The ‘rukada’ figures have been handcrafted by traditional puppet artists with remarkable attention to detail.
Bombay Sweet Park is a small easily accessible shop in Bamba that does very good samosas and milkshakes - they've also got sweets and rice and curry.
The Dutch Gallery is an antique store cum jewelry store.
Near the mosque on Bauddhaloka Mawatha near Bambalapitiya Junction is my contender for the bath kade that sells one of the best budget lunch packets in Colombo 4 (what the hell, maybe even the…
Taco Bell was an instant hit when they first opened up in Colombo 07, and now they’ve made their way towards a new branch down Marine Drive.
Madras Masala Restaurant is specialised in Indian food.
Scoop Colombo (not to be confused with the old Scoop) is the latest ice cream parlour in town.
A food truck specialised in BBQ.
If you're ever at the Borella junction (Baseline and Cotta Road) you'll see the stairs leading down. These steps lead pedestrians under and across the road and have, over time, became home to a fair…
A very modern bistro/bar on top of the Fairway Hotel.
The tiniest Japanese resto that gives you value for money.
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.
A little Sri Lankan Chinese kade does a good set menu buffet lunch.
Rolex Hotel is a Jaffna bath kade in Wellawatte which also seems to have a branch in Jaffna.
Natural Coffee is one of Kandy's most popular coffee shops. They also have macha tea/ milk.
An average restaurant with buffet lunch, takeaway and boat riding in Madu River.
Good place to taste deciduous rice and curry, Sri Lankan Chinese food or local desserts.
We all know Mlesna, the go-to tea brand for gifting someone overseas or impressing a visitor. The sheer variety is also impressive - with over 100 kinds of tea, you are bound to enjoy at least one.
They're supposed to be a tea room, but they serve rice & curry, lamprais and other random stuff.
Tea Talk has got rooms, a restaurant and bikes for hire!
As a food, McDonald's is pretty processed and nothing special, but as an experience it still has a real place in the global psyche. Sometimes you just want McDonald's. In that case the Colpetty outlet…
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…
A kottu dedicated spot, located in Su-Rasa Food Court near Gamsaba Junction that serves a various styles of kottu.
Sweetberry is a small juice bar which specializes in berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc).