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“Oh dear” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Toby's Estate

Toby's Estate
276 Galle Road | Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 710335
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Cuisines: Chinese, Coffee Shop, Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Doha, Qatar
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153 restaurant reviews
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Oh dear”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We went there expecting a whole lot more. Being Australian we expected something above average from an Australian based company...sadly no no no. Service was terrible. Caffe Latte was just that Milk in a cafe. Hardly any coffee taste at all. Sat down ordered a caffe latte, a juice and after a lot of confusion finally got the menu. Looked it over and decided on some lunch. waited, waited, waited and waited. Coffee came which as I mentioned was woeful. Finally some juice came. The wait staff never asked for our lunch order, so we did not bother and went elsewhere. Did I mention the terrible service. Oh and 450 rupee, plus tax, for a cup of milk pretending to be a coffee, get real, fair dinkum, what a rip off. Really don't bother, it's nice to look at, but it's just a canvas, no depth.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
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English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“must be the best coffee shop in mount lavinia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I had breakfast and excellent coffee here today. nice place and prompt/friendly service. yes, value of money.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good Food and a relaxing environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Had dinner at Toby's estate is Colombo (Dehiwala-Mt Lavinia). It has a modern look and a good selection of juices and coffee. The food was great with large potions. Its not licenced and either byo(including chasers) or go dry. Good value for money in a well maintained restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bondi, Australia
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“Mixed Feelings...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

If you're used at the fresh grind similar to Toby's at Chippendale or Woolloomooloo then it's going to be a bit of a let down. This is more of a big cafe with a fully armed kitchen.
Food is well priced and portions are huge.
The beans are obviously not too fresh ( I was fussy enough to check the dates) since they are probably flown in from Aus.
But still, the latte is as good as it gets in Colombo. If you're in Mount Lavinia, the place is worth dropping in at.
Friendly staff.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Colombo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Excellent place to relax, great food, specially the coffee, best I've had in Sri Lanka. Nice indoor and outdoor dining area. Food was also very good. Value for Money. Overall excellent place to relax, unwind and have a good meal and a coffee.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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