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Barefoot, Colombo

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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. Use our Colombo online trip itinerary planner to add Barefoot and other attractions to your Colombo vacation plans.
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  • Colombo lacks nice interesting shops, so was very happy to come across barefoot. A quirky not so little shop (deceivingly huge) selling an assortment of products from housewife, cotton, gifts, toys, s...  more »
  • This store should be a must do on your list to Colombo. The cotton and silk traditional sarees, sarongs and scarves are pretty, The statue collection is quite interesting.  more »
  • Barefoot has a restaurant, a shop and an art gallery. We had a yummy lunch there, then visited the shop and the beautiful collection of the art gallery. The building itself it very interserting. But I...  more »
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  • I love Barefoot. Even though I've been many times, it always feel fresh and interesting. The product range updates and cycles subtly, so there's always something new to find. The layout feels natural and organic, and compliments the architecture well, especially in the garden cafe. It is a surprisingly versatile space, hosting everything from book signings to NYE parties. The food is also quite spectacular, though the cafe can get crowded, so I recommend giving yourself enough time to leisurely explore the store and enjoy a meal. Spend a good few hours here, you won't be disappointed.
  • Lovely place. Great shop with locally made artisan items - everything from beautiful clothes to household articles to children toys. Really colourful and bright. The cafe was delightful with excellent food and a great outdoor area. I would go again in a heart beat :)
  • Lovely place with an open-air setup and plenty of space. Staff is friendly, helpful and attentive. Great food and drinks at reasonable rates. They also have live jazz performance on Sundays. A definite recommendation.
  • I rarely post any negative review but this restaurant is not recommended if you seek for pleasure from quality of service. Way under staffed and wait staffs ignored you, forgot your orders, brought out wrong food and drinks. Restaurant manager was doing nothing just hanging around chatting with peoples. While I was making comments to him, he offered what seemingly appeared to me as a fake apology. Got one star from me due to food quality being acceptable (READ: you can find similar or better elsewhere) / Google would not allow me to rate 0.3 star. Utterly a disastrous experience for me and highly not recommended for others.
  • Professional and Responsible Service! Me and my mother went to buy small souvenirs and the cashier forgot to put coin purse oneday before we left Colombo. Next Day, we realized there was one item which we missed it and i tried to call to Barefoot from 9am. Finally i got reached to one of Managing director(not sure designation) and he took care so much the issue and shipped the item to our hotel. It was not expensive item though we might have gave up for this. But when i called to them, they were responsible and tried to do their duty as well. Thanks a lots to Mr. Tony
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