Pasticcino at Galle Face Hotel – A popular choice

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The smell of freshly baked bread and cakes hits you every time you enter Pasticcino, the Pastry shop of the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.

The café’s most popular attraction is its sandwich bar. Healthy, light and a quick snack, the sandwiches which are made fresh are popular among the office crowd.

The tuna sandwich and the chicken barbeque sandwich are the most popular ones. Guests also have the option of mixing ingredients to make a sandwich to suit their fancy for the day.

There is a set lunch and dinner menu available as well which is diverse with rice, pies, kottu, bagels, wraps, burgers and pasta all figuring. If it’s a quick snack you’re looking for Pasticcino has a wide range of short eats available. The coconut sambol and cream cheese sandwich adds a local flavor while the quiche Lorraine is available to suit a more Western palate.

Pasticcino also has options to suit a sweet craving. Local favorites like the ribbon cake and chocolate cream cake are freshly baked daily while others such as the White Cherry Brandy Cake can be made to order. With just twenty four hours notice the Pasticcino is sure to whip up your favorite cake for any celebration from birthdays to anniversaries. However if you require a special made to order cake it is best to sit with the Chef a week or so prior.

Dining out with kids can be a tiresome affair. However at the Pasticcino it is a different ball game altogether. With items on the menu named after popular, favorite cartoon characters coaxing your child to eat should not be a problem. Also kids below the age of eight can enjoy ice creams for free.

The Tea Lounge, overlooking Galle Road arguably Colombo’s busiest road, also a part of the Pasticcino is a popular choice for business meeting. Serving a wide range of teas the tea lounge also serves a range of alcoholic beverages for those looking for a drink during the day.

Executive Chef Rasika De Soyza together with his Pastry Chef Saman have made Pasticcino a popular choice for families, business men and women and teenagers alike for the delicious food available, reasonably priced. The Pasticcino is easily accessible through a spiral staircase leading directly to it from the Regency car park of the Galle Face Hote. Colombo.