De Vos Cafe (aptly named) down De Vos Avenue is a resto adjoining the newest boutique hotel in town - Talo Urban.
As far as hotel lobbies go, Kafe Kai provides a great vibe for work meetings, for anything else it's a tad too impersonal for our taste
Gelato is a new ice cream boutique at MC, managed by Roots.
A pricey pub "hidden" behind a flower shop.
Sweetberry is a small juice bar which specializes in berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc).
A Barista outlet at the bustling WTC.
They have okay-ish food, and have an Arabian-Nights-esque deco going on, but have room for vast improvement.
This is a somewhat eccentric cafe with great music, interesting decor, and somewhat mediocre food.
The cabanas thatched with coconut leaves at the Havi Restaurant make a beautiful setting that only gets more amazing as the evening lights come on. With the greenery all around you, this is a good place…
A bakery by Klassy.
Latest seafood in Colombo, specializing in crab and peppery dishes!
Brew Bar is a tiny cafe that resides inside the beautiful Zylan Luxury Villa.
A small resto that serves up Sri Lankanised Chinese fare as well as rice and curry and short eats.
Red Fort Restaurant is a small North Indian Restaurant on a small side road just off Baseline Road. The restaurant looks like an old abandoned house with wild grass and a kid’s playground at the front. The…
Serves coffee, frappes, shakes, and a bunch of baked goodies.
Blaze is Colombo City Hotel - Mount Lavinia's in-house restaurant.
Hela Buth Gedara is a cloud kitchen that's specialised in homemade rice & curries.
Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to eliminate poverty by providing secure housing.
The Dehiwala Zoo is kind of depressing if you're an animal lover, ironically, because a lot of the animals live in sad situations here. Some of the animals have wider greener spaces to live in now…
This basic buth kade serves a good rice and curry and sorta specializes in baabath (tripe - ie cow stomach).
An online fashion store for women. They've got clothes and handbags, mostly.
A home-cook specialised in panini.
When it comes to value for money, The Station is pretty difficult to beat. They tick all the right boxes with their ambience, service and food.
88 Chinese Seafood Restaurant is a long time player in the local Chinese food scene. It's incredibly popular among b0th locals and Chinese expats, and while it wasn't terrible, it didn't really live up…