When Forty Hands at Tiong Bahru closed (for whatever reasons), many were waiting in anticipation at what could be next.

The answer has been revealed, and it is Micro Bakery Kitchen.

Bakery cafe lovers should be more or less familiar with the Micro Bakery brand, with other outlets at Serene Centre (Bukit Timah) and Red House (Katong).

Despite its size, this small and charming bakery is known for its delicious baked goods that are made fresh daily using high-quality ingredients.

When you step inside Micro Bakery Kitchen at Yong Siak Street, you would be greeted with a long counter of freshly baked bread, signature sourdough loaves, and pastries.

Their breads are naturally leavened using organic and sustainable flour, using natural ingredients and no additives.

The café’s small size gives it a cosy and intimate atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for a quick breakfast or a casual lunch.

While Forty Hands used to be much darker, they opt for a brighter look with a courtyard with natural light.

In terms of the menu, they opt to serve “café food re-imagined”.

So my first thought after glancing through the menu was, “Oh, no Avo Toast”. (Thinking for the Tiong Bahru folks who may just want that.)

They then explained that they didn’t want to be that conventional, though customers could “build-your-own” by adding avocado (+$5) to the sourdough bread and butter plate ($15).

I added scrambled eggs ($6) to mine, because I remembered theirs to be rich and creamy. The standard was still about there, except that I remembered portion seemed to be more substantial.

Must be inflation.

The all-day dining section included Nut Butter Toast ($8.50), House Granola ($12), Baker’s Breakfast ($28), Tomato Tartine ($16), Tomato Gazpacho ($13), and Brinjal Flatbread ($18).

I asked for recommendations, and went ahead with ordering the Tomato Gazpacho ($13). Oh, Cold soup for brunch?

Included with ricotta, cherry tomatoes and Thai basil, this had a refreshing taste and light texture which went well with the toasted sourdough bread.

There are heartier plates available after 10am, such as Bean Stew ($15), Celery & Fennel Salad ($15, $22), Duck Ragout ($22), and House-cured Trout ($26).

Micro Bakery is a well-loved bakery cafe in Singapore, and good that they are trying something different this time round, complete with a cosy and inviting atmosphere.


Micro Bakery Kitchen
78 Yong Siak Street #01-12, Singapore 163078
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues

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