We have not seen the word “coffeehouse” used in a long while. We associate the word with the cafes of the 70s such as the Skillets Coffeehouse in Supreme House. At that time it was used to denote a trendy Westernised restaurant. Then in the 90s the description fell into disuse. Coffeehouses were no longer in fashion. But like all things fashionable, they (like bell bottoms) do come back. Atlas Coffeehouse is located in Singapore’s equivalent of the Flatiron Building in New York City. While not as tall as the one in NYC, No 6 Duke’s Road is also a building with a sharp corner at the junction of Bukit Timah and Duke’s Road. The star occupant at this building is Atlas Coffeehouse on the ground floor. Almost in the middle of nowhere, we were surprised to see a bustling cafe with full occupancy on a weekday morning.
Atlas Coffeehouse Menu
Here are pictures of some portions of the Atlas Coffeehouse Menu. The items available are straightforward – all day brunch items and waffles. We picked one of each type.
How can we resist ordering an Atlas SuperBowl ($18) on our first visit to Atlas Coffeehouse. It contained toasted quinoa, sun-dried tomato, roasted sesame pulled chicken and assorted vegetables – essentially a healthy dish. We liked how the various components combined with each other to make a delicious dish. It was also an easy to handle dish. Just scoop and eat whatever falls inside the spoon.
We chose the Mixed Berries Compote Waffles ($13.50). It looked no different from any other waffles dish. But on closer examination we liked how well made the waffles were. The edges of the waffles were well-defined and crisp. The texture was as good as we like it to be – soft but with a tight outer skin. Together with the vanilla ice-cream it was a guilty balance to the healthy super bowl.
The coffee at Atlas Coffeehouse was smooth and creamy. At $5.50 for a large cappuccino. We now understand why people take a bus trip to Bukit Timah just to eat here.
This is another picture of the building that houses the Atlas Coffeehouse. There are residential units on the upper levels. Children living here who were made to stand in the corner probably faced a harsher punishment than others.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
6 Duke’s Road
Tuesday – Sunday
8am – 7pm (Last orders at 6.30pm)
Closed on Monday
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