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The Cafe on the 5th

) #78 of 460 Restaurants in Colombo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan
5th Lane, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 573765
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (12 reviews)
“eclairs” (6 reviews)
“rice” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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5th Lane, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviews (200)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place via Google on other sites and having read the reviews and seen the pictures together with the promise of local food, we decided to give it a try and we did not regret it. The restaurant was within walking distance from...More

Thank escapetodiscover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined here couple of times and the food has never disappointed!The food is not that expensive and really tasty!!

Thank Prari J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional place with food so tasty that I cannot describe it... Went there for my first local food meal and it was breathtaking. Definitely the best meal I had in Sri Lanka. Very value for money.

Thank Helena M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a frequent place that I'm visiting. The food is really good and they have Sri Lankan food, Pasta, Lasagna, Mongolian Rice, Juice and snacks. The price is really reasonable. you are getting indoor and outdoor seatings. Indoor seating is without A/C. Here their food...More

Thank Lakshan R
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is of very good quality. The sea food Mongolian that we had was superb. The ambience and the outdoor garden set up is excellent. Value for money.

Thank chrishdharshi
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered Nasi Goreng and mixed Mongolian rice. We had a different experience with the Nasi because we got two chicken kebab instead of chicken cubes in the rice with a delicious sauce. But the mixed Mongolian rice was not up to the level because...More

Thank UbaidUM
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Variety of food, value for money, clean and comfortable space. Though we only went to get some snacks, I am sure it is quite a good place to have a meal with friends and family.

Thank Tanner250
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Situated very non-conspicuously in a very good neighbourhood in Colomb, this place has many customers but never seems to be too busy. I love the chicken lasagna and the quick eats are not too bad too. The best thing is you are able to enjoy...More

Thank ShamChath
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

A good place to have a dinner with family.nice quite place.reasonable prices,but some dishes delayed.

Thank faracolombo
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Hoppers are fresh and light! It was very good on its own too, or add with some chilli paste. The papaya juice was decent too.

Thank Sue. E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Lane, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 573765
  • E-mail