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#01-15B Lucky Plaza 304 Orchard Road Singapore 238863
 
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Listing created by poppy on February 21, 2013    

Sweet Talk is a dessert stop dedicated to bubble tea. 

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List of Outlets:
1. SWEET TALK (JURONG POINT)
63 Jurong West Central 3 Jurong Point
#01-33 Singapore 648331
2. SWEET TALK (CENTURY SQUARE)
2 Tampines Central 5 Century Square
#01-38C Singapore 529509
Tel: +65 67848015
3. SWEET TALK (CAUSEWAY POINT)
1 Woodlands Square Causeway Point
#B1-46 Singapore 738099
Tel: +65 68948367
4. SWEET TALK (HOUGANG MALL)
90 Hougang Avenue 10 Hougang Mall
#01-42 Singapore 538766
Tel: +65 63865336
5. SWEET TALK (BOON LAY SHOPPING CENTRE)
221 Boon Lay Place Boon Lay Shopping Centre
#01-222 Singapore 640221
Tel: +65 62683700
6. SWEET TALK (SERANGOON)
152 Serangoon North Avenue 1
#01-322 Singapore 550152
Tel: +65 62821291
7. SWEET TALK (LOT 1 SHOPPERS' MALL)
21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall
#B1-K17 Singapore 689812
Tel: +65 68948759
8. SWEET TALK (IMM)
2 Jurong East Street 21 IMM Building
#01-K04 Singapore 609601
Tel: +65 65630928
9. SWEET TALK (CENTRAL PL)
1 Hougang Street 91 Central Place
#01-K3 Singapore 538692
Tel: +65 68755903
10. SWEET TALK (JURONG WEST)
960 Jurong West Street 92
#01-186 Singapore 640960
Tel: +65 67940618
11. SWEET TALK (TIONG BAHRU PLAZA)
302 Tiong Bahru Road Tiong Bahru Plaza
#01-07 Singapore 168732
Tel: +65 62721189
12. SWEET TALK (COMMONWEALTH)
3151 Commonwealth Avenue West
Singapore 129581
Tel: +65 67785187
13. SWEET TALK (BUKIT PANJANG PLAZA)
1 Jelebu Road Bukit Panjang Plaza
#01-K44 Singapore 677743
Tel: +65 63140935
14. SWEET TALK (HOUGANG AVE 8)
644 Hougang Avenue 8
#01-263 Singapore 530644
Tel: +65 63859446
15. SWEET TALK (YEW TEE POINT)
21 Choa Chu Kang North 6 Yew Tee Point
#01-18 Singapore 689578
Tel: +65 62805478
16. SWEET TALK (ORCHARD CENTRAL)
181 Orchard Road Orchard Central
#B1-02 Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 65099324
17. SWEET TALK (NORTHPOINT)
930 Yishun Avenue 2 Northpoint Shopping Centre
#B1-45 Singapore 769098
18. SWEET TALK (WHITE SANDS)
1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3 White Sands Shopping Centre
#01-46 Singapore 518457
19. SWEET TALK (AMK HUB)
53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 AMK Hub
#01-36 Singapore 569933
20. SWEET TALK (THE VERGE)
2 Serangoon Road The Verge
#01-20 Singapore 218227
SWEET TALK (EASTPT MALL)
3 Simei Street 6 Eastpoint Mall
#01-K5 Singapore 528833
22. SWEET TALK (VIVOCITY)
1 Harbourfront Walk Vivocity
#B2-K17 Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 62892434
23. SWEET TALK (ANCHORPOINT)
370 Alexandra Road Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
#B1-46 Singapore 159953
Tel: +65 62805478
24. SWEET TALK DESSERT (DEFU LANE)
20 Defu Lane 10
#01-284 Singapore 539201
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Past Its Heyday

Sweet Talk used to be everywhere in Singapore. Almost every shopping mall had a Sweet Talk outlet. However, nowadays I hardly see them around.

