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The Commons

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39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 694435
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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there are so many options available... but not that chaep.. but we three could have our dinner below 5000LKR.. many foreigners and locals love this place

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
BA G
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious food!!! The grilled barramundi, beef and mustard sandwich, and chocolate brownie are must tries!!! The food was so good we went there twice during our four day stay in Colombo.

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Thank travelingbearaffe
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

there are so many options available... but not that chaep.. but we three could have our dinner below 5000LKR.. many foreigners and locals love this place

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Thank BA G
Colombo
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stepped in for lunch with kids. The usual Mac and cheese came in quite hot and cheesy just the way the kids like. The sandwiches and the Baramundi fish were really good as well. Service has improved from the last time I had meals here which is a good thing since Commons used to be one of my favourite hangouts.... More 

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1 Thank ShanakaRSU
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

Dear Shanaka Thanks for your feed back and mostly for been a loyal customer. The staff at Commons were really happy to see you and your family, and they were all full of smiles. We hope to see you soon at the Commons and assure the best of service at any given time. Best Regards More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to hangout with your friends! Got variety of selections in food. Amazing food.Worth the price!

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Thank Upeksha444
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

Dear Upeksha Greetings from The Commons!! Thank you for patronizing The Commons and for your feed back. We appreciate your support and hope to see you soon.. Best Regards More 

Colombo
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173 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are around Colombo and wanna grab a quick bite, a hearty salad, or even a gourmet pasta, Sandwich this is a perfect establishment that you must try, good food, prices range 3-4$ to up to 8-12$ per dish value for money, air-conditioned as well as outdoor seating, capacity about 80 seats, very popular with youngsters, good coffee and... More 

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2 Thank Gavin2009
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

Dear Rohan/Gavin Greetings from The Commons!! Thank you for patronizing The Commons and for your great review. Your Loyality and support is highly appreciated. Look forward to seeing you soon again. Best Regards More 

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Manager and the staff was really helpful. We feel like visiting every possible time we are free. The food and juices was delecious. Keep up the good work ahead.

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1 Thank Powerful E
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

Thank You for patronizing the Commons and for your feed back. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and drinks. We are looking forward to seeing you soon at The Commons.... Best Regards More 

London
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Commons is my fav cafe type place in Colombo due its cosy "hangout" atmosphere and also the variety and selection of food. The menu is truly diverse and extensive from Sri Lankan to Western favourites, awesome drinks and yummy desserts. There is a huge burger menu as well. There is something for everyone at any time. Service is excellent with... More 

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Thank RBN76
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

Thank you for patronizing the Commons and for the great feedback. We are absolutely grateful that you have chosen Commons to be your favourite cafe in Colombo. We look forward to see you soon at the "cozy hang-out" Best Regards More 

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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is decorated in a very unique way. There's an out door area for people who would like to smoke. There are vase range of cuisine. Local and international. My favourite is Mongolian fried rice. The price range is normal. Worth the price.

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1 Thank Ali K
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

Dear Ali Thank you for patronizing the Commons and for your feed back. It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the food and the ambiance. We look forward to see you again at The Commons. Best Regards More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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197 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for fast deliver please avoid it. I would seriously rethink delivering food to the Dehiwala area because we placed an order at 6:50pm and it was 8:30pm before we got it. It was cold already and the french fries were soggy. I appreciate the “I am sorry” after over an hour I called back since they... More 

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1 Thank africanboy42
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

We Thank you for patronizing the Commons and for using our delivery service. Your feedback is very important to us in order to enhance our services better. Will assure you to rectify this matter promptly. Looking forward to seeing you soon at the Commons Best Regards More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Commons is my favourite place to hang out. The staff are very friendly and address you, by your first name. My favourite is the Lime and Mint Frappe, which is a cold beverage and my favourite meal are the burgers, which is totally delectable.

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1 Thank Rehan F
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

Dear Rehan. Thank you for patronizing THE COMMONS and for your feedback, which helps us to enhance our services further. Your Loyalty and support is highly appreciated. See you soon... Best Regards 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: +94 11 2 694435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6
  • Cuisine: European, Healthy, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?