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Dong Po Colonial Cafe | 東坡茶室

Dong Po Colonial Cafe | 東坡茶室

Café, Bakery, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Central Region
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7.6/10
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  • Alex L.
    "Bostock (almond toast) with kopi is indeed excellent."(9 Tips)
    Neu T.
    "Nostalgic, great place to have a drink and cakes with kakis."(4 Tips)
    Jeremy S.
    "Great with a cup of kopi or teh!"(2 Tips)
    Bhan L.
    "Set D. 2 pastries and tea/coffee."(2 Tips)
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  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousJuly 2, 2014
    Bostock takes 3-5mins to prep. Adapted fr European style, replacing brioche w bread. Sliced almonds on Frangipane (almond, sugar, butter & flour spread), dusted icing sugar. Source: ieatishootiblog
  • Alex L.
    Alex LobovJuly 27, 2014
    A bit manufactured but pleasant nonetheless. Good start for the uninitiated. Bostock (almond toast) with kopi is indeed excellent. Level up by going to the real old coffee shops in the Lavender HDBs.
  • Myke L.
    Myke LeeJuly 13, 2013
    Nice nostalgic ambience and friendly service, however, the coffee lacks kick and fragrance unlike traditional kopitiam ones. Similarly, the teh is also too 'thin', overpowered by the condensed milk.
  • Eileen L.
    Eileen LinJuly 26, 2015
    Simply yummy cakes, pastries and nostalgic Kopi n teh ! Egg is marvelously done ! Great place to have Kopi n teh n remb to try their bakery ;)
  • Dora C.
    Dora ChooOctober 18, 2014
    This is the Bostock. Takes a while to be prepared, so you'd haf to wait awhile. It tastes like the sugar toasts that I ate as a young girl, but taken to a different dimension Cuz of the almonds. Yumz
  • Ted Patrick B.
    Ted Patrick BoglosaDecember 22, 2015
    Delicious homemade jams. The bread and butter pudding is a must try. Get yourself a hot cup of kopi c.
  • pin l.
    pin leeNovember 15, 2014
    Excellent ambience considering the price. Nice aircon respite after roaming kampung glam. Old school custard cream puff and chocolate eclair. Friendly service .
  • Neu T.
    Neu TeaAugust 18, 2014
    Nostalgic, great place to have a drink and cakes with kakis. Try Apple Aloe Slice Cake, Bostock, Lamington. Order the Set Meal for value. Read more
  • Dora C.
    Dora ChooOctober 18, 2014
    The decor doesn't really scream colonial... They try really hard tho with some artefacts...the coffee and tea is like Ya-kun 😝. Service is good😝
  • Vincent A.
    Vincent AngJanuary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Surprising, this butter toast with almond flakes is rather good 😊 coffee's not bad too 😊
  • Dre M.
    Dre MichelottiOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice local place. The music, the coffee.. All good and local. Kopi O Kosong 1.30 :)
  • Ian T.
    Ian ThomtoriNovember 24, 2013
    The bostock is not in the display case. So do order separately. The best food item here. #ThomtoriEats
  • !ndianOnRun
    !ndianOnRunNovember 13, 2016
    Try Hot Winter Melon tea with Lemon, really nice :)
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeDecember 3, 2016
    Lemon roll had cream that was a bit too stiff but the apple aloe vera cake was soft, moist and creamy. Teh was alright. Love their interior decor.
  • James P.
    James PapayaApril 15, 2013
    The butter cake is not as smooth as it could be but it's very light and melts faster than you can say lard.
  • Janie C.
    Janie ChuaOctober 26, 2013
    Great job in reviving the old school ambience. But service needs a lot of improvement. Tables were piled with dirty cups and plates. Crew behind counter was so disorganized resulting in a long queue.
  • Eileen L.
    Eileen LinJuly 26, 2015
    Nicely done eggs ! Kopi n roti !
    Upvoted Oct 3
  • Ting
    TingJanuary 21, 2014
    Commoditized nostalgia or re-energized tradition? Certainly not the best toast and kopi in town. For those looking for remnants of the old to judge.
  • Vincent A.
    Vincent AngJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best Rum Slice in Town 👍👍👍
  • Vincent A.
    Vincent AngMarch 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Haven't been back for a while , my favourite rum cake seems to have lost its oomph 😩 somethings not right or ingredients been compromised 😳
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SohApril 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the freshly made bostock! Great with a cup of kopi or teh!
  • Yue Yun L.
    Yue Yun LeeApril 24, 2013
    The owner is super friendly, come anytime for all day bfast goodness!
  • Bhan L.
    Bhan LamOctober 12, 2013
    Set D. 2 pastries and tea/coffee. Extra $0.10 for kopi DL.
  • Benny L.
    Benny LimJanuary 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Loving the Lamingtons here. Only place in town for this. Try it!
  • Dora C.
    Dora ChooOctober 18, 2014
    Almond Macaroon Tart and my teh-si ☺️
  • Vincent A.
    Vincent AngAugust 8
    Been here 5+ times
    Recent visit after a long while ... 👍😊
  • Warren K.
    Warren KlassDecember 30, 2015
    Not flashy but tastes amazing. Bread pudding is a winner!
  • David P.
    David PrlDecember 1, 2013
    Unique, old-fashioned desserts. No wifi.
  • Lareina N.
    Lareina NgNovember 11, 2014
    Cream horn was too sweet and had a gelatin flavor rest was fine.
  • Dora C.
    Dora ChooOctober 18, 2014
    Whole lot of old-school cakes but nothing really called out my name!!!
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WongJuly 12, 2014
    Teh was disappointing. Very diluted. But food made up for it. Bostock was recommended in the reviews, for good reason.
  • Dora C.
    Dora ChooOctober 18, 2014
    Old school jam cookies 😊
  • Isaac 9.
    Isaac 976January 25, 2014
    So kewl.. old skool coffew shop at affordable price. 10q
  • Ari L.
    Ari LesmanaJune 1, 2015
    Shibuya Toast With Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Pearlyn C.
    Pearlyn ChuaApril 10, 2013
    Try their homemade jams!
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OngMay 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Cornish pies!
  • Stella Clare W.
    Stella Clare WeeApril 27, 2013
    Comfort food ! Nostalgic favorites.
  • Siew Nah
    Siew NahMay 7, 2013
    Must try the bostock
  • YJ J.
    YJ JNovember 3, 2013
    Great kopi!!!
  • Angela T.
    Angela TohMay 5, 2013
    Try their Bostock
  • Kei O.
    Kei OkiMay 22, 2016
    Set D is cheap
  • Benny L.
    Benny LimJanuary 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Lamingtons
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