I’ve always wondered why the French were so popular for their pastries. Croissants, brioche, creme brulee, and everything else that I’m not sure I’m pronouncing correctly. Did they worship a god who had supernatural divinity over butter & sugar? Did this said Pastry god send down angels in the form of bakers to help teach us mortals how to manipulate elements such as fat, flour & water into things of edible wonder.
I don’t know. But I’m pretty sure this place is a pastry place of worship of some sort because they make the most divine of bakes !
If buttery French pastries are your thing and you unfortunately, like the rest of us are unable to travel, than this place is a must visit if you’re ever in Johor Bahru.
Atlas Maison cafe, located in the foodie haven of Mount Austin is a cafe that serves not only a hearty brunch and good coffee but the most delectable of pastries.
Oh baby, come to Mama
We were greeted by a tantalizing display of fresh bakes as soon as we walked in the door. The all too familiar smell of coffee and baked goods got us salivating already as we arrived at about 9.30am for breakfast/brunch.
Italian Pork Sausage Sandwich (RM28)
Pork Sausage in a brioche bread sandwich, with cheddar cheese, gherkins, mustard & tomato sauce. Ingredients were of quality and flavours were simple and clean but nothing outstanding, tastewise. It is a sandwich, anyone with a good butcher, can put together. And I personally thought the bread ratio to filling ratio was a little disproportionate.
Iberico Ham Eggs Benedict (RM26) & Coffee, white (RM 13)
Poached eggs on top of brioche bread, served with Hollandaise sauce & Iberico ham. The eggs were well executed, jiggly and perfectly runny. Unfortunately, the brioche did not taste too fresh that day, and we had wished there was more of the ham included for the price we paid. Classic brunch dish, where you may select your choice of accompaniment i.e. wild mushroom, streaky bacon, pulled pork or Iberico ham.
Creme brulee tart (RM6.90)
The star of the brunch show. This is the reason why I am willing to brave the notorious Austin roundabout. Crumbly, buttery crust with a generous creamy sweet firm custard filling. Have never came across a pastry I’ve enjoyed this much! So. Good.
Matcha latte (RM 16)
As a conclusion, I would say Come here for the pastries! Their brunch is a hit or miss, and menu items are a little on the pricier side. Wouldn’t mind trying out the other mains next time round. But what is for sure, we will definitely have to include their pastries in the order!
32, Jalan Austin Heights 8/7, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor