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The Cafe on the 5th

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5th Lane, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 573765
06:00 - 23:00
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 is getting over very quickly, therefore be on time. Don't get late ;)

Thank Lakshan R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 the rice was filled with lot of onions...

Thank UbaidUM
United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 your meal leisurely in spite of all that goes around you. Food is not cheap... More 

Thank ShamChath
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank faracolombo
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Melbourne, Australia
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135 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had dinner here and the food was nice. The service was good and it seemed busy with the locals. The prices were very reasonable.

Thank apj101
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A variety of tasty snacks to take out, Dining in ambience and service is not great. Good Hoppers and Kotthu Roti available for dinner to dine in or take out

Thank Akram304
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Has a nice ambience and food and drinks are great too. Service is good but sometimes there are some waiters who are not that attentive. Place is house full most of the days.

Thank KalaCW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 6
Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?