Lounge 171 is the coffee house of the popular One Seven One Restaurant at Maharagama. They've got great food, good coffee and the nicest ambience.
Mitsi's Cafe was one of those hidden gems we uncovered in 2013. One year down the line, the food is still good, the service is friendly and the desserts are exceptional.
A great little place on Piliyandala - Horana Road serving up some delicious thin crust pizza from a wood-fired oven.
If you're looking for a different Christmas gift this season, why not some milk toffee from Nandi's.
Lunu Ambula, on Thimbirigasyaya Road, is a buth kade with a rustic feel. Some are decent, others are outstanding.
Simply Strawberries makes wonderful desserts and their new outlet on Dharmapala Mawatha serves the same products in a more central and less busy location. Win.
A smaller cousin to their Barnes Place branch, Tea Avenue Marine Drive has the same relaxed ambience, making it a great place for meeting friends and for working along Marine Drive. The tea and…
Shangri-La's signature restaurant, serving a range of traditional Chinese cuisine.
A home cook that dedicates herself to serving up lamprais and nasi lemak.
Fresh fruit juices but bad service and ambience.
Suki's Wok is one of the oldies when it comes to Chinese eateries in Colombo. Nowadays they're mostly into delivery, so we tried it, and they're okay.
Started off as a humble food truck, Street Burger now has a nice spot down Marine Drive, along with ample parking space.
Golden Dragon is the completely redone Taj take on Chinese cuisine. It has a stellar ambience and good food.
China Manor is a new hotel in Maradana with an authentic Chinese restaurant. Their crispy chicken is amazing.
The Bavarian has been around for ages, and is still hugely popular. Change can be a good thing but sometimes when you're doing something right, you should stick to it, and that's exactly what…
A cozy cafe serving breakfast all day.
Ramen Misoya is Colombo's only Japanese restaurant that specializes in miso-based ramen. They've got a small menu that they nail quite well along with a surprisingly brilliant fried rice.
Chutneys serves good South Indian fare, with a menu neatly divided between the four Southern states' vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. The food is quite authentic, with brilliant quality…
An artisanal bakery that serves up a variety of home made bread.
A cozy bistro serving excellent coffee and multi-cuisine comfort food.
Upali's does affordable and tasty Sri Lankan food.
Krua Thai is a brand new street food joint at Galle Road. Although they claim they're a street food type place, they've got a nice seating area and whatnot. We loved it!
Dinemore's never struck me as an exceptional place. I've always enjoyed the food and found it tasty, but it's not the kind of place I'd actively choose to go to – it was more of an oh it's just round…
Chopsticks is another spot that we love. It's quiet, unassuming and dishes up some bomb Sino-Lankan food fare.