You don’t come here to drink your eyeballs out, you come to bathe in history. Call us nostalgic, but above all, call the Coliseum its rightful title – an institution. In times when many of KL’s historic spots are being threatened to extinction by a bulldozer, or which have already been destroyed, this place is an emblem of older times, of a gayer Malaya, our riveting history, and so much more. Coliseum is a charming watering hole, and with new management at the reins, we hope this great small bar stays put for another ninety years and beyond.
By Rachel Jena (TIME OUT - 101 Things to do in KL)
BFM 89.9 FM - CAPTAIN MORGAN
If walls could talk, Coliseum Cafe, being the iconic Malaysian establishment that it is, would have a lot to tell. Luckily for us, we have Captain Morgan - the longest serving staff at Coliseum Cafe. He chats with Uma and Ezra about the Kuala Lumpur of yesteryear.
October 26, 2015
Coliseum Cafe & Hotel (KL) Sdn Bhd received the Outstanding Rising Star Award.
Coliseum Cafe serves up rich history
July 20, 2013
THE Coliseum Cafe Kuala Lumpur is part of the city’s history, having been around for over nine decades, since 1921.
Located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, few places can boast of seeing how the country has progressed from the British colonial era right up to the formation of Malaysia.
Nearly 100 years on, Coliseum Cafe is set to remake itself for the 21st century
July 13, 2013
It may be easy to dismiss the heavily tinted double doors and windows of Coliseum Café as just another shop along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur.
But the café, which opened its doors in 1921 as Coliseum Café & Hotel (KL) Sdn Bhd, is an iconic hostelries and among the last vestiges of the colonial era along the street previously known as Batu Road.
Coliseum and steaks, Mat Salleh-style
July 9, 2013
After a jolly good innings on the most time-honoured and busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, the old charm, one of the very few restaurants of vintage Malaya left serving chicken chop with buttered toast, is finally branching out, hanging up its hat in Petaling Jaya two days ago.
Selamat Mengharungi Ramadhan
July 8, 2013
Salam Cosmoholics, terutama yang bakal menyambut bulan Ramadhan lusa ini. Dah bersediakah kamu? Pada ketika ini, the team sedang bertungkus-lumus menyiapkan isu Ogos untuk tatapan kamu tapi sementara tunggu edisi itu keluar, kenalah dapatkan July issue yang sedang dijual di pasaran.
Still wanting to work at 89
June 2, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: Ho Sing Fong, 89, does not fly a plane or steer a ship but he is the undisputed captain of one of the city's culinary icons.
The octogenarian used to be the head of the Coliseum Café and Hotel in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman before he retired last year after a brief illness.
The steakhouse has been faithfully serving good food since colonial days and preserves its nostalgia with starched linens, smoky hallways and stern looking elderly waiters.