Are you looking for a place to chill out with friends or family on a warm Saturday morning or sultry Sunday afternoon in Colombo? Fret not, worry not, the city has evolved in to a hub for tasteful coffee shops and relaxing venues to hang out at affordable prices.

Almost all the coffee shops in Colombo have an array of Italian dishes, snacks and modernized local cuisine on offer. The preferred local beverage ‘tea’ also can be found in many forms and flavours both as a cold drink and a hot drink. ‘Tea Avenue’ at the Wijerama Mawatha curb of Barnes Place is often patronized by groups of youngsters who find it not only suitable for unwinding but also brainstorming. The tiny haven of waffles, may it be sweet or savoury is ‘The Paddington’, which is a short distance away from Tea Avenue on Barnes Place. Those who seek a quick business lunch often choose the ‘Coffee Bean’ which has now extended its network to Liberty Plaza. On weekends and holidays both young and old can be found digging into pieces of yummy cheesecake and downing long glasses of latte. The signature dish of ‘Mitsi’s Delicacies’ located off Thurstan Road is its chocolate cake and no one will be disappointed as they pop the thick dark luscious piece of cake into their mouths.

Some of the five star hotels in Colombo have stupendous coffee shops at attractive rates too. Not only are they merely apt as places to hangout in Colombo but they are great venues for celebrations. ‘Coffee Stop’ at Cinnamon Grand serves scrumptious ice cream and short eats while ‘Goodies’ at Cinnamon Lakeside tailor makes sandwiches which are complemented by an assortment of cakes. ‘Fine Things’ at the Hilton serves a combination of milkshakes, fish and chips and spaghettis which are mouth watering.

Drive through the streets of this commercial hub and you will find many cozy corners for yourselves at any time of the day. The food is usually well seasoned and the sweets are well worth talking about.