Located down Nawala Road, The Coffee Rooms is a fairly new venture that plays host to three different affairs - meeting room, kid's play room and a cafe.
The new House Of Fashions is kind of amazing, though the goods (mainly clothing) they sell remains generally mediocre.
Coffee Colombo is a resto adjoining the Euro Lanka budget hotel.
Just another kadey on the side of the road that's great for getting some food on the go after work.
Burger Wish is a new burger joint in Thalawathugoda that serves up some okay burgers for an affordable price tag.
Chinese Juchunyuan in Colpetty is one of the few places in town to try out Chinese hotpot. The catch, however, is that if you don't add the right ingredients to the hotpot you'll basically end up…
One of the better eateries in Jaffna, with a wide variety of Northern Sri Lankan food
The newest addition to Java Lounge roster by the Nawala RD that hopes to provide the same experience we've come to expect from the coffee house chain
Big Mama's does Dutch food like lamprais, bolofiado, fougeti and olliebollen with a Sri Lankan twist.
Unlike their flagship store at Alexandra Place, this outlet is not a tourist hotspot and you don't have to queue up for a vacant changing room because it is rarely (if ever) crowded. The products…
The Hammock Cafe in the Galle Dutch Hospital has a great location and cool seating, but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre.
Casuarina Beach is the go-to beach for Jaffna locals. Don't expect a bikinis-and-beers sort of scene.
The Silver Spoon is a quality buth kade in Ratmalana that serves wholesome food at decent prices. (Steer clear of the meat, though)
La Passion is a midrange, established hair salon
Coco V at Crescat offers the same stuff as the Coco V at Ward Place, but the ambience isn't as chilled out as the other. Their signatures are coffees and cakes.
Pub Sinhara gets brownie points for its menu and decor, but the cocktails let it down.
Gelato is a new ice cream boutique at MC, managed by Roots.
Panorama is a bar cum restaurant that we don't love as a restaurant, though we have heard good things about the bar. Come here at sunset for the view and don't be too picky about anything else.
A gang of hairdressers operating out of three small rooms on Vajira Road, with a branch in Mount Lavinia.
One of Colombo's most popular coffee shops has opened up in Nawala.
There isn't that much to say about the Racecourse McDonald's except that it's open and it's a McDonald's. It's the same as any other McDonald's except it's in the newly refurbished Colombo…
Some of the food at Steamboat is good, but the delivery service and website are a bit of a shambles.
Klassy is a really good pastry shop - reliable for savouries and milk toffees.
Kinjou is one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Colombo. Their stuff is as Sri Lankanized as it gets, but it's just okay at best.