Game Of Tomes (YAMU's Top Second-Hand Bookshops)

What is dark and full of terrors? Clearly Colombo's old bookshops. Aisha and I discovered this the hard way when I noticed a few roaches running about while we probed one staircase…

Happy Cheesecake Day: 12 Places To Get Awesome Cheesecake

Ladies and gentlemen, it is July 30th, the Day of the Cheesecake. It is a sacred day that if you ask me, should totally be a holiday for its own sake,…

Breakfast At Sugar Bistro

If you've got the morning blues, a spoonful of Sugar helps the medicine go down. With reasonably priced breakfast options* and efficient service, Sugar has quite possibly one of the best breakfasts this side of…

Breakfast at Cioconat Lounge

Cioconat Lounge does an early and decent breakfast. You'll likely find yourself paying around Rs. 650 - Rs. 1000, which isn't exactly cheap, but their stuff does have its merits.The BreakfastCioconat Lounge finds itself in a…

Breakfast at Sen Saal

Though relatively new, Sen Saal actually runs a reliable, clean chain of bakeries around Colombo. Though not as well established as Fab and Perera & Sons, Sen Saal is a force to be reckoned…

Breakfast at TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays, decorated with all the flair of an American diner, has what sounds like a great deal for breakfast. Starting at Rs. 350++ they promise breakfast and tea to shake off your weekday blues…

Breakfast at Ceylon Tea Moments

Health enthusiasts have probably heard the old adage "breakfast like a prince and dinner like a pauper." Well at Ceylon Tea Moments they tweak it a bit and let you indulge in breakfast fit…

A Quick Guide To Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is a magical place on the East Coast of Sri Lanka. It's a bit of a trek, but it's worth it, whether you're a surfer or not. As it's hosting the Red Bull…

The Hottest Buttered Cuttlefish (Top HBC for 2015)

Ah hot buttered cuttlefish, our favourite Chinese dish that isn't really Chinese at all. Last year we had Barracuda taking our top spot but the HBC scene has actually gotten a…

Arugam Bay - How To Get There (Bus, Train, Car)

Arugam Bay is a magical place, when it's in season (roughly June to September). It offers perhaps the best surfing in Sri Lanka but is also a great place for hanging out, dining, biking, etc.…

Yumi Grills BBQ

The Yumi Grills is at Yumi Cake at 40D, Glen Aber Place, Colombo 3. It goes on from 6 to 10PM. Call 11 7 323 333 to make a reservation. Yumi Cake - the gourmet cake shop…

Eating Your Way Around The World (In Colombo)

Colombo can be a cosmopolitan city, if you know where to look. The city today has many tasty examples of international cuisine, many of them served by actual foreigners. Here are a few places…

YAMU's Most Frequented (Where We Actually Eat)

These are the places the YAMU staff actually eats (on their own dime). We're not saying these are the best, these are just the places we end up going back to again and again. in no…

9 Favourite Buth Kades In Colombo

Starting out at YAMU I clamoured for a chance to review Colombo's fanciest restaurants but after a while you realize that our roadside buth kades actually have some of the best fare in town, not to mention value for money. P.S. There are countless places that do a good everyman's-staple out there, many we haven't tried, so we can't vouch for the best ones. These are just our favourites. If you've got a favourite that we haven't covered, tell us about…

Out And About In Mount: Mt. Lavinia Highlights

Mount Lavinia-  named after the Governor's mistress Lovina Aponsuwa - retains a bit of its old world charm while holding onto the bustling complexity of a concrete wilderness. While not as dense as…

Battle Of The Bakeries (16 Bakeries In Colombo)

Colombo is big on bakeries - we really love our short-eats and cakes. Almost every junction seems to have a Perera & Sons around the corner, and people are constantly looking for new…

High Tea at The Hilton

All my life I’ve avoided high teas like the plague. There’s something about being the only guy in a tea lounge full of ladies that makes you feel like an endangered animal. After…

9 Places To Have High Tea In Colombo

Considering Sri Lanka’s colonial charm it is strange that high tea is a fairly new trend here. If you’re a part of English aristocracy or just someone looking to relax with your friends…

High Tea at Mt. Lavinia Hotel

Mt. Lavinia Hotel does an excellent take on classic high tea. The price is very reasonable, the terrace setting is beautiful and pretty much every element was delicious. The High Tea When it comes to…

High Tea at Cinnammon Grand

Cinnamon grand, being the social hub that it is, has become one of the more frequented high tea spots in Colombo. Their spread is decent at best, but the fact that's it's a buffet…

Achcharu Kade Cafe Closing (But Cooking Goes On)

Achcharu Kade Cafe graduated from the Good Market to their own shop in Colpetty, but now they're shutting it down. But don't worry, they're still doing Good Market Saturdays and lunch and…

High Tea at the English Cake Company

The English Cake Company aka The Cakery has been known for their quality baked goods, but they also do what we think is one of the best value-for-money high teas in town. For Rs. 990 per…

24 Hours In Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, with its chilly climate and generally relaxing atmosphere has been a prime vacation destination for both tourists and locals alike. So here's a quick guide on where to stay, things to do and…

The Last Good Market In Battaramulla (Don't Worry)

Thursday, May 28th will be the last Thursday Good Market in Battaramulla, but fear not, it continues on Saturdays. We love the Good Market. In a city with few walkable streets and high rents,…