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Toby's Estate Coffee

125 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.717874 -73.959246
nr. Berry St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-457-6160 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Coffeehouse
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Official Website

tobysestate.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Thu-Sun, 7am-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.

Prices

$2-$6

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Profile

Founder Toby Smith opened his first coffee bar in Sydney in 1997, and this Brooklyn shop marks his first U.S. foray. The large airy space has a retail area selling brewing equipment, a cupping room for public and in-house education, and even a wholesale business in back. The city's first pressure-controlling Strada machine by La Mazorca churns out the espresso, and there's also a "pour-over bar" for those who prefer that. If you don't know what the difference is, Smith says not to worry, "We want to make anyone who maybe doesn't drink a lot of coffee feel comfortable about approaching the bar." To that end, coffee flights—a tasting of three beans—are one option, and the 25-kilo roaster sits out in the open, "so people can watch."

The place offers food, too, and it's clear that  Smith has gotten in with some good people, evidenced by the Salvatore Brooklyn ricotta that appears on one toast. Aussies aren't forgotten, either: Toby's offers a flat white, "similar to a wet cappuccino," says Smith, "just in case some of our Aussie mates turn up looking for it." And there's one thing on the food menu only an Australian could love: Vegemite on toast.

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