This is the city’s rising late-night kottu star.
If you're around the ODEL junction (Lipton Circus), right next to the Eye Hospital there's a good petti kade. You can tell because it's busy - a sure sign of promising eats.
Chopsticks is another spot that we love. It's quiet, unassuming and dishes up some bomb Sino-Lankan food fare.
Cafe On The 5th has been a local favourite for years, serving tasty food in a comfortable al fresco style atmosphere. Their quality has taken a nose-dive recently, though.
This little buth kade on Sri Saranankkara Road in Dehiwala is a hidden gem. It doesn't really have a signboard and seats only a cramped eight people, but the family running it serves up consistently tasty…
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.
Colombo's biggest department store's upscale food court area
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.
JU Caterers is an awesome rice & curry place - they combine tasteful ambience with bath kade prices.
Kyung Bok Kung at Hotel Juliana does a pretty authentic take on Korean cuisine. The setting might be slightly dubious, and the DIY style might not be for everyone, but order the right dishes and you'll…
In Negombo, where you have less ice creamy options (although an Il Gelato is opening up soon), Rio stands as a pleasure dome filled with cool, brightly coloured confections.
When Gonuts with Donuts started off they were all the craze. Now many years down the line, the hype has died down, their prices have gone up, but they're still pretty decent.
Best brownies ever.
Naniyori is good value for money. Decent dine-in at Nawala and best sushi delivery in Colombo.
What is magic corn? We're not sure where the magic part comes in, but it's basically a little snack made from steamed kernels of sweetcorn mixed together with a variety of spices, salt, pepper,…
Steam Boat provides a lovely spot for sunset and wave watching. With an elevated cement and canopy dining area as well as shaded chairs and tables on the sand, venue wise they've got it spot on. Food,…
Sulthan Palace (formerly Rahumania) is a great spot at the Town Hall hub to get a delicious, cheap range of biriyanis, meats and even Sri Lankanized Chinese.
Even without the exclusively Chinese clientele and waiting staff you'd know it was a mainland restaurant from the quality of the tofu- just softer and silkier than locally-run restaurants can achieve.
Toby's Estate in Mount Lavinia is a very cosy hangout that serves okay-food that's a little on the pricey side - this international franchise is still best known in Colombo as a coffee stop rather…
Their special is the CBP and it's really pretty special. A rich but not heavy mousse, an intense and lasting chocolate hit, a fair lug of alcohol and biscuit perfection- not too mushy not too crunchy.
Providing the city with crispy white hoppers and tongue burning katta sambol for well over 60 years, Green Cabin is one of Colombo's older, more venerable eating establishments.
Sponge is one of the oldest bakeries in the big city, and one of the biggest. They are still going strong with a quality range of savouries and sweets, and now also lamprais and gourmet sandwiches.