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Address: 706 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Lovely cafe and good shop

We visited Barefoot several times in our stay, mostly for lunches, which were good, well presented and very tasty. The prices were good too, with lunch for two coming in around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We visited Barefoot several times in our stay, mostly for lunches, which were good, well presented and very tasty. The prices were good too, with lunch for two coming in around 2000/rs inc tax and service. Liked the shop too :-)

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I loved the old house and the decor, was so relaxed and inviting. Some of the staff not really welcoming, but I guess there used to a lot of tourist... arts and crafts item nice and varied... however a bit pricy... got the same stuff away from Colombo for half the price. But worth a visit if your there. Go... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Everything is very expensive in this store, waste of time and money. Nothing much to buy if you really interested in buying only souvenir like tshirt or keychain.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place has been more hyped and is on the expensive side.For purchase of Handicrafts and gift able items one could have a look.

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Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Retuned back to SL after 8 years and promptly paid a visit to Barefoot. I was delighted that the product range and quality remained as what it was. However, I was shocked by the sheer rudeness and lack of service in the shop. I wanted some custom made pillow cases and took much effort to locate the staff in charge... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I love fabrics so of course I'm going to like Barefoot. I had been there many years ago and was looking to visiting again. While it was fun to see many of the same designs that delighted me years ago, I was bit surprised that there wasn't much new after all these years. Apparently the classics are sufficient to carry... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great handmade linen or clothes of high quality, with colourful patterns. Plenty of other home items and souvenirs to shop in a very nice environment,with a highly commended cafe-restaurant at the back. Definitely worth a visit !

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Kolhapur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Barefoot is a tasteful collection of products made in Sri Lanka.picked up some masks. books on art architecture and literature.batiks and jewellery.great to take back as gifts.enjoyed looking at the various arts and crafts.lovely shopping experience slightly over priced but good quality .Great ambience with a coffee shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was only a student at the time. I used to sit down and prepare for exams at that cafe. So peaceful at times, even if there was a huge crowd i'd still enjoy it. Such a great place to meet people and actually chillout. Not the hipster kind of way! That's what I miss. I loved their book store... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This shop offers a wide range of well made crafts, ceramics, weaving, books and posters. The price relates to the quality and its hand made items and also quite original, and was far less than we'd seen in other areas. Worth a good rummage through for treasures. We liked the range of hand painted elephants, covered notebooks and also incense... More 

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