It makes sense for Atmosphere Bistro to be called ‘Atmosphere’ with a location facing the picturesque East Coast Beach and cycling pathways, unless if there is haze of course.
So when Atmosphere opens a café and bistro concept at Alexandra Central, it loses a huge part of that initial attraction.
For their second outlet, they have gone for a lush interior, with pseudo-European curtain drapes, maroon-red seats, and chandeliers, kind of reminding me of High Society Café.
I have been to Alexandra Central quite a few times precisely because the building is relatively quieter, though this is not a positive thing in the business aspect.
Some of the items available – Seafood Aglio Olio ($16.80), Chilli Pasta ($19.80), Carbonara ($15.80), Chicken Meatballs Bolognese ($16.80), Baby Bay Ribs ($21.80), Pan-seared Salmon ($20.80), Cajun Chicken ($17.80), Wagyu Burger ($19.80) and a selection of pizzas ($12.80 – $14.80).
The East Coast outlet has received some differing online reviews – some praising the environment, the others not so happy about the service and food.
I ordered a Lobster Bisque ($5.80), Buffalo Wings ($6.80 for four), Seafood Aglio Olio ($16.80) and a Pineapple Cheese Tart ($7.80).
The food falls into the acceptable range – the bisque too diluted, wings dry but tastily marinated, and pasta okay-satisfactory. Price felt it could be about a dollar or two lower for the quantity.
Food aside, I actually liked the ambience of Atmosphere Café & Bistro, and can imagine myself sitting in a quiet corner having a cuppa and lemon meringue tart. But they probably face some challenges in a lack of visibility and signature food.
Atmosphere Café & Bistro
321 Alexandra Road #02-01 Alexandra Central Singapore 159972
Tel: +65 6250 4863
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm