Royal Bakery is an old timer from Colombo's original bakery scene, going way back to 1906. The shorteats and cakes are still pretty good, and they've expanded to serving rice and kottu too.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
There's a McDonald's outside of Colombo as well.
B's Delights is relatively new, having started up just a couple of months ago. They do cakey brownies with interesting twists.
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.
Serving up waffles out of a food truck, Bencita On Wheels is a convenient take-away option if you travel through Dutugemunu Street.
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…
Having been around since 2002, Barista is one of the first coffee shops to have popped up in Colombo.
An attic converted into a cafe, The Stairway is a new spot in the Fort run by a resident. Good rice and curry.
A lawyer's chambers turned Moroccan/Italian restaurant, they do their own take on moussaka, hummus and baba ghanoush.
Meat & Co. is a home cook who grills some decent steaks at very reasonable prices
Beard Papa's is an international franchise which specializes in cream puffs. The first outlet opened in Japan in 1999.
Mid range conveyor belt sushi at Arpico's Urban Kitchen.
Indian Spice is a low-key Indian restaurant that shares the premises with the equally modest, yet somewhat dodgy China Town. The place may give out a slightly dicey feel, but the food actually isn't…
Solid ol' Saiva Kade in Jtown.
Sells rotti, with sliced bananas and Kandos chocolate in the middle. They also have Lassi.
Sameeha's is popular for their cheese kottu, and is one of THE places to drop into in Negombo.
Your regular Barista in a beautiful building.
A mainstream Indian restaurant that caters to an assortment of dishes, ranging from Chinese, to the odd Macaroni, quail, speciality egg dishes and submarines.
Eastern Wok is a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves Chinese, Indian and Arabian food.