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[CLOSED] Dong Po Colonial Cafe

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~$5/pax
* This place has closed :( Please try somewhere else. * 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, Dongpo is the place for you to reminisce and experience a way of life in the early days of Singapore.
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56 Kandahar Street
Singapore 198904

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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 .

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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.

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....