Not all Singaporean cafés are hipster paradises. The community-driven Loysel’s Toy has a bucolic feel unusual for the bustling metropolis; there are even commuter bicycles available for rental!

This cosy café located along the Kallang Riverside Park is named after Edward Loysel de Santais, the engineer who created the world’s first commercial coffee machine. Debuting at the 1855 Paris Exposition, the machine made over 1,000 cups of coffee an hour, a feat unheard of in that day.


The inventor’s “toy” subsequently became the basis for modern-day espresso machines. One of the bespoke blends at Loysel’s Toy is called 1,000 Cups in honour of that achievement. They are serious about coffee here as Loysel’s Toy is part of coffee company Papa Palheta’s mini-empire that includes Chye Seng Huat Hardware in Singapore and Pulp in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

Whether it’s a good cuppa or some brunch staples you are after, Loysel’s Toy is a nice getaway from the skyscrapers and shopaholics. Sweet.

Loysel’s Toy遠離了鬧市,開在加冷河畔公園旁的一棟組屋的樓下。
坐在計程車里,沿途綠意盎然,好像有種到了郊外的感覺。
咖啡館的名字來自Edward Loysel de Santais,
那位發明了水壓咖啡機的工程師。
這架咖啡機在1855年的巴黎博覽會首次亮相,
創造了一小時內沖泡1000杯咖啡的壯舉,是現代咖啡機的前身。

Loysel’s Toy和再成發五金(Chye Seng Huat Hardware )以及位於Bangsar的Pulp,都是Papa Palheta 王朝的一份子。
這裡除了咖啡外,還有蛋糕和熱食供大家選擇,
雖然地點有點偏僻,可是聞香而來的人客可不少。
咖啡館的地方不大,
小巧的店內里配上自然採光和回收木質製成的家具,非常的討喜。
如果嫌裡頭太擁擠喧囂,也可以到外頭坐,
佐著蓊鬱的樹木喝咖啡,也是不錯的選擇。


Loysel’s Toy
66 Kampong Bugis, #01-02 Singapore 338987
Tue-Fri 9am-6pm / Sat-Sun 9am-7:30pm / Mon closed
+65-6292-2306
www.loyselstoy.com

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September 17, 2014

Comments

the bicycles are cute! i wonder if i can still ride one … i haven’t been on a bicycle since 2002! but S$30 for rental per day is probably too much for our malaysian ringgit 😀

also like the christmas wreath decoration … only 97/98 more days until december 25! 🙂

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