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