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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Homely atmosphere relaxing and very tasty food with Sri Lankan Taste / also western and other Asian flavor Staff is very supportive and good at customer visit

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Thank Chinthaka W
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cosy place in the heart of Colombo, to hang out with friends. Serves delicious desserts and good coffee. Service needs a spruce.

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Thank Suvieve
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the commons a couple of weeks ago. We ordered 4 dishes and it took over an hour for us to get the food. The food was tasty and reasonably priced, but having to wait so long was not satisfactory. I don't thinkI will go there again.

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Thank Weli1
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to the delicious food available here a lot of people stop by pretty much all the time. However the place seems to be overcrowded due to the seating arrangements available. The burgers we tried were amazing and they had an awesome chicken kotthu. My suggestion for the place would be to make the seating arrangements better and have proper... More 

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Thank Thilanka L
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go bad here. Quite a variety and super burgers. Parking at times and issue. Sometimes get over crowded and quite noisy have outside seating as well.

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Thank Kanishka M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time there.this make my evening priceless. Good meals and specially coffee.service also outstanding.

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Thank Iroshan A
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Took kids here for dinner. Sat outside in the court yard and enjoyed the pleasant surroundings. Had one of the best milkshakes I have ever tasted. Food was good and we all cleared our plates. Would definitely go here again when next in Colombo.

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Thank Clan-mcambasana
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We had good coffee and dinner at the same place by booking a family room at the commons. The ambiance was relaxing and casual. The food was super. Recommend baked crabs and prawn rotti, both prepared with great local spices.

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Thank TeeJay272015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

As always the food was good and reasonably priced. The ideal place to have a meal and just enjoy time together, be it with friends or family. The hopper menu can be recommended so can s choice from the Roti cart.

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

Greetings From the Commons! Dear Iloka Thanks for patronizing the Commons and for your feedback on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your recommendation of the Commons and the Rotti Cart. We hope to see you soon again at the Commons... Best Wishes More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Went with three friends. We all had various pasta dishes. The place is good looking and clean, but the food itself was extremely boring and cold when served. Won't return for food; perhaps for a drink.

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

Greetings from the Commons! Dear Jesper, We thank you for patronizing the Commons and for the feed back. We are sorry about your disappointment with the Pasta dishes. We assure you to take necessary action to rectify same. Hope to see you again soon.... Best Wishes More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6
Cuisine
European, Healthy, Cafe, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?