Really liked the matcha ice cream for its creamy & rich taste & it paired well with the butter crumbles on a fluffy hearty buttery waffle. Note that it can be filling & get a bit 'jelat' if eaten alone ⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
📍@atlascoffeehouse, 6 Duke's Road S268886 (near Botanics MRT)
The thought of having this in a minimalistic cafe looking out the window with drops of rain splattering on a gloomy rainy day, plus a cup of good cuppa & maybe just maybe any Lang Lev book will be perfect. ☕️
But who am I kidding, it's Warm, it's Flavourful, it's Heartwarming & it's Satisfying. I'm talking about the Summer Chicken Stew not the Damn Weather. 😋 •
ACAMASTIPS💮: It get pretty crowded on the weekends afternoon, so much so that one's gotta wait (God knows how Long) in line to dine. Therefore I'd strongly suggest for you to make a reservation with @chopesg on their App/Web or through @burpple 🖖🏻
Brunch is one of the very few reasons I even bother to wake up in the weekends especially after a night of partying & drinking. 🍻
An almost Umami Creamy Mushrooms, Hearty Scrambled Eggs, cream soaked centre with crunchy side toasted Sourdough... almost a perfect Brunch. Plus the portion runs Big. 😋
ACAMASTIPS💮: A Sister cafe of Assembly Coffee, Atlas CoffeeHouse serves Third-Wave Coffee & Hearty Nosh in the lushest, chilliest spots that's just a stone throw away from Botanic Gardens & the quiet estates of Bukit Timah. 🖖🏻
I haven't had a lazy Saturday brunch in quite a while, and I could definitely do worse than to get back into the swing of it with Atlas Coffeehouse.
Their low and slow pulled pork consists of a hill of Atlas' 18 hour slow braised pulled pork carefully piled onto two thick slices of sourdough toast followed by a couple of rashers of streaky bacon draped atop Pulled Pork Hill, a generous glob of scrambled eggs on the side, and garnished with a garden of arugula so you get some fiber in.
The pulled pork was tantalizingly tender, but interestingly enough, it wasn't quite as moist as I had expected. Perhaps it was due to the pork being shredded too early, and then sitting out too long before being served and thus losing most of their natural meaty juices. Whatever the reason was, the pulled pork was delicious, but not as juicy as I would've liked.
As for the brown sauce itself, I'm not quite a fan of it. Sure, it was rich and savory, but that was it. Instead of it using the one dimensional brown sauce, I would've much rather Atlas used a North Carolinian style sweet barbecue sauce, as it would've introduced some heat and a sliver of sweetness to the dish. The sourdough wasn't quite up to par as well, due to the crust being more chewy than crusty, which was a bit of a shame.
Fortunately, the scrambled eggs pulled off the carry of the game. They were stunningly velvety, smooth, creamy and so pillowy soft that one could practically inhale the eggs without any chewing. They went well with the artfully greasy and delightfully savory rashers of bacon, and helped to break the monotony of the rich, savory pulled pork. The arugula did well at injecting its natural pepperiness into the dish, but excelled especially when paired with the scrambled eggs.
Protip: come in before 11am if you're not particularly keen on waiting for seats. I arrived at 930 and walked right up to a seat of my choosing, but at 11, the crowd magically appeared as I was sipping Atlas' excellent earl grey tea.
As tart as it sounds. Extremely fluffy pancake with a cranberry & strawberry topping and maple syrup. The perfect balance of sweet and sour. Price per person: $25
This creamy mushroom on sourdough with scrambled eggs was on-point. The cream sauce was just right. The sourdough was a nice touch, something different to balance the palate. Will definitely come back for it!
Dark Chocolate Cheesecake ($7.50)
The dessert fridge @atlascoffeehouse is like a paradise for cake-fanatics! I was quite stumped as to what to order cos everything sounded and looked so appealing! From malted milk cream puffs to red velvet nutella cupcakes, you'll really be spoilt for choice! Picked this cheesecake because I couldn't take my eyes off that thick layer of dark chocolate! While this looked really inviting, I couldn't say the same about its taste. The cheese was really heavy and there was a lingering aftertaste I couldn't quite describe. Suffice to say, it did not sit well with my palette and we left this behind after taking a few bites.
Summer Chicken Stew ($18)
Ordered this Summer Chicken Stew cos it started to ⛈ outside plus dipping sourdough bread into a chicken stew sounded like an westernized version of dipping bread in curry😂. Was pleasantly shocked by the sheer portion of this dish. A whole chicken leg, herbed potatoes and carrots all stewing in a mildly spicy sun-dried tomatoes cream sauce. The sauce was super appropriate for dipping the sourdough bread and the chicken tasted good. Hearty stew perfect for the wet Sunday weather.
Creamy Mushrooms on Sourdough ($14)
This is a must-order @atlascoffeehouse ! One messy plate of white wine creamy mushrooms generously served on 2 pieces of warm toasted sourdough bread and topped with grated parmesan cheese. It is also a must to add-on that thick fluffy and running scrambled eggs for just $3! Couldn't finish this gigantic plate of breakfast so ate only 1 piece of the sourdough bread.
Cause Mondays could always use a bit of wonder. Finally back for the first time since Xing Wei's Tasty Tastemaker Tour! This cold brew definitely put a smile on my face. As a creamy, sweet cuppa, it reminded me of Old Hen but slightly less sweet.
The Milky Way ($7)
TGIF!!! Missing my chill time @atlascoffeehouse last weekend with this Milky Way! Rich and creamy milk coffee in this cute bottle. Can't decide if I prefer this or Old Hen's more. I would say the cold brew here has a stronger coffee taste and is definitely less milky (which is good!). This is also less sweet for the health-conscious. Looking forward to my next Cold Brew weekend 😄!
Mixed berries compote waffle ($12.50) 🍓🍇.
🍴Crispy & fluffy waffle with a nice balance of berry flavour ⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
📍@atlascoffeehouse, 6 Duke's Road S268886 (near Botanics MRT)
You know you're off to a good start to the day when you receive a plate like this. Two good slices of sourdough covered in mushrooms ($14), and if you're a big eater like me, I'll suggest adding on the Scrambled Eggs (+$3) and Bacon (+$3) too. All-in-all it's slightly pricey but it's worth it in my opinion, not many places do a decent western breakfast and Atlas does it well. The cafe is pleasant, comfortable, and also located near the Botanic Gardens if you decide to burn off the extra add-ons and make yourself feel better.
Luscious scrambled eggs & creamy mushroom on toasted Sour Dough :) Loved it!! Good for sharing, this came in a generous portion which I almost couldn't finish.
The waffles were light and fluffy. Drizzled with a generous amount of Salted Caramel sauce (which was damn yummmz) and topped with a scoop of Vanilla Ice-cream. I think I found my favourite place for waffles already ☺️👍🏻💖