Toby's Estate Coffee

Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th St. cor. 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Toby's Estate Coffee
4.2
4.0 Stars

17 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 3
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  • 27 Reviews
  • 67 Recommend
  • 17 Reviewers
Category:
Coffee
Business Hours
Open: 7:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6326175044

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
10

I blame Toby's Estate for my Chai Chocolate addiction. It was love at first sip. And just when I thought I couldn't love Toby's Estate even more, this popular coffee shop launched its seasonal savory dishes.

Hello again, Toby's Estate.

I'm always full of happy vibes whenever I'm at Toby's Estate. Its interiors, friendly and knowledgeable staff and superb drinks never fails to put a big grin on my face. A few weeks ago though, something else made me extra giddy-- Toby's Estate's seasonal menu.

We started off with a beautiful Salami and Cheese Croissant (PHP290). The buttery and flaky croissant stuffed with pepper salami, manchego cheese, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce and tomatoes was the perfect light snack you'd want to start the day or pair your favorite cup of coffee with.

The salami was nicely cured and its salty taste was balanced by the cheese and greens.

The Linguine Puttanesca (PHP350) was great too.

I loved the slightly tangy pomodoro sauce made chunky with the generous serving of anchovies, capers and olives.

Braised Chicken in Wine (PHP350) is Toby's Estate's fancier dish which seemed to be a bit out of place in the menu. But the heavenly red wine-braised chicken served with creamy mashed pototoes and greens delighted my taste buds. It's really just not something I'd look for in a coffee shop.

Corned Beef Hash (PHP350) was everyone's favorite dish during our visit. The home-style corned beef (from Delimondo) hash topped wtih potato rosti and two sunny side up eggs were scrumptious! Served on a skillet, I wouldn't mind having this breakfast dish the whole day! I loved the various textures from the soft (and flavorful) corned beef, crunchy potato rosti and smooth egg.

During our visit, I had two servings of chai chocolate, one iced and one hot.

Apparently, my tummy can only take one cup or glass of it. (Noted, tummy. Noted.)

Overall, it was an afternoon of good food and drinks. I can't wait to drop by again for more corned beef hash!

If you're interested to try it too, hurry as this menu is only available until September at selected Toby's Estate branches -- V. Corporate Center, Senta Condominium, Shangri-la at the Fort, Cyberscape Beta, Viridian in Greenhills and Whitespace Manila.

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Aiah O.
3.0 Stars
3

Eto ay ang pinakaunang sanaysay na naisulat ko sa ganitong wika kahit saan mang pahina. Ngayon pa lang ay dumudugo na ang ilong ko. Kahit ang aking marka sa paksang Pilipino ay muntik na bumagsak. Kaya nakakikiusap ako wag nyo po akong husgahan. Alam ko na meron talagang maling gramatika dito. Pero wag kayong mag-alala, gumamit ako nang tagasalin!

Ang akin pagsusuri ngayon ay tungkol sa Ari-arian ni Toby. Nakita nyo naman at marami na nakapunta dito at nagustuhan nila ang lugar. Ang gusto ko lang ay malapit ito sa opisina at maibang kapehan naman.

Maganda ang lugar. Nagustuhan ko ang disenyo nang panloob. Ang kyut nang mga pintura sa pader. Ang pagkain naman masarap. Pero tiyak na mas masarap ang kape. Pero ang hindi ko gusto ay ang mga tauhan. Namimili lang sila nang bibigyan nila nang magandang serbisyo. Napansin ko na kung ang kaharap ay dayuhan, mas kanais nais ang pag silbi nila kesa sa mga pinoy. Pero okay lang yun masarap naman ang pagkain kaya sige nalang.

Eto nga pala yung mga kinain namin:
9749️ Inihaw na tinapay na may Keso - 295
may kamatis na at patatas na chichirya
9749️ Chorizo na Pasta - 330
may pampalasang kamatis na sarsa at basil na may rigatoni
9749️ Cappuccino na Kape - 130

Limang Bituin ang Lahat! 127776127776127776127776127776

#loolooweeklychallenge #linguhannahamonnanglooloo

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

My favorite coffee joint has a new offering and it reeks of apples 127822127823127822

I've heard nothing but praises with their apple pie so my expectations are super high. And Toby's passed with flying colors! I am not really a fan of apple pie when i was a kid but as they say one tends to gravitate towards the stuff they disliked before as they age 128514.

