Situated along Craig Road is Hustle Co, one of the newest hipster addition to the Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood. With a curated food menu of hearty mains available all-day from brunch to dinner, it offers a wide selection of craft beers on tap ranging from ale, lager, porter to cider to pair with your brunch offerings, while coffee options are also available for your caffeine fix in the morning.
Tuna Tartare 4.2/5
For the starter, we had the Tuna Tartare ($16) which comes in a portion of fresh tuna chunks well-mixed with avocado and cucumber. An interesting element to the dish - crispy wanton skin is used to pair with the tuna tartare, which contributes a crunchy texture to the creamy avocado mash and fresh tuna chunks.
Salmon Rosti 4.2/5
The Salmon Rosti ($22) features a 160g salmon fillet pan-seared to a perfect skin-crisp while the meat was butter-soft tender and well-seasoned. Coupled with a golden brown crisp rosti, dill creme fraiche and generous amounts of salmon roe. The sour cream is a great, non-overpowering. It complement the savoury salmon and rosti while those mouth-popping granules lend a sweet, mildly savoury note and a refreshing twist to the dish.
Hustler Burger 3.8/5
The Hustler Burger ($18) features a 160g dry age beef patty, mini hash, bacon and a fried egg atop, all held together by two toasted soft brioche buns. While the nicely-seasoned beef patty is slightly tougher in texture, the crispy hash added a crunch element, and together with the bacon and cheese which constitute flavorous additions that give the dish an uplift.
French Toast 4/5
End the meal on a sweet note with the French Toast ($18) which features two pieces of soft pillowy brioche toast with a slight crisp in its pan-fried exterior, and paired with glazed apple, mixed nuts and vanilla ice cream. The pieces of glazed apple provided a subtle juicy sweetness to the french toast while the nuts has a nice crunch to it. The vanilla ice cream is sourced from Apiary, which is known for their house-made creamy and rich ice cream. Overall, a pretty decent dessert constituting a medley of accompaniments with lusciously sweet notes atop well-executed fluffy french toasts.
With just less than half a year into operations, Hustle Co has undergone a series of menu tweakings to introduce a variety of unqiue offerings to indulge in for brunch. Instead of being the conventional brunch-and-coffee cafe, it places a stronger emphasis on their local craft beers on tap as well, which provides for a great avenue to unwind with your friends after a long day of hustle.
Words and photos by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.
52 Craig road
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)
Tue-Sat: 9am - 12midnight
Sun: 9am - 5pm
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Orchid Hotel. Walk to Tanjong Pagar Road. Cross the road and walk to Craig Road. Continue on Craig Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]