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The perfect way to start a day.
I loved everything on this plate especially the spicy sausage.
Would love to have more toast though 😁 I was still feeling a little hungry after this.

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I shy away from putting down restaurants- food but the above I had were (1/2) that was direly underwhelming. Despite the lacklustre food, I had no complains on the service. Yet if not for the burpplebeyond I would have found the meals overpriced for what I was tasting. #conflictedlol

Maybe dessert waffles instead of the main if I ever return?

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Yesterday once more .....

A pretty sad Sunday for me as today spells the end of Dong Po’s journey after a good six years .

Have been back to the cafe almost every other day since i knew about their impending closure .

Managed to pack my rum cakes and coconut tarts back home to savour ....

Got the refreshing Lemongrass tea today for the sweltering weather and the usual old fashioned coconut tart .

I will miss this familiar space and hopefully they will be back somewhere , somehow .

Sad to read about the impending closure of @dongpocolonialcafe, which will be shutting doors after tomorrow due to the end of lease at Kandahar street. It’s one of the old-school cafes standing that serves nostalgic bakes. First tried their Christmas log cake few years ago and my mum was impressed with not just their bakes, but also the ambience and decoration of the cafe. When asked if they will be shifting to another location, Dong Po’s boss explained that they will be taking a break for now. 😢

Since I was in the area, I took away some of their bakes that will soon become fond memories. They are generally not overly sweet; the Apple Aloe Vera Cake had some apple jam on top and slices of aloe vera sandwiched in between layers of the fluffy sponge cake. Shaped interestingly as a sampan is their Pineapple Tart, which had a buttery tart crust and a thick pineapple filling. I am not a cream lover but this custard cream puff was nothing too eggy or milky so yes, surprisingly light flavored! And finally, the Florentine cookie bar of almond slices glazed with honey baked over shortbread. Probably the sweetest over but the nuttiness was welcomed.

The cafe was fully occupied this afternoon and the queue was long. But do drop by to grab their cakes and pastries for the last time. Farewell and hope to see you guys soon again!

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They closed their doors this Sunday at 24 Mar.
Really light and yummy Apple and Aloe Vera cake and wobbly bread pudding - omg I’m sad now that this would be the first and last time I would be having this. But oh well, but late then never.

Bostock Set F (S$4.50)
Almond Frangipane Toast with Teh
香浓可口的杏仁奶油吐司配一杯热茶
Available at @dongpocolonialcafe
Like the crispy toast topped with almond paste.
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Dong Po Colonial Cafe 東坡茶室
Address 🏡 : 56 Kandahar Street, Singapore 🇸🇬 198 904
Tel ☎️ : 8748 0828
Open ⏰ :
Mon - Thu : 8am - 6pm
Fri - Sat : 8am - 10pm
Sun : 8am - 8pm
Website 🌐 : http://www.dongpocc.com
MRT 🚇 : Bugis (EW12/ DT14)
Note 📝 : Last day of operation 24 March 2019

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Back at my hiding place at Dong Po colonial cafe.

Apart from my usual order of coconut tart , I was happy to see another of my favourites - the Pandan coconut cake on display .

So fragrant and moist with the natural flavour of pandan shining through and a little desiccated coconut to add some texture amidst the soft and tender cake . And at 1.50 per slice for so much love and effort - what affordability in this day and age where cafes are charging 7 to 8 dollars for cake slices that are mainly churned out in bulk from central kitchens ( or factories I call them ...)

This reminds me of a headline that I read somewhere on why would people pay 15 dollars for brunch but less willing to pay for a plate of wanton Mee which sometimes requires much more work , effort and behind the scenes preparation .

Perfect afternoon treat with a cup of their fabulous Kopi to watch the world go by ....

I hope places like Dong Po will live on forever ...
because it just preserves a past of Singapore....