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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 40
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Cozy place to hang out with tasty food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Rizkha K
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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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?