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5/5

Barefoot (Galle Road)

704 Galle Road, Colombo 3

  • Call 0112589305
  • Open 10 AM to 7 PM (Monday to Saturday), 11 AM to 5 PM (Sunday)


Expect to drop a small fortune of you plan on purchasing some Barefoot apparel. But as the old adage goes “You pay for what you get.” and what you get is very special. There are stories of people who still have their first Barefoot sarong from 30+ years ago and live in Iceland. The far dynasty that this brand has created is staggering.



I always feel like I’ve walked into the coolest joint in Colombo every time I walk into Barefoot.

The café/bar restaurant is always full of creative types that make me feel at home as I take out my laptop and pretend that Facebook is some “important work” that I have to do. The place is, chilled out, tropical but urbane and just plain cool.

To be perfectly honest, there is nothing in the Barefoot boutique that I would buy, well not at the moment anyway. It is however an amazing place to wonder around and marvel at the design genius that is Barbara Sansoni. The shop is full of vibrancy, colour, warmth and great design. Obviously at the forefront of the premium boutique shopping the three-level boutique is abuzz with tourists looking for something unique to take home.

I love the attention to detail. The little signs, posters, pieces of history, the names of the toys and just generally appreciate the amount of thought and work that has gone into creating such a unique shopping experience. It’s a great vibe that you get in there.

The staff are not only friendly and very helpful, but they are also obviously firm believers of the Barefoot ethos. You can see quite clearly the respect they have for the products and how highly they value them.

Expect to drop a small fortune of you plan on purchasing some Barefoot apparel. But as the old adage goes “You pay for what you get.” and what you get is very special. There are stories of people who still have their first Barefoot sarong from 30+ years ago and live in Iceland. The far dynasty that this brand has created is staggering.

Definitely one of the coolest places in Colombo for shopping and chilling and you can find me at the bar eating those amazing falafel wraps and washing it down with a frosty lager (after 5 PM, obviously.)

Address

704 Galle Road, Colombo 3

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Open 10 AM to 7 PM (Monday to Saturday), 11 AM to 5 PM (Sunday)

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
5
Quality Rating
5
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
5
User Reviews
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feldallen

reserved a lunch table 4 2 @12:30. Given a cramped table by a waiter's service station half in the sun. meanwhile there were 3 tables for 4 in the shade at which one person at each table with only drinks, so reservation gets you nothing at this place unless the manager Tony is there who does things right. it was only when an all white party if 4 arrived did the staff shift one solo drinker who was Japanese and left the other one who was white to sip on wine.

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feldallen

reserved a lunch table 4 2 @12:30. Given a cramped table by a waiter's service station half in the sun. meanwhile there were 3 tables for 4 in the shade at which one person at each table with only drinks, so reservation gets you nothing at this place unless the manager Tony is there who does things right. it was only when an all white party if 4 arrived did the staff shift one solo drinker who was Japanese and left the other one who was white to sip on wine.

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