The Sungei Road flea market might be gone but fortunately the $3 Sungei Road Laksa stall is still around and doing a thriving business. With only one thing on the menu, this laksa stall in an old style coffeeshop is as traditional as it gets. It still uses charcoal fire. Its laksa is old fashioned goodness. Sungei Road Laksa is famous and popular without having to call itself famous. The usual long queue at the stall is probably its best endorsement.
According to the Productivity Benchmarking Report (Food Services) of Singapore Productivity Centre, between 26% and 30% of food businesses shut down each year. The Tiramisu Hero @ Tyrwhitt Road is a small whimsical cafe that opened in 2013 and it is not just surviving but thriving. It must be doing something right.
Wimbly Lu is a cafe and chocolatier that has become well known for their chocolate truffles and waffles. Their popularity must be one of the reasons for the traffic woes in Jalan Riang off Upper Serangoon Road. Their new outlet, Wimbly Lu Tyrwhitt, is a cosy space in the hipster neighborhood of Jalan Besar-Lavender. Parking should be less of an issue at Tyrwhitt Road and, in any case, the location is more accessible by public transport