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“Great location”
Review of Toby's Estate

Toby's Estate
Ranked #734 of 10,645 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Francisco, California
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500 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Toby's Estate is located in a fun part of town- Robertson Quay.
The cafe has a contemporary-rustic-shared-table feel.
The coffee itself was OK; i prefer the coffee at Oriole Roasters

  • Visited December 2012
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Luxemburg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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12 reviews
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“Very good coffee, ok menu, very kind staff”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Drinks are very good. I tried the latte and the freshly squeezed pineapple juice. Food is ok We tried the musli youth with fruit, the bacon and the peosciutto paninis and the cheesecake. Suits are a bit too sweet. The stuff of young guys is very kind and attemptive. I would strongly recommend a better ventilation system, cause when you get out you need to wash your clothes.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
“Coffee Tasting and Great Menu”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Toby's is a coffee lover's paradise. Green beans are roasted on premises, the roaster is located just to the right of the entrance doors. Piles of imported green bean burlap sacks are stacked against the wall and the entire shop has the irresistible aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans.

I love ordering Toby's estate coffee that is served in a wine glass. You can pick the method of brewing depending on strength, and the brewing and serving method really brings out the flavor of the beans.

The menu is great - one of the better cafe menus in Singapore. I crave the mac and cheese, a true comfort food. Toby's 3 cheese version, with toasted croutons is gooey and served scalding hot.

Its a lot more expensive than a kopitiam, but a true temple to coffee religion. Try, try, try!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Buenos Aires
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“High quality-caffeine fix!”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

After being absolutely spoiled with coffee in Australia, we have struggled to find a decent equivalent in AsiaHaving a cup at Toby's really reminded us of the great espressos we had at Sydney, and we went back almost every day while there to get out fix!
Breakfast is quite nice [not amazing], but coffee is certainly worth it. And we were sad to miss the tasting class!

Visited December 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Finally - a good cup of coffee in Singapore!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

I've been on the prowl for a good cup of coffee for a while now, and I finally found one at Toby's Estate. Typically, "coffee" in Singapore is actually what Americans call espresso, which is far too strong for me to drink on a regular basis.

Toby's has a nice selection of daily coffee brews. The intensity of each is listed on the menu to help you choose. A little tip: these coffees are served in a wine glass. If you're like me and are no real connoisseur, just ask them to bring it to you in a regular mug.

The food was pretty good, too. I had a ham and cheese croissant served with a side salad. The croissant was huge.

Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a nice breakfast or afternoon coffee on the river.

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