Anyway, Toby's Apple Pie is a treat for all ages (i guarantee that). Juicy x cinnamon flavored apples enclosed inside a tasty pastry then baked to perfection. The slice is huge and served with some whipped cream and some sort of crumbs on the side. Can i just say that it smells absolutely phenomenal, it will entice your senses. The taste??? Nothing but awesome!!! It has the perfect balance of cinnamon and sweetness. I can tell that they used fresh apples as i taste the semi sweet flavor of the fruit on each bite. And make sure to add some of the whipped cream and crumble on every spoonful!

Good job, Toby's.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
2

Right after Le Jardin, we went here for more food! 128518128518

SMOKED SALMON AND GREENS SALAD with potato crisp and herb cream dressing. This was just okay. For more than 300 pesos, this is overpriced, imo. (3/5)

CALAMANSI PIE. Aaahh, I missed this. So glad that it's back to being good and yummy again (last time wasn't that good 🤐). (5/5) 128154128154

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Ruth D.
3.0 Stars

I should stick to just having mocha next time.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
10

I'm a BIG fan of breakfast food and I've seen pictures online of the dishes included in Toby's newest BRUNCH MENU (they all look so good) so I was SO looking forward to this visit. 128525

4 new dishes and we were all able to try them. 🤗

SALAMI AND CHEESE CROISSANT (290). Pepper salami, Manchego cheese, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce and tomatoes in a butter croissant.
- this is a good sandwich option that can be enjoyed anytime of the day - be it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or for merienda when you need extra energy. 128521128521 I'm not a fan of cold sandwiches but this was just so good and so pretty, too! Loved the alfalfa sprouts, the lettuce and tomato.

LINGUINE PUTTANESCA (350). Classic pomodoro sauce with anchovies, olives, and capers tossed in linguine pasta.
- If you like red sauce pastas, you'll enjoy this one. I'm not a fan but I enjoyed this one. The pasta was cooked al dente and I liked how all the flavors worked together. 127837

CORNED BEEF AND HASH (350). Home-style corned beef hash, potato rosti topped with 2 sunny side up eggs.
- FAVORITE!! I'm biased because I love egg (egg is lyf! 128155) but I swear, this was goood! Reich and Cla also loved this! Hello comfort food x breakfast food! 🤗 I enjoyed eating this especially the perfectly cooked sunny side up eggs! Uhm, would just be better, in my opinion, if they were able to somehow lessen the saltiness of the corned beef (I just don't like anything that's too salty).

BRAISED CHICKEN IN WINE (250). Red wine braised chicken served with creamy mashed potato and mixed veggies.
- Another favorite! The chicken was so tender and flavorful! And the mashed potato, omg creamy! 🤤 If only they can add more carrots and less mushrooms I would love this more! 128521

For my drink, I decided to get my all time favorite Toby's Estate drink -- MOCHA!!! Originally ordered the hot version but because we took pictures first, I asked for ice hahaha! Iced mocha is pretty good naman pala though the latte version is still the best for me. 128540

In case you're looking for a good brunch place and there's a Toby's Estate near you, please try their new dishes. It's worth the try and not super pricey. No regrets. Btw, these dishes will only be available until September 2017 and in selected TE stores only. Hurry hurry! 128521128521

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
8

Let us start speaking coffee, shall we?

Tobys. Tobys. Tobys. Nope, i dont have Tourettes or anything. I believe in my heart of hearts that Toby's Estate makes the meanest cup of joe in the metro.

Tobys is adding another notch on their belt by offering something new....Brunch Baby!

Salami and Cheese Croissant (Php 290). This is a cold sandwich, put that on the record. Please refrain from raising your eyebrows if they serve this cold. This was a revelation for me as i never had a cold sandwich before, i was pleasantly surprised with the softness of the croissant. The pepper salami works well with the manchego cheese and the fresh veggies adds the crunch element.

Corned Beef and Hash (Php 350). Home-style corned beef hash, potato rosti topped with two sunny side up eggs. This is comfort food at its finest. This has two of my favorite things - corned beef and potatoes! The potato rosti is crunchy, flavorful and all sorts of wonderful. The corned beef is flavored well and has a mild hint of spice. And they know how to make the perfect sunny side up eggs. The yolk boasts a bring yellow hue and has the perfect runny consistency.

