ATLAS COFFEEHOUSE draws large crowds on weekends, and because it is located very close to the sprawling Botanic Gardens, expect plenty of people decked out in activewear on their post-morning run high. There is often a slew of bicycles parked out the front belonging to expats who live in the Bukit Timah area. As a breakfast spot that opens at 8am, Atlas caters to the early birds. Most other cafes of similar calibre throw open their doors at around 10. By noon on a Saturday or Sunday, you might have to wait in line for a table – this is one foodie spot with a strong following.
We’ve been here a couple of times with friends, and both times we were suitably impressed by the chill ambience and the quality of the food. Their menu is filled with unique choices, from their quinoa-packed ATLAS Super-bowl to their umami-tastic Salmon Soba Noodles. They do some incredible pancakes and waffles as well, for those who prefer sweet treats over savoury favourites.
Salted Caramel Buttermilk Waffles ($12)
Salted caramel sauce + vanilla ice cream.
Breakfast Strawberry Maple Pancake ($16.50)
Signature fluffy pancake served with strawberry compote, butter and maple drizzle.
The ATLAS Super-Bowl ($18)
Toasted quinoa, baby spinach, sundried tomatoes, oven-roasted squash and parmesan zucchini, shimeji mushrooms, peanut sesame pulled chicken.
Overall, the vibes at this cafe scream “hipster with a touch of comfortable charm”. While the exterior of the cafe is plain and fairly nondescript, once you step into this fully air-conditioned cafe, you will be transported to a softly-lit, artfully-minimalistic universe filled with subdued colours and a buzzing atmosphere. Perfect for a weekend brunch.
6 Duke’s Road
Opening hours: 8am – 7pm (closed Mondays)
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Atlas Coffeehouse is located just a convenient 5-minute walk from Botanic Gardens MRT Station!