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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.

The Cricket Club Cafe

12, Flower Road, Colombo 03

The old classic at a brand new spot.

Fruit Corridor

337A, Galle Road, Mount Lavinia.

Tiny fruit juice parlor at Mount Lavinia that serves juices for a very cheap price. They use the fresh produce of Ebagawa Estate.

Palmyrah (Hotel Renuka)

328, Hotel Renuka, Galle Road, Colombo 3

Palmyrah has long been one of the best places in the city for Sri Lankan food. They've expanded well into Western and Indian too, the food is great, and it's also a comfy, quiet, chilled space to dine at.…

Mitsi's Delicacies

34A Bagatalle Road, Colombo 3

Mitsi's Cafe was one of those hidden gems we uncovered in 2013. One year down the line, the food is still good, the service is friendly and the desserts are exceptional.

SUB Station

297 A, Galle Road, 297 Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

A tiny fast food joint that serves food for a really low cost.

Dinemore (Kohuwala)

Kohuwala, Nugegoda

Sri Lanka’s favourite submarine is probably that at Dinemore. This fast food franchise has been around for quite a while, and by the looks of it they’ve expanded and opened up many…

Yacht Cabin - Global Towers Hotel

Global Towers Hotel, 11, Station Avenue, Marine Drive, Wellawatta, Colombo 06

A budget restaurant with fine food and nice view.

Hansa Coffee

24 Fife Road, Colombo 5

Hansa Coffee is a great place for original Hansa coffee and chocolate, and brownies. It's an affordable, cosy coffee lounge.

Shri Vani Vilas

No 258, Messenger Street, Colombo 12

This saivar kade does some killer dishes and has earned street cred for being the best in Colombo.

Juiceez (Battaramulla)

No 289/C Pannipitiya Road, Pelawatta, Battaramulla,

It was my first time stepping into Juiceez in Battaramulla, or any of their branches for that matter. I was expecting nothing more than just a cash counter and a little stall serving juice - like…

Lavinia Bakers

No. 04, Pannipitiya Road, Battaramulla

The newest addition to the Lavinia Restaurant, now serves Indian and Sri Lankan food.

Adma Agro

Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway, Nuwara Eliya

Adma Agro in Nuwara Eliya is well known for their fresh strawberries and strawberry products. The store itself isn't in the best shape, but thankfully their desserts are still pretty tasty.

Cafe Shaze

65, Thimbirigasaya, Colombo 5

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.

The Spectrum

282, R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03

The Spectrum, formerly known as the Coco Fresh Bar, is a small waffle bar at the Liberty Arcade. The waffles are quite ordinary but they do a solid Milo shake.

Vivace (The Fab)

196, Castle Street, Colombo 08

Vivace is a new, relatively unknown coffee lounge by The Fab. They've got a chic space but both the food and drinks were underwhelming.

Yumi Cake

16, Flower Road, Colombo 03

Yumi Cake is a cute little restaurant that serves awesome desserts - chocolate fudge lovers, this is your haven.

Liberty Plaza Food Court

Basement, Liberty Plaza, R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03

Located at the basement of Liberty Plaza, the food court houses restaurants catering to different cuisines.

Lil' Orbits (Majestic City)

Galle Road, Colombo 04

Lil' Orbits is an awesome place to go to for your sugar cravings. The prices are alright and the chocolate sauce is gold.


32, Kinross Avenue, Marine Drive, Colombo 6.

Right on Marine Drive, Marrybrown is a cheaper option for fried chicken and burgers. They're generous with their mayo, and their chicken is all about the crispy skin.

Coffee Lounge

No. 23/2, Ramakrishna Road, Wellawatta, Colombo 06

An average, tiny coffee place down Ramakrishna Road, Wellawatta.

The Stairway

53, Church Street, Galle Fort, Galle

An attic converted into a cafe, The Stairway is a new spot in the Fort run by a resident. Good rice and curry.

Bombay Sweet Park (Bambalapitiya)

225, Visakha Road (at the Galle Road end), Galle Road, Colombo 04

Bombay Sweet Park is a small easily accessible shop in Bamba that does very good samosas and milkshakes - they've also got sweets and rice and curry.

Baskin Robbins (Galle Road)

362, Galle Road, Colombo 03

From what we experienced, the Baskin Robbins on Galle Road is run-down and not a good value for money. They managed to disappoint us in pretty much every department, while charging us Rs. 1400 for…