Linguine Puttanesca (Php 350). Al dente linguine pasta in Pomodoro sauce with anchovies, black olives and capers.

When it comes to pasta, sone prefer white over red, others dig oil. Well, i am a swinger. I don't have any preference. This is one of the best pasta dishes I've had in a while. The Pomodoro is legit, y'all! I can tell that they used fresh tomatoes for the sauce and they slow cooked it to perfection.

Braised Chicken in Wine (Php 350). Red wine braised chicken served with creamy mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. Another winning dish. The chicken is cooked in such a way that the flavors are embedded right though the bone. Every fiber of dem chicken is flavored to perfection. I loved the mushrooms x mash combination. Earthy meets creamy sort of thing.

Toby's Brunch Menu is available till September. You may visit the following branches:

| V Corporate Center
| Senta Condominium
| Shangri-la At The Fort
| Cyberspace Beta
| Viridian Greenhills
| Whitespace Manila

P.S. Hats off to Lhady Gonzales for being a generous host.

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Lizanne S.
3.0 Stars

Good coffee, as always. Weird that the Cold Brew hasn't been available these past few days.

Servers can get a bit unresponsive, but I don't let that affect me. Jesus in, love out!

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
10

After trying the crabwich at Ooma. I need to find something sweet or anything that can eliminate the "malansang" taste of the crabwich. That's why I went to Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters, which is located at the vicinity of Shangri-la Fort in BGC.

Few customers were dining inside the bright and artsy coffee store. Cozy, indeed!

I got a Chewy Oatmeal Cookie for Php165.00 paired with Hot Chai Chocolate for Php160.00. I've waited around 5 minutes before the staff served the crafted hot drink (yeah with design) together with the cookie.

127851 Chai Chocolate - 1108811088110881108811088 5/5
"Very appetizing at first glance. The beautiful latte is thick and creamy. Not that "nakakaumay and nakakasawa"

127851 Chewy Oatmeal Cookie - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"Literally, it is chewy! The best thing about the cookie is the raisins which enhances the flavor. Best to be eaten while it's hot."

Overall, I had a wonderful time sipping my hot chocolate.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars

What makes a good grilled cheese sandwich??

According to the www, you should be able to choose the right type of bread and cheese. It is the most important thing you need to know. Once you've figured out the right combination, you'll have the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. And by that, you will know the difference between a good and a not so good grilled cheese sandwich.

Also, according to another article, it's more than just choosing the right bread and cheese. The acidity of the cheese also matters. The American Chemical Society explained that the cheese must have the "correct acidity" as this will affect the texture and how the cheese will melt (when the calcium and protein elements of the different types of cheese react together).

"The secret to getting the perfect cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich is to find one with the right pH to perfectly balance out the calcium and protein structure."

Anyway, for me, the perfect grilled cheese sandwich is something that is comforting. It's the ultimate comfort food!!!! It should have the "ahhhhhhhhh! 128525128513128557" effect. I want the same exact grilled cheese from the movie Chef. 128155

The bread should be perfectly toasted, there must be that "crunchy sound" when you bite into it, cooked with just an acceptable amount of butter (not too much that it becomes too oily), if possible, no mayonnaise (or at least very minimal amount added). I don't care how much cheese is added, I just want it to be cheesy without being too salty and I want the stretchy cheese when I slice it (Sorry for the long introduction! 128517).

FOOD 127860

So yes, I currently have a "Grilled Cheese obsession". It's back again and I want, no I need to try all the grilled cheese available!!

When I first had this "obsession", Toby's was already included on my list but it was only just recently that I was able to finally try it.

GRILLED CHEESE (295). Gruyere, Cheddar, and Parmesan in a ciabatta. Served with housemade potato chips and tomato compote.

Although not the best, TE's version is pretty good. But still far far from Borough's and Wildflour's. This is not a grilled cheese sandwich, just a sosyal Cheese Sandwich (blame the movie Chef!! 128518).

Bread: Not toasted. Soft.
Cheese: I liked the cheese, it's not too much. Just the right cheesy goodness.

The potato chips on the side was good though. Crispy and not salty. The tomato compote was weird? They should have just added tomato soup instead of the "compote".

