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The Cafe on the 5th

) #72 of 466 Restaurants in Colombo €€ - €€€ Cafe, Asian,
5th Lane, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 573765
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good47%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (12 reviews)
“eclairs” (6 reviews)
“rice” (12 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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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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 May 2017

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 27 April 2017

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
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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
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