If you’re hungry in Singapore and wish to head out, you’ll be spoiled with choices for restaurants, food courts and hawker centres. If you don’t want to venture far, chances are there’s a humble eating place nearby known as the “coffee shop”. It’s basically a canteen set up of food stalls. The drink stall is usually its anchor tenant. Over the years, coffee shops evolved. We have air conditioned ones which give other bigger eating places a run of their money. Still, at the end of the day, it’s the quality of the food that determines if anyone will return. Here, a mother and son enjoy a quick lunch at a coffee shop. Noticed the similarity between the two? They both wear spectacles. More than the number of coffee shops in Singapore are people who are myopic. Me included. But that’s another story.