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Dong Po Colonial Cafe

56 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198904, Singapore
+65 6298 1318
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“kaya toast” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (18 reviews)
“sotong” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Asian, Singaporean, Fusion
PRICE
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LOCATION
56 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198904, Singapore
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to walk pass the cafe and was attracted by the interesting deco inside the cafe. Decided to walk in and have a cup of coffee with the cakes. The deco inside was really nostalgic! Bring back the 70s feel with the artifact on display...More

Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Colonial style with oldies song cafe. Cooling and vintage setup. Teh-C kosong is best. We didn't manage to try out their pastries but with the amount of crumbs left from people savouring the delicious desserts I can assure you that it is definitely worth trying!!

Thank EdwardLiew128
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Better than its competitors based on atmosphere. All day sets around $4 or $5, will get you a coffee and something unhealthy, or maybe a coffee and something unhealthy and some eggs. Feels legit, with a good mix of locals reading the paper and foreigners...More

Thank shinraemonsam
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Personally felt this cafe is overrated. Visited twice over two months and it is always crowded. Do not agree it is food king good as we only enjoyed the kaya&butter toast and some traditional cakes. The coffee is rather forgettable and you could get better...More

Thank TaxMel
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Read about the place and wanted to try. Didn’t disappoint with the old style favourites and great setting. Toast, cakes, coffee tea etc. Here are some pics.

Thank Tsunami33
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Good ambience, like going back in time. Shibuya Toast with Vanilla ice cream was great. Crust was crisp on top, inside there's a combination of flavours of soft bread. Highly satisfying. Great, friendly service as well. Will be back again to try the rest of...More

Thank 1ewisfu
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I spent six months in Singapore on secondment with work and fell in love with this place. I made it my mission to find the best Kaya toast and I could not find a better place than Dong Po. The icing on the cake? The...More

Thank JLHSE19
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Came here to have a cup of tea and pastries with my friend. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing. Nice carrot cake to go with a cup of tea. Only draw back is the tables are dirty and they are slow to clear and clean...More

Thank Famet4u
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Knew this place from the internet when i was in Singapore for the first time.. Vintage place ever ! Love the decoration of place. Taste of the foods and beverages are so good ! The price was very reisonable for me 😍 i’ll be back...More

Thank GunkAndy B
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Food was very reasonably priced with breakfast sets costing SGD 5 and under. The pastries were very nice. The cafe is small but the decor is nice and the shopowner is very warm and welcoming.

Thank Eden C
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over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly
coloured fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for
a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids
play traditional games along the lane. Also home to
the Malay Heritage Centre and one of Singapore’s most
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$6
Cuisine
Cafe, Asian, Singaporean, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198904, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Kampong Glam
  • Neighbourhood: Kampong Glam
  • Phone Number: +65 6298 1318
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Description
Using only authentic recipes dating back to the '50s and '60s, this colonial café lets you savour the taste of the past, while being surrounded by toys and knick knacks from days forgotten. For those who have always wondered what that era was like, and for those who miss the good old days, Dong Po Colonial Cafe is the place for you to reminisce and experience a way of life in the early days of Singapore.
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