We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Barefoot

706 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 26 Shopping in Colombo
Type: Shops
29 visitor photos
Write a Review

137 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    81
    40
    9
    5
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

After spending some time in the Barefoot shop in Galle, I was excited at the prospect of being let loose here for a while. The items which I was interested in buying were not marked with any prices. The store attendants were too interested in talking between themselves. After several unsuccessful attempts to engage I gave up.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

So the shop is great, however its even better to chill out. Have a spot of lunch and relax. On Sundays they have Jazz and it gets super busy, rightfully so. Live jazz and sitting under the shade on a hot day and having some amazing food while the kids are running around.... truely amazing. I am so glad I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Awesome stuff but pricey.. U go buy don't look for other option coz any options will not be as good as this one ;) just go n buy whatever u like fab store n a must visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Barefoot area is not the best place in Colombo but surely one of the best places I've ever been in my life! The marvelous garden cafe in the courtyard serves great food and beer! The wine list is full and comprehensive. The Barefoot shop is fabulous and wonderful! Its bright textiles are formed into stylish clothing, bags, cushions, bedspreads, household... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Popped in before our flight back to Dubai and it was a good place to while the time away. The cafe is quaint and cosy with some nice music. Non smoking premises though !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Barefoot was high on my list of things To Do in Negombo and it did not disappoint. The variety of colorful fabrics available, either by the yard or made into any number of items, is like walking into a rainbow. I love love color and this is the shop for some who likes color and fabric. Oh my. The shop... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Only place in Colombo I bought anything. For good reasons too. Good quality, nice looking fabrics at quite reasonable price and decent variety of products offered. Shop is air-conditioned which helped make the shopping experience comfortable. Fixed price for tourists, maybe a different/ discounted price for locals? Overall, worth a stop to shop for souvenirs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, India
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Barefoot, Colombo has to be one of my favorite-st stores in the world. I admit I haven't seen enough of the world, but if I like any others, they'd all have the Barefoot vibe. (The garden cafe is one of the reasons I love Barefoot so much). It's a great place to buy indigenous, quality hand made crafts. These are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A good place to buy handicrafts and some good quality linen clothes and materials. Found it a little expensive compared to other places and you would get much cheaper stuff in India. Better too. Has a nice little cafe too. Unfortunately not a great choice of beers. A must as most people would shop around noon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norrköping
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A fantastic store if You like fabrics,clothes, books,art and a lot of other beautiful things. I miss it!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Barefoot also viewed

Colombo, Western Province
Colombo, Western Province
 
Colombo, Western Province
Colombo, Western Province
 

Been to Barefoot? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing