Cake Whisperer is yet another good Colombo home-baker. They do simple, sweet cupcakes mostly - some of the best butter-cream frosting ones we've had.
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.
Sugar Rush is another home-baker who makes some very nice fudgey brownies, and a great creamy lemon cake.
Sahan Agro is one of the handful of places in Colombo where you can get organic vegetables and fruits, and other natural products like bee's honey.
Dolce Italia's Skelton Road outlet is a beautiful house-turned-restaurant with a warm ambience and some stellar dessert options. Their pizza is alright, too.
Giovanni's is a little Italian pizza place run by a chef who uses his own recipes, and serves fresh from a clay oven.
Zion Fountain Cafe is a little bath kade type eatery that's on the same premises as the Zion Christian Church. They serve rice, short-eats, smoothies and cake for affordable prices, and it's actually…
Jack Tree's food is pretty tasty, if you eat here you're probably going to eat till it hurts a little to walk. It is however, pricey. Is it authentic Thai? We didn't think so, you get food here that…
The Bread Company is a great place for freshly baked bread, a wide range of fresh meat cuts, and meals like sandwiches and hotdogs.
Tang Dynasty used to be one of the most authentic Chinese restos we've been to. The interior is cosy, easy on the eyes and the food is good too.
Xilaton is a Chinese restaurant in Bambalapitiya - the service is good and so is the food. We're especially fans of their hot garlic prawns which - get this - are slathered in cheese.
Skrumptious has introduced a new flavour to their lineup of brownies. We tried it, and it's pretty darn great.
Honey Pot Salon specializes in waxing. With plenty of wax varieties, trained technicians and a chic ambience, they've managed to make hair removal less awkward and painful.
On the side of Baseline Road in Narahenpita there's a wall mural depicting hell/the underworld and all the terrible torments that await (beheadings, eye pokings, punching in the stomach). If you're stopped…
Small shops usually gain popularity for selling the same factory extras as the bigger stores, but at much lesser prices. The trick is to find a store that matches your taste in clothes. Mood, a…
The Om Space is a yoga studio located off Havelock Road, near the Royal Institute.
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.
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.
Glory Swimwear has some pretty amazing mannequins. They honestly look like they belong in another sort of store. Besides that they have all of the swimming-related stuff you could want, at high…
The Cakery used to be a resident favourite amongst the plebs at office, but they've long since dwindled in terms of service and food.
NLDB (National Livestock Development Board) has two, shall we say bigger, parlors selling milk related products.
Red Fort Restaurant is a small North Indian Restaurant on a small side road just off Baseline Road. The restaurant looks like an old abandoned house with wild grass and a kid’s playground at the front. The…
A great place to grab some good rice and curry, along with a killer pork curry.
Bakeamazing is another one of Colombo's many, many homebakers. They sell great brownies, cookies and general sugary desserts as well as savoury bites like rolls and buns.