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The Commons

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Mongolian, Dessert, Hamburgers, Asian
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39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 694435
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A very cozy place which serves delicious food, soup, milk shakes & juices that i have had over the years. The place gets pretty busy. Very Popular

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Kerala2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've visited this establishment almost every year when I'm down in SL for the last 9-10 years. This was easily the worst experience. The place was full of flies and not enough effort seemed to be made to get rid of them. The service was sub standard. The person serving food brought food to the table and just mentioned what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Newly refurbished.....looks great Tried the three pol roti with beef curry and kata sambol combination.......amazing

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Visited Commons during last weekend with my friends and had Dinner...we tried the Great Chicken Mongolian Rice and Kottu Dishes...they are so much tasty and really filling...very decent Portions and really good for the Value. Then we tried the Desserts....awesome and so delicious. Can't forget the Superb Service offered by the Commons Staff..they are very professional. Thanks all we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A very cozy place which serves delicious food, soup, milk shakes & juices that i have had over the years. The place gets pretty busy. Very Popular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

First time at Commons after a nice refurbishment. Really pleasant ambience and colorful. Tried out the Sri Lankan prawn curry with pol sambol and bread which was very tasty. The service was as usual excellent. Loved the fresh chocolate biscuit pudding. Kudos to the Commons team for a great refurbishment and maintaining consistency in standards which is not so common... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Commons has become a usual spot for many in Colombo due to the consistency in quality of food & drinks. They have a wide variety in the menu and also a superb choice of local treats like Roti etc. Would recommend the place to anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Commons is one of the best coffee shops I've been to. The food and drinks here are so amazing. The best part about commons is that it's so comfortable. Even to just sit by yourself or to hangout with friends. And commons have the best staffs. They are professional and really nice. I just love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went for a dinner , It was our 5th visit to commons , My favorite dish was cheese Kottu Service superb from the staff , Nicely garnished food platter . Quality food . Cozy Hangout

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Commons is one of me and my wife's regular places in Colombo. The quality of food is great and its worth the cost. The atmosphere is so relaxing and you can take your own time to enjoy your meal... I have experienced a slow service couple of times but in both instances, the staff apologized me for taking too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My Girlfriend had organized a surprise birthday party for me at the Commons cafe. My friends had also joined that event and we had an awesome time! The service, the food and the environment was all very good!

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Address: 39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2 694435
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Mongolian, Dessert, Hamburgers, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 694435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Mongolian, Dessert, Hamburgers, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business

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