After an initial hiccup, Arabian Knights has bounced back well. The food is nearly back to their former glory, and coupled with the new venue, things are looking up again.
A coffee shop with an affordable and tasty take on Sri Lankan classics, and a nice location.
Chola is a new Indian Restaurant serving some of the best Indian we have tried.
Harpo's has a new stand-alone pizza parlor in Nugegoda. Almost by default it's one of the nicer places in that town now, and it makes for faster delivery to the suburbs - from Kotte to Battaramulla.
A well-known Malaysian food franchise, PappaRich is now in Sri Lanka.
One of the icons of The Good Market since its very beginning, The Brown Bean Coffee has grown since then and has now 2 permanent outlets at the British Council and at Dialog Head Office.
They serve some super authentic Sri Lankan ice cream.
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.
A great place to cool off. Pun intended.
Simple and healthy, Kumbuk does everything right with local, seasonal and organic ingredients.
Cafe Asiana is an established affordable restaurant down Hill Street that, as the name suggests, serves Sri Lankanized Asian food - their portions are huge and their seafood is spicy and delicious.
Palmyrah has long been one of the best places in the city for Sri Lankan food. They've expanded well into Western and Indian too, the food is great, and it's also a comfy, quiet, chilled space to dine at.…
One of Sri Lanka's first vending machines, residing at Liberty Plaza.
Worth a visit for the location alone, but the menu is uninspiring.
Geek HQ is the first geek-themed restaurant in Sri Lanka. Be it comics, games, movies and the myriad of fandoms and interests or food, it is a restaurant that's geared for every kind…
This is truly a chill spot with beanbags, good food and decent WiFi.
This is the city’s rising late-night kottu star.
Maharaja Palace is one of the few fine dining Indian restaurants in Colombo. The prices are high but the portions are actually quite large now. Their food was always pretty good and it…
The Biriyani Restaurant is all the way in Armour Street, but worth a visit because their biriyani is amazing!
Easily the best French bakery in town. Their bread is fantastic!
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…
Great Wall has been around for a while now, but they're mostly known for their take out. We dropped by for lunch to see how they match up against the growing number of Chinese restaurants in Colombo.
Whight & Co is amazing for coffee. They've got Cold Drip down to a science. The food is alright, too.
Paan Paan makes great bread which turns into great sandwiches, melts. etc. It's not cheap but you're getting good, healthy value for money.