Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Sri Lanka  /  Western Province  /  Colombo  /  Barefoot

Barefoot, Colombo

4.3
#3 of 125 in Shopping in Sri Lanka
Check out the much-lauded textiles at Barefoot, a shop established by Sri Lankan designer Barbara Sansei. Renowned for her vibrant, hand-woven fabrics, Sansei's creations include bedsheets, tablecloths, and other home decor, as well as quality clothing items with striking geometric designs. The thoughtfully laid-out store also features locally made crafts and a bookshop. Afterwards, admire the artworks in the gallery and relax in the courtyard cafe. Add Barefoot to your Colombo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Colombo trip generator.
Create an itinerary including Barefoot
map
Barefoot Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
410 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • August 17, 2017
    First of all, as soon as you walk into this store, we'd buy everything. It's beautiful, bright, cheerful and original. And then we must climb a few stairs or down others to get access to every corner of the cave of Ali Baba. Inside, out of the store to enter in the course of the restaurant and the atmosphere is like a small oasis in the heart of the frenzy and the noise of Colombo. It is good, the atmosphere is good. I love! There is also an exhibition hall and jazz concerts Sunday. A must for gifts to bring for yourself or for your friends and family.
    View original
  • August 15, 2017
    I went to the shop at Galle road. The shop appearance is very simple but inside is another story. It is well organized and in style. Good place to find local handcrafted products. Their designs are ve...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Food, music, reasonably priced clothing and local artisans goods. Every Sunday local musicians perform jazz and upbeat music. Very entertaining.  more »
Google
  • February 7, 2017
    My favourite shop in Colombo! Gorgeous hand-loomed cotton and silk fabrics that you can purchase either as pieces of fabric or made into a variety of homewares, clothing and toys. Lots of other interesting things to buy too including jewellery, bags and baskets, books, local coffee and of course tea, and fantastic aromatherapy products. The courtyard cafe which has a restroom, a smoking section and serves light meals, snacks, tea, coffee, beer and juices. You can pay with cash or credit card and the shop assistants are helpful but don't hassle you to buy at all. Prices may be considered steep by some but I consider them to be worth it as the products I've purchased there are excellent quality.
  • April 2, 2017
    I loved the meal here! I'd give a 5/5 for food, service and the ambience but their prices are little bit on the high side. If you're looking for a quality night out this is the place for you.
  • June 2, 2017
    The perfect gift store with high quality stuff from Sri Lanka. Everything is handmade therefore be ready for higher prices. The designs are beautiful though!
  • May 10, 2017
    Lovely atmosphere. Food is ok if not anything to write home about. Gets crowded in the weekend. Shopping​-wise, there are some really bargain finds on books at times but the rest of it is generally overpriced (but apparently at her right balance for the tourists!). Maybe the quality and novelty of the merchandise warrants (a major portion) of the price.
  • July 9, 2017
    Meals are well presented, tasty, and pricey, however quantity is just not enough. That is what is disappointing.

Plan your trip to Colombo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Colombo

Despite its relatively low cost of living, Colombo accommodations tend to be fairly pricey. Close to the sea and the lake, as well as near the city's parks and the plazas, hotels come in the form of old colonial buildings and ultra-modern high rises, with a decent selection of each to choose from. Budget-conscious travelers should pay attention to the short rental options in the town's more residential areas, or look for the smattering of simple, but serviceable options close to the main train stations, and on the side streets set back from the waterfront.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Colombo by other users

2 days in Colombo BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Colombo BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Bhubaneswar & Colombo BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA February, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM QATAR December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Colombo BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Colombo BY A USER FROM INDIA January, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans