The Colombo

Monday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Tuesday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Wednesday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Thursday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Friday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Saturday9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Sunday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

363 Colombo Street, Sydenham

03-365 5091

Once it was little more than the Spotlight Centre, but now The Colombo can lay claim to the title of being one of the city’s most stylish and innovative boutique shopping complexes. A far cry from the standard shopping mall experience, The Colombo has paid attention to the finer details and that’s what makes it so darn good.

There’s fashion, design and homewares, and yes, Spotlight remains, but that’s no bad thing. Here there is a particular emphasis on upping the ante with the usual shopping mall food court experience – think gourmet sandwiches, J’aime les Macarons, handmade dumplings and impressive hearty meals and baking in a deli-like café area. Underground Coffee should keep the thirst of any eager shopper quenched.

On Fridays, The Colombo plays host to its very own Farmers' Market, featuring the produce of various local artisans and pop up food stalls – just another reason why this shopping experience is far from bog-standard.

Words by Tahlia Vogel & Photography by Naomi Haussmann and Nancy Zhou

363 Colombo Street, Sydenham

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