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Panino

Diyatha Uyana, Battaramulla

Panino makes excellent sandwiches. Filled with tasty ingredients, grilled, prepared with love. If you visit the Good Market each Thursday they're well worth a try. Otherwise they're a good choice…

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.

Nordic House (Hikkaduwa)

339 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa

Really tasty burgers, but not cheap.

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.

Church Street Social (The Fort Bazaar)

26, Church Street, Galle Fort

The Galle Fort's charming new boutique property

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.

No.1 Dewmini Roti Shop (Mirissa)

Udupila Road, Mirissa

Mirissa seems to love its roti, and no one does it better than No.1 Dewmini Roti Shop. It's a small, family-run restaurant that offers an impressive variety of dishes, along with some of the best…

Che Che's

24/2, 6th Lane, Nawala

Che Che's is a new home-based take-out venture specializing in Chinese dumplings and steamed buns. It may still be in its infancy, but their food is delicious and incredibly affordable. The only caveat…

English Cake Company

Diyatha Uyana, Battaramulla

The English Cake Company makes some amazing sweets and savories. It's run by a home baker and her family and they make really tasty sweets like brownies, lemon and blueberry cake, passion…

Bit Bake Bar (Arugam Bay)

Panama Road, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay

A seasonal little cafe in Pottuvil's popular strip.

The Cricket Club Cafe

12, Flower Road, Colombo 03

The old classic at a brand new spot.

Giovanni's

145, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5

Giovanni's is a little Italian pizza place run by a chef who uses his own recipes, and serves fresh from a clay oven.

Calorie Counter (Pelawatta)

410, Pannipitiya Road, Pelawatta

Calorie Counter's now in Pelawatta and with it they've introduced a bunch of new healthy dishes and desserts.

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.

Jeewa's Polos and Kuma's Natural Foods

Nuga Tree Car Park, Colombo Racecourse, Colombo 07

Jeewa's is a great place at the Good Market to have some proper Sri Lankan wraps, roast paan or roti, for cheap.

Dumplings.lk (Home Baker)

Dumplings.lk is run by a Ukrainian home baker. We decided to try their Ukrainian-style Chicken Dumplings.

Dinemore

60A Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3

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…

Chana's

50, W.A. Silva Mawatha, Colombo 06

Chana's has been gaining popularity for sometime now and it's easy to see why. They do a pretty good take on North Indian cuisine and their biriyani is one of the best in town.

Rizwan's Wade Cart (Trinco)

Dockyards Road, Trincomalee

On the corner of Dockyard's and St. Mary's (depending) Rizwan runs a good wade cart. He's got manioc chips, fried garlic, and those little wade balls. He's a nice guy, the food is fresh and…

Earl’s Passikudah

103, Pasikudah road, Kalkudah

The warm reception we received on arriving at Earl's was an early indication of how good a time we were going to have there. Only a short walk away from Passikudah beach, this friendly and…

B-Leaf

217, Colombo - Horana Road, Boralesgamuwa.

Probably the best buth kade you'll find around Boralesgamuwa.

Lords (Negombo)

80, Poruthota Road, Negombo

One of Negombo's long term dining institutions.