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“Good cake”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barefoot

Barefoot
Ranked #2 of 63 Shopping in Colombo
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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good cake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

The cake (carrot, coffee and chocolate) used to be fab. They had run out the last time I was there! It's a good place to chill out and bump into people - especially if you visit regularly.

Visited November 2012
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“I LOVE this place! Could have stayed for a whole day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful colourful linen, well make, quality fabrics- spent about $250 Australian in one hit just on table linen! Nice clothes, though limited simple designs. Superb bookshop full of unusual & interesting books. Nothing was cheap - similar prices to Australia - but the quality is outstanding!

Visited June 2013
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Bloomington
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“Enjoyable Visit for Souvenirs and Drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

The things are not cheap -- neither is it at Paradise Road. It's priced for its hand work, and design. I bought 3~4 pieces of garment that add up to 100 USD.

But if cost is not too much of a concern, their products seem to have real good quality. I could feel the heart of the owner in this place.

The bookshop and cafe is a nice touch to being just a shopping place. You can browse books without having sales person interrupting you. As for drinks, just be sure you are there before 2PM, and after 5PM. A new law has passed that forbid drinks to be sold between 2-5PM.

I was there alone, so I didn't stay too long. But there were live music, and the vibe did not felt too colonial -- everyone seems to be having a good time.

It's good for a last day visit, so you can feel more relax, and enjoy the ambient more. :)

Visited July 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“cool stuff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

nice cool hip

abit pricey not sure locals can afford it yet but great to see shops like this in sri lanka! alot of expats though... im more of a local traveller !

Visited June 2013
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Paris, France
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“If you could only make one stop in Colombo...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

THIS would be the place, and that has been true since my first visit to this island in 1996. What really impressed me this time was the considerable collection of new items available, like the stylish new M Fact line, the recycled chic Lily bags and a great selection of new literature by Sri Lankan authors. I did all my souvenir and gift shopping here, then went out back and ate deliciously. Lovely to see so many people enjoying the Sunday jazz too.

Visited June 2013
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