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Hulftsdorp Streetfood

Abdul Hameed Street, between Quarry Road and Oilman's Street

A street with a wide variety of food in the center of industrial Colombo. Find everything from mutton brain curry to devilled cuttlefish eggs.

Schakasz

56, Stratford Avenue, Colombo 6

Schakasz is a little cafe in Kirulapone exclusively for desserts. They've got everything from creme brulee to chocolate ganache cake, in large portions.

Poonie's Kitchen

63, Pedlars Street, Fort, Galle

Poonie's Kitchen is a wonderful hidden oasis in the Galle Fort. They serve high quality desserts and deliciously prepared dishes at surprisingly good prices.

Simply Strawberries By Jagro

131, Vijaya Kumaratunge Mawatha, Colombo 5

Simply Strawberries by Jagro is a great place for sugary, strawberry-centric desserts that are huge in portion size and high in quality.

Cafe Chill

Wellawaya Road, Ella

This is truly a chill spot with beanbags, good food, decent WiFi and really smart and friendly staff.

FLOW (Hilton Colombo Residences)

200, Union Place, Colombo 2

FLOW is a restaurant at the Hilton Residences that serves up a variety of international and local cuisines.

Good Market (Galle)

Court Square, Galle Fort

The Good Market's foray into the historic Galle Fort.

Royal Thai (Cinnamon Lakeside)

Cinnamon Lakeside, 115 Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2

Royal Thai is a great celebratory option. With delicious food and impeccable service, it's definitely one of Colombo's reigning dining royalty.

The Grand – Espresso Bar

45, Colombo Road, Negombo

The Grand is a little coffee shop along the bustling Colombo Road in Negombo. They serve really good drinks and some killer cheesecake for very decent prices.

Dottie's English Tea Room

95 Rosmead Place, Colombo 07

Dottie's is a charming English tea room serving up tea, fry-ups, and desserts on intricately delicate china and lace with a side of great service.

Nihal's (Jetwing Lighthouse Club)

Jetwing Lighthouse, Dadella, Galle

The main restaurant at the luxe Jetwing Lighthouse Club in Galle, serving up special degustation menus and bespoke dishes.

Italian Cooking with Valentina

Camagni Ceylon, 504, R A De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03

A lovely cooking experience where you learn to make traditional Italian dishes in a stunning demo kitchen.

Bit Bake Bar (Arugam Bay)

Panama Road, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay

A seasonal little cafe in Pottuvil's popular strip.

The Fortress Resort & Spa

The Fortress Resort & Spa, Koggala, Habaraduwa, Galle

A beautiful beach front luxury resort past Galle.

THE RE.PUB.LK

57, Hospital Street, 00100 Colombo, Sri Lanka

One of Colombo's newest bars, complete with an amazing WTC view and eclectic menu.

Calorie Counter

61, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05

Calorie Counter with its emphasis on healthy eating was one of the best new additions to Colombo's restaurant scene in 2015. Now they've gone a step further and introduced a pretty comprehensive…

Slightly Chilled

29A, Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy.

Quirky name, location with a near-aerial view of the city, and great food, more people need to know about Slightly Chilled.

Mabroc Bubble Tea

Mabroc Bubble Tea, Liberty Plaza Food Court, Duplication Road, Colombo 03.

Great bubble tea, plenty of flavours, and super value for money.

The Cricket Club Cafe

12, Flower Road, Colombo 03

The old classic at a brand new spot.

Butter Boutique

No 34, 27th Lane, Colombo 03

Butter Boutique's finally got their own place and with it they've really stepped up their game. They offer wide range of cakes and desserts which were great, but what really caught us by surprise…

Black Cat Café

11, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07.

The Black Cat Café serves up amazing sandwiches, coffee, and fresh fruit juices. They're also a B+B.

BakesByBella

2nd Floor, Liberty Arcade, Colombo 03

A delicious little shop by Bakes by Bella.

Rodeo Pub

35, Poruthota Road, Negombo

A dedicated Negombo strip watering hole.

Galle Fort Hotel

28, Church Street, Galle

One of the Fort's quintessential spots for accommodation and breakfast.