1. Coliseum Café

1. Coliseum Café

How embarrassing for me that I have only just discovered Coliseum Café Kuala Lumpur even though this establishment has been recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records as the “Longest Operating Western Colonial-Themed Restaurant”. Established in 1921, the café is already 95 years old and is still going strong.

2. the bar

2. the bar

During my lunch at this iconic Coliseum Café & Grill Room (its proper name), I met a patron who told me that Coliseum has been his watering hole for the past sixty years. Can you imagine that?

3. old newspaper clippings

3. old newspaper clippings

Time has certainly stood still beyond the dark wooden saloon doors and also within the confines of the walls of this colonial building. Properly preserved since the early days, old furniture, newspaper cuttings, faded photographs and memorabilia on display help lend an air of old world charm to this modest diner.

4. the café

4. the café

I soon found out that patrons repeatedly return not only for that sense of nostalgia but for the best chicken chop in, perhaps, the whole of Kuala Lumpur, and its colonial heritage of Hainanese cuisine. Coliseum Café Kuala Lumpur reminded me very much of Ipoh’s FMS Bar and Restaurant, which is still waiting for a new lease of life.

5. chicken chop (my own messed up arrangement)

5. chicken chop (my own messed up arrangement)

As Pangung Bandaraya is just a short 8-minute stroll away, towards the direction of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Coliseum Café Kuala Lumpur has come up with a special package for those who wish to catch MudKL, priced at only RM100 nett. The package includes a set meal special plus a ticket to MudKL (lunch or dinner show).

6. fruit platter

6. fruit platter

By the way, Coliseum Café is now also available at Plaza 33 (Petaling Jaya), The Gardens Mid Valley and Oasis Boulevard (Sunway Pyramid). All information is accessible at its official website.

Coliseum Café Kuala Lumpur (main outlet)
Add: 98-100 & 102, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-26926270
Fax: +603-26934635

Business hours: 10am – 10pm daily

Note: View larger images by clicking on an image once this page has completely loaded. Then navigate by clicking on the right or left side of image.
With love

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share this post if you like it!