Whight & Co is amazing for coffee. They've got Cold Drip down to a science. The food is alright, too.
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.
Tintagel is a historic Colombo establishment with chic design and generally good (but pricey) food at its al fresco restaurant.
Uga Bay is one of Passikudah's hotel giants, located on a vast property spanning a significant breadth of the town's broad and beautiful beach. It's a five star, so you can expect good food, comfy…
Camello is an ice cream shop in Wellawatte that used to be in Havelock Road.
Palm Villa is one of the best places to stay in Mirissa, if you can get it. Reasonable room rates, interesting rooms, swimmable beach and a reasonable distance from the main strip.
Talpe Beach Resort serves tasty, intelligent food in a beautiful location on the beach. We're calling this beach fine dining cause the food has high attention to detail and you can wear a swimsuit.
Mirissa food options are somewhat lacking. If you're craving a solid rice and curry, this is the place.
Kingfisher remains a culinary hotspot in Unawatuna, though it's not the hidden gem it used to be. It's now an extremely popular beachside restaurant serving up reliably good fare.
The old Alerics is finally back with a new location in (the also new) Liberty Arcade. It's a bit artificial, but good for a hot day's treat.
Caked is a home bakery specialising in french macarons, cupcakes and cakes. French macarons are notoriously difficult to master, but they do an excellent job.
Kash's Kitchen is a very clean restaurant and pastry shop in Ambalantota. It serves great rice and curry and short eats at affordable prices.
Upali's does affordable and tasty Sri Lankan food.
Keells Super at Crescat Mall (in the basement to be precise) is one of the most internationally patronized in the city. As such, they have one of the cities best selections of cheese,…
To quote the Notorious BIG, it looks like Softlogic is representing BK to the fullest. The Whopper tastes authentic, the service is competent and the location is well equipped and smart. The restaurant doesn't…
Kami Maki is a Japanese fusion restaurant in Bamabalapitiya. While it's not the most authentic Japanese in town, they do offer some interesting fusion dishes.
Spice Coast is well-known restaurant down Marine drive for their spread of Indian food.
Long Feng has good service, but the food just doesn't push it far enough. It's fairly average Chinese, and within this hotel it should be more.
The Wallawwa is one of the nicest hotels near the airport. It's an elegant family house converted into an excellent boutique hotel. What sets it apart is the proactive staff and the fact that it's…
It's not cheap or fashionable but Domino's is good for an occasional guilty pizza.
At the Good Market, the Sovereign German Restaurant sells a range of loaves (sourdough, nutty, fiery mediterranean, etc). We don't really need to list them as you can try them all there. We've…
If you want to get away from the more crowded Nilaveli Beach Resort and have a decent, affordable meal, Pigeon Island Beach Resort is a good spot. It had a great owner (RIP) and continues to…
This stall serves a variety of stuff - from nai miris to pollos cutlets to dim sum. It's all very good.
Sweetberry is a small juice bar which specializes in berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc).