The Gallery Café
The Gallery Café (2 Alfred House Road, Colombo) — Paradise Road Galleries – The Gallery Café opened in 1998 in a structure which was the former offices of world renowned Sri Lankan architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa. Bawa personally approved Fernando taking over his beloved property and converting it into a restaurant and art gallery and respected Shanth’s design sense in the conversion and renovation of the building to complement his own. Bawa’s only input was the location of the main pavilion where most diners are seated.
The art gallery features regularly changing exhibitions by established and emerging local artists, for sale. As the café is open from 10am through to midnight daily, visitors frequent the property for meals, site seeing, coffee, cake, shopping and the complimentary Wi-Fi available for use of patrons. The menu here is a combination of western, Italian, Asian and locally (Sri Lankan)-inspired dishes.