Tea Avenue

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Tea Avenue

A lot of history surrounds Tea Avenue, and having established in 2012 they have also remained consistent in their offerings over the years. One of the larger cafes in town, they recently added on some good ol’ favourites and fusion twists to their menu.


With seating options ranging from indoors, outdoors, a patio for smokers and private rooms, Tea Avenue is constantly busy with various types of patrons. Ample parking and being centrally located keep the place quite busy too. The converted-house gives the entire place an air of historical importance and the wooden staircase is definitely reminiscent of old walauwwas. However, it is the history of the De Silva family dating back to 1936, their tea heritage and the display of different brews that makes this place interesting for history buffs.


Tea Avenue have always had interesting twists to their menu and the Matcha Latte we tried during this visit was one such. Served cold, the green tea flavour was perfectly balanced out and didn’t overpower it. Of our drinks though the Cashew Caramel Lavish as its name suggests was a lavish indulgence. Imagine having Pani Cadju (Peanut and Honey Toffee) in a Milkshake is the easiest way to describe it and it was just divine.


From the latest breakfast range we ordered French toast with Peanut Butter, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict and a Chicken and Cheese Omelette. It’s extremely difficult to tell you which one we liked best as they were all equally great. We’ll start with the classic Eggs Benedict. Instead of the Bacon in the original recipe, Tea Avenue uses Smoked Salmon which was light, fresh and precision cut. We loved the smokey flavour combined with the Avocado and Salted Egg Yolk which just melts in your mouth. The omelette was packed with Cheese and chunks of Chicken among some healthy vegetables, making both dishes super options for the health conscious.


The sweeter French Toast with Peanut Butter was also great with the perfectly soggy French Toast being lightly sweetened and topped with dollops of crunchy peanut butter. We do recommend that Tea Avenue serve this with Jam or Marmalade satisfying some PBJ cravings!


We only wish Tea Avenue would get their service right. The private rooms and upstairs dining area hardly sees the sight of the wait staff and you have to keep coming down even to get a glass of water or some ketchup. If they can find a way to have someone stationed upstairs or at least use call bells, it may sort out the problem. Overall Tea Avenue is a nice place to hang out despite their food and drinks being pricey.


So here’s our rating…


Location         ****   (Conveniently located at Barnes Place but avoid rush hours!)

Ambiance       ****   (We like the history and the story behind the place!)

Service           ***     (Service was courteous but slow!)

Food               ****   (The new breakfast options are good, but the rest a bit too overpriced)

Overall                       *** ¾



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07:00 - 01:00
  • Monday
    07:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday
    07:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday
    07:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday
    07:00 - 23:00
  • Friday
    07:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday
    07:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday
    07:00 - 23:00




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