The Brunching Series – Episode 04; Cafe Monica



Step into Cafe Monica and experience the magic of Italy right here in the heart of Old Dutch Hospital. With its cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, and bench seats perfect for catching up with friends, Cafe Monica is your go-to spot for delicious Neapolitan pizzas and mouthwatering gelato.

At Cafe Monica, the art of pizza-making is taken seriously. The dough for their Neapolitan pizzas is meticulously fermented for 48 hours, resulting in a light and airy crust with just the right amount of chewiness. The star of the show is undoubtedly “The Don,” a custom-made oven imported from Naples. Fired up to 450 degrees, pizzas are swiftly cooked in just 90 seconds, ensuring a perfect balance of crispy crust and gooey cheese. But it’s not just about the pizza at Cafe Monica; their gelato offerings are equally enticing. Sourced from Il Gelato, each scoop is a masterpiece crafted from imported Italian ingredients and locally sourced fruits and spices. From classic flavors like Belgian Chocolate to innovative combinations like Milk and Cookies, there’s something to satisfy every sweet craving.
Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect on the menu:
•12-inch D.O.C pizza: Indulge in the authentic flavors of Italy with this classic Neapolitan pizza topped with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil. Priced at Rs. 2800, it’s a taste of tradition that’s worth every bite.
•8-inch Peperoncino Prawns Pizza: For those craving a bit of spice, the Peperoncino Prawns Pizza delivers with succulent prawns, fiery chili flakes, garlic, and parsley atop a perfectly blistered crust. Priced at Rs. 4400, it’s a fiery feast for the senses.
•12-inch Chargrilled Chicken Pizza: Savor the smoky flavors of chargrilled chicken, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, and tangy barbecue sauce on this mouthwatering pizza. Priced at Rs. ​3000
So why wait? Gather your friends, grab a seat outside, and let the flavors of Italy transport you to pizza and gelato paradise at Cafe Monica. Buon appetito! So where is this haven for pizza? Cafe Monica is located at shop no.9 at The Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo 01! And also, their tantalizing delicacies are available for Dine-in, takeaway and delivery through Uber Eats and PickMe Foods. To delve more into the variety of options available at Cafe Monica visit this link to their Instagram page to have a look into their menu. Instagram Link of Cafe Monica.
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Rtr. Mandini Gabadage
(Co-Editor 2023-24)

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Rtr. Piyumi Liyanage
(Co-Director of Public Relations 2023-24)

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Rtr. Udara Wickramaarachchi
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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