Swee Lee is known to be the place to get your dream musical instrument, and they have recently expanded to include a café within their flagship store at The Star Vista.
I was quite impressed by the store itself, offering a music lifestyle experience which incorporates instruments, vinyl, headphones & speakers, magazines, even fashion and footwear.
The NEW café called Swee Lee Social Club, is meant for music lovers of any stripe to gather and connect.
It makes sense. Music and coffee always go well together.
Offerings are limited though, which include Flat White ($5), Cold Brew Coffee ($6), Hot Chocolate ($6), Sweet Toast ($7), and Waffles & Ice Cream ($10).
You can also request for a “Secret Menu” which offers rotational food items. The current Secret Menu includes Strawberry Field and Mango Tango Smoothies ($10) – which I wasn’t too inclined to get due to the price point.
The beans used are the 22 Martin Blend from Common Man Coffee Roasters.
Nothing against CMCR beans, but almost every other new café uses the same blend of late, which makes it hard to differentiate one from the other.
Head Barista Henry once made 2,000 cold brew coffees in a day for a launch event, and so I was looking out for the Cold Brew Coffee ($6 for black, $7 for white). I liked the naturally sweet brew with lingering finish.
Since Swee Lee Social Club is a music café, I thought the theme could have been stronger. Perhaps play something else other a mixture of Top 40s, include some music magazines or books for reads, and have a couple of unique bites.
Swee Lee Social Club
The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-07/10 Singapore 138617 (Buona Vista MRT Station)
Tel: +65 6334 7703
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)