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.
if youre one of those who've not ventured further into Fort than a night at Dutch-Hos, this is a good place to start.
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.
Avirate is a Sri Lankan fashion chain that's the first to move into what we call Dutch Hospital 2, the refurbished set of buildings behind the now iconic Dutch Hospital.
There aren’t too many places in the world where one can sit down for a 24 course meal in a supposedly high-end restaurant for $20. This is, de facto, a fun experience and the…
88 Chinese Seafood Restaurant is a long time player in the local Chinese food scene. It's incredibly popular among b0th locals and Chinese expats, and while it wasn't terrible, it didn't really live up…
A&M cupcakes is a charming little cupcake boutique located on the Galle Road, opposite Barefoot. Cupcakes are trendy, tasty little treats - good for eating and even better for instagramming.
Keys. You’d think by now they’d have found some sort of replacement for these too easy to lose bits of shining, toothy metal. Utterly essential, yet absolutely infuriating, if you aren't…
This is the city’s rising late-night kottu star.
If you're around the ODEL junction (Lipton Circus), right next to the Eye Hospital there's a good petti kade. You can tell because it's busy - a sure sign of promising eats.
The Maskeliya-Oya Family Park Resort is a keenly priced gem. Nestled in a deep, impossibly lush valley a few kilometers from Norton Bridge (15km from Hatton town) the modern chalets are comfortable…
Chopsticks is another spot that we love. It's quiet, unassuming and dishes up some bomb Sino-Lankan food fare.
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,…
Colombo's biggest department store's upscale food court area
The Juliana Lobby is a bizarre wonderland of mismatched kitsch. It's sheer atrium is filled with a stagnant cloud of smoke and patio furniture with umbrellas constitute your main seating options. On the far…
The Sugar Shack now has its own place for you to go get cake from.
One of the top Kottu places in Bambalapitiya.
Barefoot Cafe is the best place to hang out in Colombo. It's a chilled place to meet or make friends, see art, hear music, eat good food and drink affordable beer.
When Gonuts with Donuts started off they were all the craze. Now many years down the line, the hype has died down, their prices have gone up, but they're still pretty decent.
The Senok Te Kade sells packaged Senok Tea, an import product, marketed mainly to tourists and sold sparsely within Sri Lanka.
24 hour supermarket on Havelock Road