SERVICE 128104🏼‍127859

Service was just okay. You need water? Hot sauce? Tissue? You have to ask for everything and wait for it. If you don't want to wait, go directly to the counter and don't raise your hand. 128530128517

PLACE 127968

A nice place if you want to study or finish work. Though crowded most of the time, it still not as noisy when compared to other coffee places. Plus the place is super nice and pretty. 128149

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
5

Been attracted to waffles lately and I think I found my ultimate favorite savory waffle to date! Presenting, Toby's Estate's Bacon, Pecan and Maple Waffle! Pegged at 195Php, the serving is not enough because it's super good!

Imagine - perfect waffle that's crispy outside, warm and soft inside, with crispy, salty and smoky bacon surprise inside some of the waffle squares, topped with lots of pecan chunks and drizzled amply with maple syrup. Boom! Perfect balance of salty and sweet! It's pretty good!

I also tried their Chocolate Chai - hot. Tried the iced version last time and it was good but the hot version was the best! It has a pretty latte art, that wowed even the lolo beside me LOL making him order one as well, dark chocolate flavor that was on the sweet, but not too much, side which went so well with the Chai. There was something soothing with the Chai aftertaste and I loved it!

Fell in love with Toby's Estate more! 128525

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars
4

This branch of Toby's Estate is by far my favorite. The one in Makati is bigger and more spacious but there's something with the wall painting in this branch that appeals so much to me. Just by looking at the wall filled with painting of plants, flowers and birds gives me a certain peace and calmness. Maybe weird for you but it really has that kind of effect on me. I also love that this branch is well let with just plain white canvass for everything. The place in turn looks so well kept and neat.

Went here one afternoon, on a weekday and the place was not crowded. Great! I went for an iced drink since I haven't tried the iced version of their Mocha. Also got myself an order of their waffle. I have been wanting to try one for the longest time!

The Iced Mocha (170Php) was just okay. Tasted a little too watered down. There was still the strong coffee taste, the bitter chocolate but I think I prefer my Toby's Estate Mocha hot - thank you.

For the waffle, I got the Speculoos and Whipped Cream for 195php. The waffle was crunchy outside but soft and moist inside. I kind of tasted a hint of banana so I asked one of the server and he in turn asked their kitchen staff. They said that it was just the usual waffle ingredient - flour, eggs, etc., that they used with no banana at all. Hmmm... Anyhow, I loved their waffle. It included a good heaping of Speculoos on top.

I will definitely stick to the hot version of their Mocha next time but will try their Nutella and Banana Waffle.

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
3

Right after dinner at Fowlbread, Ony and I went here. I was excited to let him try Toby's Mocha and Calamansi Pie. 128154

I love Toby's Mocha!! It's one of the best. I love the balance of bitterness from the espresso and the sweetness of the chocolate. But I guess I was a little OA because although the Mocha was still good, there wasn't something extraordinary or special about the mocha during our visit. Not sure why!! 128557 Ony even joked that his mocha recipe is better than this one. Also the pie! 128529 Sadly, the Calamansi Pie wasn't as great, too. I remember loving it before but there's something off with the one we had. The consistency and taste was weird. Even the table beside us didn't finished their Calamansi Pie. 128546

I'm hoping and praying that this was just a weird bad day. I'll go back and try the Mocha and Calamansi Pie again next time because I still believe that they're the best!! 128529128546 And also, I must try the Pistachio Pie been hearing a lot of good reviews about that one! 128154

PS: 3 stars for now huhu 128546128529

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
4

This marks my second rendezvous with Toby this week.  I like this branch as it is very peaceful.  Majority of the patrons are yuppies glued to their laptop.  I haven't seen a representative of the hipster crowd.  This is the perfect place for some alone time for introverts.  Bibliophiles can relax while engrossed on their favorite book.

I picked Mocha on this visit.  The coffee is fantastic as always.  Trust me when i say that this is the best Mocha ever. I've tried the other coffee joints,  there are a couple that stood out but none of them comes close to Toby's.

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
2

Talk coffee to me,  baby.... Uhmmm Toby's Estate... Okay that was lame...we're still cool,  yeah?

When it comes to coffee,  no one comes close to the Toby's.  They make the meanest cup of joe!  I fell in love with Toby after my first sip of their mocha.  I fell hard and fast. 

