Colombo's one-spot for brilliant kopi and piquant, unique dishes, Kopi Kade has been around for quite some time now. In a time that coffee was just another word on many cafe menus, Kopi Kade managed to bring the Colombo coffee scene to a whole another level. While there are a few more places in town for good coffee now, Kopi Kade seems to thrive well.
They've got a heap of new interesting stuff on the menu, and thus we decided to check them out for a fresh review.
And like always, this experience was nothing short of wow moments.
First up, we tried the Sausage Rolls. At Rs. 700, you get two of them, served with a sauce of your choice. We got the Sweet Chillie sauce.
From the pastry to the chicken sausage, everything here is homemade and incredibly delicious. The sausages were soft, meaty and had a nice spicy kick to it, while the pastry flaked off to puffy, buttery, crispy shards.
Staying true to its name, the sauce was sweet with a spicy punch and did a great job accompanying the sausage rolls.
We ordered two cups of coffee - one cold and one hot.
The Iced Espresso (Rs. 750) is basically a rich espresso shot jiggling in a glass full of iced water. It has a massive body, a little bit of acidity too, along with a subtle tobacco note. If a strong pick-me-up on a warm day is what you have in mind, this is right up your alley.
Our all-time favourite, Mocha (Rs. 850) was fantastic as usual. Perfectly heated, velvety milk, enriched with a shot of the same excellent espresso as before, and 70% dark chocolate, it's the best Mocha there is.
A strong jolt of caffeine that takes the form of a beautiful tart, The Espresso Tart (Rs. 750) was simply spectacular. It had the silkiest texture, boasting with rich notes of espresso, while the crust is buttery, crumbly and has a nice crunch.
This is the Twice Baked Chocolate Cake (Rs. 750), another something that one would not want to miss at Kopi Kade. It's brownie meets cake meets mousse, with a glossy pool of dark chocolate thrown in for good measure. A brownie base, cakey centre and a mousse-like top, the texture-lineup here is truly remarkable, and it has a deep flavour too.
This picture was taken by Indi, 2 years ago, and in terms of interior, it's still the same. An assortment of wooden and steel furniture, stylish in its own unique way, with a dash of cosiness.
The owner, Nimeshan is always there, and if you've got any coffee-related queries or even recommendations to get around, he's just the guy to talk to.
If you haven't been to Kopi Kade yet, you're missing out on some superb soul-warming food, and some of the best coffee in Colombo. It's one of those places in town that has been consistently good at what they do.
When it comes to kopi, no one does it better than Kopi Kade.
Perhaps the best coffee in Colombo and the most modern Sri Lankan cuisine.
Superb food in tiny portions, so you keep wanting more. Dammit!
සිංහල කෝපි කඩේ කියන්නේ කොළඹ අවට තියෙන කැෆේ අතරින් වෙනස් ම සහ හොඳ ම අත්දැකීමක් ගන්න පුළුවන් තැනක්.
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