Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past 2


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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!

Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past

We were greeted by the rustic looking sign board and an old school weighing machine.

Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past

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.

Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past

Outside, where the open spaced dining area is, erects a mini heritage wall which explains a little background its past. 

 Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past

Now for food. Colbar sure does serve up a wide variety of food. They have local favourites for mains and breakfast, and Western dishes.

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

Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past
 Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past
 Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past
 Cafe Colbar: Blast From The Past

Food

 

Address:
9A Whitchurch Rd
Singapore 138839

Open:

Mon – Closed
Tues-Sun 11am-10pm


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