Central (Shangri-La Colombo)

  • Sunday brunch buffet: Rs. 3755 nett per person
  • Reservations: 0117888288
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Marine Spice: Colombo’s Global Fusion Gem

Indulge in a culinary journey at Marine Spice, Colombo's latest Indian-inspired restaurant. Open daily from

Kamu Trending

Oktoberfest 2023 at Hilton Colombo

The oldest and by far, the most authentic of the Oktoberfest is back with a

Highlights Kamu Trending

“Delightful Vegan Feast: Savor the Flavors of Compassion and Health”

Indulge in an expertly crafted meal featuring an amazing array of fresh healthy and delicious

Highlights Kamu

Sri Lankan flavors with a Mexican Twist at Taco Shack

See here Tacos but make it Lankan? A legacy that began in the humble confines

Kamu Test

Keells : Your one-stop destination for quick meals and more

By Shamrina C In the fast-paced world we live in today, convenience is key, especially

Highlights Kamu

Exploring rich Italian Pasta and Pizza at Penne

By Sahasni Gamage Ambiance Penne Colombo offers a captivating aesthetic ambiance with soft, ambient lighting

Highlights Kamu


Courtyard by Marriott Colombo partners with Magzter to become Sri Lanka’s first Smart Reading Hotel

With sustainability increasingly taking centre stage in the hospitality industry, hotel chains worldwide are implementing


Mount Lavinia Hotel hosted the grand Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Mount Lavinia Hotel hosted the grand Christmas tree lighting ceremony on 26th November 2023. Dignitaries,


Gary Mehigan: Celebrity Chef and Former MasterChef Australia Judge is finally here in Sri Lanka

Internationally acclaimed Celebrity Chef and former MasterChef Australia judge, Gary Mehigan, has officially arrived in


Quick Chat with Celebrity Chef Gary Mehigan

Former MasterChef Australia Judge talks about the Culinary Extravaganza awaiting in Sri Lanka! Colombo, 21st


Unveil the Enchantment of the Tropics: Festive Luxury with Minor Hotels Sri Lanka

An unparalleled host of festive celebrations and getaways await you with Minor Hotels Sri Lanka,


The most inspired Christmas Tea Gifts from t-Lounge by Dilmah.

Embracing the festive season, and just in time for your Christmas shopping, t-Lounge by Dilmah's

Highlights Trending

Yamu Guide.

“Deck the Halls: Christmas Decor Roundup”

“Top 5 Destinations for Your Christmas Shopping Spree.” Unwrap the Magic is

Yamu Guide

11 Reasons not to miss Daraz’s 11.11 Mega Sale!

By Shamrina Carim Are you ready for a shopping extravaganza like no other? Daraz's 11.11

Highlights Yamu Guide

Yaal Virindu – Jaffna Food Festival: A Culinary Journey of Joy

In collaboration with My Sister’s Kitchen by Thushara & Danu Innasithamby By Shamrina C Sri

Highlights Yamu Guide

Where to buy the iPhone 15 in Colombo

By Shamrina Carim If you're on the hunt for the latest iPhone 15 in Colombo,

Highlights Yamu Guide

Spotting Blue Whales in Mirissa with Chaminda Whale Watching

The whale watching tour in Mirissa Start time: 6:30am Duration: 3-5 hours depending on sightings

Highlights Yamu Guide

The Rise of Plant-Based Diets: Benefits and Challenges

By Shamrina Carim In recent years, plant-based diets have surged in popularity, drawing attention for

Highlights Yamu Guide