In the heart of Kuala Lumpur stands the iconic Coliseum Cafe, a cherished emblem of Malaysia's colourful past and vibrant present. Established in 1921, during the height of the British empire, the Cafe was more than a place of nourishment; it was a sanctuary, a meeting spot, and a repository of tales and history.
Our cafe has witnessed the changing tides of history, serving as a favourite hangout for colonial officers, military personnel, planters, and miners during the turbulent times of the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960). This place of solace echoed with tales of their lives, struggles, and dreams over a glass of whisky stengah or a gin and tonic, followed by a comforting meal.
The Cafe's legacy extends beyond the local patrons. The celebrated writer Somerset Maugham frequented our bar during his time in Kuala Lumpur, adding a touch of literary history to our Cafe.