Hyde & Co in Bristol, is one of the world’s best bars, whereas the Hyde & Co. in Singapore is actually an English-theme cafe that has been gaining more popularity on the social media, offering a new hyde out for brunch that is available all day and everyday. In case you’re wondering, they are not related and the cafe name is conceived by the owner Derrick Chew, simply because he loves everything England.
Nowadays its not enough to satisfy cafe goers with only good food, the way to a customer’s heart is the overall experience that include the cafe interiors and ambience. Hyde & Co. is one of the most Instagram worthy cafes that you need to check out when you are around the North Bridge Road (Kampong Glam) area.
If you are into minimalism, you will probably find Hyde & Co. as the perfect spot for your photo style, featuring all white walls and only white, grey and wooden furnitures that can beautifully decorate your Instagram feed.
Pay special attention to the details of the food and beverages at Hyde & Co. because the folks here put in extra efforts to make your plates and cups look beautiful in pictures, and of course they taste good too.
Waffle fans should have a try at the most queer waffle flavours like the Butterscotch Popcorn waffle ($14) with banana and crushed nuts, or the newly introduced limited edition Pulut Hitam waffle ($14) with thick black glutinous rice, salted coconut cream and toasted coconut. Both waffles are served with a scoop of artisanal vanilla bean ice cream.
The menu offerings at Hyde & Co. is pretty much English-inspired to suit its Brit-contemporary style, it is no surprise to find toasted muffins, bagels and scones at the cafe. The brunch menu (available all day on weekends / from 2pm on weekdays) showcases an array of sharing plates, salads, mains and sweet delights such as pancakes, waffles, artisan pastries and cakes on display.
You’ll also find rather interesting food names on the menu like Holy Smokes ($17) – toasted bagel with norwegian smoked salmon, pickled onions, cream cheese and crispy capers; The Piggadilly ($16) – toasted bagel with slow cooked pulled pork, slaw and fries; Toad in the Hole ($15) – Egg in the hole toast with roasted mushrooms, house tomato sauce, cheddar and truffle; as well as the Speedy Gonzales ($15) – comprising creamy scrambled eggs, guacamole, salsa and slow braised pulled pork marinated in BBQ sauce atop the tortilla.
Carb lovers will enjoy the Hyde’s Chilli Crab Pasta ($16), Hyde’s Wings ($10), Truffle Fries ($12) and other mouth-watering delights.
The other good thing about Hyde & Co. is that they serve afternoon tea from 3pm daily, choose the Scones Set ($15) that comes with buttermilk scones, homemade strawberry compote and a pot of artisanal tea; or the High Tea Set ($23) featuring items like sandwiches bites, scones, pulled pork mantous, classic victorian sponge and a pot of artisanal tea of your choice from over 40 selection which will make you be spoilt for choice.
Hyde & Co. does not include any taxes and service charge to your bill, however delivers a good customer service that not every cafe in Singapore could possibly do. The only weakness that I found about Hyde & Co. is probably its location, coming from the Bugis MRT station, it may take me a 7 to 10 minutes walk if the weather is kind, but that wouldn’t be the reason to stop me from returning.
HYDE & CO.
Address: 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753
Telephone: +65 6635 5785
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday (except Tuesday closed) 11:00 am – 6:00 pm