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39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
0094112694435
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Ranked #91 of 329 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
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A trendy cafe , that has both indoor and outdoor sitting. It has a huge varied menu that covers traditional sri lankan to interesting fusion burgers.

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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I had two days in Colombo before my flight home. I had had a wonderful time in this fabulous country with its truly beautiful people. However, Colombo is at the very bottom of my places to re-visit. After a visit to the National museum and wandering (should say "trekking") the streets of Colombo I needed a place to kill a... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite place to have chat with friends. But suitable for casual business discussion as well. Menu almost covers taste buds of everyone. Commons is a common place for me. I have tried lot of veggie combinations and the few missed yet to be explore. They are superb in their koththu, burgers. But sometimes the burger bun is... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Wouldn't recommend - was not particularly authentic, half the menu was not available. Think the lonely planet guide is wrong on this one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

fantastic place for a hangout with friends and family. mid range prices. can take a bit of time for your order to come to you. Good service.

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Pescara, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

i can suggest this place to everyone.. you have to try the kottu roti cheese weggie.. mmmm.. its so good i want to spent few words for a man that served us in the restaurant.. his name is sharman, he speaks a fluent english and is a beatiful person and he is ever ready to suggest you the best food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Commons serves good food, drinks and some lovely desserts. I tried the crepes, iced coffee, lemon juice and the chocolate biscuit pudding. My friends tried various rice dishes and other drinks and they were all very good. Biscuit pudding was YUM! Very soft and chocolaty!!! Value for money and cozy locations. Unfortunately, we could not try our first preference in... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was keen to try the famous 'kottu' in Colombo so a friend of mine, who is a local in Colombo, took us to the Commons for what he termed 'a classy kottu' compared to the usual road side style. We had the vegetable kottu with cheese and asked that it be made pure vegetarian (no chicken stock etc) which... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

In LOVE with this place!!! best place for hangouts...very calm and nice atmosphere.. me and my friends love this place.. it's not ridiculously pricey and you can try anything over here 'cause they all taste really good!! well can b little crowdy as they are not much spacious.. but not annoying.. :D staff is friendly and you have to go... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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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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