About Apollo Coffee Bar
Apollo Coffee Bar is the newest addition to the already amazing food scene in Serangoon Gardens. As the sister cafe of the famous Atlas Coffeehouse and Columbus Coffee Co, the word is definitely out on this cafe. Queues form as early at 10am on weekends so be prepared!
I daresay that this cafe is one of the most gorgeous cafes in Singapore and definitely more unique than both Atlas & Columbus. This place gives me serious Seminyak/Bali vibes with the clean and laid-back aesthetic.
Tip: Ask to sit in the back!
There is a hidden section at the back of the restaurant which has a beautiful old-school spiral staircase and soothing greenery. It is more calming as it’s far removed from the noisier front section so do ask to sit there if you can.
Apollo’s menu is packed with creative western options that make you want to try everything (honey tater tots anyone?). Also, all prices below are inclusive of GST and there is no service charge on top – awesome!
Let’s dive right into the 5 awesome brunch options we tried.
Savory Brunch Picks
First up was the Breakfast Burger ($17.70) which we called the fanciest ‘egg-mcmuffin’ ever. This dish had simple components – creamy scrambled eggs, caramelized onions and bacon that all came together well. Also, not forgetting the ‘hashbrown’ i.e. a side of tater-tots.
Secondly, would brunch really be brunch be without avocado toast? Apollo’s Smashin Avo ($17.70) doesn’t disappoint. This had 2 semi-runny eggs, a generous heap of smashed avo and 4 well-toasted slices of ciabatta. This was pretty satisfying and the portion of avo is really generous.
The next item we tried was the Wurst Rosti ($24.50). This dish was surprisingly very well done as the rosti was perfectly crisp on the edges, well-seasoned and not too oily.
I suppose you get the quality you pay for as this was the most expensive item in the brunch menu and pricey for rosti in general (you can get a plain rosti at Marche for $8.90).
We couldn’t resist ordering the Truffle Fries ($10.20), a mainstay in cafe menus. The truffle taste was sufficiently strong and the skinny fries were crisp. Price was reasonable as well.
For the Sweet Tooth
On the sweet side, the Honey “Prench” Toast was not bad – fluffy inside and nicely fried outside. At $19.80 though, it is way too expensive considering there are options for decent french toast at the $10 range.
For the price, would highly recommend either the breakfast burger or smashed avo above ($17.70).
Another one of their specialties (and also present at Atlas Coffeehouse is the Lemon Curd & Hotcakes ($15.50).
I really loved this dish. The hotcakes were light and airy and perfect to pile on maple syrup, lemon curd and blueberries to create that amazing burst of flavor. Really a unique dish I would come back for!
If you are feeling fancy, go for the V60 filter coffee ($7) which are seasonal coffees (the one we had was a Colombian blend). This coffee had rich, crisp, almost sweet/fruity notes to it which was quite an experience. Also, it has absolutely no hint of burnt aftertaste that cheap coffee normally has.
The regular coffee options were decent as well.
The hot chocolate ($5.90) is a treat – rich and creamy like it should be. I wish they would give a bigger cup though!
All things considered, Apollo Coffee Bar will definitely be a smash hit in Serangoon Gardens for years to come. I loved the entire experience here as the cafe is just so beautiful, the food is delicious (even if somewhat expensive) and ambience is very chill.
At a time where we can’t travel much, do head down to Apollo for some SingaporeRediscovering. 🙂
Rach Recommends: Loved this cafe? Also try Atlas Coffeehouse, their sister cafe near Botanic Gardens.
Apollo Coffee Bar
Address: 65 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555961
Tues – Sat 9am – 10pm | Sun 9am – 7pm | Closed on Mondays