Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Toby's Estate, Robertson Quay

Toby's Estate would be a familiar name to many Australians and just the mere mention conjurs images of smooth as silk liquid gold for me.

When I discovered that Toby's Estate would be opening it's first Singapore branch close to where I live, I knew that I would have to hotfoot it down there soon after opening and sample it's wares.  I love me some coffee, and especially good coffee, and I was dreaming of sitting serenely at a table (sans BuBba), lifting up the cup, inhaling in the delicious coffee aroma and taking a long, blissful sip of Toby's Estate.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...  Heaven.

In reality, the scene played out a bit differently.  BuBba was with me so we perched ourselves at one end of a long communal table inside and I ordered a skinny flat white and a croissant for the little fella.  More substantial food was not available yet but I was informed that a new menu would be available in a week or so, so I'm guessing this week or next.

After receiving my coffee, I set BuBba up to make a ginormous mess with his croissant and took my first, much anticipated sip of coffee.  Delicious but.... not hot... just warm.

I was a little disappointed with the temperature of the coffee but I guess every new joint has it's teething issues when it's just opened (I went on it's second day of opening).  I also observed a couple of other orders getting mixed up and given that the cafe wasn't at full capacity, I hope they can iron out these service issues quickly.

Having said all of the above, I will be back because I want to try their new menu and I think everyone deserves a second chance.  

I just love a good (Australian owned) coffee too much.

Toby's Estate Coffee

Location: 8 Rodyk Street, #01-03/04, Singapore, Singapore 238216

Hours: Mon-Sun 0700-1800


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