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The Commons

39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
0094112694435
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Ranked #124 of 290 Restaurants in Colombo
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Hamburgers, Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Hokandara North, null, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Its a cool plqce to chill out but will have to pay a price for the food. Fine selection of various foods from various dishes. Good menu and like specially the deserts they have. The private room is nice to have a private party. Love the seating and surrounding. ..

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is not the place if you want to bring your favorite book, have a snack and milkshake - bit more activity than a coffee shop. The tables are close to each other so it's not easy to have a heart to heart with your friends but having said that, it's got a nice bustling atmosphere and the food is... More

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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a really cool place ideal for a meal and a casual discussion. Good selection of food, but the service is quite slow and that is what makes it a relaxing place. Don’t expect 5-star service. You order at the counter and wait patiently until your food arrives. So have things to talk about during that time. You can... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was a great place to hang out and eat with friends. Very casual atmosphere. We booked a lounge room to meet some old friends and we had a great time. Food and the service was great. Only problem was even though it was considered as a private lunge, others still cam come to that section to use the bathroom.... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

food is excellent and way expensive. .. nice place for a friendly get together but not for a peaceful chat... burgers, milkshakes and juices are very nice but the rice is not valuable for the price paid. .. However overall a good place to dine

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There's nothing like a Honey Milkshake on a warm and humid day. The Commons is such a chill place to wind down at. Kudos!

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

poor service from cashiers, once they take the order, they'll ask you to " MOVE PLEASE" in a roude way, not helpful staff at the cashier's, price is increasing surpricely twice which is not worth for poor quality meal. need big change. stop increasing the price

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not a family Restaurent . All items including hamburgers are over priced here .no adequate staff in this Restaurent. Taking too long to prepare food. Only youngsters and teens were seen here chatting wasting time others have wait until. theses guys/gals leave the place . Overall Staff is not helpful & courteous .No value for money although they include service... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

few of us met at commons to organize an event and this was definitely not the place as the music was blaring.. we had to talk above the music. event when requested to reduce, they didn't take notice. they took quite a long time to serve the food to our table..

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Nice place but the food took almost an hour to serve and that also because we reminded them every few minutes. Used to be such a nice hangout...didn't try the drinks - hope those are still as good as they used to be...

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