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The Commons

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39A, Flower Road | Colombo 7, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 694435
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and a nice place to spend a few hours with friends, family or colleagues. The meals are good and they have a good range of selection. The prices could be seen as expensive according to the local context, but for the food + environment + freedom and quality and everything, this is just more than fair! I recommend... More 

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Thank Chathura Asanga K
Reigate, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A popular restaurant with a good range of food and drinks. They offer free wifi so very conducive for doing a bit of work here on own or as a small group. This place has a real buzz about it and is popular with both local and tourists.

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Thank hdias
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pleasant environment, nice ambiance to go with the jazz music, friendly customer service, love the burgers and for people with laptops who are pursuing their higher studies and to escape the mundane hectic office work and to get away from one's corporate office to get done the job provides a refreshing setting.

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Thank lalindrade
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We went there last week to have some relaxing time with friends and actually it's my first time there and i found it beautiful and exciting place to hangout with friends and family. It has both indoor and outdoor seating which arranged nicely. My preferred place was the bean bag place. It has some majestic look in it and also... More 

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Thank Udara M
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I am shocked the place has a few negative reviews. As far as food goes, they know what they do. I ordered the Steak with mash potatoes and fries. I had asked for medium rare steak but what I got was fully cooked. The main chef was kind enough to get me another one done which was medium rare. The... More 

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1 Thank NatnZin
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great place to hang out with your friends, family or loved ones. Good food but slightly expensive. Staff is very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is very chilled. Worth a visit. :)

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Thank Gamunu C
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Me and my friend went to have some breakfast last week and we had to wait for more than an hour and I ate alone since my friend's food wasn't ready Not only..I ordered the American breakfast looking at the wall board and they didn't bring half of the stuff and when i questioned the waiter came with the menu... More 

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1 Thank Avant83
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

Greeting from the Commons!! Dear Avant Thank you for patronizing the Commons and for the feedback on TripAdvisor. We deeply regret the delay and the shortcoming on the breakfast and will take immediate action to rectify same after an enquiry with the necessary staff. Will speak with the Managers and make sure this will not be repeated.. We sincerely hope... More 

Braunton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a really lovely meal at The Commons - g roti and chicken and koththu. So very good! Hadn't had those dishes in a while and really enjoyed the taste of it all. We managed to save room for dessert. It was a massive slice and was so sumptuous!

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1 Thank Madz0411
kishanik44, Director Operations at The Commons, responded to this review

Greeting from the Commons!! Dear Madz Thank you for patronizing the Commons and for your great feedback on TripAdvisor which is greatly appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and the dessert. We hope to see you again soon.... Best Wishes More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Just the whole atmosphere there is amazing and the food is amazing too. Friendly Staff and nice place to hang out

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

Greetings from the Commons Dear Ryan, Thank you for patronizing the Commons and for your feedback on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon... Best Wishes More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I like this place. I picked a Monday evening so I can imagine it might get busy at the weekend mornings, afternoons and evenings. Great variety on the menu from burgers to Sri Lankan traditionals. I had a burger which was very good and served with a small portion of wedges. Very good and gross less than 1000rupees. All that... More 

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

Greeting from the Commons!! Dear Yani Thank you so much for patronizing the Commons and for the great feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and the venue. Your suggestions are well and will take necessary action fro same. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon... Best Wishes More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6
Cuisine
European, Healthy, Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39A, Flower Road | Colombo 7, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 694435
Description
With its unique features and warm, friendly atmosphere, "Commons" has created a new dimension in Coffee Houses. Business hours are from 7.30AM to 12 midnight for breakfast, lunch & dinner and is open all days of the week. The menu has a choice of Coffees, Beverages, Desserts,Asian/European and Sri Lankan cuisine.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?