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Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 21:30
Toby's The Dessert Asylum is an American-styled café serving a wide range of delicious food and tantalizing desserts at affordable prices.
Toby's is an airy cafe-type restaurant located in Parkway Parade. While I'm not a dessert person, the sign that said, "Yes, we serve comfort food!" out front attracted me. The mushroom baked rice at $12 was simple yet fulfilling - which is exactly what comfort food should be. It had a good portion of fresh white button mushrooms, not cheap canned ones, or shitake mushrooms like most affordable establishments use. The rice was creamy and flavourful, but not too rich. Service was friendly and attentive; despite the pace picking up, the waitress gave me iced water refills very promptly. I would come back to try the other things.
The food is generally good and decently priced, though the main attraction for us is their Kids’ Card.
For $10, any child (10 years and below) can get a card, and enjoy a 1-for-1 item off the kid’s menu. For example, if the parent buys a main, the child gets a main free (off the kids’ menu). If the parent buys a dessert, the child gets a free kids’ dessert too.
Overall rating: 7.5 out of 10 (Ambience: 8, Service: 7, Taste: 7.5, Presentation: 7, Value-for-Money: 7.5) and 8 out of 10 with the Kids Card.
For more information and photos, refer to our blog at http://angiekayexplorer.com/2015/07/18/kids-dine-free-tobys-the-dessert-asylum/
From the name of the restaurant, I would have thought that this is a dessert place. You will be surprised by the huge selection of savoury and cooked food on the menu. The menu was pretty huge and I have to take sometime to decide what to order.
From the starter, I had the Spicy Hot Wings ($8.95). The spicy hot wings was deep fried to a nice crispy exterior. The batter was not too thick and the wings were juicy and meaty.
The Spicy Marinara Spaghetti ($17.95) topped with seafood was pretty well cooked with beautiful flavour that came with a spicy kick.
The interesting orange colour bread was slightly toasted, crusty on the outside and soft inside. Stuffed with delish garlic mayo, pork lettuce, tomato, onions and cheese, the Garlic Pork Sandwich can be a bit messy to handle but it was a very delicious sandwich.
The Mud Pie is a must try here. There are 8 different flavours on the menu. I tried the Seek Asylum ($15.95) which comes with macadamia ice cream, mocha, almond ice cream with cookies and Baileys Irish Cream. The Baileys Irish Cream was not too overpowering with the interesting play of bitterness complementing the sweetness of the ice cream. Coupled with the fragrant and nutty bites of surprises with each scoop of the dessert, this is one of the best mudpie I have ever tried. I definitely will be back to try the rest of the remaining seven flavours.
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