Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past
In short for Colonial Bar, this was once the canteen of the old British army camp back in 1953, which still retains its old charm all these years. Among the explosion of cafes in Singapore in recent years, this cafe is probably the elders among all cafes in this tiny sunny island. This is my 88th cafe!
We were greeted by the rustic looking sign board and an old school weighing machine.
Exploring a little further, the interior of the place seems original and authentic since day one of establishment. Of course, I believe there were some touch up here and there to upkeep the cafe/bar.
Outside, where the open spaced dining area is, erects a mini heritage wall which explains a little background its past.
What’s on our menu was “fried fish and chips” ($10) and “fried sole fish (a type of flounder) and chips” ($13), which seems like this is the only place that sells this.
Interestingly, instead of lemons, we were given calamansi.
Still hungry, we ordered Marmite Sandwich ($4, also something unheard of from other cafes) and ended off with Cheese Omelete with chips ($11) and added bacon ($4.5).
The food served weren’t “out of this world” and I felt that it was a little on the high side.
Nonetheless, it was a blast from the past and a unique place to chill. Perhaps, some of your grandparents are able to share with you their firsthand story!
Outlook of the venue
Open:Mon – Closed