40 Hands is a long-time player in the local cafe scene, located right in the heart of the bustling clave of cafes that is Tiong Bahru. The name is so-called as it is believed that coffee beans pass through 40 different pairs of hands before reaching the final consumer. You will find Forty Hands often busy because of its popularity, so it may
not be the most conducive for chats. In our case, we found it quite
hard to hear each other over the surrounding bustle and overlapping
conversations. Still, the hustle and bustle of the cafe makes it a warm place to be if you enjoy the cosy atmosphere. However, the small space makes it harder for groups to fit, with the only possibility for 6-8 at the 2 high tables.
The menu includes the standard brunch items such as the all-encompassing Big Breakfast and French Toast, as well as also cafe favourites like truffle fries. The full menu, revamped occasionally, can be found online (click on direct link).
|Eggs Cocotte ($16)|
A plus for those who intend to visit - menu prices shown are nett as there is no service charge.
78 Yong Siak Street, #01-12, S163078
Brunch, mains and drinks till 5.30pm daily.
Opens daily from 7.30am-5.30pm.
Tel: 6225 8545