Forty Hands is a cafe located just opposite the Open Door Policy (ODP) in Tiong Bahru. We noticed it has always been packed with people during the few times that we were around the area so we decided to check it out for ourselves.
Since then, I have visited Forty Hands in 3 different occasions. The first 2 trips was just for an afternoon coffee and desserts while the other one was for brunch.
Forty Hands specialises on coffees and together with the coffees, they also serve light desserts, sandwiches and a weekend brunch menu.
This is how tight it is inside…
Banana Bread (S$4.50)
There is something really consistent during the 3 times I was in Forty Hands – The long queue (to be seated), the long wait (for the coffees & food) and mixing up our orders. What a shame? especially to think that there are alot of regulars that do come in.
We also braved to try their brunch menu. It was overpriced and the food does not look appetising at all especially when placed on top of their choice of plates. It really reminds me of
dog food on the plate…ooops.
The Big Boy Breakfast (S$18)
Eggs Benedict (S$12)
I guess I may be exaggerating a little bit regarding the visual appeal of our food, but the being seated at the back of the restaurant – with no aircon on semi-makeshift space makes everything all worst.
Back seating area…
Forty Hands do serve good coffees I must agree but would you to go through all of these for just that? For me, it’s a definite NO. It is over-crowded, over-priced and not relaxing at all – even when there are less people…something to do with their poor acoustics.
…but just in case you want to pay them a visit even after this post, the address is below.
78 Yong Siak St, #01-12 Tiong Bahru
Visit their website [here].