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Nordic House (Hikkaduwa)

339 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa

Really tasty burgers, but not cheap.

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.

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.

Foodie Adventure

41, Malwatta Road, Nawala

Foodie Adventure is a home cook in Nawala that does take away and delivery. We tried a bunch of her stuff and pretty much all of it was amazing. Which isn't something we say often. (Home Baker) is run by a Ukrainian home baker. We decided to try their Ukrainian-style Chicken Dumplings.

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…

Alhambra (Ramada)

Ground Floor, No. 30, Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, Colombo 3

Alhambra is the Ramada Hotel's North Indian restaurant.

rare at Residence (Uga Residence)

20 Park Street, Colombo 3

Expensive, but probably the most modernist Sri Lankan cuisine you can get.

Down Town Rotti Hut (Ella)

Ella Village Inn, Down Town Rotti Hut, Ella

රසම රස උදේ කෑම, දවල් කෑම, රෑ කෑම වේලක් කන්න හරි හොඳ තේකක් නැත්නම්…

Saffron Kitchens (Hospital Street)

32 Hospital Street, Fort, Colombo 01.

A cute cafe-style buth kade that serves up some amazing rice and curry at a great price.

Steam Boat (Moratuwa)

No. 34, New Galle road, Idama, Moratuwa.

හැබැයි මම නම් කියන්නෙ සති අන්තයෙ දවසක පවුලේ උදවියත් එක්ක මොරටුවෙ ස්ටීම් බෝට්…

Navratna (Taj)

25, Taj Samudra Hotel, Galle Face Center Road, Colombo 3

Navratna, the Taj's Indian restaurant, is one of the few great places in the city for an authentic Indian dining experience.

Capital City Food Court (Badulla)

No. 05, Bank road, Badulla.

හොඳට ඉඩ කඩ තියෙන භෝජනාගාරයක ඉඳගෙන යාළුවෙක් එක්ක හරි පවුලේ උදවිය එක්ක හරි රසම රස…

Amro Vegetarian Cafe

22 Old Kesbewa Road, Nugegoda

At the point where Jambugasmulla runs into Old Kesbewa Road lies AMRO Vegetarian Cafe, a little oasis of calm amidst the noisy Nugegoda soundscape. Run by four charming aunties, AMRO serves up your basic kade…

Cafe Kumbuk

60, Horton Place, Colombo 7

Simple and healthy, Kumbuk does everything right with local, seasonal and organic ingredients.

Pelican Restaurant (Kalutara)

No. 71/1/1, Main Street, Kalutara South.

හොඳට වායු සමනය කරල තියෙන භෝජනාගාරයේ ඇතුලෙන් බාර් එකේ පිවිසුම තියෙන එක නම්…

Sanekvin Restaurant & Bar

No. 13, Galle Road, Ambalangoda.

හීනියට ලියල බැදපු කුකුල් මස් කෑලි, සොසේජස් කෑලි, තම්බපු ඉස්සො, බැදපු තෝර මාළු…

The Salad Bar

467, Parliament Road, Rajagiriya

For those looking for healthy food in Colombo, the choices are limited, but The Salad Bar in Rajagiriya is looking to change that. They're a tiny stall that offers a range of salads at affordable…


14, Reid Avenue, Colombo 7

Wonderbar is a sweet-toothed vegan's dream come true. They offer you gluten, sugar, and dairy-free desserts and smoothies,

Hotel New Amirthaa

115, Galle Road, Colombo 04

A YAMU office favourite, Amirthaa in Bamba does a mean Ghee dosa. It also serves Bonda, Jelebi and fresh milk with a dash of tea.

Cafe Francais by Pourcel

48 Park Street, Colombo 2

Cafe Francais is the only and best French restaurant in Colombo. It's expensive but really high quality dining.

Mathura Restaurant

16, Melbourne Avenue, Colombo 04

Mathura is a decent Indian vegetarian restaurant that has been around Colombo for years, but now at a new location.


155, Park Road, Colombo 5

Serving both north and south Indian thalis in addition to a la carte dishes, this all-vegetarian eatery is authentic and affordable — two adjectives we love a little more than others.