Colombo's biggest department store's upscale food court area
The Tommy Hilfiger store at the Arcade has got a decent selection for mostly men - great quality, big prices, and a wide range of plaid shirts.
A little Italian restaurant off the coast of Mirissa.
Good ambience, decent food, over-rated chili paste. Okay value for groups.
Little Star is a not-so-little bakery in Mount Lavinia with a reputation for their Sri Lankan sweets
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.
A pricey pub "hidden" behind a flower shop.
Jade Dragon is an Asian fusion restaurant that offers an impressive spread of option from you to choose from, located on the ground floor of the Sunhill Hotel building.
The RePubLk has come through steadily since they opened a few years go. The quality of their food and drinks have managed to stay the same, but somehow they aren't as great as they used to be.
A premium patisserie with a range of super interesting desserts and short-eats.
E-Cafe has a nineties - early 2000s vibe going on, burgers, desserts, coffee, drinks, and bready stuff. All of them pretty good.
The first-ever Friends themed cafe in Colombo.
(Reopened) Gloria Jean's has made a comeback despite the scandals surrounding their local franchises. They're at Horton Place now where the old Barista used to be, a few steps across the road from Coffee…
The Java Lounge has spawned yet another coffeeshop at Colombo 01. They still serve the same items from their menu and nothing much has changed except for the great new location.
The Barnesbury is another cafe in Colombo. They've got a lovely garden out back, interesting London themed decor and they do an ordinary range of generic Western dishes.
Loon Tao, roughly meaning "Way of the Dragon" has lost its claim as a top contender in the Chinese restaurant racket.
A well run Burger King franchise with a nice location (second floor balcony) in Colpetty. They also have interesting local options like spicy chicken and rice now.
Sri Vihar (formerly known as Shanthi Vihar) is a well-known vegetarian Indian restaurant located at the Thummulla Junction. Veering towards the south Indian side of things, they offer the standard selection…
Sandwich Factory does a filling take on western diner favorites.
Located down Allan Avenue, Dehiwala, Habibiz Sri Lanka is a fairly new multi cuisine restaurant that's buzzing with customers.
The new Kaema Sutra, moved from its previous premises in Arcade Independence to the plush Shangri La, still serves decent-ish food at high prices
Kitchen 06 serves up some good kottu, and rice and curry. We loved their Mix kottu.
A tiny burger joint that does okay burgers.
A one-stop shop on the way to/from airport or to your getaway.