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Barefoot Garden Cafe

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704 Galle Rd | Kollupitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 589305
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was full of high expectations walking through the gallery (which is lovely, lots of nice things to buy) to the cafe but it was very average sadly. They were doing no Sri Lankan food which was odd and disappointing to not even have that available. The western food we did have was nice and good sized portions (although the wedges... More 

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Mumbai, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had ordered for falafels and strawberry smoothie..both were awesome, the falafels were just super awesome, with thin pita pockets..yummy!! Only thing I didn't like is that they close very early in the evening..!!

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great place to visit and one of the more interesting places to go whilst in Colombo. The highlight is the fabric...hand-made by locals, vivid colours and really well-priced. You won't be able to leave here without filling a bag with great locally made items, providing fantastic memories from your trip.

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Thank RWA11
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely eat here during the day. Enjoy the cute little shop too. Serivice is very good and the King Prawn Curry was one of the best things I've eaten so far.

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Thank Owen C
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place for relaxing lunch out in the courtyard. Food is also very good and the staff are incredibly helpful and attentive. Every day there's a blackboard with lots of different choices from quiche to curry.

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Thank 262jackie
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first place we visited having landed in Colombo from London. I'd been recommended the food at Barefoot by a friend who lives in the city, and it definitely didn't disappoint. The food was super tasty, the vibe was nice, and the staff were friendly. We went for prawns, and local curry, both were delicious, and decently priced.... More 

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Thank Yaz H
Kathmandu, Nepal
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Barefoot is a fantastic place for Sunday lunch, really good jazz sounds while you sip on a cold one and enjoy some people watching. Service is excellent, food is mostly typical western fare but I would recommend going for the specials, some delicious combinations. Recommended.

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Thank Kate C
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really lovely place to eat and shop. A unique shop that has some great products. The garden café was my favourite though as the surrounding was excellent and the food was great too.

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Thank Alamh
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the shop its product and every time we travel to Srilanka, we make sure we get as many products we can from the shop. But then I wish the staff could be more friendly and less color biased. As I am a proud Asian (Nepali) and we have are fortunate to be blessed with different shades of color... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For me The Barefoot cafe is more an experience. I love taking my international visitors there to soak up the ambient colour of the shop, purchase souvenirs, check out the recycled paper products. Visit the ever changing art gallery, jazz on Sunday afternoons, and the Wednesday night pub quiz. The food and drinks are good and well priced but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 Galle Rd | Kollupitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 589305
Description
The Barefoot Garden cafe is part of the BAREFOOT store, bookshop and art gallery. A courtyard garden cafe in the heart of Colombo. We have live jazz on most Sunday's at lunchtime and we are host to the Colombo Pub Quiz every Wednesday night. The Quiz starts at 8.30 pm. We provide free wi fi for our guests.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?