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Hansa Ceylon Coffee

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Sri Lankan
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24 Fife Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+941122584996
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 7
    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
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English first
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW 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 

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Colombo District, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This coffee shop is now a disaster. The drinks are poorly made and the staff seems clueless. Evidence of how bad this place has become is the fact that of the 25 to 30 regulars who used to come here, they have all sought out other coffee spots in the city. At all the Colombo coffee shops you will run... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I notice the slanderous reviews in the month of May. All after little Ephram got the boot. He made dreadful coffee and was extremely rude to customers other than the motley crew he called friends who behaved atrociously at a place of business. Thankfully Hansa has gone back to being the charming cafe it was with friendly and professional staff.BTW... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is now one of the worst places in the city to come for coffee. A completely new staff, who know nothing about coffee, has ruined what was once a good place. It is hard to believe how fast this place turned horrible. Worse yet, the owner scolds anyone who complains by telling them to go elsewhere, and that's exactly... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The coffee and drinks we had were not good. It seems there has been a recent change of staff here and the people now running the place seem uninterested in trying to make a good cup of coffee and to serve the customers properly. While the prices were reasonable, what good is that if you get something you don't like... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 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...

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 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 

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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: Sri Lankan

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