Named after ‘Panini’, the Italian grilled sandwich treat, ‘Panino’ is nestled at the Cotton Collection’s flagship store on Dharmapala Mawatha in Colombo 7. Fondly known as the ‘home of the original roast paan panini’, this cosy restaurant offers up an array of handcrafted gourmet sandwiches and wraps.

The Menu

Originated in Europe’s epicurean paradise, Italy; the Panini Sandwich is presented between horizontally-cut breads. Bristling with delicatessen ingredients, traditionally, it is served fresh, after basking in a warming grill. Giving this delightful treat a novel spin, ‘Panino’ toasts up crispy versions, replacing the usual ciabatta and baguette with roast paan, the local roast bread with a crispy outside crust. The array includes exotic Sri Lankan fillings such as the Pol Sambol and Fried Egg Melt (grated coconut and chili sambol with egg) and the Seeni Sambal and Boiled Egg Melt (onion relish with egg), as well as, hearty continental fillings such as the Chicken Pomodoro Melt, Ham and Cheese Melt, Cuban sandwich and Heart Healthy Vegetarian. The same selections can be stuffed into a Wrap as well.

Fascinated by Mexico’s tortilla-inspired dishes, this American restaurant in Colombo knocks up Quesadillas and Burritos, including the Bean and Cheese Burrito and the Chili and Cheese Quesadilla. Freshly baked to a warm-brown colour, Bagels carry lip-smacking toppings, such as Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese. Expect gorgeous beverages, including Naarang Juice (sweet lime), Iced Coffee, King Coconut and Ginger Beer.

The Experience

Tucked away at the Cotton Collection premises, ‘Panino’ exudes a laid-back, cosy vibe. From those seeking out a quick snack whilst shopping for exquisite cottons, to office crowds dropping into grab a takeaway brunch, this restaurant in Colombo 7 appeals to many an audience. The sandwich house also entertains outdoor catering orders.

Roast paan blessing, with iced coffee; what an exquisite way to spend a warm Saturday morning?

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Fast Food

Starting price

LKR 500 Upwards

Business Hours

09.30am - 10.00pm, Monday to Sunday


Fast Food and Street Food

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