Sizzle is an experience restaurant with a great selection of meats and even decent vegetarian. Everything is served sizzling, even the drinks.
Chatz is a convenient cafe/ resto in Horton Place which you can drop by to grab a meal while having a good chat with a friend.
Ginza Hohsen is back to life in an all-new location down Galadari Hotel.
Short eats in Battaramulla? Klassy’s is King.
Bakeamazing is another one of Colombo's many, many homebakers. They sell great brownies, cookies and general sugary desserts as well as savoury bites like rolls and buns.
Colombo Fort Cafe is a Harpo's run restaurant located in the popular Dutch Hospital shopping complex, serving up delicious pizzas, pastas and burgers.
Gerard Mendis Chocolatier is a fancy chocolate manufacturer on Horton Place that also offers a range of other desserts. While they charge a premium for their bite-sized chocolates, we found very…
They do chicken biryani pretty darn good and now have crab and lamb on the menu.
A&M cupcakes is a charming little cupcake boutique located on the Galle Road, opposite Barefoot. Cupcakes are trendy, tasty little treats - good for eating and even better for instagramming.
Paradise Road Cafe is one of our favourite haunts, cocooned in a small, white, quiet space atop a lovely store full of antiques and art. The food and coffee are very good, and it's an excellent book nook.…
The Sugar Shack now has its own place for you to go get cake from.
When Gonuts with Donuts started off they were all the craze. Now many years down the line, the hype has died down, their prices have gone up, but they're still pretty decent.
Sulthan Palace (formerly Rahumania) is a great spot at the Town Hall hub to get a delicious, cheap range of biriyanis, meats and even Sri Lankanized Chinese.
Milk & Honey has impressive healthy food options, and really pleasant ambience. Also some of the best brownies in the city.
Sponge is one of the oldest bakeries in the big city, and one of the biggest. They are still going strong with a quality range of savouries and sweets, and now also lamprais and gourmet sandwiches.
It must be said that somewhere on the journey from family bakers to mega-chain standards fell. The cream buns nowadays just arent the same
Cafe Eklektik is a little courtyard canteen of sorts inside the German Cultural Center. It's good for lamprais, shorteats, fresh juices and some conversation under the trees.
Greenlands is a budget South-Indian joint that wins for nostalgia.
Bombay Sweet Centre does an excellent almond milk (Rs. 150) and beef samosa (Rs. 30). The samosa was the best I've had in the city - full of meat and gleaming green chillis, but not stomach…
The ice cream was pretty tasty. Creamy not overly synthetic- the fig flavour had the satisfying stickiness of real dried figs and while the cookies and cream didn’t taste exactly like a cookie it…
Sen Saal is another one of Colombo's quick eat places. LikeFab, they serve short eats, cakes, dessert and lamprais. Sen Saal is also a good example of the Sri Lankan love of making things more…
Sits has been our favourite cake baker for a while. Her chocolate and red velvet cupcakes are some of the best in town.
The Galle Face Hotel is one of Colombo's oldest, best known hotels, established in 1864. Over the years it's provided food and shelter to many a revered name: Yuri Gagarin, John D. Rockefeller, Prince Phillip…
The Heladiv Tea Club does a relatively affordable range of tasty waffles, sandwiches and teas at the Dutch Hospital. You can also get a decent bottle of wine here for just Rs. 2000.