After leaving Mediacorp in 2005, ex-artist Sharon Au started Mediacorp’s first fashion community portal styleXstyle in 2012, and Style by Style Vibes café in the new Mediacorp Campus at one-north recently. Her energy is amazing.
Located along Star Avenue with all the local celebrities (fanboys, fangirls alert!), the new Mediacorp Campus is still undergoing renovation at the moment and will be expecting to open their doors to the public in the 4th quarter of 2016.
After climbing a flight of colourful flight of steps (considering the need to burn some calories before eating), Style by Style Vibes Café is housed within the tinted glass of the Media Gallery.
You probably might have witnessed those treacherous flight of stairs during the Star Awards. (Ah Jie never complain ah?)
Not easy to locate without any proper signage at the moment though.
The interior boasted a wooden and vintage feel with bookshelves and sofa sets in one corner. A homely and cosy place to seek refuge for a quiet afternoon.
Any Style? Yes.
Their menu was straightforward with few offerings.
A Sandwich Croissant with either tuna, mushroom, teriyaki chicken and egg ($8.90), Breakfast Set ($10.90) with sausage, sauteed potatoes, sunny side up and toast, and Salad with Salmon ($10.90).
Any food styling? No, seems as straightforward as its menu.
We chose the The Sandwich Croissant with tuna ($8.90), which turned out to be warm, flaky and buttery. Pretty decent for a quick bite too.
For additional flavour, drizzle some in-house Sesame dressing.
For a more filling option, choose between Grilled Seabass or Chicken a la King ($15.90) which were pretty disappointing with the style and presentation.
Topped with carrots, cucumber, broccoli, mushroom and rice, it resembled a plate of chap- chye png from the usual economic rice stall.
Our favourite was the Ondeh Ondeh Cake ($6.90) and not the cup of latte (from an automatic coffee dispenser) behind it.
Our sweet tooth were satisfied by the soft and moist pandan layer, yet not too dense with a distinctive gula melaka taste. Though we must add we probably spotted the same cake at some other cafes before. Opps.
We expected the food to be as stylish as their name implied. Perhaps the most stylish icon would be Sharon Au, who made it a point to have her daily breakfast there.
Enthusiastic and chatty, she will always be ready to pose in style in front of the camera.
(Daniel wants to add that his life for food was probably fueled by Sharon and gang during their City Beats Day.)
Style By Style Vibes Cafe
Media Gallery, Level 3, Mediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507 (one-north MRT)
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat), 9am – 6pm (Sun)
* Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Food Correspondent Nicholas Tan. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.