I am obsessed with dhal-wade. Some months ago I was lucky to be served homemade wade, and my life has never been the same since. It’s a well known fact that few restaurants compare to Sri Lankan…
Located in Uppuveli, near the third milepost, lies Isha Water Park (also known as ‘Waves’). An entrance fee of 600/ buys you a day at this perpetually deserted waterpark.
Bakeamazing is another one of Colombo's many, many homebakers. They sell great brownies, cookies and general sugary desserts as well as savoury bites like rolls and buns.
Ariyapala is not a supermarket, it's a liquor store. A pretty good one. They have perhaps the best selection of wine and a decent selection of alcohol.
Midaya is a ceramics shop with affordable cups, bowls, plates and various ceramic things.
Casadi is a beachfront outdoor restaurant located alongside Buba, serving excellent, affordable food - but sadly no booze
Mutwal's licensed Toddy Tavern is one of Colombo's few locations where you can grab a legal bowl of ra - that milky, lightly soda-flavoured coconut liquor.
Amaravathi is a non-vegetarian South Indian restaurant located on a narrow street off the Galle road, serving great thosas, thalis and one of the country's best biriyanis.
Thin crust, wood-fired pizza, with toppings like Pol Sambol. Michaelangelo is good for delivery, if you're really patient.
BreadTalk. We've been there a few times. And on every visit I'm strangely drawn to the polished, round buns, the cheesy breads, the flaky danishes - and each time, I come away disappointed - like a…
Rocco's has a good dine-in restaurant in Rajagiriya serving wood-fired pizza with a wide range of toppings.
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.
Amrith has moved to a new location. The food is still consistent and while they aren't the best in town, they're still a valid option for Indian food.
Its an unending quest for ever gooier centers and choclatier chocolate with the objective of staying ahead of the cutthroat competition.
If you’re passing through or spending some time in the second city and looking for a place to eat that isn’t Devon or the Muslim Hotel- try this.
Palmyrah has long been one of the best places in the city for Sri Lankan food. They've expanded well into Western and Indian too, the food is great, and it's also a comfy, quiet, chilled space to dine at.…
The ultimate Colombo street sweet.
Gerard Mendis Chocolatier is a fancy chocolate manufacturer on Horton Place that also offers a range of other desserts. While they charge a premium for their bite-sized chocolates, we found very…
Shailabembarama Maha Viharaya (Dodanduwa) is one the finest of the island' Southern temples. The image house has fine examples of temple murals/paintings. I got 'lost' in the image house, documenting the…
The Gallery Cafe is a Colombo institution. While the cafe/restaurant portion of the dual use space gets more attention (chocolate nemesis is its own art form) the gallery portion, which occupies the…
If you're working around Slave Island or Fort, Curry Much does a decent buth packet with better packaging.