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.
Located on the rooftop of the building where Habibiz Sri Lanka, they serve shisha as well as some good food.
The Brown Bean Coffee has opened their 3rd permanent outlet down Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, right in front of Colombo Public Library.
Clock Inn Colombo is one of the biggest budget hostels in Colombo.
The lounge at the Movenpick lobby.
Café La Défense has a new outlet in Bambalapitiya, down Kotelawala Avenue.
The newest addition to Java Lounge roster by the Nawala RD that hopes to provide the same experience we've come to expect from the coffee house chain
A new resto in Moratuwa that serves up some excellent Asian Fusion for an unbelievably affordable price.
Heladiv Tea Club has managed their way towards a new branch down Bagatalle Road, replacing Cafè Alfresco.
A resto & pub down Marine Drive serving up decent cocktails and food.
A cute little outdoor cafe in Kohuwala serving up some fantastic Thai cuisine.
Café Shonbry serves decent homemade rice & curries with a range of cafe food for a good price.
Ayubowan, down Horton Place is a pretty fancy spot you can get your rice and curry fix.
Malaysian Way Restaurant at Racecourse is a not-so-authentic Malaysian restaurant that does some decent noodle soup.
Surfing Wombats is a vibrant hostel located in the quiet surf town of Midigama on the South Coast of Sri Lanka.
Coffee Club is a new cafe down Fife Road, that's replacing Bellissimo.
Macchiato is the in-house coffee stop of the newly opened Kandy Selection in Nugegoda.
Commons Coffee House at Hatch serves fresh coffee and meals to fuel the entrepreneur within!
A cafe in Nawala that's already (understandably) pretty popular in the area.
Starbeans Ocean Restaurant & Cafe is yet another good restaurant in Galle, offering a bunch of good food, alongside the beautiful views of the down south coastline.
A bakery in Colombo 7 with the softest bread ever.
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.