Cafe Francais is the only and best French restaurant in Colombo. It's expensive but really high quality dining.
Sweet Layers is a home baker based in Piliyandala. They offer a range of baked goods, but their pastries are what really sets them apart.
Scoop is a little ice cream shop located in Thimbirigasaya that sells a range of ice cream and dessert.
The Mel's Tea Cafe is a tea cafe located in Colombo 8 that offers a selection of tea drinks, salads and snacks.
Anzu's restaurant on Marine Drive (Colpetty) is a new and authentic Chinese eating house. While it may not suit everyone, it's a good option...
Achcharu Kade is a colourful little restaurant in Kollupitiya - good achcharu, superb rice & curry and bombai muttai ice cream.
Mamas Guest House is a decent place to stop by for rice and curry and other meals in the Galle Fort. It's cosy and you can meet Mama herself.
Mayura Hotel serves great rice and curry on banana leaves, and excellent Jaffna crab.
Peking Palace in Nawala serves up some decent Sri Lankanized Chinese cuisine at an accessible location.
ZaZa Bar at Casa Colombo is one of those bars that doesn't really get much attention. We dropped in to have a few drinks and were quite impressed.
Cloud Red is the newest and highest rooftop bar in Colomb. The view from the top is spectacular, their cocktails are good and so is the food. The...
Playtrix is the new sports bar at CR & FC, and it's a welcome change from the generic bars in Colombo. They've got more than 15 flat screen...
Good old UBG, the champion of the executive lunch buffet and the Union Place white collar chap, is no more. In its place is a lobby-bar of...
A nice, chill place for a nibble and drink after work with friends, and doesn't require you to dress up or shell out.
Perched on top of the swanky new OZO Colombo is the equally swanky ON14 Rooftop Lounge & Bar. Pool bar by day and lounge bar by night, ON14 is...
Uncomplicated, tasty food and fresh icy Lion beer in a sleepy coastal town.
One of the Negombo strip’s more popular little bar/restaurants, Serendib is right on the beach and has a regular stream of visitors. It strikes a...
The Long Bar at Water's Edge has lovely location & good food, but mediocre drinks & service.
House of Lonali is an ethical local brand owned by Lonali Rodrigo. They feature some unique and fresh designs.
Chatham is a luxury watch boutique that offers some of the most prestigious watch brands in the world including Omega, IWC and...
Mondy is a popular shop for quality Women's office wear. They also do a pretty decent collection of shoes and accessories.
Aussie Swim Store is a pretty cool place to drop by if you are into designer-made beachwear. Be it resort wear, sun hats and beach bags they have it...
Cheeseland Inc. is a company that brings down specialty cheeses from Holand. We dropped in to see what they had on offer and to try out some of...
MINI Opened up their very first showroom in Sri Lanka a few months back. We dropped in to have a look at their latest offerings and their pretty cool.
House Of Wines is a new place down Flower Road which focuses only on wine and champagne. They have a thoughtful and well-curated selection of wines with...
Kaymu.lk is an online store that sells everything from electronics, to shoes, to jewellery. Be wary, it's full of fake branded products.
Probably Sri Lanka's proudest monument. The huge rock is worth a climb for any visitor.
The Moon Bastion (part of the Galle Fort) is the best place to catch the sunset.
The All Saints' Church is a striking feature at the Galle Fort with its gothic columns and roof.
The Meeran Mosque in Galle Fort is beautiful on the inside with stained glass and lovely tiles on the floors.
There are a lot of reasons to be at the Galle Fort rampart - from the super view of the sea and corals, to the snake charmers and guys who dive off...
The Bellanwila Raja Maha Vihara is a popular temple just outside of Colombo (Boralesgamuwa). The bodhi-tree on the temple premises is one of the...
The Angurukaramulla Temple is an awesome 300+ year old temple in Negombo. It's got an epic dragon's mouth entrance and also the ruins of a historic...
The YAMU office is a big A/Ced room full of reasonably nice, kind of weird people. The food appears almost once a week and the ambience is interesting....
Check out the amazeballs portrait-graffiti in Slave Island by French artist C215.
Hotel J is a Jetwing budget hotel in Negombo - the rooms are comfy and the theme is pleasant.
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...
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.
906 is the name of a Taru Villa in Hikkaduwa - they've also got similarly beautiful holiday-getaways in Bentota and Colombo. 906 is a very comfy, private...
OZO is a hotel that's just popped up on Marine Drive in Bambalapitiya, quite popular for having the highest bar in the city (ON14).
Just 30 minutes away, Reef's Edge is the perfect weekend getaway or extended lunch for the city-worn Colombo dweller. It's got a great...
Fits' Margosa in Chunnakam, Jaffna is an elegant refurbished 19th Century mansion about 9km away from the main town, and possibly one of the only...
For a boutique experience without being completely isolated, this is a great spot. Lovely villa within 15 minutes of Galle, Thalpe and Una and about an...
If you don't already know, Hambantota is on the news and it isn't good news that's coming from over there.
The Animal Welfare & Protection Association has got an animal shelter in Dehiwala full of cats and dogs who need homes and help.
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...
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.
Thusare Talking Hands...
Are you one of those people who would like to pick up stray dogs off the streets and take them all home? YAMU met a bunch of people like...
We've basically changed everything about YAMU and right now it's full of bugs. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you'll bear with us as we...
a good place for dining in battaramulla
A good salon
Groomin kit to buy
Details of 31st night parties.
GOOD PLACE FOR DINE IN HAPUTHALE
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Fixed dem. Thanks ML
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I am in disbelief reading some of the reviews street food customers have made. The popular positive review is that the food is tasty. One must remember...
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i think he meant the Burger's King in malay street. Not Burger King the franchise.
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Charcoal Gallery Cafe's terrace.
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Service was very bad, food is not up to the expectation. I will never go there again
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