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Lunar Coffee Brewers & Atlas Coffeehouse

The newly-hatched Lunar Coffee Brewers in Downtown Gallery is a deep and calming space for enjoying coffee, don / soba dishes, pastry and soft serve made from Cold Brew Coffee. 

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But before we get too comfortable here, I’d first love to take you to Lunar’s origins: Atlas Coffeehouse along Duke’s Road, which deserves some celebration for the multiple visits made.

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Walking into Atlas Coffeehouse, the first thing I notice besides the aroma of *2 Degrees North Coffee, is the crowd it attracts. It’s a mix of students from around the Bukit Timah vicinity, couples, friends and lone lunchers (under which category I would fall under on repeat visits).

The colour scheme is also echoed in Lunar Coffee Brewers: concrete, blue and white-marble-clad. Except Atlas stands alone on a beautiful, sunlit corner lot run by the same folks behind now-defunct Assembly Coffee

Human traffic is high, and the no-nonsense menu calls for it.

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Atlas Coffeehouse’s menu, updated February 2017. Access the newest version here.

With well thought out sweets and savouries available, here are a few of my favourites to fall back on. 

Salmon Soba Noodles ($18) comprises poached salmon dressed with cilantro lime yogurt, roasted Shimeji and crispy fried egg served with Soba, of course. This is perfectly seasoned, a refreshing twist of clean east and west flavours converging with liquid gold egg yolk. YUSSS.

 

The Atlas Super Bowl ($19.30), which contains kale, corn, toasted quinoa, chicken, eggplant, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes, made a comeback to Atlas’ menu, at last. You were well missed you wholesome and delicious thing.

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Spicy Hot Mid-Wings ($8) made an awesome side for two. PS. It’s not all that intimidating, even though both “spicy” and “hot” are in its name.

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If you too have trouble deviating from the usuals, take the leap and try Summer Chicken Stew ($18), because that turned out to be an easy ten. It’s my current new favourite.

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Atlas’ White Cold Brew ($6) leans a tad towards the sweet side, and I drank it all.

Their Iced Mocha ($6.50) with a monstrous ice cream top-up is essentially an excuse for liquid dessert if you have a sweet tooth and penchant for milk and chocolate syrup.

View the other drinks on the menu.

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Ultimately, Atlas Coffeehouse has made a worthy hideout. Off-peak, it’s a well-lit reading spot surrounded by the relatively laidback / detached neighbourhood.

Now… to hit up Lunar Coffee Brewers for that Braised Pork Belly Don.

*2 Degrees North Coffee originates from and is served in Populus Coffee & Food Co. and Senate Coffee.


Atlas Coffee House

Address:
6 Duke’s Road

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 7pm.
Lunar Coffee Brewers

Address:
6 Shenton Way

Opening hours:
8am to 8pm on Monday to Friday
9am to 3pm on Saturday.

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