Filed in best cafes | March 17, 2017
A popular café that attracts the hipsters around Tiong Bahru area, Forty Hands serves up artisanal coffee blends and Western-style breakfast fare. It is a little yet cosy café located amidst quaint galleries, book stores, and residential buildings in the quaint Tiong Bahru.
- Experience Australia’s coffee and brunch culture: From the coffee to the menu, everything is inspired by the Australian café culture. The quality third wave coffee is from Australia, and the food items are big on typical Aussie breakfast like sausages, French toast, salad, eggs benedict, and truffle fries. Interestingly though, the café also serves Singaporean favourites like kong bak pau and tau sar pau.
- Serves coffee with a good balance level: Does not taste too strong, too acidic, nor leave a very bitter after-taste in the mouth. The coffee is just right, which might suit the palate of casual coffee drinkers well. But if ever you are very specific as to how your coffee should be extracted, you may ask that favour to the knowledgeable barista by the counter.
- Good selection of white coffee drinks: A lot of coffee-holics find the café’s flat white, macchiato, latte and cappuccino a must-try! These blends are perfect for those who probably cannot take the full-bodied and quite sour after-taste of black coffee.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages: So if you opted to eat your brunch or dinner all the way here, a bottle of Jarritos Mexican soda or glass of Little Creatures Pale Ale might complete your meal. This sounds like Forty Hands is not just a small café after all, but it is also packed with international fusion cuisines, enabling to cater to tourists and expats.
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Forty Hands features a small menu with a dedicated section for brunch (8am to 4pm) and another one for mains (8am to 6pm). Breakfast egg dishes, toasties, salads, and other savoury items are celebrated on its menu.
Inside, Forty Hands looks like a narrow stretch of small seats with a kitchen counter, and this strait lane leads you up to the outdoor seating by the covered courtyard. The crowds may get noisy during the busy hours, but the quality of the food and homely ambiance could make up for it. Overall, Forty Hands is still a highly recommended hangout place for couples and small groups of people.
– Truffle Mushroom
– Egg Benedict
– Eggs Cocotte
– Salmon Hash
– Kong Bak Pau
– Truffle Fries
– Flat White
Average price/pax: S$18
– There is no service charge
– Drop by at the café before lunch and dinner to avoid the huge influx of the crowd