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Dong Po Colonial Cafe

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Dong Po Colonial Cafe let you travel to the past in the year of 50s and 60s where you can play and dine with your love ones and chat all along to reminisce what is Singapore way back.

Tue - Thu: 08:00 - 21:00

Fri: 08:00 - 22:00

Sat: 10:00 - 22:00

Sun: 08:00 - 21:00

Closed: Mon

+65 62981318
$5 based on 11 submissions
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amie hu

Nostalgic cakes

Original review seen at: http://www.amiehu.com/2014/10/dong-po-colonial-cafe.html

When you think of nostalgic cafes, the ones that come to your mind are probably Sinpopo Brand, Tian Kee, Sin Lee, CMC Confectionery. There's no reason to miss out Dong Po Colonial Cafe, which specializes in so much cake, you can stuff yourself silly and still keep your wallets happy. 

One of the most amusing non-cake items: 3-hole cookie!


The Lamingon Orange Cake (left) had a surprisingly strong orange flavour, which reminded me of the childhood Fruity orange candy infused in the old-school sponge cake. The light coconut flakes around it made for a more textured mouthfeel. The Apple Aloe Slice Cake (right) on the other hand was much sweeter, with the same sponge cake, but with aloe vera bits stuffed in between. I wished the apple puree could be more generous though.


By this time, I realized that all of the cakes were made of the same sponge cake as their base but permutated with different flavourings and toppings. The Good Old Lemon Roll (left) is by far my favourite, the lemon-infused flavours made it the most distinctive and full of its own character. Some may find it a little sour but I really like it that way. The Strawberry Mousse Cake (middle) was a little too sweet, though it makes for a pretty picture. The Chocolate Truffle (right) tasted like chocolate but not really chocolate truffle. I shouldn't have expected more given that it's only at $2.20 a piece, but well, I guess it's indeed the whole experience that is interesting.

There were a lot of old artifacts on display around the cafe, including this pair of phoenix candles encased in the table. It's worth a shot to visit this cafe, but go easy on the cakes and splurge on the coffee, then go on cafe hop elsewhere with so many cafes in the region!

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06 Oct 2014 • 22 reviews • 11 followers

Nostalgic cakes

Original review seen at: http://www.amiehu.com/2014/10/dong-po-colonial-cafe.html

When you think of nostalgic cafes, the ones that come to your mind are probably Sinpopo Brand, Tian Kee, Sin Lee, CMC Confectionery. There's no reason to miss out Dong Po Colonial Cafe, which specializes in so much cake, you can stuff yourself silly and still keep your wallets happy. 

One of the most amusing non-cake items: 3-hole cookie!


The Lamingon Orange Cake (left) had a surprisingly strong orange flavour, which reminded me of the childhood Fruity orange candy infused in the old-school sponge cake. The light coconut flakes around it made for a more textured mouthfeel. The Apple Aloe Slice Cake (right) on the other hand was much sweeter, with the same sponge cake, but with aloe vera bits stuffed in between. I wished the apple puree could be more generous though.


By this time, I realized that all of the cakes were made of the same sponge cake as their base but permutated with different flavourings and toppings. The Good Old Lemon Roll (left) is by far my favourite, the lemon-infused flavours made it the most distinctive and full of its own character. Some may find it a little sour but I really like it that way. The Strawberry Mousse Cake (middle) was a little too sweet, though it makes for a pretty picture. The Chocolate Truffle (right) tasted like chocolate but not really chocolate truffle. I shouldn't have expected more given that it's only at $2.20 a piece, but well, I guess it's indeed the whole experience that is interesting.

There were a lot of old artifacts on display around the cafe, including this pair of phoenix candles encased in the table. It's worth a shot to visit this cafe, but go easy on the cakes and splurge on the coffee, then go on cafe hop elsewhere with so many cafes in the region!
23 Jun 2014 • 160 reviews • 6 followers

Blast from the past!

Blast from the past! Dong Po serves up traditional pastries and desserts that will bring back memories from the past! (Only for the seniors)

Coffee and tea wasn't gao, but the pastries made up for it!

Full review at my blog http://lepakwithyaops.com/?p=1071
28 Apr 2014 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Nostalgia or something new?

This is the place to go if you're bored of all the westernized cafes that is heavily populating Singapore.

Dong Po serves unpretentious cakes toasts coffee tea like an old school kopitiam just abit more atas looking.

I was really impressed with their thick toast, read more at
http://www.triissy.com/2014/04/review-dong-po-colonial-cafe.html
07 Apr 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

Nostalgic Tradtional Cakes and Coffee Place

Read more review @ http://www.yummyfoodbook.com/dong-po-colonial-cafe/ 

Though the coffee and tea are not too impressive, overall I like the light texture cream cakes served at Dong Po Colonial Cafe. If you will like to sip a cup of coffee or tea over some traditional cakes in the nostalgic coffee house, Dong Po Colonial will be a good choice.
04 Apr 2014 • 711 reviews • 83 followers

coffee and cakes after nasi Padang

Situated somewhere in the middle of Kandahar st, the coffee and cakes cafe is just right.

Food: coffee, tea and cakes. butter cake is a must. auger cake had too much almond essence. pineapple tarts are boat shaped but with a hard crust, quite unlike what I'm used to.

Service: pleasant young girls serving us. DIY

Value:  Reasonable

Ambience:  Styled like an old time kopitiam