With players like Gongcha and Koi in the market, it’s understandable why Sweet Talk is petering out though. I found that although Sweet Talk’s bubble tea was priced cheaper than most bubble tea chains, you do pay for what you get. I’ve tried its drinks several times before, and each time I left disappointed. They were always diluted and the pearls too hard. The only exception was the Strawberry Milk Tea, although I did ask them to reduce the sugar level to 50% because 100% was much too sweet.

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Bubble Tea that’s left behind

Sweet talk used to be extremely popular in Singapore as it was one of the only bubble tea shops available. It was also one of the cheapest one - it is, till today. For instance, a cup of milk tea with pearls costs $2 in Sweet Talk but $3.50 from Gong Cha.

However, I would rather pay the additional cost for a cup of higher quality bubble tea then settle for Sweet Talk. This is because the flavours from sweet talk taste slightly artificial and the pearls are usually too hard.

Although it has many outlets all over Singapore, such as in NEX, these outlets are usually empty as compared to the long queues in front of Koi or Gong Cha.

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cheap cheap

I'm pretty sure Sweet Talk was the first one on the bubble tea scene here in Singapore and in all honestly, I'm surprised they're still around with all the competition they are facing from other shops now like Koi and Gong Cha.

I do still visit it though as they have a very large menu so whenever you go you can always get something different. You're probably not going to get the best bubble tea here, you're better off going to Each A Cup or something but I think that they do have decent drinks for a decent price so why not?

The Honeydew Sago here is still the best though!

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Syrup with water, you mean.

I honestly only head over to Sweet Talk when I'm absolutely short on cash and am desperately craving bubble tea. Sweet Talk's drinks are definitely cheaper as compared to the giants like Gong Cha, but they are not exactly worth spending money on. They seem to be more of a bleary, clumsy concoction of extremely sweet syrup and water. The overdose of sweetness just highlights the artificiality of their drinks. The pearls are also hard to chew and taste bland.

Service is generally poor. You usually get snapped at if you don't yell your order out and if you spend too much time hovering over the menu, you will be subsequently ignored for the rest of your life. Also, add a touch of the cashier slamming your blindingly coloured drink onto the counter. Not a very pleasant experience.

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Brings back memories

I can't say if this is a veteran bubble tea brand, but it's definitely a brand I've been drinking since I was about 9. The flavours are pretty ordinary, but my favourite one, then and now, is the strawberry. Yes, it's cloying and makes your throat feel heated, but somehow I always go back to Sweet Talk for my drinks fix.

Sweet Talk outlets are pretty rundown, to say the least, reflecting the declining clientele of this line of bubble teas. I'll continue to frequent this place out of respect for the prominent place it has occupied in my childhood. While Sweet Talk has lost out to other big name brands like Koi and Gong Cha, the inexpensive and simple bubble tea will always have a special place in my heart.

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(Updated: December 15, 2013)

sweet talk or sweet blabber?

Let's not begin with comparison, we all know Sweet Talk is not up to match with bigger players like KOI and Gong Cha, or not even those nameless streetside bubble tea and snacks stall which tastes better despite its run-down appearance. Let's be objective.

Service is adequate. If you consider angry aunties hollering in your face and re-confirming your orders for the 9196342738647th time. (and occasionally messing it up PLUS pushing the blame to YOU) But deep inside we all know they are trying very hard. Weather is unbearably hot and they are stuck in a stuffy stand-alone shop. You see them raising their voices for no reason and you wonder.... do they just want things to be done fast?... or is their hearing failing them.. or maybe they had a bad day... but the other voice in your head convinces you that they are angsty ALL THE TIME. Either ways, the customer does NOT deserve poor service.

Sweetness is alluring, but overdose of it is just overwhelming/potent/gelat/YUCKS. Maybe they have sponsors for sugar syrup or something, do they really have to do this?! Fruity drink flavours taste unnatural and very obviously made from syrup, cheap syrup. I like vanilla drinks and their plain vanilla tastes like expired plastic. If I had to imagine how poisonous Melamine milk tasted like, this would be it. But in their defence I must highlight that generally most of my male friends like Sweet Talk and find it convenient and cheap. Perhaps males have higher sugar tolerance or something but it's more like nonsensical endless sweet blabber than sweet talk for me.



