Meat & Co. is a home cook who grills some decent steaks at very reasonable prices
A lawyer's chambers turned Moroccan/Italian restaurant, they do their own take on moussaka, hummus and baba ghanoush.
An attic converted into a cafe, The Stairway is a new spot in the Fort run by a resident. Good rice and curry.
Having been around since 2002, Barista is one of the first coffee shops to have popped up in Colombo.
Sushi Kai is one of the more reliable options for sushi. Their Okonomiyaki is fantastic.
Elite's been around Colombo for years, but now they've expanded their service to Wattala as well. They serve Chindian (Chinese and Indian) food.
They have okay-ish food, and have an Arabian-Nights-esque deco going on, but have room for vast improvement.
The longstanding 88 Chinese Restaurant has opened up a branch in Dehiwela, serving most items except for all pork dishes.
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.
Shri Vani Vilas is pretty much an iconic landmark situated in Lafeer Mawatha, Messenger Street. Aside from holding the title of Dosa King, they also have a stellar menu that's chock full of delicious…
Serving up waffles out of a food truck, Bencita On Wheels is a convenient take-away option if you travel through Dutugemunu Street.
Coco V at Crescat offers the same stuff as the Coco V at Ward Place, but the ambience isn't as chilled out as the other. Their signatures are coffees and cakes.
Cookies and You claims to deliver Love at First Bite, and they live up to this promise. Their baked goods taste as great as their Instagram feed looks.
Open from the crack of dawn till midnight, this is a great, clean rice-and- curry stop with quail on the menu.
B's Delights is relatively new, having started up just a couple of months ago. They do cakey brownies with interesting twists.
There's a McDonald's outside of Colombo as well.
MoMo's has an extensive menu ranging from naans to lasagna to seafood and pastas. It has a nice, comfy interior, and is a vibrant space for families.
The Cake Factory has opened a small cafe on 5th Lane that offers a slightly limited range of their cakes and desserts. The cakes were so-so, but their cheesecake was the real winner.
CocoCeylon is a mysterious business that we spotted only on Instagram. They offer overpriced smoothies and chia puddings.
Royal Burger is a very reliable stop on Havelock Road for cheese dripping, affordable burgers and subs. It's a popular lunch option among the RI students in the neighborhood.
Sea Fish is a restaurant that's been around since the '70s, and its dining space still features music and lights from that era. Their seafood is however good, and they also do seafood BBQs in their…
The Gardenia is Hotel Ramada's main restaurant, and they do a wide range of cuisines, from Italian to Jaffna, that are good value for money.
Family Baker is arguably the best mainstream bakery in Mount Lavinia. They've got a great selection of both savories and sweets, which have been consistently tasty time and time again.
Flavors is Galadari Hotel's Indian restaurant. Their food is actually pretty decent, but the ambience, or rather the lack of it makes you want to wrap up your meal as fast as possible.