Atlas Coffeehouse @ Bukit Timah | Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Atlas Coffeehouse is another venture by the team behind Assembly Coffee. Offering a different perspective from its sister company is the café theme, items served and a more spacious dining place. The widely loved décor be it interior or exterior, shouts charismatic. The coffeehouse is located on Duke’s Road, along Bukit Timah stretch which is walk-able from the nearest station, Botanic Gardens or you may choose to catch a bus.

For a group of four, we ordered 3 mains, a side and a sweet treat, which were directed on the recommended mains that received positive feedbacks. We visited on a busy Saturday and it took us approximately 10mins to get a table.

I was thrilled to see Cold Brew on the drinks menu, sadly it has limited stock and were sold out for the day hence we went ahead with Hot Chocolate | $5.0 and Flat White | $4.5. The coffee beans they use are from a blend of Brazilian and Guatemala beans called Two Degrees North Coffee Co, which has a smooth finish and leaves a subtle bitterness. My ideal cuppa!

There were only fries available on the sides menu, the Shoe String Fries | $8 and Shoe String Truffle Fries | $8.0. We went with the latter immediately and to our consensus we agreed that the fries were too salty but overall it’s not bad still.

The highly raved Creamy Mushrooms on Sourdough | $12.0 + Scrambled eggs | $3.0 - the scrambled egg by the side scored some brownie points with its buttery and semi-runny texture, it surely made the dish a more appetising one. Together with the addictive white wine creamy mushrooms served on toasted sourdough and capped with grated parmesan cheese.

Followed by Beef Brisket & Onions on Sourdough | $18.0, a dish made up of a combination of savoury and sweet with slow cooked beef brisket and caramelised onions, alongside the sourdough and a sunny egg. Couldn't say I'm fan of sourdough though.

Another not-to-be-missed dish, ATLAS Butterscotch Banana Pancake | $18.0 - their signature pancake is like a pancake up-size full of fluffiness and slight crisp on the outside, very different from the hotcakes found in other cafes. It is served with caramelised banana and house-made butterscotch and honey comb ice cream. Best of all, it doesn't get jerlat (it means the feeling of eating too much of it makes you sick in Malay). Although it state that it requires 20mins of waiting time, but it’s always a pleasant surprise when we got ours less than that.

Lastly, to cap off the brunch, we ordered Earl Grey Caramel Buttermilk Waffles | $12.0 out of the other three waffles. The crusty waffle is served with earl grey caramel sauce and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I vaguely remembered that Assembly’s waffles were better though.

All in all, the dishes are quite generous in quantity and would recommend sharing. I would love to stay longer if it wasn’t crowded, and the noise can get a little annoying too.

Atlas Coffeehouse: 6 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268886

Opening Hours:
Tue - Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Mondays

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  1. Nice ambience and food looks god but the coffeee is very weak - we could hardly taste any coffee in our flat whites. When we asked why they said that it was 'their roast'. Very poor response.

    1. Oh dear! I think the baristas play a part in making good coffee too. The cup of flat white my friends and I had were not bad though :)