The Yarl Eat House is perhaps Sri Lanka's best street-diner, serving spicy crab, prawns, mutton and cuttlefish along with a solid rice and curry, all for a reasonable price.
Sandwich Factory does a filling take on western diner favorites.
Nelum Kole is a rice-and-curry kade in Boralesgamuwa that provides a convenient and cost-effective lunch spread.
Thalis has kept to themselves over the years, so they're easy to miss if you're around Park road. They serve up some wonderful North and South Indian food fare, and are well worth a visit.
Indian Summer is a slightly expensive Indian restaurant, with a great ambience.
පානදුර පැත්තෙ ගියපු වෙලාවක රසම රස කෑම ටිකක් හිතේ හැටියට තෝරගෙන බඩ…
Panorama is a bar cum restaurant that we don't love as a restaurant, though we have heard good things about the bar. Come here at sunset for the view and don't be too picky about anything else.
The original Rio Ice Cream parlour is old and sweet- it's persisted through decades of war and strife as an integral part of the local community. It's worth a diabetic shock or two to experience that.
Taste of Asia is a very affordable favourite on Galle Road for hoppers and Jaffna food.
The Galle Face Hotel is one of Colombo's oldest, best known hotels, established in 1864. Over the years it's provided food and shelter to many a revered name: Yuri Gagarin, John D. Rockefeller, Prince Phillip…
Pedlar's Hostel in Galle is a great place to pick if you'd like to spend a weekend at the Fort. It's situated within close proximity to much of Galle's hotspots. Our experience here was fairly smooth.…
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.