Atlas Coffeehouse @ Bukit Timah – Opened by the folks behind Assembly Coffee
It was their second day of operation when I paid a visit to Atlas Coffeehouse. It was a rainy day but the new cafe at the corner of Bukit Timah Road and Dukes Road was filled with cafe-goers yearning for their afternoon coffee. Opened by the folks behind Assembly Coffee, I caught a glimpse of pretty owner Daphne getting busy at the espresso machine from far.
I love cafes with big space, because it gives me some breathing space to truly enjoy the coffee and surroundings. We sat by huge windows, watch passers-bys walk pass and catch up with each other’s life. They get their coffee beans from Two Degrees North Coffee Co, a blend which consists of 70% Brazil and 30% Guatemala. I ordered a cup of cappuccino as usual. The thick velvety pillow of microfoam is amazing.
Coming here for coffee is one thing, but now I think cafes are also trying to serve better quality food instead of the usual Egg Benedict. The current menu offers simple eats such as breakfast pancakes, toasts, sweet waffles, cakes and pastries. The classic Bacon, Beans & Sausage ($16) has nothing to shout about but the Summer Chicken Stew ($17) caught my eye. Slow roasted chicken thigh with herb potatoes and carrots were served with sundried tomato cream broth and a dipping toasted sourdough. The chicken was tender but the broth had too much butter added in it, making it a little too oily for us to dip the toast.
Must try is ATLAS Butterscotch Banana Pancake ($18) featuring signature fluffy pancake served with caramelized banana and house-made butterscotch & honey comb ice cream. The wait is 20 minutes, but it’s worthwhile for the soft and tasty pancakes. Alternatively, go for the Breakfast Strawberry Maple Pancake ($16). Other interesting options include the chicken miso salad, salmon soba noodles and grain bowl, all below $20.
Atlas Coffeehouse has all the trappings of an up-and-coming cafe. It just creates this atmosphere of connection where I found myself coming here and talking to people that I would have just passed by on the street or sat unconnected to in a coffee shop, over a cup of coffee.
Address: 6 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268886
Opening Hours: Sunday – Tuesday 8am to 5pm (subject to changes)
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