We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hansa Ceylon Coffee

Certificate of Excellence
Asian, Sri Lankan
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
24 Fife Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+941122584996
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Hansa Ceylon Coffee and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 91 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caffineated

The place is good, sure its not what it used to be, Varage and his side kick Ephraim were coffee wizards and Hansa will take time to replace their skills. If this is your first visit you will find the staff warm and welcoming the coffee strong and caffineated, the vibe chilled and relaxed I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Roux D
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Was visiting Hansa the other day with my wife. and the guy who served took the order neither understood anything when inquired he was the brother of the earlier barista. I have been to the shop earlier and have never experienced anything like this before. At least should be well groomed he came so close to my wifes face and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Having been to this cafe in the past, my last visit was quite disappointing. The coffee was still good but the community-like feeling is completely gone. Add to this a barely functional a/c, a loud industrial size fan,Taylor Swift wailing in the background and beggars and street vendors walking in and making you feel like you're in the spotlight and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It was great coffee but staff is not friendly and welcoming people..but I will visit again definitely . Hope to see you all better

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maharagama, Sri Lanka
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It seems this coffee shop has lost its luster. The coffee and its preparation has become very poor lately. I gather that the staff is not very well trained. To make matters worse, I found hair in my piece of cake that I ordered and when I complained about it no one seemed to care about my concerns regarding this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I should have read the reviews before I came here. This place is a total failure on all counts. The several page, metre long menu shows photos which do not resemble what you get. Many of the items they list are not available. The coffee is poorly made. The seats are uncomfortable and not well arranged. The place is small... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

The place is good, sure its not what it used to be, Varage and his side kick Ephraim were coffee wizards and Hansa will take time to replace their skills. If this is your first visit you will find the staff warm and welcoming the coffee strong and caffineated, the vibe chilled and relaxed I encourage the new staff to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Hansa has a huge menu of drinks and most of them are unavailable. One wonders why they choose to have such an enormous selection and why they don't concentrate on the essentials. The coffee drinks are lackluster and the staff seems not to understand the basics of preparing them. None of their chocolate drinks are available which struck us as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 11
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I used to be a regular at Hansa but soon got to know how awful the small coffeeshop's vibes can turn once the owner comes in and berates customers and her employees alike - she does not know how to run a business and it's so awkwardly obvious for anyone coming into the store. For a cafe that has such... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 18
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I spent time here every day while in Colombo. The coffeeshop is small, Ephraim behind the counter is witty and alive, the coffee sublime (iced coffee with coconut milk - can i wish for more? no, I can't). Add in the feeling that I'm welcome to linger and write, and oh, already I miss Hansa...

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I'm at Hansa almost everyday and I usually go there early in the afternoon before lunch or on my way to work where I just stop by for a bit, grab a nice cup of coffee and catch up on the news. It's a great place frequented mostly by regulars and has one of the knowledgeable and quirky baristas in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Hansa Ceylon Coffee also viewed

Colombo, Western Province
Colombo, Western Province
 
Colombo, Western Province
Colombo, Western Province
 

Been to Hansa Ceylon Coffee? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Fife Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +941122584996

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Sri Lankan

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hansa Ceylon Coffee staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?