The Central Point is a completely refurbished building behind Dutch Hospital, run by the Central Bank. It's a beautiful space which now houses a money museum and a cafe.
Beach Wadiya is an old school beachside restaurant in Wellawatte. The service is fast and the food is good, but not excellent.
At the end of Main Street, Pettah, there is a forgotten museum. The Old Town Hall Museum houses a variety of very heavy memorabilia from the city's past - steam-rollers, street signs,…
Feel like dining fancy on a budget? Noodles at Cinnamon Grand is your spot.
Aroma Restaurant is one of the most popular dining spots in Wattala that offers good food for a decent price tag.
Unique pieces of art by a known artist for a few hundred dollars;
King of The Mambo in Galle Face Hotel is where you can get the authentic South American food experience in Colombo. From boozy cocktails to carefully curated dishes, it's the new king in town.
The ideal place for all your healthy snacks and other goodies. The best part, it's affordable!
One of the oldest mosques in Colombo, the Red Mosque is also an iconic landmark.
Bowl'd is a hip, healthy fast-food joint with a fantastic ambience and even better poke bowls.
A children's home for sixty underprivileged boys
With delicious food, brilliant cocktails, great service and the sheer beauty of Mount Lavinia beach, Sugar Beach provides some of the best beachside dining experiences we've ever come across.
Cafe Shaze is another one of Colombo's many cafe-restaurant-lounges. They serve the usual Western dishes, mocktails and coffees - the food is alright and it's pretty much on par with other cafes.
There's a BBQ place next to Cutting Station, guess what it's called.
The Cake Factory has opened a small cafe on 5th Lane that offers a slightly limited range of their cakes and desserts. The cakes were so-so, but their cheesecake was the real winner.
The Planetarium is one of those places in Colombo that's stayed more or less the same since 1965, give or take a bit of furniture revamping and their new website. The building still looks fantastic,…
Ace Pub is a great rooftop bar located above the Steam Boat/Naniyori restaurant building in Nawala. It's got a lovely view of the city at night and they serve reasonably priced drinks, inoffensive…
With a cozy peaceful atmosphere, it's a great place to have some coffee and get some work done.
Amirthaa is a cheap, clean, pure-veg South Indian restaurant in Bambalapitiya. The place gets pretty hectic, but the food is good.
They put chocolate on everything.
Golden Palace is hotel Sapphire's in-house Chinese Restaurant.
Curry Leaves is one of Colombo's oldest Indian restaurants, but remains mostly under the radar. Their strength lies in their biryani, but the rest of the dishes were pretty ordinary.
Zen is Zylan boutique hotel's hidden gem of a Japanese restaurant. They made a great first impression on our visit, and we love their new bento boxes.