Pettah is Colombo's biggest, most functional market space. It's loud, crowded and infinitely full of interesting and useful things - it's one of those places you either love or you hate.
A cozy bistro serving excellent coffee and multi-cuisine comfort food.
Upali's does affordable and tasty Sri Lankan food.
Krua Thai is a brand new street food joint at Galle Road. Although they claim they're a street food type place, they've got a nice seating area and whatnot. We loved it!
Dinemore's never struck me as an exceptional place. I've always enjoyed the food and found it tasty, but it's not the kind of place I'd actively choose to go to – it was more of an oh it's just round…
Chopsticks is another spot that we love. It's quiet, unassuming and dishes up some bomb Sino-Lankan food fare.
A charming little sandwich bar owned by the loveliest couple with delicious food.
Hebrew's Cafe is the newest entrant into CMB's cafe scene. They serve breakfast all day in addition to a range of sandwiches as well as coffee and smoothies.
Royal Burger is a very reliable stop on Havelock Road for cheese dripping, affordable burgers and subs. It's a popular lunch option among the RI students in the neighborhood.
Nice, cosy café with nice, recycled furniture and a shaded terrace.
The old classic at a brand new spot.
As the name suggests, Peri Peri Kukula specialises in spicy flame-grilled chicken along with some tasty sides.
Sugarcube is the newest cafe to grace Duplication Road. With its cutesy and warm ambience, it was an instant favourite!
Authentic and affordable food, complete with a chef who knows his dishes.
&Co is a new pub and restaurant tucked in the Steuart Hotel behind Dutch Hospital. They serve up good, hefty pub fare in a spacious setting.
The Black Cat Café serves up amazing sandwiches, coffee, and fresh fruit juices. They're also a B+B.
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.
Serves coffee, frappes, shakes, and a bunch of baked goodies.
Cafe On The 5th has been a local favourite for years, serving tasty food in a comfortable al fresco style atmosphere. Their quality has taken a nose-dive recently, though.
Kami Maki is a Japanese fusion restaurant in Bamabalapitiya. While it's not the most authentic Japanese in town, they do offer some interesting fusion dishes.
Escape Colombo is a live 'escape' experience. You can take a bunch of people with you, get locked in a room and try your best to solve the clues and make it out before the timer runs out.
The newly opened Cakes and Bakes Café has been creating some hype so we wanted to see if the new restaurant would also have the potential to succeed in the future.
With a great setting, decor and beautiful presentation, Chapter one disappoints when it comes down to execution.
Bangladesh's favourite Burger joint is now available in Sri Lanka. The burgers are tasty and we love it.