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1.3 miles from Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
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Reviewed November 10, 2020 via mobile

Ordered Ham and cheese toastie for delivery thro Pick Me. The delivery was on time. The toastie was of poor quality and taste.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Visited tea lounge at independence arcade to try out the iced teas and ordered mango/ mango and strawberry/ blueberry and pomegranate iced teas.the blueberry and pomegranate one was good and tasty. Mango iced tea actually tasted like mango flavored sunquick. The mango and strawberry one...tasted very acidic. It was probably made with actual mango which was probably bad. We returned it and they offered a free iced tea. We tried vanilla iced tea and it was really good. Overall a below average experience but can recommend vanilla/ blueberry and pomegranate iced teas to anyone who would like to visit.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 26, 2020

we are a regular at T-lounge but unfortunately i was a bit disappointed at the service at arcade. so some of my friends had already come in and had ordered their food. i had come in late. so while i was suppose to sit and...greeting my friends, the person who was serving there, handed out me the sanitizer and the temperature check. ( i know its covid. and precaution so i was not bothered about this. but it should have happened at the entrance) so then it took him several hand gestures for him to get me the menu? i mean he knew i was there?? almost 10 min to wait for the menu. and i was not given the welcome drink (or i think he forgot about my welcome drink because he was serving the foreigner the welcome drink and explaining what it is made of ) i am TRULY SAD THAT EVEN WITH COVID SITUATION, THAT SRI LANKANS DON'T GET THE SAME SERVICE AS A FOREIGNER! anyways after 40 min i got my order of lamb waffle. and i was taking a break from my half eaten food, and again he is asking if m done with the food! i don't get it!! surly they would have trained the staff to know how i have placed the fork and knife to understand that i'm not done! Was very disappointed hence i thought to put this review. i hope you train your staff, on etiquette to know when a gust has finished. without asking customer while they are among friends and chatting.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

Perhaps I am getting too old, but for me the good range of high quality tea and the eclectic warehouse-inspired decor was ruined by the constant blaring of 80s disco and electro-pop music from speakers that it was impossible to get away from. Most of...the guests appeared to be trying to enjoy quiet conversations or reading books and iPads so I don't know why the management think it necessary to destroy a potentially pleasant place in this way. Silence would have been the perfect accompaniment to the tea.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

This is a very good cafe serving Srilankan tea. The toasted sandwiches was very good. The service excellent. The ambiance very good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

Our tourist car driver recommended this cafe and he was right. We totally enjoyed their selected tea, pretty foods and sweets on beautiful plates. The cafe is not too elegant, so everyone can try a good high tea set here. It's also nice to be...able to order a high tea set anytime during the open hours. ツーリストカーのドライバーさんのオススメで訪れました。おしゃれなカフェで、気取らないアフタヌーンティー が楽しめます。洗練されている訳ではありませんが、料理もお菓子も美味しく、肩肘張った雰囲気は苦手という方にオススメの場所です。遅くまで開いていて、いつでもアフタヌーンティー を頼めるのも便利です。More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

As expected they do serve really lovely teas. My favourite is the tinkiri tea (tea with condensed milk). They do have some nice sweet pastries and savouries. My personal favourite is the tuna melt and the savoury waffles. I also tried the carrot cake on...a different visit and was not disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Nice place with good staff, good environment and good foods including various kind of tea product situated in heart of colombo.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

Visited in November based purely on Tripadvisor reviews. Firstly the staff wouldn't allow us to sit upstairs, even though there was only three people sitting up there at the time. Totally fine if they explained why but they refused to. We ordered drinks and sandwiches...which were way over our budget but we thought we'd treat ourselves. The sandwiches were missing one of the fillings, again with absolutely no explanation, but the drinks were good. However what ruined the entire experience was that the furnishings were all so filthy dirty and damaged (definitely not like the photos portray), and whilst my daughter and myself sat there "trying" to enjoy our lunch, there was a man sitting near us glaring at us the entire time, who appeared not to be a customer as such as he had no drink or food (perhaps an owner or manager?). We would of course have moved away from him, but as we had been refused access to upstairs there was nowhere to go.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

Great place for a quick snack or lunch. Dilmah doesn’t disappoint when it comes to craft beverages, we had the Christmas specials and it was an amazing. We also ordered the Pide which wasn’t the best as well as the pot pies an area where...they can improve on, but the waffles were delicious. The seating in the restaurant is quite low to actually have a meal, but is ideal for a cuppa.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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The t-Lounge by Dilmah is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4