ATLAS Coffeehouse (SG): Hearty Brunch with Killer Pancakes

I’m always on the lookout for a hearty brunch and hipster coffee spot. Now that I’ve moved to Singapore, the number of cafe choices is almost as overwhelming as my intensive 10-month MBA course at INSEAD.

Cute cafes are dotted all over the country. Yet in spite of all the competition, ATLAS Coffeehouse definitely stands out for its perfectly executed brunch items, which are interesting enough to set it apart, but retain that mainstream eggs-and-pancake element to satisfy the typical weekend brunch craving.

(See also my review of other cafes in Singapore, such as Curious Palette and Pacamara)

Creamy Mushrooms and Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough Toast (SGD14+3)

The menu had a good variety of options ranging from the brunchy eggs, pancakes and waffles to the more filling ‘superbowls’ , meats and pasta.

The sound of white wine creamy mushrooms stole our undivided attention for a good five minutes, before we noticed that a standard eggs benedict was not even featured on ATLAS’s menu. We didn’t care, of course. We added scrambled eggs (+SGD3) to the mushrooms and sourdough combo, which I’d highly recommend. These were perfectly soft, creamy and satisfying, especially when mixed with the mushroom sauce and grated parmesan cheese on top. It can be a little heavy, so I’d definitely share it with a friend, along with the…

ATLAS Butterscotch Banana Pancakes (SGD18.5) *must order*

We were initially torn between pancakes or waffles. But since the pancakes were labeled as their signature, and almost every other table was digging into one with a heart-eyed emojis plastered on their face, I was keen too.

The pancake was buttermilk-y, super moist and fluffy. It was topped with banana, sweet crunchy cornflakes, honeycomb ice cream and a drizzle of honey. Even with my ambitiously long list of cafes to try out, I’d come back here any day just to have this again. It’s a must-order item, especially for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Favourite brunch spot in Singapore

So far, ATLAS Coffeehouse is definitely one of my favourite brunch cafe spots in Singapore. Apart from its vibrantly casual easy-going cafe vibes, the food was definitely one of the more impressive ones I’ve experienced so far in this country. The coffee was good too, although probably not my number one. But the excellent food quality and options more than makes up for it.

ATLAS Coffeehouse
6 Duke’s Rd (5 min walk from Botanics Garden MRT)
Singapore 268886

Closed on Mondays

Phone: 6314 2674

Spend per person: SGD25


  1. My experience is that Atlas fades quickly with repeated visits. The food at Sarnies is superior in my mind. Fat Lulus and Rhubarb should be on your list if you haven’t hit them already.

    • Hi Jim, I could imagine that given that the menu at Atlas isn’t very extensive. I haven’t tried those places you named yet and they look amazing! Thanks for the recommendations.

  2. I am sure you will find a good sampling of places to enjoy. Some other spots I liked are: Chef’s Table, Lokal, Binomio, Maggie Joans, Sushi Kaishin, Charlies Corner, Red Eye Smokehouse, and the Shanghai dumpling guys at Zion foodcourt. Keep the reviews coming. Great content.

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