Fantastic dodgy bar in Borella.
Smokestacks does some great slow-cooked meat.
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.
A chilled out place in the heart of Colombo for a nibble and drink after work with friends, which doesn't require you to dress up or shell out serious dough.
Jalanka is a small Japanese supermarket in Colombo 8. They have a lot of good and reasonably priced sauces, noodles and imported Japanese items.
The Tamil Union is one of our older, more interesting clubs with a strong and loving relationship to Sri Lanka cricket. Existing before even our grandparents were born - since 1899 - the…
A home-based venture specialised in Hummus.
The EAP is a low-key, relaxed place for a tipple. It's near the Borella junction.
This is really a wonderful place for a late afternoon stroll, and it's so busy and well alive with activity that even the most squeamish or superstitious Colombar could hardly be afraid to wander in.
Round Island is a new restaurant that serves some kickass Modha (AKA Barramundi/Asian Sea Bass) dishes!
Basically a place to have tea with a sweet Japanese auntie. They also sell well-chosen tea leaves. No food unless she gives you a biscuit.
August By Mama Aida’s is the newest addition to Colombo’s Middle Eastern restaurant repertoire. With authentic dishes, exceptional service and a chic, relaxing setting, August looks like it’s here…
Odara Caterers is an awesome rice & curry place which they combines tasteful ambiance with bath kade prices.
ඒ දවස් වල අපි ආරියබවන් එකෙන් බූන්දි 100කුත් අරන් කෙලින්ම යන්නෙ මැගසින් රෝඩ් පැත්තට.…
The new House Of Fashions is kind of amazing, though the goods (mainly clothing) they sell remains generally mediocre.
When Gonuts with Donuts started off they were all the craze. Now many years down the line, the hype has died down, their prices have gone up, but they're still pretty decent.
Apart from its pool, Otter's strikes this delightful yet confusing mix between being simultaneously family-friendly and being a good place for chaps after work to put a manly arrack session.
Wasi.lk has quite a few established online stores to contend with, but they have a simple and easy site, and efficient, dedicated service on their side. We do hope they can extend their products a…
So the Sri Lankan Air Force runs a salon in Borella. Yep, sounds cool and weird, but it's actually quite ordinary - they do haircuts, styling, facials, manicures, pedicures, massages and wedding stuff.…
Divine at Borella serves up some ok-ish savoury items for an affordable price tag.
The Fab Cafe, the coffee lounge by The Fab is relatively unknown cafe down Castle street. They've got a chic space and some great Hot chocolate.
Ambrosia does baked goodies, but they're not a home baker. They're a company, but the stuff we had was made by a very skilled hand and given the special attention that only home bakers are known to…
Mama Aida's is good home cooked Middle Eastern food, but also rather expensive, and only really makes sense for groups of more than six.
If you're ever at the Borella junction (Baseline and Cotta Road) you'll see the stairs leading down. These steps lead pedestrians under and across the road and have, over time, became home to a fair…