Food Review: Toby's Estate

Toby's Estate is one of the pioneers in the cafe scene here. A brand from Australia, it is known for its specialty coffee beans.

Its location at Robertson Quay facing the Singapore River is very relaxing, perfect for a morning or afternoon of chilling and people watching (of them walking dogs, I mean). Haha, it does give you the I'm in Aussie feels.

I'm loving the high ceilings so much! There is a long communal table inside and other high tables by the window.

Alfresco dining is a good idea, provided the weather is kind to us.

Besides coffee, Toby's Estate serves up delicious brunch food too. I really appreciate their all-day breakfast because this means you can have it on weekday lunches too! (They're closed at night.)

Eggs Benedict Rodyk Style ($19)

One of their most common orders, this Eggs Benedict came with smoked salmon and a side of mixed greens. It was executed perfectly, with the egg yolks runny and flowy with a small slit from the knife. The two eggs were sitting atop a thick slice of brioche. I would have preferred if there was a bit more smoked salmon though.

Toby's French Toast ($14)

This French Toast is made up of a slice of eggy bread topped with green apple slices, berries, and espresso bacon. The bread was soft and indeed the eggy-custardy taste was there. The bacon sounded interesting with the word 'espresso' there, but I felt it tasted like ordinary bacon...? Nevertheless it was a good combination of sweet and savoury. The berry compote was tangy too, which I like to eat with the bread.

Sauteed mushrooms ($4.50)
I ordered the mushrooms as add-on to the French Toast because I misunderstood how the Entertainer App works hahaha. Anyhooo the mushrooms tasted very earthy and organic even! I trust that it's quality mushrooms given the price I paid hahaha.

I love this cafe the most for its ambience! It's really very relaxing, regardless of whether you're sitting indoors or outdoors. There's free Wifi here so it's also conducive to do work (during off-peak hours). Their food is delicious too, though a bit pricey given the atas location.

Toby's Estate
8 Rodyk Street
Singapore 238216
Mon - Sun 0730 - 1800