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The Commons

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Asian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Hamburgers, Italian
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39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
0094112694435
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 42
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and good coffee

One of the best and longest lasting chill out spots in Colombo! Has a great range of food items starting from the infamous rotti karaththa to Mongolian! The portions are very generous and highly value for money! Desserts are great too along with the great variety of drinks! Perfect place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Judith J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

One of the best and longest lasting chill out spots in Colombo! Has a great range of food items starting from the infamous rotti karaththa to Mongolian! The portions are very generous and highly value for money! Desserts are great too along with the great variety of drinks! Perfect place to catch up with friends!

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Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great experience with attentive staff, very nice food with big choice of local food and others. Nice areas to seat.

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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

My friends took me there with my fiancé the atmosphere was good we went for dinner but the food was terrible the food was not hot as well as it's not tasty ad the chocolate milkshake was not good it's a good place to hangout but not to have lunch or dinner

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

The Commons is the cozy hangout spot where we ate a lot of ice cream! We got the fruit sundae and added a crumbled cookie to the top. Drinks were also inventive and delicious! We are talking about being (USA) thanksgiving pie full, here, so good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Commons is my favorite place to spend my spare time with my boyfriend. The place is clean and cozy, it makes you feel so comfortable to spend your time there with your friends with the variant of tasty food. My favorite one is chili prawn pasta, it's so creamy and spicy but really tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We made a prior reservation because we had 8 people for dinner. There is a private room that can accommodate around 15people. from the time we walked in we got very good service. My Aunt who is a vegetarian was thrilled of the choice. We ordered Baked Crab, chillie prawn pasta cottage pie and also hoppers and string-hopper kottu. Every... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have positive and negative comments during a single visit. Jumbo burger with amazing taste. But Oily Mongolian rice. Unable to eat at all.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited twice for food within the space of one week and will definitely be going back. Polite friendly staff who are willing to explain the menu. Highly recommend the hoppers with veggie curry and the juices and milkshakes they have on offer.

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Colombo
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We come here often with the kids and its a really nice relaxing place to unwind. The service is excellent and the food always great. The menu is very extensive and thee is always something new to try out. I've taken a real liking towards the Mongolian rice (chicken) since of late. The cold coffee blends come in huge glasses... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Named as a coffee house, but has a good range of food. Sandwiches, to Rice based meals, Wraps, steaks and seafood even the local favourite the Koththu. A roti cart is also a feature in the evenings. Thumbs ups : Reasonably priced. Tasty food, Great Service Downsized : Some of the tables seem to be too small, Cramped up for... More 

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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: 0094112694435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Hamburgers, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?