The original Rio Ice Cream parlour is old and sweet- it's persisted through decades of war and strife as an integral part of the local community. It's worth a diabetic shock or two to experience that.
A pricey pub "hidden" behind a flower shop.
Located down Allan Avenue, Dehiwala, Habibiz Sri Lanka is a fairly new multi cuisine restaurant that's buzzing with customers.
Park Street Trattoria is still part of the Park Street restaurant melange. They specialise in Italian food fare.
The perfect place to spend a weekend out of town.
Just across the Kallady Bridge in Batticaloa, the Riviera serves up a good rice and curry, as well as crab and other local specialities.
Cafe Beverly is a comfortable, affordable dining space in the premises of the Beverly Street shopping complex in Rajagiriya.
The newest cafe in Cinnamon Gardens to enjoy some delicious pasta and huge slices of cheesecakes.
The international franchise Subway has come a long way since they first set up shop here. Our recent visit however, proved that Subway is now sub-par when it comes to their food.
Excellent South-East Asian cuisine in a beautiful and buzzing location.
E-Cafe has a nineties - early 2000s vibe going on, burgers, desserts, coffee, drinks, and bready stuff. All of them pretty good.
(Reopened) Gloria Jean's has made a comeback despite the scandals surrounding their local franchises. They're at Horton Place now where the old Barista used to be, a few steps across the road from Coffee…
Agra is another one of those rare fine dining Indian restaurants in Colombo. They're not cheap but we think their food is definitely worth the price.
Bubblelement is now open for service all the way in Battaramulla!
A well run Burger King franchise with a nice location (second floor balcony) in Colpetty. They also have interesting local options like spicy chicken and rice now.
Sri Vihar (formerly known as Shanthi Vihar) is a well-known vegetarian Indian restaurant located at the Thummulla Junction. Veering towards the south Indian side of things, they offer the standard selection…
It's always Friday in here.
A one-stop shop on the way to/from airport or to your getaway.
Urban Kitchen is one of the city's newer dining halls. Located right next to Arpico, the lovely, large room serves a variety of cuisines from around the globe.
Han Gook Gwan does a authentic take on Korean cuisine at a reasonable price. You'll most likely be walking away with a new found love for Korean cuisine.
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…
The VOC is a one of the best places in the city to get lamprais, and we've heard their burgers are pretty good too.
Food City down Park Road has a convenient location, but tends to get crowded sometimes.
Damro's golden child worth 12.5bn is (almost) open to the public now. Aside from the usual boutiques and the food court they also have a 9D virtual gaming centre which sounds AWESOME. Was it? Let's see.…