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The Cafe on the 5th

££ - £££Cafe, Asian,
5th Lane, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 573765
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good48%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
“rice” (14 reviews)
“egg hoppers” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
5th Lane, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

If you'd like to experience laid-back Sri Lanka and local food, this is the place. Great ambience and food, but go only if you can relish spicy food!

Thank romasinghal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to hangout with your loved once , office buddies and with you better half. I love their hoppers and egg hoppers . This place is famous for that . They have a special barbecue menus on Sundays which is quite...More

Thank pramodh555
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Visited off the back of recommendation from host at Bunkyard Hostel. Milkshakes were REALLY delish! The roti type bread was really good too! The restaurant has a lovely setting - ambiance is good!

Thank helly134
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

My favourite dish here is the Mongolian chicken rice! They make it at an action station and it's amazing! Short eats, iced coffee and lamprise are great too! Chocolate eclairs are probably the best I've ever tasted ❤️

Thank Iresha U
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Have have been here several times. Their koththu is bit spicy. If u go in a evening try hoppers. Only minus point I can give is for the payment options where they do not accept card payments.

Thank chamiljaya
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Located near Royal College, Colombo. Great place to have chicken lasagna or Koththu. I have tried most of the other dishes as well but lasagna and koththu is the best. Prices are low compared to other restaurants in that area. They also have a open...More

Thank anuradha666
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful morning today in Cafe on the 5th. Try the date cake or ginger bread - those really stood out. I would definitely not rate this place with three dollar sign as the prices were very pleasant - tea 80Rs, cakes below...More

Thank Honza D
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We went in for a drink and the place was well kept and high in cleanliness. Snacks was good though the juice was very sugary 😉.

Thank Nimesh W
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice snacks. Seating is in the garden under a large canopy. Gives great fresh juices. Decently priced. Serves hoppers, roti and kotthu as well as grilled chicken and seer fish with accompaniments for dinner. My takeaway grilled seer had too much lime. They need...More

Thank Channa G
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
Iqbal H
22 September 2017|
Response from Iresha U | Reviewed this property |
Hi Iqbal! They don't serve Buffet generally. But do catering with custom made breakfast / lunch or dinner buffet choices if u need ☺️ Yummy short eats available for breakfast Iresha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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