The Bread Company is a great place for freshly baked bread, a wide range of fresh meat cuts, and meals like sandwiches and hotdogs.
Cafe Shaze is another one of Colombo's many cafe-restaurant-lounges. They serve the usual Western dishes, mocktails and coffees - the food is alright and it's pretty much on par with other cafes.
Bubbly stuff and paninis and desserts.
The newest addition to the Lavinia Restaurant now serves Chinese, Indian and Sri Lankan food.
Saraswathie Lodge is another pure-veg South Indian spot on Galle Rd in Bambalapitiya. The ambience isn't as charming as nearby Greenlands Hotel but the thosai is marginally better.
Giovanni's is a little Italian pizza place run by a chef who uses his own recipes, and serves fresh from a clay oven.
A food truck serving quality kottus using locally sourced ingredients and Lankan inspired flavours.
Fazly's Halal Refreshment is one of Colombo's most popular streetside haunts, known for their delicious, mayo dripping, affordable fare.
Cheers at Cinnamon Grand has been a mainstay in Colombo's pub scene for a while now. The food sticks to the usual English Pub food, and they do a satisfying job with it though the service was pretty…
Gelato down Pedlar's Street
KIKU is now a cult favourite cafe, well loved for their tightly curated ambience.
Carnival is a Sri Lankan institution, serving not great but cheap ice cream in an accessible and interesting location.
Located few blocks away from the Casino on Marine Drive, MacMart Shoppers Store is a true Ali Baba's cave for the sugar addicts out there.
Dynasty is a fine dine restaurant in the Grand Monarch Hotel.
Dilmah's charming tea lounge in the shadow of Dutch Hospital is still going strong, with a range of hot and cold teas and little and large bites.
Lounge 171 is the coffee house of the popular One Seven One Restaurant at Maharagama. They've got great food, good coffee and the nicest ambience.
If you're looking for a different Christmas gift this season, why not some milk toffee from Nandi's.
Simply Strawberries makes wonderful desserts and their new outlet on Dharmapala Mawatha serves the same products in a more central and less busy location. Win.
Blue Tan is one of the restaurants in Heritance Negombo, a gigantic new luxury hotel along Poruthota Road.
A home cook that dedicates herself to serving up lamprais and nasi lemak.
Started off as a humble food truck, Street Burger now has a nice spot down Marine Drive, along with ample parking space.
Golden Dragon is the completely redone Taj take on Chinese cuisine. It has a stellar ambience and good food.
Chutneys serves good South Indian fare, with a menu neatly divided between the four Southern states' vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. The food is quite authentic, with brilliant quality…
Skrumptious has introduced a new flavour to their lineup of brownies. We tried it, and it's pretty darn great.