Two Men Bagel House (TMBH) is one of the pioneer bagel cafes in Singapore, but is it actually any good or is it just overhyped?

How were the bagels at Two Men Bagel House?

If you’re wondering if TMBH is worth your time and money, I’ll reassure you — they are.

Firstly, the bagels at TMBH have been consistently good throughout the years. Nice chewy bagels, stacked ingredients, and most importantly, interesting flavours that they rotate frequently.

Of course, you can find cheaper alternatives like Onalu or Korean-inspired bagels at B For Bagel. But, for no-frills, high-quality bagels in Singapore — you can’t get wrong with TMBH.

What we tried at TMBH

If you’re not sure what to order at TMBH, here’s what we’ve tried at their Tanjong Pagar outlet.

They also have branches in Joo Chiat, Holland Village and Novena.

Bossam Korean inspired bagel at Two Men Bagel House
Bossam ($14)

The Bo-ssam ($14), inspired by Korean flavors, is assembled with roasted pork shoulder, house-made kimchi (very impressive), pickles and a smear of garlic aioli. While all the ingredients have their striking individual flavour, the profile of the bagel was very balanced. This was an all-time favourite of mine.

Steak and Eggs Bagel review from TMBH Tanjong Pagar
Steak and Eggs ($14)

Surprisingly, the texture of the steak for the Steak and Eggs ($14) was really tender at the price point. I kinda expected a mess to be created from trying to bite the pieces of meat in half but my teeth just sank right in!

The chimichurri tasted fairly similar to the type you would eat with Hong Kong Soy Sauce Chicken but with a less intense flavour. It was mild, subtle, just enough to elevate the flavours of the steak. The shitake was on the lighter side as well, with a subtle nuttiness to tie the ingredients together. 

Gypsy Ham Bagel
Gypsy Ham ($10)

Assembled with blackforest ham, bacon, eggs and hash browns, the Gypsy Ham ($10) was like the royalty of breakfast ham sandwiches. The ham was pretty good- flavorful and aromatic from the cure without being overly savoury.

For 50 cents, you can add a small drizzle of maple syrup which adds just a hint of sweetness to balance out all the salty elements in the bagel; this is just a personal recommendation though.

Just like subway, we got to choose what type of bagel we’d like. There was actually quite a variety: plain, seeded, onion, rye, cinnamon and raisin, cheddar, multi-grain, salt and garlic. 

Coffee at TMBH

Coffee and bagel are like the food version of Bonnie and Clyde. You’re making a mistake if you leave TMBH with just bagels.

Their White Cold Brew ($6) had a very full-body and strong caffeine. It wasn’t your 3rd Generation artisanal coffee. But it did have a fairly strong nutty note.

Two Men Bagel House

Location: 16 Enggor St, #01-12 Icon Village Altez, Singapore 079717
Opening hours: 8am-3:30pm

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