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.
Concourse Skyline is the residential part of the spaceship-looking complex known as The Concourse along Beach Road. The other tower next to it houses the office block. The retail space at the bottom of Concourse Skyline appears to be a fledging collection of interesting eateries. One of them is the Wakey Wakey Cafe where we went for brunch recently. The other cafes in the stretch include Pizza Face, TORA Japanese restaurant, Big Sake Bar, Canelé Bordelais (specialty shop serving canele and beverages) and others.
Brunch has become a weekend routine for many in Singapore. Get out of bed late, have a good meal before starting a day full of activities or more lazing around. We share our 2018 list of favourite of weekend brunch places that are open on weekends from 11 am or earlier. We will add to our list of TOP Weekend Brunch Places in Singapore in the course of the year as we discover new and good weekend brunch places. Continue reading →