23.1.05

All about Toast

Because Adri asked for it, here are helpful directions to Toast:

Go to the second floor of Ngee Ann City. Do not stop at Zara, do not be lured upstairs by Kino. From Larry Jewelry, walk towards Tiffany's. As On Pedder comes into view, there'll be a sign overhead pointing right to Tower B lift lobby and Toast (yes, Toast actually appears on the sign!). Take a right, pass through the lift lobby and out to the external foyer, where there's usually someone having a smoke. Toast is immediately to the right of the foyer --- follow the glint of the pink tiles.
Here's a map for reference. Toast is in the upper right of the layout, shaded light pink. The map, however, makes the place look larger than it is.

The UOB Plaza (or is it OUB Plaza? I always get them mixed up) outlet is easier to find: It's on the ground floor of the building, and can be accessed from within the building or from Raffles Place. It's decorated just like the Ngee Ann city outlet (pink tiles, dark wood table tops and basic white chairs), but enjoys a higher ceiling thanks to the building design, so I imagine that even when it's busy, it's not as noisy as the Ngee Ann City one can get.

While I'm on the subject, do not be deceived, as Casey and I were last night, by a sign along either Pekin or Nankin Street, down in the Far East Square/China Square area (yes, I know, it all sounds the same, just like it all looks the same) that declares, "Toast" above an arrow to the right. We followed the arrow, only to find a hole-in-the-wall place that's really called, The Toast of the Town. Or A Toast of the Town. Whatever. Doesn't matter. The point is: it's not Toast, and whoever put up the directional signage really shouldn't've abbreviated it as such.

Coming back to the real Toast, we got there at 3:45 pm yesterday and a sign said that they would be closed 4:15 - 5:00 pm for a private function. (What kind of private function can be over and done with within 45 minutes, is what I want to know.) Since we had to wait for another friend to show up, we ended up having Nutella muffins and drinks anyway, and neither muffin nor my iced lemon tea endeavoured to disappoint.

In closing, I should acknowledge my debt to Stellou, for showing me where Toast was in the first place, way back in August --- and she doesn't even live here anymore! --- and to umami, whose positive review in September egged me on to try the place out.

You all don't all go on the same day, okay?

February 27, 2005 --- Edited to add:
So apparently my directions above are more confusing than anything, and I should simply say: To find Toast, go where the smokers go outside the back of Ngee Ann City. (Needless to say, it's one of my nicotine-addicted friends who critiqued my directions. It's not my fault if I don't know the cool places to smoke!)

2 Comments:

At 1/23/2005 10:50 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's OUB plaza :)
and yes, i love toast too!

 
At 1/24/2005 2:58 am , Blogger  said...

ay, is terz back yet? you want to meet me for lunch/dinner/drinks??

 

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