Monday, March 21, 2011

Be a Rebel @ Cafe Che in Colombo

Who wouldn't recognise this icon? This is the infamous Che Guevara, an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerilla leader, a diplomat and military theorist. A major figure in the Cuban Revolution, today, his style and his image has become an uniquitous symbol of rebellion.

Welcome to Cafe Che, the place where rebels would enjoy the revolutionary of food. This is one of the 5 restaurants/cafes of the Harpo's group founded by Harpo Gooneratne, a former entertainer to now restaurant(s) proprietor. Under the Harpo's Restaurants & Cafes are 5 different F&B concepts- The Bay Leaf which is said to be one of the places to go for Italian, The Commons is a coffee house, The Park Street Mews is a fusion concept, Harpo's Pizza creating a local branding for pizzas, and last but not least this rebellious Cafe Che.

The Café Che menu combines the best of Harpo’s Pizza and authentic Italian pastas with an electrifying lineup of Cuban, Mexican and Continental delights along with the famous The Commons Rotti selection with fillings, and Shawarma’s , that go well with their inspirational theme.

There is soup, pastas and pizzas available for day and night. and since we were there for tea time, I didn't get to try the heavier dishes.

The deco is very simple. It's a very bright restaurant due to the glass windows and the walls are adorned with pictures of Che and the Cuban posters. We ordered a papaya juice and hot chocolate to ease our thirstiness after so much of walking around the furniture and home deco boutiques. That was after we purchased 2 antique cupboards at Gandhara.

Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and rich chocolate sauce.
Rs. 325 (RM9)

Then we ordered one of the supposedly signature dishes of the cafe which is a plain rotti with filling. My sister chose the tandoori chicken filling and it was a great choice. Just like our roti canai here in Malaysia, this rotti is actually thinner and more crispy. The filling was very good and it didn't feel too overwhelming as well. We finished it in a jiffy.

Plain Rotti with Tandoori Chicken Filling Rs265
Available from 3pm - 7pm

The prices here are quite reasonable. And if you like desserts, they do have quite an array to choose from. Yiling had tried more dishes than me as this is her second time here. You can hop over to her post on Cafe Che here.

And there's also time for some camwhoring. When you're here, don't forget to check out the few antique and home decor boutiques here as they carry an impressive collection of furnitures and paraphernalia. Well, we did ended up buying 2 antique cupboards and a painting from Gandhara!

Yeah my rich sister is now the proud owner of this painting costing RM2500!
And I'm lending the wall of my new house to her.. lol

Café Che
60, Stratford Avenue,
Kirulapone, Colombo 6,
Sri Lanka.


Sean said...

che guevara was kinda good-looking when he was younger! :D

YilingL said...

Black wall pls....

foongpc said...

Yummy food and nice painting! : )

Anonymous said...

hey, is that girl in blue ur sis too?

Anonymous said...

Must applause ur photoshop skill, clap, clap. photos with and w/out touch up is different

Anonymous said...

What foundation are u wearing?? Liquid or powder ? Ur skin so smooth

Huai Bin said...

Wow! That's a nice painting to be hanging in the living room. :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

fwar u in srilanka! place looks so rustic.. love it!

eiling lim said...

Sean: Yeah he is.. and i like the picture of him with a cigar

Yiling: My designer says brown

Foongpc: yeah it's nice

Anon 1.39: Yeap

Anon 6.03: Whoa I'm really good huh. No PS also people say PS... clap clap

Anon 6.06: Err... I only use concealer for eyes. I don't put foundation and maybe sometimes some powder using RMK.

Huai Bin: yeah it is...

Cumi & Ciki: Yeah it was a nice city

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