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.
Dilmah's charming tea lounge in the shadow of Dutch Hospital is still going strong, with a range of hot and cold teas and little and large bites.
Bubbly stuff and paninis and desserts.
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.
Basically a place to have tea with a sweet Japanese auntie. They also sell well-chosen tea leaves. No food unless she gives you a biscuit.
You can buy tea powder or tea leaves here, as well as sit down and have a cuppa. They've also got a small selection of pastries at times.
Tea Breeze is Mackwood's tea bar. They have decent teas, and good waffles.
Closed now. Rama's Tea House is a new... something in Battaramulla, near the Kotte Road turn-off. I saw something because it's a weird and not entirely satisfying mix of tea house and English pub.
Tea Avenue is a very cosy stop on Barnes Place to have a good cup of flavoured tea and some bready goods. The prices are good and the ambience is suited for all kinds of meetups.
Cafe Guru in Ella is a pretty spot that dishes up some good pizza, and also hosts cookery classes.
A tiny cafe in Nawam Mawatha with great chocolate milkshake.
Bowl'd is a hip, healthy fast-food joint with a fantastic ambience and even better poke bowls.
Tastea is a tiny new coffee shop down Duplication Road. They've renewed their menu so we went to check it out.
Halo Diner is a cute little resto adjoining Colombo's latest budget hostel - Bunky Monkey. They do a promising job on delivering some great Sri Lankan and Western fare.
With their carefully curated, picturesque ambience, exquisite dishes and super friendly staff, Arcadia Cafe & Restaurant is Colombo's newest hotspot.
If you're ever in Aluthgama, and find yourself looking for a place to get your daily dose of caffeine, or a juice to quench your thirst, Coffee Corner is your spot.
Cafe the Vibe is one of the most popular hangout spots in Kandy.
The Bombay Brasserie Restaurant is a brand new cafe down Leyn Baan cross street in Galle. They've got some amazing food and their biriyani makes the place worth visiting.
Located down Perahara Road, Monkeybean Cafe is the newest member in Colombo's coffee family. What we experienced here was more of a hit than a miss, except for the coffee.
Chambers is Park Street Mews's newest restaurateur. They're a quiet, classy, unassuming spot that serves up the best Tagines in all of Colombo.
One of a best place for cakes & bakes in Dehiwala. Cheap & delicious.
Vasantha Bhavan and their sister restaurant Ponnusamy have opened adjoining outlets at Narahenpita and have been running for a while now. Here's what it's like to have a meal there.
Sapphyr Lounge is Shangri-La Colombo’s official coffee stop, which resides at their lobby. It’s much more than just a cafe, with a wide array of food and drinks, combined with reasonable prices.
An al fresco dining experience with healthy, delicious meals.
Located down Allan Avenue, Dehiwala, Habibiz Sri Lanka is a fairly new multi cuisine restaurant that's buzzing with customers.
A comfortable bungalow located in the paradisaical Yala, that's made for the escapes into the wilderness and safari camping.
A beautiful cottage hotel that provides the genuine jungle experience nestled in the wilderness of Beragala.
Your ideal place to grab a quick breakfast or lunch, which is both healthy and freshly made.
A pitstop to refresh yourself with a fine cup of tea on your way to Kandy.
A small toast and coffee joint in Alfred House Garden.
Café Noir's attempt to take over Colombo's caffeine industry is slowly reaching its peak as they opened a new branch at Thimbirigasyaya. Are they good, though?
A no-brainer if you're looking for good food and relaxation away from the hubub of the busier areas of the Fort.
Shangri-La's signature restaurant, serving a range of traditional Chinese cuisine.