The Central Point is a completely refurbished building behind Dutch Hospital, run by the Central Bank. It's a beautiful space which now houses a money museum and a cafe.
A lean luxury spot in Ahangama
Colombo Fort Cafe is a Harpo's run restaurant located in the popular Dutch Hospital shopping complex, serving up delicious pizzas, pastas and burgers.
Completed in 1924, the oldest and longest iron bridge in Sri Lanka now lies unused next to a new bridge that opened this year in March. The Kallady Bridge is also known for being an ideal location…
Shirohana is a popular chain of flower shops that's been around since 1983 - it's one of our favourite flower shops in the city though they're pretty expensive.
FLOW is a restaurant at the Hilton Residences that serves up a variety of international and local cuisines.
A pop up restaurant that is solely dedicated to serving up bao in Colombo.
Mango Tree is a hugely popular Indian restaurant on Dharmapala Mawatha, serving mainly North Indian cuisine. The food is very rich, and quite good.
Here's your go-to place in Negombo if you are craving a slice or two of Italian thin-crust pizza.
SaBaBa's is basically the only place on Whiskey Point. It's run by Mambo's brother and is pretty chill. It's underground (no website/Facebook/etc), but if you show up they'll serve you.
Chill with amazing tasteful bites & beer. But management is a question.
One of the best views anywhere in the city or the region, in an incredibly under-rated colonial property.
A great place to grab some good rice and curry, along with a killer fish curry.
A healthy lunch service option that's as good as it could possibly get.
Started by Cherine Amarasinghe and her husband Karu, Cherine’s Quench caters bottles of delicious icy beverages – ice coffee, naarang juice, and gingerbeer. Using all natural ingredients and bottled daily,…
Il Gelato at Uptown Kandy is a good place to end a tiresome shopping day, with some delicious, super quality ice cream.
Lunu Ambula, on Thimbirigasyaya Road, is a buth kade with a rustic feel. Some are decent, others are outstanding.
Cake Whisperer is yet another good Colombo home-baker. They do simple, sweet cupcakes mostly - some of the best butter-cream frosting ones we've had.
The Gallery Cafe is one of those perpetually hip spots in Colombo. The ambience is one of a kind and the food is consistently good, but it will leave a dent in your wallet.
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…
On the side of Baseline Road in Narahenpita there's a wall mural depicting hell/the underworld and all the terrible torments that await (beheadings, eye pokings, punching in the stomach). If you're stopped…
Shop for all your favorite candy in one place.
The early 17th Century Jaffna Fort was built by the Portuguese, expanded by the Dutch, and destroyed by human aggression. Visit the ruins - a testament to architectural prowess and sheer brutality.
Il Ponte at Hilton is one of the older Italian restaurants in Colombo. It may not be as popular as it was back in the day, but their Italian fare is pretty solid all-round.