About Us

Harpo’s Café’s & Restaurants is a hospitality & event management company, managed and operated by Harpo Gooneratne, founder & CEO, who is a well – known personality in the Sri Lankan Hospitality and Event Management industry.

With the launch of The Bay Leaf restaurant – for authentic Italian food, in 2004, it has expanded to include The Commons coffee house, the first home- grown coffee house in Colombo, the Park Street Mews restaurant and Curve- Tapas, Restaurant & Bar in the now trending Park street Mews complex, Harpo’s Colombo Fort Café at the heritage Dutch Hospital Complex and Commons Cafe @ the Hatch building, with all situated in Colombo.

Each restaurant features its unique concept and cuisine and all restaurants offer outdoor catering service, special menus for take away and delivery

Harpo’s Pizza & Pasta – is a truly Sri Lankan home-grown Pizza brand – which is enjoying a successful operation in Sri Lanka, launched in 2007 it has expanded to include 3 Pizza & Pasta parlours, each in Nugegoda, Ja- ela and Ethul Kotte – popular suburbs of Colombo City, with dine in, take away and delivery options.

  • Another addition is Harpo’s Pizza & Pasta Roaming Truck, and Rotti Cart by The Commons promoted for private & public events.

  • Harpo’s Retail Products: Launched in 2017 offers a range of Fresh Homemade Pasta and sauces, an expanding to many more products, which are now marketed at well known supermarkets in Colombo.

  • Under event management banner, it organizes unique and specialized events involving local and international entertainers.

  • Harpo’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Management which was launched in 2012 offers certificate level programs at its school in Galle. Over 500 students have already obtained their certificates and employed in city and resort hotels in the country.

  • The CSR program – It’s implemented sincerely and leveraged to bring positive feedback, enhance our corporate commitment, and deepen customer engagement – in addition to giving the satisfaction of knowing that we have truly assisted someone in need. Care & Share” has continued to support humanitarian projects, special causes, educational & environmental projects since 2005.

  • Been in the industry since 2004, ably supported by a team that is both young and experienced in food and beverage operation, finance and event management, Harpo’s cafes & Restaurants is a fast growing entity in the Hospitality industry in Sri Lanka.

  • Colombo City Restuarant Colletive: Harpo Gooneratne was appointed as the President of the association which was launched in Sept 2019.

  • With the significant growth in the Restaurant food & beverage sector, employing over 7000 in the industry, the Colombo City Restaurant owners understood the need for a voice to represent the city restaurant industry.