Monday, December 13, 2010

Forty hands

Forty hands is one of those delightfully indie and well-hidden gem of a cafe that you stumble upon and try to keep it a secret from everyone. Just so that you can call this place all yours.
However, Singapore is a small city and word travels fast. So we werent surprised when we turned up on a sleepy Sunday afternoon to discover that this cafe was well, quite full.

Such a quaint little place, delightfully old-school, right down to the plates and sugar holder.
Forty hands gets its name from the fact that an average of 40 hands are required in the production of coffee. From bean to cup. Yes this place takes coffee seriously. And it shows.

I had the cappuccino and it was mindblowingly awesome. Deep strong fragrance, full-bodied. Ahh the perfect start to a Sunday. Hands down one of the best coffee I ever had. (Even better than the so-called $11 cup of coffee at the blue mountain cafe) And best thing was very reasonably priced! 

Whats a Sunday without brunch eh?
Eggs benedict with spinach and a side of salad leaves.

The eggs benedict was unfortunately not very good.
Eggs were a tad overcooked and the sauce was too weak. Too much acidity and not enough cream to balance this dish. I guess for a better eggs benedict, I would head over to Rider's Cafe

We also had the salmon hash with crusty bread and fries.
Oh this was intense. Very bold flavors and very generous hunks of salmon.
The sauce (while a tad too salty) was absolutely delicious when eaten with the bread. And of course, we couldnt resist dipping the fries into that thick rich sauce.

I would come back in a heartbeat. Just for another divine cup of coffee

78 Yong Siak Street
#01-12 Tiong Bahru

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