Harpo’s Café Che opens in Colombo.

Harpo of Bay Leaf fame has done it again.  His fourth restaurant, Café Che, opened recently at Stratford Avenue, Colombo 6.  Interesting black and white photos of the iconic revolutionary and Cuban music sets the ambience here and a variety of Cuban and Italian dishes and light snacks are served throughout the day.  Sipping a Latte after a modest shopping spree at Gandhara next door, I was informed by the Manager that Harpo’s famous Kotthu Roti cart was also just being installed here due to popular demand.  Neighbours no longer need to run off to their other outlet, the Commons Café, to satisfy their Cheese Roti cravings!  Café Che is a welcome addition to Stratford Avenue’s trendy shopping strip which includes well designed household, clothing, and gifware shops.  Harpo’s other restaurants in town include the Bay Leaf (79 Gregory’s Road, Col 7. Phone 2695920);   The Commons (739/A, Flower Road, Col 7.  Phone: 2694435) and Park Street Mews (50/1, Park Street, Col 2. Phone:  2300133).