Brunching @ Atlas Coffeehouse

by - 13:59

Halfway into my study break and time is passing way too fast for my liking. The anxiety of not having enough time for revision is slowly eating me up (thank you admin for putting all 5 papers in a week, and putting 2 papers together on the FIRST DAY of exams, not helping that one of the 2 papers is CONTRACT LAW), and to break away from my laptop and stationery, I decided to visit a place that I've been wanting to visit for the longest time, Atlas Coffeehouse.

It's funny how I've never tried 90% of the places near my place, and when people ask me about them I go 'huh, I've never tried it before'. But it's so near your place, they said. *upside down smiley face* 

They opened last year but I've only visited them for the first time this year, which is pretty impressive since I've never moved all my life and some places took me 5 years before I visited them. I reached on at 12.30pm on a Saturday and there was a line waiting outside. Luckily they used a queuing system by Chope which made things easier where they called out your names when a table is open for you. For 2 people, the waiting time was only 15 to 20 minutes. 

The place is pretty small and simply love the minimalistic decor. Aside from the noise since it was so crowded, the ambience would be even cosier on a quiet weekday. Orders are made at the counter and next to it were water bottles and glasses that customers can help themselves with. I had the Creamy Mushrooms on Sourdough with an addition of Scrambled Eggs, while Jerry had the Butterscotch Banana Pancake after I dissuaded him from getting Pasta Bolognese hehe. 


Iced Latte ($5.50)

The coffee was okay, strong but more on the sour side. I personally prefer my cup of joe with less acidity but it's still pretty good.

Creamy Mushrooms on Sourdough + Scrambled Eggs ($17)


I really love the marble tables and how it matches my $2.90 phone case. Sourdough has got to be one of my favourite types of bread out there and it soaks up the cream sauce really well. The sauce is rich with a good consistency, not too thin or thick, but they would be a bit more generous with it since there weren't enough for two thick slices of toast. Scrambled eggs are just scrambled eggs and mushrooms are just mushrooms. Overall a very good combination but definitely not the star of the show. 

ATLAS Butterscotch Banana Pancake ($18.50)




Now this, this is would be amazing if it wasn't so sweet. We got excited and just poured all the syrup so that could explain why. Will remember to only pour half the next time!

The pancake was THICK, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, like a pillow. The hot pancake, cold ice cream with the crunchy cornflakes is a perfect mouthful. The cornflakes were my favourite part of the entire dish actually, although everything else was great. Cornflakes have always been my go-to topping for ice creams and froyos, and the cornflake was perfectly sweet and crunchy the way I like them. I highly recommend this dish and it would be great for sharing and for those who has a sweet tooth. 

I had a wonderful time here, enjoying my lunch with my other half with great food and coffee, and to just relax for a moment. I would see myself coming back here again when I have the time, to try the strawberry version of the pancake and maybe their waffles. Oh, did I mention that there is no service charge?




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