Located at the drop off point of Suntec City Tower 2, Guerilla Coffee is an easy-to-spot cafe after entering the mall.
Taking up 2 units space, Guerilla Coffee is opened by the folks behind Caffeine Solutions, a wholesale coffee solutions company.
They also provide coffee beans & training, retailing coffee machines, equipment and maintenance tools with the necessary technical support & expertise.
The entire space has a zen and minimalist look, designed in such a way that diners are sitting on the steps in pairs, furnished with a mini coffee table.
The use of wooden steps against a fern green backdrop creates a touch of zen, illuminated by a huge ceiling light panel with a membrane on the surface to create soft lighting conducive for customers.
I would say this is like a mini showroom, with state of the art equipment in the coffee industry displayed on the coffee counter.
The first item that caught my attention is their Slayer Espresso Machine (aka the Ferrari in the coffee industry) with a customised and 3D printed framework.
Not one, but two Slayer Espresso Machines can be found, with synchronised neon lights that alternate between pink and purple colours.
Note that they are currently in their soft launch phase till 31 Oct with only takeaway options with an existing 20% off promotion, whereas dine-in will resume on 1 Nov 2021.
2 house blends roasted in-house are available on the menu namely Guerilla Coffee No.1 (Brazil, Ethiopia) and Guerilla Coffee No.2 (Brazil, Yunnan, Congo) with a 3rd single origin from Indonesia for their espresso-based drinks.
Coffee starts from $4 for a cup of Espresso, Americano ($5), Latte ($6), Mocha ($6.80) and Mint Mocha ($7.20).
Optional add-on includes an espresso shot ($1) and alternative milk ($1).
I had a cup of Latte ($6) using the Guerilla Coffee No.1 , a 2-beans-blend from Brazil and Ethiopia.
Smooth and medium bodied with a distinctive chocolatey taste, the flavours are robust with hints of stone fruit and light acidity for a good balance.
For the non-coffee drinkers, Chocolate ($6.50) and Tea ($5) are available too.
Light bites such as pastries with both sweet and savoury options can be seen on their display, with Croissant ($4.50), Prawn Bostador Puff ($3.50), Roast Beef & Mushroom Puff ($3.50), Curry Puffs and Muffin ($3.50).
The Croissant ($4.50) was heated up before serving, giving the pastry crispy texture with a buttery scent that went well with a cup of coffee.
Interestingly, all their desserts are coffee-inspired, namely Chestnut Coffee Jelly ($9.50), Mamarlade Affogato ($9.50) and Chocolate Crumble Affogato ($9.50).
Coffee jelly is used as the base, made from Guerilla Coffee No.1, topped with a layer of chestnut puree and a Okinawa cream on the surface.
Dig all the way in to get a taste of all the flavours, with sweetness from the cream and chestnut puree in contrast to the unsweetened coffee jelly.
There is also a nice contrast in textures, a mix of smooth cream with firm and wobbly jelly.
Starting the day with a cup of Guerilla Coffee and you will be ready for the workplace battlefield ahead.
Suntec City Tower 2, #01-506/507, Singapore 038989
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 8pm (Mon – Sun), Last order 7pm
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.