Right from birthday parties to weddings, no special occasion is complete without a nice cake at the centrepiece. Apart from the popular chains, Colombo also has a good base of cafés, which offer authentic and specialised cakes, which over the time have gained a good reach amongst locals and travellers alike.
Gerard Mendis made his name as a chef by making mouth-watering chocolates and cakes. But this place doesn't limit itself to those fine delectations – it also serves as a restaurant and bar serving high class international cuisine. The shop is essentially a cafe, restaurant, bar, boulangerie and patisserie all rolled into one. The luxurious Horton Place location adds to the glamour of the well-known chef's name. It's a pleasant place to stop for whatever tickles your fancy, and a fine place to pick up gifts for your friends and family.
Located in the Galadari Hotel Colombo, Café 64 is a bakery with a scenic open air dining area and wooden and steel furnished interior. The scent of freshly made delicacies are strong as you enter the premises of the welcoming shop, making you feel right at home, in the mellow and homey atmosphere. At Café 64, you find a selection of sweets and desserts including handmade chocolate and a range of cakes, and savoury options like pastries, sandwiches and breads along with lunch and dinner meals. They also offer fresh juices, beer and several flavours of ice cream.
Fine Things sells fine things, from food to floral bouquets. The patisserie and gift shop, located in Colombo's Hilton Hotel, is particularly known for its delicious delicatessen items. It's a fantastic place to go to buy gifts for loved ones, with its handmade chocolates, fruit baskets and fine wines. But it's also a good place to go for a midday treat, as it sells delicious pastries and deli goods. The selection is vast to say the least, and you can get some of the more unusual international deserts, including baked alaska, tiramisu and cheesecake. There's a takeaway rice and curry menu which is served for lunch.
The Coffee Stop at Cinnamon Grand is surrounded by a refreshing atmosphere. It’s filled with confectioneries, cakes, waffles, coffee, milk shakes and ice creams. The calm yet bright orange hues of its décor, make you feel excited and you will long to taste the delicious snacks. This is also an ideal place to grab a quick bite before you head to office and the relaxed ambience is also ideal for a casual conversation. Coffee Stop will be pleased to accept orders for birthday cakes and pastries. It also offers delectable crepes and waffles.