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5 great coffee shops to work in Colombo

With a full time Design job on my plate, my weekends are completely dedicated to writing my heart out on this blog page. Hence, I value work friendly locations and keep close track of the good ones that accommodate long hours without a fuss. Here are 5 coffee shops in Colombo that I’m recommending for work.

Ranked- 5- 1..


Located  on Flower road Colombo 7, the Embazzy is a fancy cafe with luxurious interiors and comfy seating. Somehow I am not very big on couches, beanbags and cushions for work (only cause I get too comfy and don’t get much done), but I know majority love this. They also have high coffee tables, tall stools and chairs fit for working on laptops.

Their Menu is pretty diverse with plenty of snacks, fresh juices and great coffees.


Caramel Pumpkin is a modern coffee shop located on Wijerama mawatha colombo.7, and is ideal for all kinds of work moods. Their diverse seating plan ranging from cushioned chairs, high chairs, beanbags and the beautiful outdoor setting leaves you with plenty of options. Not too sure about unlimited wifi, but they do have plug points for charging (not at every seat) and fairly decent lighting.

If you’re feeling like ice cream in the midst of work, they also have Gelato by Isle of Gelato available for grabs.

3- CAFE MOCHA- by Barista

Barista’s newest revamp located on Stratford avenue, cafe mocha has a great working ambience with their quiet private rooms, comfy couches, tall bar stools, plug bases and last but not least, unlimited wifi! Its like the places was made for working and drinking coffee. The place is also ideal for those working lunches and business meetings. I felt their strength were the beverages but they have a decent food menu.


This place is one of my old time favs. They’ve improved a lot in terms of creating a work proof environment with plug bases at almost all tables (in-door) and unlimited WiFi. I’ve never had a bad experience with their food and their coffees are brilliant.

ps- They also have tall back leather chairs that allow you to work for long hours without having to adjust your sitting position every 30 mins.


My number ONE work spot is the WHIGHT & CO cafe.  Love this place because they are a 3 in 1 – restaurant, coffee shop and bar, and is the most convenient place to please all kinds of work moods! So for those of you who enjoy a ‘post work’ beer or cocktail, Yes they serve alcohol too!

Their out door setting isn’t the the best, but I’m completely recommending indoors for working. They have plug points at almost every table and and free WiFi access for one hour. They serve up some decent coffees, tapas and mains too.

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Aaliya Mohamed

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Hi I’m Aaliya Mohamed, and this little space is my internet home. I write, travel, design, eat, love NYC and socalizing. Look out for some of the coolest things to do, places to be and sites to see in my island pardise- Sri lanka. Welcome to the THE URBANE GRUB and happy reading!

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