Swee Lee Cafe at the revamped CQ @ Clarke Quay is a café that brings together coffee and music in a fresh way, offering a different kind of hangout spot.

It is found in a converted warehouse (next to FairPrice Finest), combining a place to eat with a music store, which makes it feel lively and welcoming.

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The interior of this Swee Lee Cafe is tastefully decorated, combining rustic charm with contemporary design elements.

Walls adorned with guitars and other musical instruments for sale create a backdrop that is visually engaging and teeming with character.

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This décor not only appeals to music enthusiasts but also adds an eclectic touch that enhances the overall dining experience.

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The menu at Swee Lee is compact, featuring a variety of dishes that cater to both breakfast and lunch crowds.

Offers include Scrambled Eggs & Toast ($12), Grilled Cheese with Sourdough ($15), Spinach + Cheese Toastie ($15), Kimchi + Cheese Toastie ($17), to Roasted Mushrooms ($18).

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I tried the Kaya French Toast & Dippy Eggs ($17) because it sounded the most unique.

The French toast had a nice golden outside, soft inside, and the kaya added a sweet, creamy flavor that wasn’t overpowering.

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The eggs were cooked just right, making them perfect for dipping the toast. I did wish there was some sauce for the eggs though to make it more complete.

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For those who want for ‘fun’ in their coffee seriously, Swee Lee has a good range.

There are specialty ones like Kaya Cloud ($8), Gula Melaka Tonic ($8), Lychee Granita ($8), Hibiscus Coffee ($8), to Kopiccino ($10).

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While the concept of a music-themed café might suggest a potentially noisy environment, the ambiance at Swee Lee is surprisingly relaxed.

The background music is kept at a pleasant level, allowing for easy conversation. This thoughtful consideration ensures that the café is suitable for both quick bites and longer stays, where customers can enjoy their meals without feeling rushed.

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There are also two dedicated areas for vinyl enthusiasts – the Artist Lounge and listening stations located right in the cafe.

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With an impressive selection of over 500 vinyl titles, customers can enjoy browsing through records while relaxing with refreshments.

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Swee Lee Clarke Quay
CQ @ Clarke Quay #01-06, Blk 3B River Valley Rd, Singapore 179021
Cafe & Bar: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Retail: 12pm – 9pm (Mon – Sun)

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