Dong Po Colonial Cafe is a popular place to eat traditional Singapore coffee shop food such as local coffee, kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs. Other attractions at this rejuvenated shophouse along Kandahar Street in Kampong Glam is the retro decor and the old fashioned cakes. It is the place to go to re-live the good old days of the 60s and 70s.
Mad Sailors is a cafe that opened in mid-2016 in a shophouse on Haji Lane in Kampong Glam. According to their website, the name of the cafe was apparently inspired by the term “Mat Salleh” that is often used as a colloquial expression to refer to a Caucasian. The folks behind the Mad Sailors cafe aim to reminisce about their culinary travels across the United Kingdom, recreate British classics and serve them in Singapore at affordable prices.
We had lunch at the Whitegrass restaurant at CHIJMES recently. According to their website, Whitegrass is chef-owner Sam Aisbett’s first restaurant venture where he intends to offer an exceptional fine dining experience, showcasing his interpretation of modern Australian cuisine.