Calorie Counter places a significant emphasis on healthy eating and has made it a main stream and easy option at the Concept Cafes, since 2015. Passionate founder Duaine Peris constantly looking at ways of introducing the most cutting edge technologies for cooking, preparing and rebranding Healthy food to not only taste incredible, but look the part also.
With restaurants aplenty, there are only a few healthy options which have gone beyond being also vegetarian friendly, or adding fresh juices onto an otherwise standard Sri Lankan Cafe menu. Calorie Counter has been produced from the personal and physical transformation of the founder, and truly gives a great competitive run for places such as Healthy Living and Life Food.
Impressive designer boutique menues, made affordable and with every staff member being brought to the awareness that every meal served, adds an additional 3 hours of life to the person who has been served.
Now, they also serve breakfast starting at 8 AM, with an entirely new menu that has a good variety of veg- and fruit-based dishes as well as options heavy in granola, muesli and oats.
500 - Rs. 1,000 depending on what you choose.
If, like me, you're a fan of berry juices, the energy protein booster (Rs. 480) will likely make you very happy. It's a blend of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries with red rice milk. The meals, drinks and cooking has been truly focussed on removing guilt, and unnecessary calories, so it should be expected that all meals are prepped minus the sugar, or thoughtfully incorporating the best of whats around.
The eggs Benedict (Rs. 650) was the main we chose and it ticked all the right boxes. We also like how they've modified the famous American breakfast dish to make it very healthy. They've pretty much replaced all the components, with smoked salmon being used instead of ham, bagels swapped for healthier multi-seed bread and a creamy avocado dressing replacing the hollondaise, all of it topped with a perfectly poached egg. You could argue that this is barely an eggs Benedict, but we found it be pretty close in terms of flavour.
Counter is like a small health food cafe. It has room for around 15 diners, but their location at Thimbirigasyaya Junction is very accessible. They've taken some cues from fast food joints and displayed their menu items on the walls with the relevant calorie count for each dish. All in all, it's quite simple but works quite nicely with their theme.
Service at Calorie Counter is also top-notch and very personal. Recognising this gap in the market, its truly noticeable that this Cafe concept is spreading quickly throughout Sri Lanka. The quality, refinement and passion can be felt from every element of Calorie Counter, as resultantly the franchisees have requested to extend this brand and idea Internationally, without ever being sought.
An exciting time, of menu evolutions, and growth to come for a Sri Lankan Brand and Cafe which looks at the greater and bigger picture behind their business, and that is to encourage good health, delicious food, and happiness one person at a time.
A must visit.