We at travelforfood.blog discovered a hidden gem a few weeks ago, HighTea at Mitsis delicacies which is a wonderful restaurant and as you guys know we are always keen on discovering new High Tea’s around the island and undoubtfully I can assure you that by far this is the best, worth the bucks with a very good selection of food freshly prepared as you order.
A brief introduction for those of you who don’t know much about this lovely cafe Mitsis it is famous cafe/caterer with a Balkan touch known among all as the house of desserts exquisite as usual, due to their authentic taste in all food items with rich flavors, food at Mitsis’s stands out among their other competitors.
For a very worthy price of LKR 3000 this high tea for two (LKR 1500 PP) comes up with two drinks, where we choose out of their menu,
Red velvet shake :
YOUR FAVORITE RED CAKES TAKEN TO A NEXT LEVEL!! Whoever who says you can only have red velvet in cake form only had never been to Mitsis I bet, Served in a generous tall glass, perfectly sweetened, it is a thick creamy, indulgent and pink red hued milkshake, an absolute perfect sweet treat to be shared between two.
Moving on to the savoury items, they were freshly prepared as soon as we arrived at the venue in under 30 mins odd for the whole platter.
Chicken Shawarma :
Filled with fresh vegetables and a decent amount of chicken this isn’t very spicy nor bland. It had that exotic Middle Eastern touch to it with the help of a few every day spices.
Chicken cutlet :
The best out of the lot, and my personal favorite,I honestly need more of this.
Believe it or not, They make their own in house out of ground chicken — which tastes amazingly different and fresher than the store bought ones.
Super crunch and slightly spicy with pepper it is served with a dollop of cheese sauce on top makes this the perfect snack for everyone.
Prawn skewers :
Another win win, Healthy and packed with summer flavours of bell pepper and lime. The prawns were tender which proves out that it was freshly made rather than having the rubbery texture.
Chicken sandwich :
Comes with a big piece of grilled chicken breast and melted cheese inside and garnished with cherry tomatoes,onions and lettuce.
The bread slices are grilled to perfection on both sides giving it another smoky flavor
Here comes the favourite part of most of us!!
The sweets aka the desserts.
The cake was beautiful. The crust was neatly on the bottom of the cheesecake, instead of crumbled on top. And it tasted unbelievable with a good blueberry topping.
Made with real honey, and layers of cake, soft and fantastic. The honey baked into the cake layers pairs perfectly with the simple cream frosting and crunchy nuts on top garnished with left over cake crumbs.
Chocolate mousse cake :
This Chocolate Mousse Cake is a classic! With two layers of moist chocolate cake and two layers of smooth and creamy chocolate mousse, all covered in chocolate ganache and the sweetness well balanced with the sourness of strawberries. another winner.
In brief :
Mitsis is another unsung cafe in Colombo which needs more attention by the public.Their food is too good to be ignored and trust me you will run here again and again for their good food.
The ambience here is comfy with a lot of Balkan pride.
Check them out and do let us know about your experience there.
Also we had the chance to try out their special in house made sausages.
Lamb and chicken,
I could easily point out the taste difference of their sausages from store bought ones. There is a huge difference in the texture, smell and flavour and undoubtedly the best so far. Go ahead and try this too when you are around.