Address - Opposite Seylan Bank, Duplication Road, Kollupitiya, (Colombo 3), Colombo TP - 011 2575157 Cuisines - International Website - http://www.thebarscafe.com/ Times - From 11 am onward... Per Person - Rs. 450 - Rs.1200
A really good cafe on the Duplication!!
Colombo has a good deal of cafes to satisfy all the official looking people to use their laptops in free wifi zones while teens have a smoke or chat away with a group of friends sipping imported, but expensive coffee!! Duplication Road caters to the one of the rapidly developing areas of Colombo which houses local corporate giants as well as Multi National Organization. Duplication Road has many options for breakfast, lunch dinner and even for Friday Nights, however I still believe it lacks places where you can just chill and Bars is all about chilling for all nearby college students and corporate personal.
Few years back Bars cafe didn’t have any culinary competition, but now they do!!!! Manhattan Fish Market, Min Han, Plaza, Sponge, Chesa Sweet, and Navayugaya are all housed within 100 M of Bars!!!! Therefore, they have come up with new offers and menus to satisfy their customers taste-buds. Bars Cafe is operated by one of the oldest bakers in Sri Lanka, Perera and Sons (P&S), hence they do have some really fresh breads and pastries! We go to Bars, quiet a lot and for the purpose of this review we ordered a Nasi Goreng (Rs.600), 12″ Chilli Garlic Roast Chicken Sandwich (Rs.550), and the Mid week Buffet.
I really like the food in Bars!! Nasi Goreng was pretty average!! Its amazing, but Bars chefs has not cooked the rice with perfection, because it tasted a bit out of the order. However, all the other offerings in the dish was just amazing!! Meat was perfect and the prawns had a good flavour to it, but the imperfection of the rice made an amazing dish, an average one. I just loved their 12″ sandwich, its perfection spelled right!!!! The bread was soooo fresh and the fill up was also amazing. Veggies and the chicken was mixed nicely making it a food symphony orchestrated by Mozart!
The mid week buffet (Rs.590 Nett including taxes, service charge and VAT) – 12 Course buffet including chicken, fish and deserts.
The buffet was pretty average! Its not amazing and certainly don’t expect anything like Taprobane, but for the price all you can eat mid week buffet is a bargain. I think Bars has a problem with rice and all, because it didn’t taste that good and the rice was a bit overooked!! Moreover, noodle tasted really really bad and lacked basic ingredients like salt and it was a bitter as well! But the salads in the buffet created amaze-balls :p They were sooo good, but I can’t say the same for the chopsuey or their other offerings! Chicken was alright , it was a bit too sweet but edibale! Once again the buffet’s deserts were just amazing as well!! So bars does an amazing job with what they are good at!!
Ambiance & Service
Bars is a really nice place to hangout and they do have separate area for families and another for noisy teens to hangout!! It feels like you are in someone’s house and the service is also good!! Howeve,r it take a good 15 – 20 minutes for Bars to serve you with their delicacies!
* We took some pictures form their website