this place seems to be popular with pinoy folks. anyway there are both indoor and outdoor seating. i came by to seek shelter from the hot sun, ordered a sea salt caramel latte ice $6 and a red velvet cake $7.50. kept eyeing at neighbouring tables' mains which looks a hearty portion and also saw the all time old school favourite of root beer float!
So glad i tried this place. The reviews for them here are off the charts.
It's a very small cosy setting / space. To be honest, the decor isn't something to shout about. But whatever they have done, it feels just right to me. The staff is very friendly and helpful in recommending what's trending. So that's ambience 5 star, service 5 stars.
I have been cafe / italian restaurant hopping looking for the aglio olio that's comparable to the aglio olio found in Aglio Olio. This one comes d*** close to it. Food 5 stars (focusing on aglio olio with prawn).
Next mission is to find the Tiramisu that's close to Tiramisu Hero.
Here goes…before Tolido’s Espresso Nook started, they were just a very simple family canteen situated in what was previously known as the Singapore Omni-theatre (At Singapore Science Centre) in 2008. They used to sell food and snacks for the tourists to eat before watching their show in the theatre..Click here!
Full post with pics: http://www.alexischeong.com/2015/02/cafe-hangout-tolidos-espresso-nook-at.html
Tolido's Espresso Nook is a hidden gem of a cafe at Crawford Lane (near Lavender MRT) that is just a few minutes away from the famous Tai Hwa Ba Chor Mee (45 mins queue!) that serves up decent coffee (beans from Yahava) and food. They have quite value for money lunch sets where you can just top up $2 for a cup of coffee (iced or otherwise). They've been around for a while, but I've only recently gone to check it out (late last year, and again today). Do also check out the halal pastry/bakery shop beside after when you're done!
Of the 'Hdb neighborhood cafes' that I've visited, Tolido's Espresso Nook is one that left an impression (a good one). Tucked in chaotic Crawford Lane among local coffee shops and singlet-wearing ah peks, and aunties hawking random stuff at void decks, this cafe juxtaposes with a relaxed and chic vibe that would warrant a repeat visit.
I love the fluidity in the different spaces, loosely separated by the low coffee bar and the floor to ceiling glass panes that act as invisible barriers to the alfresco area. All-day breakfast is served here for all you breakfast eaters! Pancakes, eggs, toast, waffles and small pastries are available all day err day and there's no need to wait for the weekends. I decided not to be greedy and went with the Tolido's Pancakes ($9.90) which comes with 2 fluffy pancakes, streaky bacon and egg (sunnyside up). Typically, the greedy me would have ordered the Ultimate Combo ($11.50) which includes 2 chipolata sausages, and more eggs, on top of the basic pancakes but well it's quite a substantial portion already. The pancakes, while fluffy, were still kinda moist and sticky inside. A distinct milky flavor could be tasted and I liked that the batter was slightly salty.
I topped up $2 for scrambled eggs instead of a sunny side up. The eggs had a nice height to it and was poofy like a cloud. It could be a little more funny but it was still decent. S had the Waffle with Ice Cream ($10.50) which came with a choice of a single scoop of ice cream, sprinkled with freshly baked crumble and drizzled with your choice of sauce on a thick waffle. If you like a crunchy waffles, this would be up your alley but I thought it was a little more like a biscuit i.e. dry. The generic but sufficiently rich chocolate ice cream helped to moisten the batter a little but did not make the dish spectacular.
If you want something more substantial, Tolido's also does pastas and sandwiches at reasonable prices ($10.50 onwards). I would love to try the Croque Monsieur, only because i love the french ham and cheese sandwich. Now now, Tolido's also serves really good and pretty coffee. Yahava coffee blends are used here and the medium roast was fragrant and smooth with a low acidity. Head barista and owner Douglas Tan was the third place winner in the 2014 Singapore Latte Art Com...
Originally posted at: www.ms-skinnyfat.com/2014/12/tolidos-expresso-nook.html