The Hubs finished his exams this week. And that means we finally get our weekends back! We now have time to check out new spots for leisurely weekend breakfasts – sipping coffee, reading the papers and people watching – the simple joys in life.
This weekend we headed down to Forty Hands – a cafe that’s said to serve one of the best coffee in Singapore. Why Forty Hands? Because an average of 40 hands are required in the production of coffee from plant to cup. The good folks at Forty Hands are passionate about supporting and promoting a sustainable coffee economy where growers are paid a fair price for their coffee so only fair trade coffee is used here.
Tucked along a quiet street in the Tiong Bahru area, Forty Hands reminds me of Australian cafes – relaxed, friendly and with a laid back atmosphere that just makes you want to hang out all day long with a cuppa in hand. We loved the coffee! Our latte was rich, creamy and smooth with no sour aftertaste. The Hubs found it as good as his favourite brew in Perth’s Tiger Tiger cafe. We also ordered the Eggs Benedict which was pretty decent. There’s something about perfectly poached eggs that always give my day a happy start.
The other great thing about heading down to Forty Hands is that because it is nestled in Tiong Bahru, there’s quite a bit to explore after your meal. I lived in Tiong Bahru for the first few years of my life so it was fun taking a walk down memory lane and exploring the new shops that have popped up. We especially loved Books Actually which has relocated to the row of shops opposite Forty Hands. In addition to their quirky gift cards, retro stationery and amazing range of books, we adored their resident cats which managed to blend nicely into the bookstore space. Compared to our cats who behave like they are on a perpetual sugar high, we found these cats incredibly angelic.
Blk 78 Yong Siak Street, #01-12 Singapore
Tuesdays: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8:30am – 10pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 8:30am – 11pm
Sundays 8:30am – 6:30pm
Closed on Monday