Toast Box


kaya toast (with 2 boiled eggs on the sides), hot chocolate with tablea cocoa

On my first visit here, I actually thought I was in a European café due to its store interiors and music. Until I came closer to the menu board and saw that it offers Hainanese chicken, nasi goring, kaya toast (with 2 boiled eggs on the sides), hot chocolate with tablea cocoa, and the crew prepared coffee by including condensed milk instead of sugar. Hmmm….. if this is not Asian, then I don’t know where else I am.

This place gives me a ‘feel at home’ vibe primarily because ‘white’ color dominates the interiors (made elegant through yellow lighting), and the menu appeals to the Asian palate like mine. On the other hand, the store ambiance, wide array of toasts, teas and jams, plus its cool, contemporary jazz music tells you that even non-Asians will be happy to hang around this place.


Toast Box Menu

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng

hainanese chicken

Hainanese chicken

Toast Box

Toast Box

As today’s restaurant menus get increasingly common, I’d come here when I crave for toast (supplied by Bread Talk, its sister company) and some jam, hot noodle soup and  brewed coffee with condensed milk. I don’t get to see its barley drinks anymore, and that would have been another surprise for foodie adventureros.

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Denice Christine Garcia-Pilla is a freelance published writer and editor in between her profession as a market research professional. Her works have appeared in numerous print and online publications in Asia and the United States including the Asia Pacific Business Guide, Launch Asia, Quantum Spirit, Men Zone, The Philippine Star and Lifestyle Asia. She has profiled a number of CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs and tycoons of top corporations in the Philippines, as well as renowned international authors such as Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Philip Kotler. After a decade of hiatus from the writing scene with motherhood taking center stage of her schedule, Denice is once again picking up from where she left off via the Side Tripper, where she shares her travel adventures and side trips through the lens of photographer Kit Elton Pilla, also known as her husband and father to her son Kyle David.

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