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Dong Po Colonial Cafe

56 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198904, Singapore
+65 6298 1318
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“kaya toast” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Singaporean, Asian, Fusion
56 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198904, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somehow this is my favourite place for local tea in Singapore. The ambience of the old shophouse rather than a generic location perhaps helps. The tea itself is pretty much the same as you get anywhere else, but the ambience makes it somehow better. I've...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe had a very old colonial feel and the selection of cakes and pastries were more than enough to make anyone want everything. The Shibuya Toast was lovely and I believe everyone should try it!

Thank ahdahb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for bfast. They serve kopi tiam speciality food and coffe. This place perfect for bfast or having a afternoon snack. The food is good, as I can find better than this. But the place is good. There are many vintage stuff and...More

Thank Angkola Indrade... H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great breakfast cafe in nice neighborhood. Brilliant Kaya toast, with nice kopi & teh, friendly staff with very reasonable prices. Been here many times for breakfast & will continue to go back again & again.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Not all westerners will like these breakfast combinations but the place is clearly authentic. If you look for a small authentic place near the arab street, this could be nice for you

Thank Noam S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Plenty of character in this small local cafe in Kandahar street. Great to get away from the various local chain cafes and experience something a bit more authentic. Been here around 5 times in total now, just for tea or coffee, but it's always got...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A nostalgic Kopitiam set in the midst of Kampung Glam. The variety of beverages would be about the same as Ah Kun Kaya Toast and Toast Box or any other similar F&B outlets that sell similar product. I tried the Rum Cake that was sold...More

Thank omega123
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Quaint little Bakery cafe situated in a cultural rich heritage attraction provides good quality spread of traditional toast and Pastries. Cafe setting of 70s brings back the memories of old days...

Thank 675francisn
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Tucked away this lovely coffee and tea house serves the traditional kopi and delicious pastries. I have been back again and again as I just love the atmosphere and history. Run by a 4th generation baker, the traditional pastries (almond finger, sponge cake, coconut tart)...More

Thank judithaltman
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Came here today for a tea after lunch nearby. Great atmosphere and a nicely renovated shophouse. Usually these places will be serving higher end tea and coffee but it was a nice surprise to find regular local tea here. I'll have to come back for...More

1  Thank KGB777
Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers
an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk
down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$6
Cafe, Singaporean, Asian, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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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