The Long Bar at Water's Edge has lovely location & good food, but mediocre drinks & service.
From a little homespun Good Market stall to one of Colombo's go-to dessert spots, The Cakery is doing really well. They've managed to maintain their fresh ingredients and brilliant taste
We don't normally review events after the fact, but here goes. We went to see Yanni at Sugathadasa Stadium. He seems like a really sweet person, surrounded by some really
Epic Events presents Day Walkers, Prisoners of the Sun, which takes place on the 3rd of May at Negombo Beach Park.
Most vendors at the Good Market have come out of humble households. Northern Palmyrah Trading comes from Jaffna and sells, as its name suggests, products of the Sri Lankan palmyrah (Borassus fabelliformis).
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ, but it's also a much-older Avurudu-like harvest and fertility festival. Hence the bunnies and eggs. Here's YAMU's guide to celebrating the
Smack in the middle of Sri Lanka’s prettiest colonial areas, the Galle Fort, Allora is an absolute delight. Serving a range of Italian food and located on the cross of good old Pedlar’s Street and Lighthouse Street, the restaurant is a good spot to grab a nibble while on an artsy walk around the historic Fort.
Healthy and tasty juices for Rs. 200.
The Paddington is another mid-range coffee-shop which, while neither cheap nor original, has plenty of room to hang-out and a range of food and drink to keep you there.
The hefty infographic below is YAMU's Avurudu Litha, or list of auspicious times. Avurudu Litha 2014 (Auspicious Times)The Auspicious Times (In Text) Saturday April 12th - Last bath of the
Avurudu is coming up (quite soon). Here's a quick list of places to get traditional Avurudu sweets though you should probably order, like, today.Lakpahana Lakpahana (across from the Racecourse) takes orders
Lakpahana is still a classic for traditional gifts (sarongs, demon masks, painted elephants). It's a central location and not too over-priced, especially if you dig.
Clique isn’t the cheapest watering hole in the city. However, it does bring something new to Colombo’s severely tired and monopolized club scene.
A worthy and chocolate heavy addition to our reviews of Colombo home bakers. Very tasty and indulgent sweets, mainly brownies.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The day after Sri Lankan won the T20 World Cup, we're publishing this piece on the lengths Sri Lankan fans go through for cricket. The story is partly,
Crimso is a crowd-funding platform that's hosting a presentation on April 23rd at the Park Street Mews, at 5:30 PM. If you'd like to learn more RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 18th, there are 60 seats available.
Big Ears in the Courtyard, happens on Saturday, 8th of March from 7pm at the Goethe Institut on Gregory's Road.
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.
The Batticaloa Science Museum is not a very good museum and it smells funny (probably because of the generally live sea creatures in tanks) but it's interesting in its own way.
March sucks for holidays. Poya falls on a Sunday, which is lame. April, however, is full of holidays (Avurudu, Good Friday) so it all works out.Long Weekends (0) Places To Be: