Cremalato is a local gelato manufacturer that actually delivers their frozen confections. We tried a bunch of their flavours and we think they're...
Indian Chaat Corner is a tiny barely-noticeable restaurant that specializes in Indian street food. The chaat is still pretty good, and they've got a...
Chesa Swiss is a fine dining restaurant down old Duplication Road - the service is top class, the food is well done, but their desserts were what really...
Sits has been our favourite cake baker for a while. Her chocolate and red velvet cupcakes are some of the best in town.
Bombay Sweet Park is a small easily accessible shop in Bamba that does very good samosas and milkshakes - they've also got sweets and rice and curry.
Mythi's is a small streetside restaurant on Fife Road that offers arguably the best black pork curry in Colombo, along with a killer rice and curry.
House of Biriyani is a new biriyani delivery and take out in Kalubowila. They offer good value for money along with a solid roast chicken, but...
Cup Cafe is a simple and charming coffee shop with good food, drink and a pretty chill atmosphere.
Jeewa's is a great place at the Good Market to have some proper Sri Lankan wraps, roast paan or roti, for cheap.
Sherry Land is a restaurant and pub in Negombo that offers one of the best cocktail menus we've come across in recent times, with some good food to...
The Living Room is a cool place to have a drink in the Galle Fort.
Havelock Place Bungalow has got a charming little restaurant with a Barefoot-esque alfresco and good food. The prices aren't too bad, and their home-made ice...
This rather busy bar has good food and drinks, but is quite expensive.
TM Dilshan's bar has a great selection of imported liquors, some creative cocktails and good bar food.
When it comes to value for money, The Station is pretty difficult to beat. They tick all the right boxes with their ambience, service and food.
The Long Bar at Water's Edge has lovely location and pretty good food and drinks
Cannon is a bar in the Galle Dutch Hospital. Great location, OK food and drink.
Summer Garden on Green Path is a popular watering hole among men. It's not much for ambience, but they do some affordable, hearty meat dishes.
Artworld is an art supplies shop in Dehiwala, with affordable, quality art materials. They've got brand favourites like Faber Castell, Pentel, Camel...
BeanBag.lk makes beanbags that are generally more affordable than at your average store, in a range of shapes. They also do custom orders.
Happy Socks is a Swedish company that ships colorful dotty socks to more than 70 countries - including Sri Lanka.
Malee Book Centre is an underrated haven of Disney themed party equipment and stationery.
Majestic City is one of Colombo's oldest malls - where you get everything from shoes to electronics. Here's a breakdown of where to find what at MC.
Saaraketha is probably the best-known supplier of organic produce in Colombo. They've got a charming little shop down Ward Place.
Sahan Agro is one of the handful of places in Colombo where you can get organic vegetables and fruits, and other natural products like bee's honey.
299 is the only shop in the whole of Colombo where everything in stock costs only 299 rupees.
Glitteray is an online jewellery store that sells a select range of silver jewellery.
The Sri Lanka Magic Circle is a state recognized institute of magicians that has been around since the 1920s. We learnt more about the history of magic...
This tiny memorial to Sri Wickrama Rajasingha in the Ceylinco parking lot is a quirky destination.
The Ratnagiri Temple is at the top of a little hill in Mirissa. It's a beautiful secluded space with a great view of the ocean and in-land forests.
The Mirissa beach is arguably the cleanest, most photogenic beach on the island.
The rock island is basically a giant grassy land-mass in the ocean by the Mirissa beach - it's an amazing sight and an ideal spot to watch the sunset....
This small cinema has one hall with very comfortable lounge chairs (Gold) and another regular hall (Deluxe)
This simple clock tower has an emotional attachment for most Sri Lankans. It is also roughly kilometer zero, the distance of all major roads is...
Independence Square is still a great place to relax in Colombo. It's part monument, part park, part walking ground. It's main function seems to...
Kitulgala is Sri Lanka's white water rafting central because of its access to the Kelani river. We stayed at Ceylon Adventures where we rafted, trekked...
The Beach is an all suite hotel in Negombo. They've got an unbeatable location, breathtaking views of the ocean and sunset, good food at their...
Yathra (by Jetwing) is a houseboat that docks and sails on the Bentota River.
Galle Heritage Villa is a beautiful place to stay at in the Galle Fort - this massive house of sorts is by the same guys who brought us Jetwing...
Hotel J is a Jetwing budget hotel in Negombo - the rooms are comfy and the theme is pleasant.
The Kingsbury hotel is a massive unmistakable building if you're driving by Galle Face - it's one of the grander ones in the city, with an...
Ruuk Village is a cabana resort in Kalpitiya - it's a very outdoorsy holiday place ideal for people who like camping and spending time with nature. It's...
Lighthouse is one place that we actually felt bad leaving. The hotel is really connected to its location so you feel quite comfortably wrapped in the...
Theva Residency is a small boutique hotel - and open restaurant - about a fifteen minute drive from Kandy's center. The view here of the empire city...
Cinnamon Red is the newest Colombo hotel, on Green Path. Their rooftop bar is the highest in the city and the view around the city is amazing.
Aranyani is a super initiative run by a handful of young animal lovers. They take the time to rescue homeless cats and dogs, take them to...
HelpAge is a Sri Lankan charity that's very serious about caring for the elderly generation.
If you don't already know, Hambantota is on the news and it isn't good news that's coming from over there.
The Rani Violet Elders Home - located in Moratuwa - is home to 5 elderly uncles and 21 elderly aunties. The Home, run by the Colombo Gospel...
The Animal Welfare & Protection Association has got an animal shelter in Dehiwala full of cats and dogs who need homes and help.
Animal SOS Sri Lanka is a registered UK charity that looks after the welfare of street animals. Kim Cooling is its founder.
SocialService.lk is a charity founded a year ago and run by Shihan Haniff. He puts together several different outreach programs every week, gets a...
Salvage Sri Lanka helps the underprivileged - women, people affected by HIV and ex addicts. They help by providing an avenue of making some extra cash and...
Thusare Talking Hands is an Acupressure Therapy & Training Center where all of the masseurs are partially or fully visually impaired.
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