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.
Peking Palace in Nawala serves up some decent Sri Lankanized Chinese cuisine at an accessible location.
Cafe Hula Hula near the ramparts of Galle Fort serves good kottu, tasty seafood, and - yay! - we found great eclairs here.
Dosa King has got super fluffy dosa and dynamite coconut chutney. It's right around the Kollupitiya junction.
Dairy King is a good place to stop by for ice cream - and fat chocolatey brownies - if you're in Galle Fort.
This Cuban run burger shop in Galle Fort is amazing. Some of the best burgers on the island.
The Hammock Cafe in the Galle Dutch Hospital has a great location and cool seating, but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre.
A Minute By Tuk is a little eatery in the Galle Dutch Hospital. The ambience is cool since it's up on a deck, but the food is pricey and just okay.
Foodie-Colombo is a home baker that's good at creamy chocolate frosting cupcakes, and cake popsicles.
The Travelling Food Tuk is a lunch-delivery place - the food is home-made, gourmet even, and the prices not too bad.
If you're looking for a clean, charming and authentic meal in Jaffna, we highly recommend the vegetarian Malayalan Cafe.
China Town is a little restaurant on Marine Drive that serves big sloppy portions of spicy Sri Lankan-Chinese and even some Indian.
The Sweeter Side is another home baker - the prices are fine, the cakes are a bit bread-texture, we like the fudge brownies.
We dropped in at the Java Lounge in Bambalapitiya the other day, and it's actually pretty good. They've got an accessible location, good coffee...
Mithuro Cafe does good rice and curry for cheap, and we especially love their 'chicken pieces' rotti.
If you're ever in Bentota, we highly recommend Eatalian. It's part of a chain of Italian restaurants (branches in Genoa, Milan, Caserta and Prague) and...
The Sweet Tooth or TST, is a small home baker that specializes in jars full of baked goods. We tried a bunch of different jars (along with some...
Peace Villa is a little restaurant down Lewis Place, Negombo. The food was actually kind of underwhelming, but they serve a great glass of 'All...
Icebear Century Cafe is a very cool place to chill out at in Negombo - it's a quirky hangout and novelty shop in an old house.
Prego is an Italian restaurant in Negombo. The food seems quite authentic, the prices high, and the creme brulee is amaze.
Frozen is a 'gourmet' ice cream place at Urban Kitchen. The prices are fine and they've got some interesting options on their menu.
Giovanni's is a little Italian pizza place run by a chef who uses his own recipes, and serves fresh from a clay oven.
The Waffle Corporation on R.A. De Mel Mw, is a brand new cafe that specializes in recreating Belgian style waffles. They're still sorting out...
CuppaCrème is a home baker who is amazing at choc biscuit pudding and red velvet cupcakes.
Top Secret is a very cool beach hangout in Hikkaduwa. We loved the ambience and the food is good without being too pricey.
Pink Sugar is a new home baker which remixes classic flavors like Oreo, Ferrero Rocher and Irish cream.
Bath Kade, better known for its old name Bath Amma, is an awesome hole-in-the-wall rice and curry place in Bamba. It's actually somebody's own home, and...
So among all the delivery joints thankfully cropping up in Colombo for the benefit of those of us who want to eat lazily at home, Choco Luv has...