The Best Late Breakfast And Brunch Spots In The Fort District, Colombo

t-Lounge by Dilmah | © Courtesy of t-Lounge by Dilmah
t-Lounge by Dilmah | © Courtesy of t-Lounge by Dilmah
Photo of Lena Blos
31 October 2016

Wander over to Colombo’s Fort area and enjoy a marvelous breakfast before taking a stroll down the harbor. Fort is not only home to one of Southeast Asia’s busiest ports, but also to numerous charming restaurants and cafés in which visitors can sample quality coffees, juices, sandwiches and other breakfast and brunch options. We have explored the dynamic district in search of the best places to start your day with some good food and drinks.

t-Lounge by Dilmah | © Courtesy of t-Lounge by Dilmah

t-Lounge by Dilmah

Sri Lanka is one of the world’s most important tea producers. The t-lounge by Dilmah offers a dazzling variety of gourmet tea leaves, serving flavors like the classic Earl Grey as well as refreshing ice teas and t-shakes. To accompany your hot beverage, this place serves a range of tasty toasties, savory food platters, sweet cakes, hot crepes and waffles. The knowledgeable staff is happy to make recommendations and assist with any requirements. The sumptuous food menu has been adapted to match the flavors of the t-lounge’s aromatic teas. Whether you are looking for an afternoon snack, a delicious breakfast or a place to sample some authentic Sri Lankan tea any time of the day, give this place a try.
Address: 62/2 Chatham Street, Dutch Square, Block B, Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 447168

Barefoot Garden Café

Escape from the bustling streets of the capital and seek refuge in the charming Barefoot Garden Café, a self-described oasis in the busy city. With one of the city’s most atmospheric settings, the cafe offers a romantic garden patio surrounded by towering trees and lush greenery. The restaurant serves up delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner including savoury sandwiches, falafels, pastas, curries and sweet desserts and cakes. An adjoining art gallery features the latest works by local artists. They also host jazz music concerts and a pub quiz on Wednesday evening, so if you enjoy breakfast here, make sure to come back in the evening.
Address: 704 Galle Rd, Kollupitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 589305

Barefoot Garden Café | © Courtesy of Barefoot Garden Café

The Heritage Cafe

Cafe, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian, Asian
Mango juice
Mango juice | © Vivekpat30/WikiCommons
Situated in the historic Galle Fort, the Heritage Cafe offers an impressive menu that includes savory breakfast options, innovative salads and a variety of Southeast Asian dishes. The charming café, with its intimate setting, features a terrace as well as a scenic courtyard garden in which visitors can sample the numerous delicious dishes. Next to earthy coffees you can take your pick from fresh juices and shakes to brighten your morning. This boutique-style café with friendly staff and reasonable prices attracts numerous visitors for good reason. If you are looking for a laid back atmosphere, the Heritage Cafe is the ideal place to come for a break.

Price: Budget
Opening Hours: Sun – Sat 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Watch out for: The mango juice

Café 64

If you are looking to indulge in some freshly baked treats make your way to Café 64, located at the elegant Galdari Hotel. The quaint restaurant with a minimalist décor features an open air area. The scents of the sweet delicacies will have your mouth watering before you have even laid your eyes on them. From chocolates to cakes, pastries, sandwiches and bread, Café 64 serves a range of breakfast options alongside hot beverages and fresh juices. Additionally, a variety of lunch and dinner specials are available. The smart hotel café provides a satisfying start to the day and with its reasonable prices you won’t have to worry too much about the cost of that second cup of coffee.
Address: 64 Lotus Road, Colombo 10732, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 544544

Sri Lankan breakfast | © Ji-Elle/WikiCommons


Latitude is a dining venue located in the prestigious Taj Samudra Hotel, offering marvelous breakfast, lunch and dinner options. With the extensive breakfast buffet visitors can be sure to find something that matches their tastes. With a range of South Asian dishes and popular favorites such as scrambled eggs and fruit yogurts, make sure to give the various treats a try. Latitude also does an outstanding Sunday brunch featuring salads, grilled seafood, a pasta and juice counter, open sandwiches, egg stations and a main buffet. Drawing influence from Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese and other cuisines, Latitude serves up sumptuous meals. The quality of the food and the professional service will surely have you coming back for more.
Address: 25, Galle Face Center Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka, +94 11 2 446622

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