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The Commons

39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
0094112694435
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Ranked #116 of 320 Restaurants in Colombo
Price range: $0 - $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
Restaurant details
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
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

i remember when the commons coffee shop started in colombo. it was run by 3 ladies and the great thing about it was that it had comfy sofas and you could just be yourself. the management changed and I am so happy that so many years down the line (more than 7) the food , the atmosphere is the same.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Went to Common's cos we heard they're serving turkey. Bad decision. Time - took more than 40mins. We ordered turkey sandwich & turkey burger. Service - twise the server served us someone else's order. Taste - no taste. So bland. Common's is not the same as before. They had good servers and chef etc about 6-8months back. Even the menu... More 

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Colombo
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The service is excellent. The Koththu, (though not one of my usual favourites) I relish what is served here. Even the take away service is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I went to Commons to have a quick snack with some friends and ended up having some fabulous Sri Lankan dishes. They have introduced a new SriLankan Menu with lots of items and very reasonably priced. We had the string-hopper kottu, pittu, babath curry. We are definitely going back for the hoppers, to try out the different range of them.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My best friend took me out for bites and i didn't expect what i got. The ambiance at the Commons is lovely and relaxing and the free wifi was very welcome!. Service was not as expected and we didn't get any greeting from any of the servers (& there was no host) so don't expect it when you walk in!.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My friends and I came here on a Sunday afternoon. The interior is very pleasant to the eye and the seating indoors is very comfortable, but I recommend the outdoor seating as the atmosphere is very relaxing and it too is equipped with comfortable seating and bean bag chairs. You have to place your order and pay at the counter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Amazing chillie prawn pasta i had with a double chocolate milkshake. My friend had the mac and cheese balls and she loved it. Definitely a place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Awesome range of rice specials! Tried the hawaiian chicken rice and it was super. For tourist this is a good place to try out some good Sri Lankan meals! There's rotti , Hoppers and kottu!!! MUST try! Will be back for sure. Keep up the good work!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Was recommended by a friend to visit here for Lunch and I was not disappointed, love the ambience and the chilled out vibe you get when you enter, the staff are very friendly and was warmly greeted on entry. Food and drinks were delicious and this will be a regular weekly place to visit. 10 out of 10

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

While the place is neatly arranged with seats back to back the service is good and the waiters find you soon even in a large crowd. They are courteous and helpful with a smile. I've personally not been able to tolerate the cheeses they have served but the other food has been fine. The eclair is too biscuit-y and the... More 

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Additional Information about The Commons

Address: 39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0094112694435
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Asian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Hamburgers, Italian

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