Tolido’s Espresso Nook

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Tolido’s Espresso Nook – Brunch without Breaking Your Bank

It’s easy to find good brunch places in Singapore. However, it’s not easy to find ones that are not expensive. A brunch/breakfast and a coffee in Singapore generally sets you back more than 20 dollars!!!

When we come across a cafe which serves yummy and cheap brunches, we are ever so eager to recommend said cafe to our readers. It so happens that this week, we found such a cafe! Enter Tolido’s Espresso Nook on Crawford Lane.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook Salmon Carbonara

Salmon Carbonara, $17

The Menu

Tolido’s Espresso Nook serves all day breakfast, pasta and a few sandwiches. For breakfast, you get most egg variations here like omelette, scrambled egg or sunny side up. If you are vegetarian, there are few sweet selections you can choose from such as French toast or pancakes.

Fancy something more Italian in nature? They offer a decent variety of pastas albeit with a spicy twist. There’s also an interesting locally inspired dish like 462 prawn laksa pasta. Prices start from 10 dollars. We could not believe that our All American breakfast costs just 10 bucks. A great deal indeed!

Tolido’s Espresso Nook wall mural

wall mural decorating the cafe

The Ambience

The cafe is small and cosy with both indoor and outdoor dining options. Choose from a normal dining table or a couch to gobble up your brunch. The latter is usually occupied whenever we visit the place though. It can get pretty packed during lunch hour as there are many offices nearby so come early or after the peak hour if you want to avoid the crowds.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook All American Breakfast

American Breakfast Platter, $10

The Food

We’ve tried both breakfast and pasta here before. The food is decent although we would not say that they serve the best brunch in Singapore. Their serving of an American breakfast is relatively smaller compared to other places but how can we complain? It costs less than half of what most cafes in Singapore charge!

If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss their Pandan waffle, which comes with vanilla ice cream and Gula Melaka drizzled on top. We highly commend Tolido’s Espresso Nook for their effort in serving good and sincere food at an affordable price.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook drinks menu

handwritten beverage menu

The Coffee

Their coffee is lovely. They source their coffee beans from Yahava Koffeeworks. If you are a coffee addict like me, don’t leave the place without trying their cuppa.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook exterior

Tolido’s Expresso Nook

Where to Locate Them

Tolido’s Espresso Nook is located on the ground floor of an old building along Crawford Lane. Not many people may know where it is. It’s near Lavender MRT but I usually go there from Nicoll Highway MRT or sometimes walk from Bugis or Arab Street Area.

They are also open quite early in the morning on weekdays (8 AM). Do note that they are closed every Monday!

Tolido’s Espresso Nook signboard

Tolido’s Espresso Nook
462 Crawford Lane, #01-63
Singapore 190462
Tel: 6648 0178
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri 8 AM – 6.30 PM, Sat & Sun 9 AM – 6.30 PM, Closed on Mondays

 

*The Mbassadors paid for their own meal (ouch!) unless otherwise stated.

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Puranut Wisutjindaporn
Written by Puranut Wisutjindaporn
Pong is his nickname and he hails from Thailand. Having lived in Singapore for almost 10 years, he calls this little red dot his second home. As a bon vivant, he is always in search of new places to dine and drink. Pong appreciates the finer things in life. He believes in living a healthy and well-balanced life. He is a gamer, a movie buff, a music lover, a watch enthusiast, a coffee addict and recently a yoga practitioner. Apart from being fluent in Thai and English, he also speaks Spanish, Japanese and a bit of Chinese. Pong admires the arts, enjoys photography and paints once in a while, a true Renaissance man. Pong also loves traveling to widen his world’s view, experience new cultures and make new friends. His favorite destinations include Japan, Europe and India.