Hyde & Co. – Cafe & Tearoom With An English Charm
Walking into Hyde & Co situated along North Bridge Road in the vibrant Kampung Glam precinct, you would realise it is very different from all the other cafes. Oh, it is very English. A line on its wall say “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy tea, and that’s kind of the same thing.” This European inspired café has an extensive tea menu of 45 tea selections. Even their signature spells of an old British charm. Crumpets? Those are a mix between and English muffin and a sponge cake. Co-owner Derrick Chew who is also the artistic director of a local theatre company Sight Lines thought that scones may not appeal that much to the local customers, and wanted to offer quintessentially different. The Crumpets ($6.50 for stack of 3) are round at about 7-8 cm and 2 cm thick, spongy and airy with many small pores, with a texture in between an English muffin and scone. It is served...