Wednesday, 3 July 2013 00:00
Avirate Café, renowned for its 95% fat-free fro-yo and delectable macaroons stands as a coffee house and tea salon hybrid that offers a convivial atmosphere to customers of all ages. The cafe is warm, refined and elegant, and suitable for all causal outings.
Its rooms boast unique décor inspired by the stark interior of the store comprising of wooden and glossy white tiled floors, textured dull gold fixtures and arty silhouettes. Focusing on a variety of fast-moving treats, the café prides itself on serving items that are of French and Italian decent and more importantly, uniquely Sri Lankan.
The hot and cold coffees in particular are very popular amongst the early bird and afternoon incumbents of the café. The ‘Expresso Oro’ coffee bean used is an Italian medium roast coffee bean produced by Café Molinari. The perfect mixture of this blend gives the beverage voluminous body, creaminess and aroma for those coffee-holic palates.
Like wineries that pair food with wine, the café’s breakfast items are graciously and impeccably matched with the beverages, some of the hot favorites being waffles with various toppings, croissants, bagels, cinnamon rolls and the Nutella and banana sandwich.
Some of the fast moving coffees, shakes, smoothies, and frozen drinks are white mocha hazelnut latte, iced caramel macchiato, cookies and cream, tropical smoothie, very berry smoothie, chocó nut mint, milo dinosaur, cucumber and lemon slush, with the best tea from its own paradise isle.
For a quick and tasty lunch, you need to try the sandwiches which are amazing, especially the smoked chicken submarine and the grilled chicken and cheese sandwich, and for dessert the chocolate mousse, chocolate biscuit pudding or the brownies.
Due to the hard work and dedication, the consistency of taste and quality has been the same and therefore, the customers keep coming back for more. Going back to the fro-yo, it’s the best in the country, its fat-free and low-sugar, with six flavours which are blueberry, strawberry, chocolate, mango, banana and plain. For the flavour of the day, you can always check the café’s Facebook page. Also available are liquid toppings, dry toppings and fruit topping with waffle cones.
You can relax or work at the café while enjoying free Wi-Fi or if you are in a hurry, grab a take away, as the menu is good to go. “Due to high footfalls at the café, we are now looking to expand it across Colombo and provide a bigger space for our customers,” said CEO Younoos. Drop by the café anytime between 7.30 a.m. and 9 p.m. to enjoy a healthy menu with ample parking available.