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by Sarah Oh (subscribe)
I'm just a very primitive Artsy kind of a person, who is living in Melbourne. More muses can be found at
Published March 14th 2013
Self-Praise is No Grace, Really
Forty Hands Cafe, Singapore

Foodies are really something. They really know how to make the food look good and appetizing when the reality turned out otherwise. I'm not sure about their acquired tastes but they are definitely questionable. Forty Hands Cafe was a random stopover after a fruitful shopping at BooksActually . I heard that there is a good Australian-cafe style hit. Plus, the regular name-droppers' raves about their gourmet selection of coffee and food that made me want to take the risk.

Forty Hands Cafe, Singapore

Forty Hands Cafe, Singapore

I must admit that I didn't feel the affiliation with Australia, even though I was impressed by their quirky decorations. The pathway was too cramped for my comfort because the pathway was too narrow for me to place my order.

Skinny Latte, Forty Hands Cafe

A rule of thumb for coffee barristas is: never burn the coffee, even if you really want to brew a stronger coffee. It started with the arrival of a piping hot coffee. I had to wait for 5 minutes before making my first taste. Naturally, the coffee will leave a burnt and bitter aftertaste because the temperature was too hot. Sorry bro, you have just made it to my Black Book.

Chocolate Brownie

Proper cakes should never be arranged with the baking paper because it will absorb the cake's moisture. I gathered that it serves the purpose of keeping the cake for a longer period. Still, the cake was a hard grit for the texture, and the chocolate was nothing impressive, really.

I don't wish to sound like a coffee snob just because I live in Melbourne, but Singapore's coffee scene has a lot of room for improvement. It certainly heartens me to see an emerging interest for a coffee-drinking culture. Above all, I feel that Singapore is relatively green to this phenomenon. Keep it up!
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Phone: 65 6225 8545
Where: 78 Yong Siak Street #01-12 Singapore, Singapore 163078
Cost: $(10-30)
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