Glyph Supply Co. – Minimalist White Café Found At Somerset, Orchard Road
The food area located at Levels 1 and 2 of TripleOne Somerset has reopened after a major revamp.
Other than returning tenants of NTUC Finest, Imperial Treasure Steamboat and Kyoaji, there is quite a number of new brands to be expected including Coney Donut, Pasta House, Maison Kayser, Kara-men Ajisen, 328 Katong Laksa, So Good Bakery, Sindy Durian and Meruto Cheesecake.
Glyph Supply Co. has been attracting quite a fair bit of customers, because it is an artisanal café with quite an “instagrammable” interior.
I can imagine quite a fair bit of instagrammers heading down, attracted by the minimalist white space, natural daylight – all within a walking distance from Somerset MRT.
Although Orchard Road is peppered with mass coffee and local kopi chains, we do not get many of such indie 3rd wave coffee shops down town.
Glyph Supply Co is a cafe-roastery concept space serving up specialty coffees, teas and bakes.
Having been there 3 times during its opening week, I have observed that it is enjoying a steady flow of customers.
Coffee is priced at $4.50 for the black, $5.50 for the white, Coldbrew at $6.00, while iced versions cost $1 extra. For non-coffee drinkers, there is also offering of Matcha ($6.00) and Chocolate ($6.00).
This is slightly pricier than what you find in other hipster cafes in the neighbourhoods, but I suppose they have high rentals to pay.
While the white was not as strong and robust as I would have liked, it had a smooth delicate texture, and not overly acidic. Overall, a decent coffee at this part of town that I won’t mind returning for.
Bakes are from Carpenter & Cook, and you get a rotational selection from Lemon Tart, Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Tart, Passionfruit Meringue Tart, Almond Croissant, Pain Au Chocolat, to savoury bites of Mushroom Quiche, and Ham and Cheese Croissant.
My personal favourite would go to the Carrot Cake, moist with light cream cheese frosting, with crunchy walnuts and strips of carrot for a more rustic bite.
While I generally liked the space and vibes, there are some areas I thought could have been fine-tuned.
For example, in terms of the finer details, the cutting of the cake and how it is displayed could have been more aesthetically pleasing. Not all the cakes ordered were of even, equal slices with straight cuts.
The café probably wanted a minimalist concept with more breathing space. However, the space didn’t seem well utilised enough. If you come along or in a pair, chances of you sharing space with others would be high.
Also seats at the benches seemed too high.
Give them some time to settle down, and you should probably love this café at Somerset with some quiet respite from the hustle and bustle.
Glyph Supply Co
111 Somerset Road, #01-06, Singapore 238164
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 8:30pm (Sat – Sun)
April 20, 2019
April 20, 2019