I might be forgetful but I remember all the cafes I’ve been to. The good ones end up, on my blog and as for the rest? I decided not to be too critical and cut them some slack. Singapore has a lot of cafes and a few that I don’t like doesn’t make a difference right?
Now about Forty Hands, they have been around since 2010. Being one of the first few cafes that laid the foundation for other cafe brands to join hip indie Tiong Bahru estate does speak something about them. The last time I dropped by here was almost a year ago, with my poly friends on a dinner time. I felt the food was great although the coffee did need some improvement.
Fast forward time and I read from here that they revamped and renovated the place. It is slightly spacious now and they added new stuffs on their menu too. Not many cafes open early and over here, brunch starts 8.00am daily. I would love to have the Big Boy Breakfast with choice of organic beef or pork sausage, mushroom ragout, Bolognese and what else found in a standard American breakfast plate.
Most Egg Benedict ($16.00) I had comes with either salmon or ham but Forty Hands do theirs a little differently. A pair of perfect runny poached eggs with hollandaise sauce dripping onto the meat of choice (beef or bacon) then served with spicy roasted potatoes. Very simple and well presented too.
There’s also French toast and homemade granola for individuals seeking something sweet or light. I was expecting heavier dishes on their mains menu but they were all bread with meat. I tried their gourmet hotdogs before and I will recommend that should you drop by. Their salads seemed to be well-received by every other blog but I think eating raw greens when I could easily buy and toss in my kitchen ain’t my thing.Unlike my previous try of their Cappuccino ($5.00), this time I thoroughly enjoyed my cuppa. I honestly don’t care how my coffee is blended. As long as it’s aromatic, rich and smooth to sip then that’s a good cup of caffeine.
Their desserts in my opinion, were no brainer and doesn’t seem to reflect the same status as their breakfast food. We tried the Coconut-Mango Passion Fruit Cake ($9.00) and I am not impressed. Way too crumbly and it was more passion fruit than anything else. How about ondeh ondeh and chendol cupcakes? Would that interest you?
Well if you were me, you will do better heading across the street for cupcakes~
78 Yong Siak Street #01-12
Tel: +65 6225 8545
Tuesday to Sunday: 8.00am to 7pm
Close on Mondays