Kinjou is one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Colombo. Their stuff is as Sri Lankanized as it gets, but it's just okay at best.
One Seven One is a well known restaurant in Maharagama for quality pastries, and rooftop dining.
Cafe Eklektik is a little courtyard canteen of sorts inside the German Cultural Center. It's good for lamprais, shorteats, fresh juices and some conversation under the trees.
This is a cute little store sitting right above Coco Veranda and Buddhi Batiks on Ward Place. It’s filled with brightly coloured beach shorts and slippers from Arugam Bay. They also have…
Artworld is an art supplies shop in Dehiwala, with affordable, quality art materials. They've got brand favourites like Faber Castell, Pentel, Camel and Acron.
A nice spot to chill with some booze, and delicious fried rice.
A restaurant of sorts at the Cargills in CCC.
ඉස් ඉස්සෙල්ලාම කියන්න එපැයි, දොර ලඟ ඉන්න පිළි ගැනීමේ නිළධාරියා හරි ලස්සන හිනාවක්…
The Java Lounge has been around for a few years now, and recently they opened their 4th branch at Colombo 07, down Barnes Place.
The Odel store near Townhall is pretty well known now, mostly to Colombo's high-end shopaholics. Their brand is a household name (if your house is in Colombo 7) and you can get top quality clothes,…
Dinemore in Wellawatte by the sea has got their signature oozing-mayo subs and burgers, with a relaxing view of the ocean.
Wonderland is an ice cream and smoothie joint in Malabe that has a huge range of stuff on their menu, and it's quite cheap too. Their smoothie glasses are tall and they've got cool flavours like Milo and…
Beard Papa's is an international franchise which specializes in cream puffs. The first outlet opened in Japan in 1999.
Java Lounge in Jawatta has become our go to spot for casual meetings or we just want to grab a quick coffee. They've got an accessible location, some surprisingly good pasta dishes and coffee that hits…
Barista is the biggest coffee shop franchise in Colombo. Though their Laksala branch is just as so-so as the others in terms of food and drinks, it's got a lovely park-like ambience.
Arpico now has a sushi stand in the middle of their Hyde Park outlet and the results are well, not bad.
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.
A very modern bistro/bar on top of the Fairway Hotel.
A food truck serving quality kottus using locally sourced ingredients and Lankan inspired flavours.
A little Sri Lankan Chinese kade does a good set menu buffet lunch.
We all know Mlesna, the go-to tea brand for gifting someone overseas or impressing a visitor. The sheer variety is also impressive - with over 100 kinds of tea, you are bound to enjoy at least one.
Tea Talk has got rooms, a restaurant and bikes for hire!
As a food, McDonald's is pretty processed and nothing special, but as an experience it still has a real place in the global psyche. Sometimes you just want McDonald's. In that case the Colpetty outlet…
Ruuk Village is a cabana resort in Kalpitiya - it's a very outdoorsy holiday place ideal for people who like camping and spending time with nature. It's by the Puttalam lagoon, a Rs. 150 tuk ride…