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Tolido’s Espresso Nook Cafe @ Crawford Lane (Beach Road) May 14, 2014

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Tolida Espresso Nook Breakfast

Tolido’s Espresso Nook is one of the café that opens around the area of Bugis/Beach Road.  Located at one of the shop house at Textile Centre, this quaint little café is a humble and non-pretentious café that serves good coffee and value meals.  I got acquainted to the café because of many beautiful latte art at instagram.

Tolida Espresso Nook Exterior

Many young entrepreneurs make an attempt to open a café because this is a hip thing to do today.  And many don’t even have any F&B experience.  While some may balk at the idea of this, I feel that however it is good that there is more entrepreneurial spirit amongst the younger generation these days.  Everything we do adds to our experience.  Today may be a small café, tomorrow they may become the next property tycoon!  Well, I hope you get the drift.

Tolida Espresso Nook Interior

Helmed by Douglas Tan, who also double up as the Head Barista, this family run business is not new in the F&B scene.  Previously, the parents own a hawker stall but Douglas persuaded the parents to open a café instead and hence the birth of Tolido’s Espresso Nook.

Tolida Espresso Nook French ToastFrench Toast ($6.50)

I visited Tolido’s Espresso Nook as early as 9am and was heading for a brunch date later.  So I decided to order something lighter for breakfast.  I thought a French Toast is a good idea and want to see what it’s up to.  I was delivered some really plain looking French Toast sprinkled with icing sugar.  That’s exactly how my mother will make a French Toast!  I was thrilled to have some home-cook goodness like breakfast in a café!

Tolida Espresso Nook Latte

These days, a good freepour latte is not to hard to pour.  But something that stands out from the rest is hard to come by.  I am getting bored with those simple heart-shaped latte art (yawnz!) because they are too simple to make.  I hope that a café will open where you can not only order a latte, you can order a latte art too.  The higher the difficulty, the more costly the price.  Now, that is putting a price on the latte art!  Hey, remember that you heard it hear first!

Tolida Espresso Nook Latte Art

How do you like this latte art by Douglas Tan? Now, you find this café actually house the winner in the recently held Singapore Latte Art Competition organised by Bettr Barista Coffee Academy.  Too pretty to drink this right?

Tolida Espresso Nook

This little Melbourne inspired café offers many menu options from all-day breakfast, sandwiches, pasta, snacks and desserts.  If you are a waffle-addict, check out their Gelato Waffle ($7.10) or if you prefer something savoury their Rosti; lightly fried russet potato with fried egg with cheesy sausage ($12.90) or smoked bratwurst ($16.90).  I would like to try their pasta:  Baked Turkey Ham Macaroni Cheese ($8.90) or Triple Cheese Baked Penne ($9.50).  Unlike other cafés, the menu choices here are much more wallet friendly.  If not for anything, you should check Tolido’s for the award winning latte artist.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook Cafe
462 Crawford Lane
#01-63
Singapore
Tel: 6648 0178
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday:  9am to 9pm
Closed on Monday

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