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“Best ambiance”
Review of Charcoal - CLOSED

Charcoal
Price range: $2 - $5
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Our space has a Cafe, an Art gallery,an open Terrace and lessons in Art & Music. Our Cafe, is a community hangout for all music lovers. The most played genre being Jazz. However, we do play Rock & contemporary music now and again. The food!! This is what we all look forward to and something that warms our hearts and brings about togetherness, gives us joy and comfort somehow. The food we serve is always freshly made. There's nothing like fresh food. We offer Sri Lankan coffee,tea, Signature Burgers, freshly made sandwiches & desserts that are the whipped together in a frenzy of creative & exuberant passion. We hire our space for Theme parties, coffee mornings, tea parties & meetings. There are a few rules about smoking - only tobacco and only on the terrace after 7pm. Our facility offers two art galleries 'The Dutch Entrance' and the 'Sunset Terrace' could be rented for exhibitions, book launches, poetry readings, plays, live acoustic music and other art related events. We encourage freedom of expression in every form. We've got all kinds of creative classes to get your imagination going and fine-tune those skills & that dormant right brain!!! Presently, classes are offered in Art Education, Piano & Guitar lessons. Do enjoy our space at Charcoal and take full advantage of your right to express freely!
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Unbeatable atmosphere and service. The cafe latte was just awesome.

Highly recommended for chillout.

Thank kasunabey
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Charcoal is one of the places that you get easily attached with. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food, lovely music.. The list just goes on. During the six weeks i've spent in mt lavinia, it was my favourite destination for brunch, lunch, cup of coffee or even dinner. It has unique charm and variety of interesting happenings. Food is amazing and quite cheap. Definitely a must see!

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Thank Alma_Antoncic
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Nice music, delicious food, nice coffee (and cookies!!), super nice service and staff.
They even helped us find and book a table for a nice seafood restaurant (Beach Wadiya).

Internet WiFi was fast.

Highly recommended!

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1  Thank Yo_travel_123
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The food and drinks are good. That said, don't even think of going here if you are hungry or thirsty. The servings are tiny and expensive. The coffee and tea is good but served in small cups that are brought your table only half full. The cool drinks are likewise very small and if you have just come in from the hot sun you would have to order two of them to satisfy the average thirst, which is prohibitive from a cost perspective.
There is almost an obsession at this place to see how little they can serve you and this is tragic since the things they serve are good tasting.
It is worth mentioning also that their chairs are very uncomfortable which wouldn't be so bad if they had cushions.

26  Thank Ann R
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Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Went here almost every week during our two month stay in mount lavinia and was never disappointed. Really lovely place for a quiet cup of coffee or a main meal. Really good value for money- burger was roughly 2 quid! The staff are so friendly, only bad thing I can say is that the food rarely arrives all together, but there were 6 of us so that's understandable. Definitely worth a trip if you're in the area.

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Thank EmilyLolton
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