The Place Long before Common Man Coffee Roasters, there is Toby’s Estate at Robertson Quay which has been a long popular cafe for good coffee. The Australian based Toby’s Estate roast its own coffee here, and it also supplies its roasted beans to other cafes such as The Providore. It is really packed on a Sunday afternoon when theRantingPanda visited Toby’s Estate, which I waited for about 15 minutes. I like the interior of the cafe, which has high ceiling. It’s location just next to the Singapore River also add to the chill-lax ambience of the cafe.
The Food The coffee is the real star of Toby’s Estate, but that said, they serve brunch such as Eggs Benedict and sandwiches as well. I heard mixed reviews about the food and overall, I am disappointed that the food is really average, at least for the items I tried.
The crowd’s favourite Toby’s Breakfast ($18) comes with poached or scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes, toast, truffle sauteed mushrooms and espresso maple bacon, which is especially crispy and addictive. Sadly, the poached eggs and the bland toast is nothing to shout about.
The other recommended dish I had was the BaconEgg Croissant (12), which comes with scrambled eggs and the espresso maple bacon. The croissant is surprisingly crispy and buttery, which makes me conclude that this dish is worth ordering.
How can I not have a cup of coffee at Toby’s Estate? My Flat White ($5) is rich in body, and has good acidity.
Rants The standard of the food I tried is average, and I have had much better ones in other cafes around Robertson Quay. It also seems that Toby’s Estate does not accept reservations, as I called multiple times without any response.
Will I return again? Only for the coffee on my next visit. Overall, it is still a nice chill-lax cafe to laze the weekend away.
Toby Estate is one of the many merchants on The Entertainer 2015 APP, which offers 1-for-1 deals off their menu. Quote “2015TRP” under the promo code when you check out from The Entertainer website to enjoy an additional 10% discount off the early bird price $60 (original price $75), which translates to $54 for use throughout 2015. This promotion is valid up till end of April 2015.
Taste bud: 3/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
8 Rodyk Street
Tel: +65 6636 7629