Cinnamon High Tea: Lakeside v. Grand

With everyone having to adapt to the changing face of the economy, it comes as no surprise that the afternoon high tea platters offered at hotels and restaurants across the city have also had to adjust their prices and compositions. I happened to try the high tea platters at the two more popular Cinnamon City…

Festive Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Colombo

Price                   : LKR 4,900++ (per person) Availability         : Christmas season 2022 Shangri-La Colombo’s social media pages have been alit with their seasonal specials which include an eye-catching Festive Afternoon Tea ‘platter’, tastefully laid out on a customised trunk box with extendable compartments. We were keen to give it a shot. As per the menu provided,…

Treats CMB

Instagram: @treatscmb (pre-order for delivery or takeaway from Malalasekara Place, Colombo 07, SriLanka) Tried on: 02nd September, 2022 Treats CMB has some pretty enticing Instagram content, so I thought they might be worth trying out to soothe my latest éclair cravings. While a few of the usual flavours have been taken off the menu due…

Special Edition: Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Colombo

Price                   : LKR 2,800 nett (per person) Availability      : 15:00 – 17:00 daily, until 14th February 2022 Shangri-La Colombo has got their Valentine’s Day celebrations on with a specially curated Afternoon Tea, served at Sapphyr Lounge. The platter serves one, is priced at LKR 2,800, and is a riot of pink! Sapphyr Lounge’s chefs have rather…

Mochi from t-Lounge by Dilmah

Direct delivery via : @teatimerocks / 0777720594 Tried on : 01 Sep, 2021 Mochi is back with a bang at t-Lounge by Dilmah, and this time they’ve got six varieties of the increasingly popular hand-made Japanese glutinous rice cakes. The best thing about these squishy cakes is that they are only mildly sweet, but highly…

Petit Four’s Éclairs

Instagram: @petitfour.cmb (pre-order for delivery or takeaway from Union Place) Tried on: 12th February, 2021 Petit Four’s éclairs have been teasing my tastebuds via my Instagram feed for a while now. After having a look at their comprehensive menu (which includes more than éclairs), I decided to order a box of 12 éclairs which would…

Jaggery Cake from D’zrt Bar

Instagram: @dzrt_bar_lk (pre-order for takeaway from Colombo 07) Tried on: 04th December 2020 TEL thought of checking out one of Colombo’s newest home bakers – D’zrt Bar, and what immediately popped out on their menu was the Jaggery Cake (LKR 1,850 for 500g). Neatly wrapped and presented in a box with a seasonal touch, the…

Mirzam Chocolates

Located at : 4th Street, Al Quoz 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (I was introduced to Mirzam by a friend who takes her chocolate very, very seriously – thank you!) Mirzam Chocolate Makers are artisanal chocolatiers based in the UAE. They specialise in single origin bars, with all their cocoa beans brought in from within…

Post-lockdown Afternoon High Tea @ Sapphyr Lounge, Shangri-La

Located at : 1 Galle Face, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on           : 11 Sep, 2020 Price                    : LKR 1,950++ (serves 01) Availability         : Daily, 15:00 – 17:00 We were quite looking forward to enjoying Sapphyr Lounge’s Afternoon High Tea platter after a long time and were a bit sceptical when, upon calling, we were…

Pavlovas from Meringued

Instagram: @meringued.cmb (pre-order for delivery) Tried on: 16th June 2020 Kudos to Meringued Colombo for these delicious and innovative pavlovas! We tried out three of their flavours – Bonnie Ebony (chocolate pav topped with chocolate ganache), Golden Goddess (vanilla pav topped with fresh cream, strawberry and home-made passion fruit curd) and Latte Par-teh (coffee pav…