The Place Opened merely few months ago in the Kampung Glam district along North Bridge Road, we checked out Hyde & Co., an English-themed cafe which has a white and minimalist design and look. This seemed to be a rather popular theme these days, which we have noticed at Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters at Upper Thomson Road as well. The cafes sits a comfortable 50 people, which I would say is a fairly decent seating capacity.
The Food As an English theme café, the tea selection here is one of the highlights at Hyde & Co. We heard that the café sources its own tea from an Australian supplier, so be rest assured that the tea would probably be a brand you have not tried previously. As for the coffee, it is sourced from one of the local coffee roasters. Other than the brunch menu, we also spotted a Tapas menu which includes fares such as Buffalo Wings glazed with House special Thai sauce and Bacon wrapped Pumpkin with Pineapples skewer.
I went long with The Full Works ($17.90) which came with grilled cheese Portobello mushroom, Bratwurst, streaky bacon, roasted baby potatoes served with Hyde’s creamy scrambled eggs and a slice of freshly-baked sourdough rye its and homemade crumpets. Crumpets are classic English fare, which has a texture of the hybrid of scones and muffins, all homemade at Hyde & Co. My favourite was the cheesy and gigantic Portobello mushroom, which was juicy to the bits. The scrambled eggs was cheesy enough for my liking as well, so was the crispy bacon.
I didn’t manage to try the wide tea selection this time as I much needed a coffee fix. So it was the hot Café Latte ($5.50) for me, which was not too bad a selection, especially with the beautiful latte art.
Rants The location is not the most convenient given that it is not exactly near to any train station. Rainy days will be tricky.
Will I return again? No service charge? Check. This is a nice cosy café to laze the weekend away and simply chill. Will definitely try the tea on my next visit.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Hyde & Co.
785 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 9369 4369
Wednesday – Monday: 9am to 6pm