This is a review adapted from my blog. The full review can be read here:
The meals that Hatched offer are not the usual egg fare which you find elsewhere. Thoroughly western style, you get the eggs poached, boiled, scrambled, fried, baked or in omelette from the menu. Kids would have loved to be here with such many choices of egg-ish delights! And to be even kids friendly, the meals are named with that thought in line. Try yelling dishes like Smoked Benedict and Caesar On The Run out loud, and you will giggle beyond yourself. Just give in to your inner child and enjoy!
If you bring along a friend who is not an egg enthusiast (that would be weird), Hatched has something for them as well. Just flip to the sweet egg section, where desserts are offered or Friends-of-Egg, where other non-egg choices cater to the aforementioned non-enthusiasts.
I personally recommend Beef Pot Pie (SGD18) - a delightful offering from Scrambling Sam for scrambled and beef lovers! A true delight, the generous serving of scrambled egg covered a surprise below, a hollowed out bun which served as a container for beef pie. Tip the bun over to let the pie's gravy and slices of beef flow out, then mix with scrambled egg to start your day. Nothing could be better than dark gravy spiced up with black pepper blending into scrambled and filling your mouth!
Do not be surprised if you see a throng of people wander around Hatched - these are diners waiting for their seats. It is recommended that diners arrive early for brunch rather than lunch as the crowd could overflow the meager space in the cafe. With space at such a premium, diners could get too intimate with the patron seated at the next table.
Read my full review here: http://rachelays.blogspot.com/2013/01/hatched-at-holland-village.html
Papillote $16 The partner and I find nothing special about this dish. It was a good combination though. The scrambled eggs tasted rather bland so it went well with the slight saltiness of the smoked salmon.
Sir Benedict $13 Poached egg with bacon and ham on an english muffin Mushroom sauce was drizzled over the mashed potato. It would have been better if the sauce was served hot as it seemed like it was left out in the open for some time. The poached egg met the mark. The runny egg yolk oozed out when the poached egg was cut open.
Blueberry Martini Trifle $8 Dessert was so-so only. It was a tad too sweet for my liking and I could not taste any hint of Martini. She finds it pretty good though. Overall, it was quite a disappointment as I was expecting more after hearing how popular it is. Hatched is overrated in my opinion. There are definitely better brunch and all-day breakfast places around!
Hatched (as it is so aptly named) is a western dining concept that specialises in breakfast and brunch that revolves around the main ingredient, eggs. If you are an egg lover, this is the place for you. They have an extensive range of food items with different methods of egg preparation that you can choose from. From poached egg to eggs benedict to scrambled eggs, you would find yourself spoilt for choice when you realise that something as simple and as common as an egg can have so many exquisite ways of preparation. So stop by here for breakfast or brunch if you can; you would probably not regret doing so!
If you're thinking it's just EGGS, then it is definitely overpriced. But credit the creativity and ambience. I think it is worth the money. Second visit when took this pic. More to come (:
servings were really small and overpriced, ordered the salmon with egg bens for $19!! Smoked salmon was alright, muffins were good but the eggs were mediocre. Though they were poached nicely it didn't taste good...even had a slight bitter taste to it. For $19 I could've gone somewhere else so probably never going back!