ProMate is a stationery shop, they’ve got a few pricey looking pens here and a huge collection of notebooks. Their whole brand practically revolves around notebooks; notepads, spiral pads,…
Peeptoe does shoes with personality. They even have cute names.
Kapruka’s global shop connects you to all the giant US merchants like Amazon, eBay, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and others. They take a 5% commission for having it shipped down to Sri Lanka and mailed to…
A little crossfit and work out fitness studio on Castle Street.
A co-working space with a cafe.
Victorias Wines is clearly a posh place to buy your booze. This isn't where we'd go for the weekly Lion run, but if you want to buy a special gift or if you've got some rupee, this is good.
Orange Bot By Orel Pay is a vending machine that does orange juice.
A home-based venture specialised in cream cheese.
This shop is a miniature version of the bigger Laksala which is just a 10 minute walk from here. The vibrant souvenir boutique holds some small wooden carvings, decorated brass ornaments,…
Kangaroo is not the cheapest cab, but it's probably the most professional and reliable.
Buddhi Batiks takes the tradition of the batik industry and revamps them to create designer fashion.
The new and refurbished movie theatres by Scope Cinemas.
A charming little tea factory and tea shop just outside Nuwara Eliya.
Located on the top floor of Crescat, Linen & Life does a lovely range of linen clothing for men and women. Prices range from about Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5500.
Chapters has a decent range of books, mostly fantasy and illustration, but what we really love about this bookshop is it's so much more than a store.
A charming old Cargills store in Nuwara Eliya which now serves as a Food City.
Adello focuses on homemade badums and achcharu, made without any preservatives.
Anim8 is an expensive but fast print shop. It's a really bare bones operation carved out of a residential house on Thimbirigasaya Road.
This is somewhere my grandmother remembers buying bits and bobs from 50 years ago, I saw their sign and expected to find the place empty and derelict but amazingly it's alive and almost well.... sorta…
Tropic of Linen is a great place for quality linen and cotton clothing at good prices. They're already popular in Galle.
A Lankanized version of Toys 'R' Us, where you get everything for kids from clothes to stationery to toys and arts and crafts products.
An online store specialising in quirky sunnies and shoes.
Christmas is coming so here's a random gift idea - buy your loved one/child/friend a telescope.
Splash is an international franchise with an awesome collection of casual and party wear. It's pricey, but they've got a great range of pants, tshirts and denims.