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“DIVINE IS JUST GREAT !!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Divine
32 Queens Road, | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #245 of 317 Restaurants in Colombo
Cuisines: Fast Food, Dessert, Vegetarian
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“DIVINE IS JUST GREAT !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The Food and Drinks Are Great !!! The desserts are Just Superb !!! But The Atmosphere Really needs Improvement !!!

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Very nice cakes, relatively poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Tried for the first time, to get a birthday cake. First impressions of walking into the store were negative, as the staff were simply walking around without offering to help. Upon looking at the cakes in the display cabinet, we had to ask if they had anything else, and they gave us a cake list. They seemed unsure as to the content of some of the cakes, and our inquiries only got umms and ahhs. Eventually, we settled on a cake and placed an order. They did not take any advance from us, which had us slightly worried as they declined even though we offered to even pay in full. Nevertheless, on the date and time of collection the cake was ready.

The cake was absolutely super, with just enough richness and moist without being too dry or wet. Price was quite reasonable too. In terms of food quality, 100% recommended with no qualms. It even kept well in the refrigerator for a few days without going stale or losing the texture.

Divine really need to train their front line staff to be more receptive to customer needs and know their products better. On the day of ordering we were patient and not rushed, but how many other clients would simply turn away at the lax response from the staff, and go to the myriad of other cake shops, not to mention the 5-star hotels? First impressions are very important, and these guys need to get that bit spot on, to match the greatness of the product.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colombo
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64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Divine was a best cake place years back but not anymore.Not at all.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Divines ribbon cake was so famous in Colombo some years back and they make it so fresh. They were selling it from a house and the aroma and taste was brilliant. Now that they have commercialized a lot after opening their shops and diversified into cakes, desserts, savories, lunch packets, fruit juices ..... NONE is giving good taste now. And the prices are way high. Some items are absurd pricing. And the fruit juices are terrible. Don't just order.. stand up at the juice place and see for your self how they make it.. You will never ever drink juice from there. I don't want to detail why as it is disgusting. And one of my friend got a fungus cake once and they never apologize for that and acted as if they pay for our food.
And the rice packets... I have no idea how they can cook so tasteless like that.

Don't know what has happened to divine to be this much bad while they were really good somewhere around in 2003-2005.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good Cakes for a low price Tag”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Well I haven't physically been to Divine but I've had the opportunity to eat there cakes more than twice every month of the year. As most of my friends in the office order cakes from Divine. There ribbon cake is pretty famous as it comes with a really nice icing and softy cake. They also cater a great chocolate cake and a coffee cake. The prices are relatively low compared to its competitors in the Cake market and they handle deliveries also. I suggest you take a look at this place

Visited December 2012
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