My Grandfather ate here, my father, and now me….
Established in 1921 Coliseum Cafe and Hotel stands proud and majestic. You can just feel that in its heyday, this was the place where people would get dressed up, to go out to, for a nice evening meal (back in a time where people actually made and effort to get dressed up for dinner). Think starched shirt colonial types and you wouldn’t be far off the mark.
Shrouded in the musty smell of old furniture, and staffed unusually by grizzly old pros in white jackets, this famed establishment is the last bastion of our City’s Golden age. Unpretentious and old fashioned, the sharp-tongued waiters know when to take an order and when to disappear.
Coliseum’s cocktails are in a class of their own. No frills and extremely cheap, they still pack a potent punch. A bartender cascades an arch of liquid gold into my glass. It’s a gunner, he says. It suits me just fine.
The menu promises steaks, chops and old school sandwiches. The menu is ala-carte, so do not forget the side dishes such as cauliflower and mash or chips.
Any lackluster item on the menu is guaranteed to improve substantially by introducing one or two more cocktails ..:P
Bread & Butter – RM2.20
Sizzling Fillet Steak – RM37.90
Chicken Maryland – RM17.90
Gunner – RM6.90
The meal for two – RM79.80
The experience – priceless
Coliseum Cafe & Hotel,
98-100 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman,
50100 Kuala Lumpur,