Cafe Eklektik is a little courtyard canteen of sorts inside the German Cultural Center. It's good for lamprais, shorteats, fresh juices and some conversation under the trees.
One of the Negombo strip’s more popular little bar/restaurants, Serendib is right on the beach and has a regular stream of visitors. It strikes a fine balance between dodgy and nice.
Jo Jo's Place is a seaside restaurant, offering some good Sri Lankanised Chinese food, and a particularly great HBC.
A restaurant specialized in pork-based dishes.
The Java Lounge has been around for a few years now, and recently they opened their 4th branch at Colombo 07, down Barnes Place.
The Odel store near Townhall is pretty well known now, mostly to Colombo's high-end shopaholics. Their brand is a household name (if your house is in Colombo 7) and you can get top quality clothes,…
Dinemore in Wellawatte by the sea has got their signature oozing-mayo subs and burgers, with a relaxing view of the ocean.
A residential building flipped resto that serves up a decent spread of Sri Lankanised South-East Asian fare.
A very modern bistro/bar on top of the Fairway Hotel.
Gecko is a restaurant/hotel located on the highly popular main strip of Arugam Bay. They have a great seafront location with chilled out seating and good food, but the service is terrible.
Ruuk Village is a cabana resort in Kalpitiya - it's a very outdoorsy holiday place ideal for people who like camping and spending time with nature. It's by the Puttalam lagoon, a Rs. 150 tuk ride…
Cafe On The 5th has been a local favourite for years, serving tasty food in a comfortable al fresco style atmosphere. Their quality has taken a nose-dive recently, though.
The Barge has a nice ambience with a great view, but their food and drinks don't live up to that beautiful image.
Mirage Colombo's restaurant with Chef Lloyd's signature pizza, fish and chips and intercontinental fare.
Sweetberry is a small juice bar which specializes in berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc).
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A city hotel in the depths of Wattala. Rather nice place, but mediocre food and service.
I can understand the appeal of Aqua to a certain clientele. It's probably a good place for a party. The beach isn't always swimmable, but there's a nice area where you can drinks some cocktails, watch the…
Blue Tan is one of the restaurants in Heritance Negombo, a gigantic new luxury hotel along Poruthota Road.
Pedlar's Inn Cafe is a popular stop in Galle fort (and so is their Gelato opposite the cafe) - the food is alright, but mostly it's the ambience that makes this place appealing, though there are better…
Café Noir's attempt to take over Colombo's caffeine industry is slowly reaching its peak as they opened a new branch at Thimbirigasyaya. Are they good, though?
Coffee Bean's prices are still atrocious, but somehow they've managed to stay consistent with the quality of their drinks. Strange, but true.
So Mirissa's got their own Beach Wadiya (though not associated with Colombo's Wadiya). They offer a decent variety of seafood with an emphasis on the day's catch. The execution, however, was…
Machang Nawala is at Nugegoda now. After the untimely death of their Nawala branch, Machang has claimed a new spot down Stanley Thilakeratne Mawatha.