I am a creature of habit. And one of my shameless habits (that I drag hubby into) is a weekly visit to Barefoot (www.barefootceylon.com). Barefoot houses designer Barbara Sansoni’s woven fabric collection (quite a colorful lot I must say!), other consignment items (including teak furnitures and batik fabrics designed by Ena De Silva – another key artist in Sri Lanka’s art community) and has expanded to include an art gallery and a café in the heart of Colombo.
|The Galle Road entrance|
|Picture courtesy of www.barefootceylon.com|
|Photo courtesy of www.barefootceylon.com|
We love having our Sunday lunch there mostly for the relaxing experience. First off, you choose your meal from a blackboard that goes around. The lunch menu is not set so you get a good variety week on week. Good for regulars like us!
|That's the way to order around here!|
The food is quite good. I usually order Southeast Asian delights – Thai or Indo fusion.
While we eat and enjoy in conversation, jazz music wafts through the afternoon air. By a live Jazz Band no less!
|The band by the entrance of the gallery...|
We cap off with coffee and our choice of dessert. My personal favorite is their Carrot Cake. The best.
|It's so good I already took a bite before taking a picture!|
How more relaxed can you get?