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Reader’s Choice: Melbourne’s Best Coffee

Lankan Tucker is pushing Melbourne foodies out of their comforting brunch zone—for good reason. Offering a more modern take on brunch, Lankan champions traditional Sri Lankan flavours like the Roti Riser with roti, curry, coconut sambol, seeni sambol and a poached egg. Brunch differently this weekend with some of Melbourne’s best coffee.


By Lewis Fischer
JULY 28, 2016

LAnkan TuckEr : This Brunswick West cafe proves there’s much more to Sri Lankan food than just rice and curry

With a rich history of Portuguese, English and Dutch settlement on the island nation of Sri Lanka, it's only natural that the country's national cuisine is incredibly diverse. There's much more to Sri Lankan food than just rice and curries, and this is just what the pair behind Lankan Tucker are out to prove.


By Audrey Bourget

A Melbourne couple is proving that there is more to Sri Lankan cuisine than just curry and rice.

“Five years ago, when we started, people didn’t know much about Sri Lanka – but now every other customer has booked a flight to go surf there, or has been there on vacation," says Nerissa Jayasingha, co-owner of Lankan Tucker. "It’s a huge change in the way Sri Lanka is recognised.”


By Victoria Khroundina
December 14, 2018

This cosy Brunswick café brings some Sri Lankan heat to your brunch game

It doesn’t surprise us that multicultural Melbourne houses one of the largest Sri Lankan diasporas in the world. What is surprising is that this hasn’t manifested in plenty of places to eat a decent hopper – a bowl-shaped crepe made from fermented rice batter and coconut milk, and the Sri Lankan breakfast of choice.


Hiran Kroon (L) with Nerissa Jayasingha, Lankan Tucker, Brunswick West – doing business in Moreland since 2016

“Moreland has a vibrant range of businesses and plenty of culture pumping through its veins”

“We're excited to introduce Sri Lankan food to this part of Melbourne, and show people that it isn't all spicy curries!. We like that the community loves trying new things. They bring their families and friends along and really help spread the word.”