Twister SL does some of the best Lavash we've had.
Amanté is an MAS brand selling an excellent selection of high quality lingerie at the Colombo Racecourse.
Occupying the former Agra bar, Shimmer, the Manchester dons the mantle of the previously Indian themed space, changing pretty much nothing except its name.
Lakpahana is still a classic for traditional gifts (sarongs, demon masks, painted elephants). It's a central location and not too over-priced, especially if you dig.
As far as safe bets go, Bayleaf is right up there. Good Italian fare at not too exorbitant prices, and a rather extensive menu to choose from.
Cafe Kumbuk takes over at Urban Island.
Sulthan Palace (formerly Rahumania) is a great spot at the Town Hall hub to get a delicious, cheap range of biriyanis, meats and even Sri Lankanized Chinese.
Cajun On Wheels is a Singaporean franchise that serves good seafood, at a price.
Bubble Me opened a second branch at Maitland Crescent!
Colombo 7's newest hotel rooftop bar, at Jetwing's first ever Colombo property.
The Nelum Pokuna Art Street is Colombo's only or at least oldest 'street art' space: a long pavement stretch of paintings by local artists, opposite Viharamahadevi Park, frequented by art enthusiasts…
Wordplay and visuals aren't the only clever things at TACOCAT.
Tsing Tao is a fine dinning Chinese restaurant that strikes a good a balance between authentic and Sri Lankanized Chinese, in a chic and elegant setting.
The Nail Anatomy is a nail salon on Reid Avenue, located inside Lakpahana, just opposite the Colombo Racecourse. They offer highly professional service nail and spa services.
This delivery/take-away only place is amazing. The focus on Chinese BBQ (pork and chicken) and do it well.
Blackout Restaurant & Cafe is Colombo's first and only rugby themed cafe.
A curated and ethical Saturday market focusing on local and sustainable products and produce
Santai Colombo is a buzzing restaurant in Colombo 07, well known for their Malaysian fare.
Wan Ge Di Ya serves you delicacies from eight different countries under one roof.
Viharamahadevi Park, known earlier as Victoria Park, is Colombo's only central park. It's been done-up for quite a while now and it looks great, especially in the evenings.
Gerard Mendis Chocolatier is a fancy chocolate manufacturer on Horton Place that also offers a range of other desserts. While they charge a premium for their bite-sized chocolates, we found very…
Jeewa's is a great place at the Good Market to have some proper Sri Lankan wraps, roast paan or roti, for cheap.