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(Updated: February 27, 2013)

Tastier than the average Gong Cha!

Why is Gong Cha that popular? It remained a question that I pondered upon frequently. The taste wasn't extraordinarily amazing. The same couldn't be said for Sweet Talk. This, I admit, is one of the most addictive drink stall ever. It had a sweet everlasting taste that blends blissfully with solid spherical pearls.

"Yummy. Delicious. Can I have more?" These are the words I would definitely associate with Sweet Talk. In fact, I did quip several of those phrases whenever I indulge the drinks there after a run. Running in Singapore's sweltering hot weather made me crave for anything that had ice in it. I scanned for a drink stall nearby and there was Sweet Talk. There wasn't any snaking queue ever since Gong Cha was born, thankfully. The service was quicker and I was able to quench my thirst as fast as possible. The ice blended bubble tea rejuvenated my energy. I was instantly refreshed sip by sip. The pearls seeded within the drink was a chewable delightful addition. There was also a myriad selection of flavours available there. Totally a far cry from Gong Cha.

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The concocted drinks
Branch Location:
East
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Nostalgic

I personally feel like sweet talk is dying out. This is especially sad because it is considered as one of the pioneer shops that introduced bubbletea to Singapore.

But try placing sweet talk beside Koi or GongCha or even the more obsecure ShareTea, I will safely say that the three latter stalls will be the choice of most patrons. Not that the bubbletea that sweet talk serves falls short of the other brands, it is a fact that most singaporeans go for brands. Not to mention the wide selection of choices one has at other bubbletea retailers.

I still miss the times I used to order honey milk tea at sweet talk because the pearls would be dripping with honey syrup and it just tastes heavenly. Nostalgic times. My friends and I used to walk all the way opposite the MRT station in the burning sun just to get bubble tea.

Sweet talk will always be remembered.

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(Updated: February 27, 2013)

Cheap veteran bubble tea

Many grouse about its lack of variety be it in toppings or flavours, but they do not realize that a few years back, there was no gong cha or koi, but there was sweet talk. Their bubble tea are but the basics of how bubble tea even became an accomplished beverage, with tea with/without milk and ice blended drinks each flavoured with syrup, powder or even oreo, topped with pearls or jelly. However, that makes it cheaper, and a cup might only cost $1.20 and above.

Compared to the fancy gong cha or koi, sweet talk's prices are more affordable and they make perfect thirst quenchers as well. I feel that their only problem is that they do not try too hard to stay relevant and one cannot find things such as taiwan green tea or caramel earl grey tea types in their shop. But their cheap prices and adequately refreshing drinks draws me to patronise them time and time again.

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Bad tea for people with bad taste

Giving this a 0.5 score is being too kind, it should be -10 to start.

Sweet talk is no veteran in the bubble tea business. Maybe i'm too old but the wave of bubble tea was started by brands like 'Quickly' and "Happy Cup" and of course "each a cup", the only one that is still around today. These 3 brands were all very decent and introduced Singapore to the world of BBT, but they disappeared as quickly as fast as they popped up, just like bubbles.

Then came Sweet Talk out of nowhere before KOI Cafe hit Singapore. I tried it twice in my life. First time as a new customer, second to validate that it is really terrible. I had 2 sips and that is all i can handle.

Everything about this brand spells cheap and disgusting. The look is cheap, the stall smells cheap, instead of smelling like amazing tea they smell of cheap syrup. The name is a copycat of Bread Talk, the tea taste cheap and the people buying them has poor taste plastered on their forehead.

I am half taiwanese and i have a 50 lan(KOI Cafe Taiwan version) 30 seconds from my home, i know what good bubble tea is.

This brand is a disgrace to Singapore. I will be disgusted if any of my friends have an interest in this drink and i will secretly despise them.

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