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Udumbara JU Caterers

4, Jayaratne Mawatha, Colombo 05

JU Caterers is an awesome rice & curry place - they combine tasteful ambience with bath kade prices.

Hulftsdorp Streetfood

Abdul Hameed Street, between Quarry Road and Oilman's Street

A street with a wide variety of food in the center of industrial Colombo. Find everything from mutton brain curry to devilled cuttlefish eggs.

Nordic House (Hikkaduwa)

339 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa

Really tasty burgers, but not cheap.

The Barefoot Cafe

8th Lane (off Galle Road), Colombo 3

Barefoot Cafe is the best place to hang out in Colombo. It's a chilled place to meet or make friends, see art, hear music, eat good food and drink affordable beer.

Min Han

14, Deanstone Place, Colombo 03

Min Han (or Ming Han) is one of our favorite Chinese restaurants. It's cheap, super tasty and the waiter Wijapayala orders for you.

Schakasz

56, Stratford Avenue, Colombo 6

Schakasz is a little cafe in Kirulapone exclusively for desserts. They've got everything from creme brulee to chocolate ganache cake, in large portions.

Jetwing Yala

Tissamaharama, Yala

Jetwing Yala is a geat place to stay over at when you're visiting Sri Lanka's wildlife central - huge pool, great views and a unique luxury-outdoors concept.

Poonie's Kitchen

63, Pedlars Street, Fort, Galle

Poonie's Kitchen is a wonderful hidden oasis in the Galle Fort. They serve high quality desserts and deliciously prepared dishes at surprisingly good prices.

Simply Strawberries By Jagro

131, Vijaya Kumaratunge Mawatha, Colombo 5

Simply Strawberries by Jagro is a great place for sugary, strawberry-centric desserts that are huge in portion size and high in quality.

Isso

No. 02 Sulaiman Terrace, Colombo 05

Isso deals with isso. Curried isso, tossed isso, isso with roast paan, and isso with bathala chips. Yes.

Sits

25/3, Kalinga Mawatha, Colombo 5

Sits has been our favourite cake baker for a while. Her chocolate and red velvet cupcakes are some of the best in town.

The Bread Company (German Artisan Bakers)

461, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5

The Bread Company does excellent breads, sausages, pickles and more, and they do some of the best sandwiches in the city and a good breakfast if you want to dine in.

Tang Dynasty

75, Dickmans Road, Colombo 05

Tang Dynasty is one of the most authentic ones we've been to, the interior is amazing and the food is top notch.

Dottie's English Tea Room

95 Rosmead Place, Colombo 07

Dottie's is a charming English tea room serving up tea, fry-ups, and desserts on intricately delicate china and lace with a side of great service.

Oshella – Homemade Goodness

Delivery

Oshella is a home cook who specializes in chocolatey desserts. Literally everything we tried was excellent, but her eclairs in particular were the best we've had in Colombo.

English Cake Company

Diyatha Uyana, Battaramulla

The English Cake Company makes some amazing sweets and savories. It's run by a home baker and her family and they make really tasty sweets like brownies, lemon and blueberry cake, passion…

Ambrosia

2A, Turnour Road, Colombo 08

Ambrosia does baked goodies, but they're not a home baker. They're a company, but the stuff we had was made by a very skilled hand and given the special attention that only home bakers are known to…

Curry Pot

314/1/A, Kollupitiya Road, Marine Drive, Colombo

A buth kadey down Marine Drive in Colpetty. Quite popular, quite good.

Cookies & You

73/A Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3

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.

Calorie Counter

61, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05

Calorie Counter with its emphasis on healthy eating was one of the best new additions to Colombo's restaurant scene in 2015. Now they've gone a step further and introduced a pretty comprehensive…

Mayura Hotel

46, Sri Kathiresan Street, Pettah

Mayura Hotel serves great rice and curry on banana leaves, and excellent Jaffna crab.

Nihonbashi (ODEL)

ODEL, 5 Alexandra Place, Colombo 7

Nihonbashi is one of our most famous restaurants - they serve the best sushi in the city, fact. This is the place for Japanese fine cuisine.

Mabroc Bubble Tea

Mabroc Bubble Tea, Liberty Plaza Food Court, Duplication Road, Colombo 03.

Great bubble tea, plenty of flavours, and super value for money.

Giovanni's

145, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 5

Giovanni's is a little Italian pizza place run by a chef who uses his own recipes, and serves fresh from a clay oven.