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Forty Hands

#210 of 8,968 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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78 Yong Siak Street | #01-12, Singapore 163078, Singapore
+65 6225 8545
08:00 - 19:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to go for brunch and I always take my friends here. It's cute, the food is yummy, and the coffee is great too! There's usually a short wait on saturday mornings so go on a weekday if possible. There's lot of other cute shops nearby to stop by too :)

Thank lynnateng
Bengaluru, India
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103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a lovely and simple brunch menu. We ordered the eggs Benedict and salmon hash, and both were outstanding. It's a bit pricey, and has a waiting time- so be prepared. But the wait is worth it. Ambience is cheerful, but the place is small and cozy enough that you'll hear parts of conversation from other tables

Thank lavanya83
New York, NY
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would come here for breakfast or brunch every day if I could. Fantastic coffee. Decadent eggs benedict (maybe a little too much meat), exquisite eggs-florentine-type dish. Awesome Caesar Salad. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 just because it's a little annoying how you have to jockey for a table without any host's help, and you have to order... More 

Thank Resnyc
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I tried egg Benedict as others recommended, it's really delicious, but I think the potato is just average, maybe I should try spicy next time. In general,it's a great place to enjoy brunch and the coffee is also good which reminds me of the coffeeshops in Melbourne.

Thank Julie S
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Caveat - I'm from Melbourne, so have issues with poorly run cafes as there's simply no excuse for it. I've been here a number of times now (a Tiong Bahru local) and something always goes wrong. Sure, the coffee is okay (if with milk...horrendously fruity as an espresso), but have had to chase something every time. The latest visit was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for brunch or snacks. The food is really great - huge breakfasts and a range of sandwiches and drinks. I had a delicious eggs benedict with bacon. It was really good. The seating isn't wildly comfortable - mainly high tables with narrow stools and you often have to share, but it doesn't matter as the... More 

Thank Saracjb
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Funky little cafe with three seating areas. Outside, main floor near the counter and indoor courtyard. Breakfast came out at lightening speed. I'd say within two minutes of me seating down. Presentation is on the mark but disappointed when I started tucking in that the avocado was brown, toast stone cold and eggs cold. Which is a shame because the... More 

Thank Huntmedown
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I went on a sunday exploration of tiong bahru and found this coffee place. Its small and has quite a cool industrial look and feel. It was buzzing with folks. They serve coffee and have a menut of what looked like great brunch options but i ordered just a coffee (had already made the mistake of having lunch -lol). Has... More 

Thank Omar I
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103 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

40 hands is not your vegan/vegetarian friendly choice but it is nice enough to get a drink or coffee and e.g. Their falafel could be a good choice. Even if there is a line waiting outside it is pretty fast to get into. Staff is friendly and helpful, even at their full capacity their serving is fast.

Thank Máté P
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nothing out of the box by hipster standards but the coffee is good and the varied menu is good and the version of a caesar salad I had was generous and tasty. Worth going there as part of visiting this groovy old school part of 1930s Singapore that somehow escaped the bulldozers.

Thank Kim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Yong Siak Street | #01-12, Singapore 163078, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6225 8545
Recently opened, this café serves ethically sourced coffee and a range of gourmet sandwiches and pastries.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?