Located in one of the most unlikely places to expect a cafe and secluded from the streets, Loysel’s Toy is one decent breakfast venue that is worth your hassle travelling for.
Situated directly below an industrial building right beside the Rocher River, Loysel’s Toy is one of Singapore’s latest offerings to coffee-lovers on this small little island. It’s not exactly the most convenient place to drop by for coffee but while travelling towards the cafe, we saw people travelling on foot just to visit this outlet. That probably proves how this place fares when it comes to coffee and food.
It was a Saturday when we hit Loysel’s Toy and boy, the place was really crowded! Luckily, we managed to find ourselves a table among the crowd. Somewhat similar to Papa Palheta which we reviewed earlier, don’t expect anyone to wait on you upon arrival. DIY is the way to go when it comes to cafe like this.
What we find interesting is the way they created the menu which can be picked up from the counter. Just one piece of A4-size cardboard, sandwiched between 2 pieces of printed paper and secured altogether in a rubberband and voila!
We were glad to find that Loysel’s Toy offers some pastries and foods for its customers, although the variety is is rather limited. Ultimately, it’s the coffee here that matters.
We decided to order a Latte to satisfy our caffeine addiction..
Similar to Papa Palheta’s, the “coffee crafters” here make very good coffee. The Latte didn’t disappoint, for the temperature was just nice when served and the coffee is still able to retain its flavour. It leaves a very warm and smooth after-taste in your mouth.
Nothing beats a thirst-quenching cup of iced tea mixed with refreshing lemon and lime. This simple recipe is definitely the ideal choice of drink on a sunny afternoon. The overall taste of this drink is very well-balanced and doesn’t taste sour at all.
Mmmm…eggs and bacon. The perfect combination for breakfast. The scambled eggs here are pretty good but sadly the same can’t really be said for the bacon. We find the bacon a tad too oily and slightly overdone. The toast is also abit on the hard side but with all that said, all in all this dish isn’t too bad. Well, afterall we have tried all-day breakfast from places such as Hatched so it’s hard not to compare, right?
We kind of like their various sandwich selections here. The beef sandwich eventually caught our eyes. Moreover, rocket never fails to attract us either so we decided to give this huge sandwich a try. The beef slices are generous and should fill the stomach for most. For the health conscious, they have even chose the healthier tapioca chips over the standard potato chips. Talk about healthy start of the day!
We wish we had the chance to spend more time at Loysel’s Toy and try out more of their food and of course, to try out more varieties of coffee from their menu. Due to our rather tight schedule that day we didn’t have the chance to do so. That said, there are a few things that we are definitely able to share. First of all, despite the inconvenient location we still see many people making their way here which really explains how good the food and drinks are here and we can’t help but to agree that the coffee here wouldn’t disappoint and the food here should be enough to tantalize most people’s taste buds. The indoor seating area isn’t very huge but if you don’t mind seating outdoors, seats should be aplenty but expect full house during weekend lunch. We would definitely love to re-visit this place to find out more on what Loysel’s Toy has to offer, in particular the coffee sets and other coffee-related beverages. Oh, did we mention that at Loysel’s Toy, both GST and Service Charge are not applicable?
Ratings: 4.0 foodiedoos out of 5
66 Kampong Bugis
Between 9.00 am – 6.30 pm on Tuesdays to Fridays
Between 9.00 am – 7.30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Closed on Mondays