Tourism is a burgeoning industry in Sri Lanka. The island country attracts travelers from every nook and corner of the world. The reason is not hard to figure out! Sri Lanka is blessed with varied landscapes, historical monuments, and places of worship. Whether you want to witness Mother Nature in Her full grandeur or are looking for ways to connect to your roots, planning a Sri Lanka tour must top your list of priorities. If you ask an average Sri Lankan to name one drink that keeps the nation moving, most will answer coffee. Sri Lankans love their coffee, and their passion for the drink is reflected in menus of local cafes that serve different types of coffees. And then there are some cafes that apart from welcoming their guests with coffee, also serve experiences. To help you have a memorable trip, the post lists some cafes that serve more than just coffee. Take a look.
1. Cup Cafe
Situated across one of Sri Lanka’s busiest shopping centers, the Odel Shopping Centre, Cup Cafe is a must visit if you like to enjoy your cup of coffee with exquisitely made confectionaries. The Cup Cafe offers a variety of sweet treats such as cakes from different parts of the world. However, if you are not a fan of sugary treats, opt for a freshly prepared burger to go with your cup of coffee.
2. Barefoot Garden Cafe
If you like to have your cup of coffee in peace, the Barefoot Garden Cafe is a must visit. Located in the heart of Colombo, the cafe is surrounded by lush greenery , creating a laid-back and serene atmosphere. Simple, yet timeless decorations welcome visitors. The cafe has an extensive menu and serves international delicacies such as pasta, falafels, and curries. If you are an art connoisseur, remember to visit the in-house gallery that showcases works of art by local artistes.
3. Stirred Cafe
Located at the Cinnamon Red rooftop, Stirred Cafe apart from serving some of the best coffee varieties in Sri Lanka, also offers a panoramic view of Colombo, and is a popular sunset view point. From tasty burgers, and wraps to different varieties of cakes and exotic wines, and beers, the cafe serves it all.
4. T Republic
To savor a cup of perfectly brewed coffee you also need a perfect setting, and T Republic, an outdoor cafe in Colombo offers exactly that. A towering Moorish mansion, lush vegetation,and a water body welcome guests. Lean back on antique chairs and enjoy a wide selection of teas and coffees. Order items from the cafe’s delectable tapas menu during the happy hours to get a buy-one-get-one-free option.
When on a Sri Lanka tour visit these cafes to shrug off stress, and create cherishable memories. Some other cafes worth visiting in the island country are- The Commons Coffee House, Whight & Company, and Lattice. You can also request your tour operator to suggest best cafes in the country and how to get there.