The fusion of mindsets, families, cuisine and ideas.
Chatham Street Cafe and Restaurant has been a dream in the making for many years.
From conversations in the kitchen, to chats over the phone, the idea of venturing into the food business is one that Nish and Nadik inherited from their grandmothers.
Sri Lankan hospitality is about communal gatherings, familiar smells,
the matriarch holding fort, the adults cracking jokes and sharing laughter
and the children running around.
In short, it is a busy place with lots of food, cheer and memories to last a lifetime.
This is what the co-owners wanted to emulate in their first venture in hospitality.
The interior theme is a nostalgic journey through one of Colombo’s hip eat streets with architecture that takes you back many years depicted in a 17 meter mural painted by acclaimed Melbourne graffiti artist Alex Hendricks.
The menu was all about fresh produce, something for everyone, clean unadulterated seasonal modern Australian fare that tantalized the taste buds.
The end result has been perfect.
A place that is homely and comfortable where one can spend many hours enjoying the interiors, chatting away, tasting the wonderful food and making memories.
Much like grandma’s.
The second stage of this plan is to include a few fusion dishes from back home,
night time trading and a fully licensed bar.
We are looking forward to serving you and welcoming you to share our story.
We are sure you will make memories to last a lifetime.