Sitting in the heart of Crawford, just 5 minutes away from Bugis and Haji Lane, Tolido’s Espresso Nook has its series of specialty brews that come with photo-worthy latte art.
But there is definitely more than coffee here here. Small as it may be, it is actually pretty cosy with the bustling activities taking place indoors. Less indie, but no less happening. It is a familiar haunt for regulars and friends, and the warmth of the crowd really grew on us. It felt like crashing a party, but less intimidating and still reserving your own space.
If you are in the neighbourhood and like us, you do not fancy the crowd, escape to Tolido’s Espresso Nook for a cuppa and some casual but gratifying food. Here are some of our favourite items on the menu:
Rosti. Rosti anytime. Tolido’s do a really mean rendition and we fell head over heels in love with the texture – crispy on the surface (but of course), and soft and warm when you sink your teeth in. Served with an egg, the Rosti comes in various combinations – with cheesy sausage (S$14.90), smoked Bratswurst (S$16.90) and smoked salmon (S$20.90).
We also had the Turkey Ham Mushroom Cream (S$9.50) which is a hearty serving of penne pasta covered with cream and generous chunks of mushrooms and turkey ham. We heard the Bacon Arrabiata (S$10.50) is fairly decent too!
There is also an all-day breakfast menu with your regular favourites like pancakes and eggs. Every item comes with a price tag that does not scare, but you might have a tough time picking just one. There are Tolido Pancakes (S$10.50), Croissant with Scrambled Eggs (S$9.50) and French Toast (S$8.90); and more.
Tolido’s Espresso Nook
Block 462 Crawford Lane #01-63
Tel: +65 6648 0178
Tue to Thu: 9.30am – 7pm
Fri & Sat: 9.30am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 6.30pm
Nearest Station: Lavender