Colombo’s Newest Dessert Sensation “Love Bites” Opens at Urban Kitchen

The Colourful Display

Primarily a family concern, Love Bites, has been gaining popularity via social media since the commencement of their operations early this year. Due to the multitude of requests from their patrons they have taken a leap of faith to open their first outlet at Urban Kitchen.

Lighting the Oil Lamp

The brand itself captures the highs and lows of love and caters to the varying emotions that come with it. The petite store sits nestled in a cozy corner of Urban Kitchen, which is one of Colombo’s largest F&B hubs. In today’s fast paced world of instant gratification, Love Bites holds steadfastly to old-fashioned concepts with values that are just as important. Their overarching rational is that if you use wonderful ingredients you get wonderful food. For that they go the extra mile.

The Store

“We are very much a family run operation and were initially nervous to set up a store. However we find that our customers are patient with us and never demand the niceties of a large commercial enterprise. Because at the end of the day what matters is the quality of the treats we offer on which we strive never to falter”. These were the sentiments of Tanya Goonewardene, one of the co-founders of Love Bites who spends time and effort coming up with different types of no frill desserts that allow the taste buds to issue their verdict. Echoing similar sentiments Buddhike Payoe, who along with Tanya formed Love Bites said, “While we do have ambitious plans of expanding our reach and product range we are not in a real hurry. We want to keep our identity as a home baking outfit concentrating more on delivering high quality products to our clients.”

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Love Bites offer an assortment of comfort flavors that are neutral in their sweetness, from the Dark Chocolate Suicide to the delectable After Eight Cupcakes. The coffee lover will be delighted at the thought of the Snow Tip Love Boat and the Tiramisu Cupcake which turns the traditional Italian dessert on its head. The star among others in the troupe is the Strawberry Milky Way which is their twist on the American favourite- TresLeches.

Strawberry Milkyway

Director of Urban Kitchen, Nihal Hoole, expressed his sentiments adding that Love Bites is a great fit at UK which is the favorite F&B hub in the heart of the city.

Nutella Eclairs

Their modus operandi remains primarily on social media and customers are urged to contact them online and pre-order their treats to avoid disappointment. For more information you can call 0776909815/0712737956 or visit them at

After Eight Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Love Bites Cupcakes
(Photo Credits – Valentine Gnanakan)