Toby’s Estate Singapore’s re-opens flagship at Robertson Quay with a new look, pandan waffle coffees

By Phyllis Leong May 13, 2024
Toby’s Estate Singapore’s re-opens flagship at Robertson Quay with a new look, pandan waffle coffees
Toby’s Estate is back with a fresh new look! Photos: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

Those who’ve missed grabbing their morning pick-me-up from Australian coffee roaster Toby’s Estate Singapore will be psyched to know that it has reopened its flagship store at Robertson Quay

The stalwart coffee brand — which opened its local outpost in 2014 — previously announced its sudden and temporary closure on Mar 23 in a Facebook post, teasing an upcoming, new and improved concept. 

After about two months of renovation works (and eager anticipation from the coffee community), the beloved cafe is finally ready for business. It officially reopened on May 6, with a sleek makeover.

A contemporary, sleek interior 

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Enjoy a cup of joe by the Singapore River. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

The revamped Toby’s Estate Singapore still retains its chic, industrial charm. Most noticeably, though, it has swapped its rustic, wooden hues for a darker, moodier look accented with aged brass fittings and polished concrete floors. 

Also gone are the gaudy overhead lamps and expansive communal tables — in their stead are inconspicuous hanging light panels and a row of comfy high seats along the counter, where diners are privy to a full view of the brewing process.

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Catch the baristas in action as you perch on your counter seats. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

Toby’s Estate Singapore can accommodate 55 diners comfortably indoors, while its breezy al fresco area seats 32. 

We prefer having our cuppa outdoors, since the cafe is perfectly situated by the Singapore River, where you can admire a gorgeous, unobstructed view of the riverscape.

Brand-new pandan waffle coffee flavour

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Peep the newly launched pandan waffle coffee. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

Besides its facelift, Toby’s Estate Singapore also welcomes a new addition to the menu: The pandan waffle coffee (from S$3.50). The flavour is an ode to our Southeast Asian roots, where the fragrant pandan plant takes centre stage in this nostalgic, local-inspired brew

The unique blend is the brainchild of Toby’s head roaster Danny Cao — who recently clinched second place in the 2024 Australian Specialty Coffee Association National Coffee Roasting Championships — and a Colombian coffee farmer.

Together, they worked hand-in-hand to produce a one-of-a-kind, aromatic blend that’s rich in citrusy notes of pine lime ice cream, coconut cream and melons. 

Feel free to purchase a bag of pandan waffle coffee beans (S$24) and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home, or have a fresh and hot cuppa at the cafe itself. 

Classic brunch staples 

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Savour popular Australian brunch dishes at the cafe. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

It’s not just coffee that you can savour at the cafe. Tuck into classic Australian brunch favourites, such as the signature eggs benedict (S$24) and hearty surf and turf tower (S$24), which are available all day. 

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Eggs benedict. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

The eggs benedict came in a hulking portion of gooey, poached eggs atop a fluffy brioche toast. It’s then slathered with thick slices of smoked salmon and creamy hollandaise sauce. 

We also swapped out the salad for sauteed mushrooms, which lent a savoury, umami bite to the otherwise tangy dish. Admittedly, we would have preferred if the eggs benedict was smaller in serving size, as we did struggle to finish it in one sitting — so this should top your list if you’ve got a big appetite!

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Surf and turf tower. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

The surf and turf tower is another brunch staple. The stars of the show are English muffins layered with juicy stewed beef, smoked salmon slices and perfectly scrambled eggs. 

Much like the eggs benedict, the dish was a tad too hefty for one person to devour it all — especially if you’re a small eater. Perhaps you can order the surf and turf tower as a sharing plate instead.

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The waffle comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

Your day is all the sweeter with a decadent dessert from the lineup of sweet treats on Toby’s Estate Singapore’s menu. 

We went with the waffle (S$16) to share, which features a crispy croffle (croissant-waffle hybrid) adorned with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A mixture of berries also decorate the plate, together with liberal drizzles of maple syrup and chocolate sauce. 

The indulgent short-stack pancakes (S$14) also caught our eye, though we didn’t manage to order them this time around.

For more eats in the area, read about Wildfire Burger’s new flagship joint or our review of the food at Fi Woodfire Thai. Alternatively, check out the newest openings in Singapore here. 

You can also book a ride to Toby’s Estate to savour its brunch staples and newly-launched pandan waffle coffee. 

Toby’s Estate is on the GrabFood Delivery Service and offers free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited. 

Do explore the GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals.

Toby’s Estate

8 Rodyk Street, 01-03/04
Nearest MRT station: Havelock
Open: Monday to Friday (7am to 3pm), Saturday and Sunday (7.30am to 5pm)

8 Rodyk Street, 01-03/04
Nearest MRT station: Havelock
Open: Monday to Friday (7am to 3pm), Saturday and Sunday (7.30am to 5pm)

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