Cakes & Things by Windya is a home baker in Mount Lavinia. Her specialty is theme cakes, but her cupcakes and brownies are pretty great as well.
Mayura Hotel serves great rice and curry on banana leaves, and excellent Jaffna crab.
Mamas Guest House is a decent place to stop by for rice and curry and other meals in the Galle Fort. It's cosy and you can meet Mama herself.
Peking Palace in Nawala serves up some decent Sri Lankanized Chinese cuisine at an accessible location.
Their coconut chutney lifts to high heavens an otherwise mediocre array of South Indian staples.
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.…
A Minute By Tuk is a little eatery in the Galle Dutch Hospital. The ambience is cool since it's up on a deck, but the food is pricey and just okay.
The Hammock Cafe in the Galle Dutch Hospital has a great location and cool seating, but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre.
Mithuro Cafe does good rice and curry for cheap, and we especially love their 'chicken pieces' rotti.
China Town is a little restaurant on Marine Drive that serves big sloppy portions of spicy Sri Lankan-Chinese and even some Indian.
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…
The Sweeter Side is another home baker - the prices are fine, the cakes are a bit bread-texture, we like the fudge brownies.
We dropped in at the Java Lounge in Bambalapitiya the other day, and it's actually pretty good. They've got an accessible location, good coffee and some awesome desserts.
Hotel J is a Jetwing budget hotel in Negombo - the rooms are comfy and the theme is pleasant.
CuppaCrème is a home baker who is amazing at choc biscuit pudding and red velvet cupcakes.
Prego is an Italian restaurant in Negombo. Although the prices are high, the food is quite authentic and the ambience is chilled out.
Frozen is a 'gourmet' ice cream place at Urban Kitchen. The prices are fine and they've got some interesting options on their menu.
Giovanni's is a little Italian pizza place run by a chef who uses his own recipes, and serves fresh from a clay oven.
Buth Amma's Buth Kade is a hole-in-the-wall rice and curry spot in Bamba, run out of a family home for 68 years.
Bilal Hotel is a little kade on Bamba's Galle Road that serves kottu, fried rice, biriyani and the likes. The prices are low and the kottu is super cheesey.
Arthur's pizza is now a pub, too. They do their own take on localised pizza.
Good Market isn't just once a week anymore. Besides at Diyatha Uyana (Thursdays) and Racecourse (Saturdays), you can now get Good Market's fresh, organic food straight from local vendors, on Lakpahana…
The Weras Ganga park is a cool outdoors food-court in Bellanwila, one of many affordable hangout spots popping up in Colombo lately. The food is good, the range is wide, and if the weather is cool the Weras…
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…