I got giddy when i found out that they're opening a branch at Shang.  I don't have to speed walk to Aura to get my Mocha.   I'm digging this branch as it is spacious compared to the ones I frequent and yes it is prettier than the rest. Easy on the eyes and very conducive to relaxing.  The color palate resembles a bed & breakfast i see in movies.  And oh,  they play good music - a lil Florence and Amy is always good. 

| Chai Latte (Php 140)

I know what you're thinking...the opening statement doesn't relate my drink of choice.  I wanted to get Flat White but i needed to get some zzzz's hence i picked Chai.  And besides,  Toby can do no wrong,  i firmly believe that they can make a mean chai latte. 

I was right!  The chai latte is dynamite.  Aromatic,  hmmmm...me likey cinnamon.  Perfect proportions of chai and milk.  I liked it so much,  i finished my drink in two big gulps,  i kid you not!

Let's try this one more time....  Talk coffee to me,  baby....Toby's Estate (this I say in my bedroom voice)

Peace Out! 

~Reich

#Halloolooween2016

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Kristin A.
4.0 Stars
4

It's been quite a while since I met up with Jayson J on the first day they opened. At the time the interiors were a little too stark for my taste, but the whitish walls did make the small space seem bigger. The big shelf was a nice focal point, and there were a few interesting knick knacks on display. I wonder if the Toby coffee table book is still there? That should be a good (albeit pricey) acquisition for book enthusiasts.

We all know how their coffee is; suffice to say, the quality is the same. I should stop getting their dark chocolate cookie though, it's too sweet even for a sweet tooth like me. My jaw feels like locking up just thinking about it 128518

They have their own washroom at the rear of the store, which everyone should appreciate.

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Ruth D.
5.0 Stars

Toby's Estate Coffee probably has the best Mocha I've had so far. Its chocolateyness was just right. It was served warm at a temperature where flavors can easily be noticed as it's not too hot.

As my caffeine tolerance is pretty low and I had the drink late in the afternoon, I was surprised that it didn't really keep me up the way I expected. I was up 'till about 2am but that's it. No palpitations.

The place is not as huge as the one in Salcedo but I actually like this more. Kinda cozy. 9786

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Gem D.
4.0 Stars
2

I just liked it because their coffee is just warm, it would have been better if they're hot. I love coffee that allows a conversation in between sips.

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Denise R.
5.0 Stars
4

I almost forgot how good Toby's Estate's coffee was as I haven't had the opportunity to visit their Salcedo branch in quite a while. I'm glad then that a nearer, more accessible branch opened near the office, recently.

I've been in their Shangri-la at the Fort branch multiple times and had the chance to order their Cafe Mocha, Cafe Latte and Original Bucky (on different instances 128522). There really is something about Toby's Estate's coffee flavors that's unique from what I'm used to ordering in other coffeeshops. The latte art was a fine finish--made me want to take my drink home, intact, and put it in a shelf for safekeeping 128513 I'm not an expert on third wave coffee, but this wave is definitely doing an amazing job in revolutionizing the coffee experience 128077🏼

It was my first time to try the Original Bucky as well. Complemented the drinks, but can be a tad too sweet at some point. Can do away with this next time.

Customer service was good in general, though they have staff members/cashier who were slightly aloof. Not a big deal though as the coffee, ambiance and overall experience offset this detail.

Looking forward to my next visit 128522

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
3

We availed a room only package in Shangri-La Fort, so I came back to Toby's Estate for breakfast. 128571

The barista recommended their Bacon, Pecan and Maple Belgian Waffle (Php 195) and I enjoyed it with a cup of their awesome Flat White (Php 150). It was the a great indulgent meal, indeed! The waffle was crispy and nicely cooked, and there was a generous helping of the bacon pieces and pecans and the maple syrup. The serving size was just enough as well. 128568

Again, I'm no coffee drinker but I loved their Flat White so much! It didn't need a lot of additional sugar, it was well balanced in terms of the cream to coffee proportion. I'm not a coffee connoisseur but I think the quality of their beans is exemplary! And I'm particularly in awe of how beautiful their latte art is! 128571

Apparently, they have a sister cafe here in Cebu with their coffee being served. I will definitely visit soon, and I can't wait to come back for another cup of coffee or Chai Chocolate here when I come back to Manila! 128571

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