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.
Rio Ice Cream, a Jaffna franchise that's about forty years old (according to Raja at its Wellawatte branch), is idyllic and affordable for ice cream lovers - they're creative with flavours and mix it up…
Curry Leaves is one of Colombo's oldest Indian restaurants, but remains mostly under the radar. Their strength lies in their biryani, but the rest of the dishes were pretty ordinary.
Open from the crack of dawn till midnight, this is a great, clean rice-and- curry stop with quail on the menu.
Rocket Burger is the Galle Fort's only burger specialist. The patties are well ground and they're usually very generous with stuffing - you're going to spend Rs. 900 minimum for a burger here though.…
Chop Chop Kottu at ODEL premises does tasty, generous kottu all day.
A cute cafe down Pamankada Road that dishes out some delicious rotis in many interesting ways.
Life Food is a low key health food stall that manages to keep things healthy and fresh while not compromising on flavour.
Dinemore in Wellawatte by the sea has got their signature oozing-mayo subs and burgers, with a relaxing view of the ocean.
Taco Bell was an instant hit when they first opened up in Colombo 07, and now they’ve made their way towards a new branch down Marine Drive.
The Manhattan Fish Market has delicious seafood and ridiculously friendly stuff - it's an awesome place to dine at if you can handle the bill.
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.
Dilmah t-Lounge at the Arcade is pretty similar to their outlet in Chatham Street. The food is good, and the space is less crowded but the service isn't great.
Wokbox.lk is a tiny fast food restaurateur down De Fonseka Road. They specialise in Asian fusion food and have a cool outdoor seating area.
If you're having people over and don't want to cook or just having a family meal, we highly recommend Pot Biriyani for takeaway or delivery. It's run by a friendly family and they make…
After an initial hiccup, Arabian Knights has bounced back well. The food is nearly back to their former glory, and coupled with the new venue, things are looking up again.
A good place to grab a quick bite at Wattala.
Cafe Asiana is an established affordable restaurant down Hill Street that, as the name suggests, serves Sri Lankanized Asian food - their portions are huge and their seafood is spicy and delicious.
Maharaja Palace is one of the few fine dining Indian restaurants in Colombo. The prices are high but the portions are actually quite large now. Their food was always pretty good and it…
The Biriyani Restaurant is all the way in Armour Street, but worth a visit because their biriyani is amazing!
The grandly named New Star Hotel is a little street kade on the Galle Road of Dehiwala that serves up a mean iced milo, biriyani and kottu. It's a good stop for a cheap, tasty lunch, if you don't…
Paan Paan makes great bread which turns into great sandwiches, melts. etc. It's not cheap but you're getting good, healthy value for money.
Burger Hut; the popular family restaurant chain at Kandy has opened their newest outlet to the suburbs of Dehiwala.
It's all about that char-grilled goodness.