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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,…

Budget Hostels In Colombo

Cheap places to stay in Colombo If you've just landed in Sri Lanka and want a cheap but comfy, efficient place to stay at while you tour the city - here's a roundup of a…

Online Reservations (Beta)

Now you can book tables online, through YAMU. Here's the places where you can do it:Upali'sBayleafClique Supper ClubPark Street Mews RestaurantColombo Fort CafeThis feature is thanks to our integration with Reztguru and we'll…

17 Indian Restaurants In Colombo

Indian restaurants are pretty much as popular as Chinese restaurants in Colombo. Sri Lankan tastebuds can't seem to get enough of either the masala, tikka and buttery naans of Northern India or the…

Hikkaduwa Sunsets

Hikkaduwa is one of Sri Lanka's best beaches, in season from November to January but beautiful throughout. Almost every day around 6 o'clock, it's a good place to catch a sunset.The main strip near…

Chinese Restaurants in Colombo

Chinese is arguably the most popular cuisine here in Colombo, which is ironic since Chinese restaurants actually outnumber proper Sri Lankan eateries. Anyway here's an (pretty long) updated list of the…

Vesak In Colombo (2015)

Vesak is almost here and it's always an exciting time in Colombo as everyone begins to prepare for it. The day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and parinibbana of the Buddha, and seeing the city…

Breakfast In Colombo

While a lot of bakeries and small kades may be open early morning, some of which we've mentioned here, most restaurants in Colombo tend to open their doors at about 10AM, so…

The Veg Roundup: 10 Vegetarian Options In Colombo

Sri Lankan restaurants are generally not all that concerned about vegetarians and vegans, save for the salad starters, but the scene is probably better than it was about a decade ago. Here's our roundup…

10 Coffee Stops In Colombo

Great coffee is very hard to find in Sri Lanka for some reason. We're better as tea-people. Still, Colombo's handful of coffee shops continue to be as popular as ever - here is a roundup of where you…

Japanese Restaurants in Colombo

Here's a round-up of pretty much all the Japanese restaurants in Colombo, along with some of our favourites Our Favs 1. Nihonbashi ODEL, 5 Alexandra Place, Colombo 7 Nihonbashi is what really put…

Food Delivery In Colombo

We're grateful for how big delivery has gotten in Colombo over the years. There are a couple of sites that make it easier, Quickee and OrderFood being at the top of the list, but…