Forty Hands (East Coast)

East Coasters rejoice, Singapore's original coffee pioneer has set up shop in Katong. The same fabulous Common Man coffee in a brighter, larger space.

One of Singapore’s first pioneers of the coffee revolution, Forty Hands has finally opened its second cafe in Katong. Hooray, scream East Coasters!

Named after the twenty people it takes to produce their coffee from bean to cup, this place has always held a special place in our hearts for the excitement we felt when we first stepped through their doors 8 years ago, sad and depleted by our inability to get a great cup of coffee anywhere in those days.

Unlike the original, the new East Coast branch is a lighter, more open-plan affair with more old-school coffee shop vibes. The menu retains some of the old Tiong Bahru favourites, it also features a number of new items including an all-day breakfast, toasties and salads.

Forty Hands belongs to the Spa Esprit stable, using beans from the Common Man powerhouse (in our opinion the city’s best bean roaster.


226 East Coast Road, Singapore, 428923
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Hours: Monday - Saturday 7.30am-10pm Sunday 7.30pm-5pm

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