Sitting Here, Writing This | Sunday Market, Serangoon

It’s 7pm and I’d pretty much spent all of Friday afternoon in Sunday Market. This is after having starters, mains, dessert and drinks to varying degrees of success and satisfaction (more on that later). But this, folks, is shophouse-turned-café Sunday Market!

The entrance (header) was so endearing. How could one resist walking into a little grotto like this? It seems having greens in the premise is not only becoming a thing, it’s becoming my thing.

Processed with VSCO with p5 presetBricks and concrete. This place sure knows the way to our hearts.

I’m embarking on [Sitting Here, Writing This] as a test of different cafes as workspaces. The things that matter: Light, Wifi, Music & Ambient Noise, Electric Plugs, Overall Comfort etc.

First off, the fluorescent light (because there aren’t windows) in this place is more than bright enough to read or write, whether on your digital or paper notebook. I noticed several students studying notes earlier and hence presume they’re okay with people working as long as the place is not overrun by patrons. Which brings me to my next assessment…

Human traffic has been rather low even during lunch and after work hours, which is nice because the place is moderately buzzy. For someone who, 98% of the time, cannot work efficiently with another living creature in the same space as myself, this place is yielding surprising results.

Another interesting observation is that while the music is pretty loud, it didn’t distract my friends and I from conversation (rain pelting down on the tin roof did), nor leech on my already-limited concentration at work. Sunday Market’s taste in music is like their food – very mixed. Nostalgic old and new pop, pop rock, electronica, RnB… you name it. There was some Katy Perry, Secondhand Serenade, Gym Class Heroes, Sara Bareilles and Alessia Cara in there. And you know what? This place rocks it. Mainstream tunes can be refreshing when picked well. 

Anyway, I digress. The only downside so far is that there aren’t plugs or wifi available to public. Nonetheless it’s a lovely place to do some offline writing, reading and of course – eating and coffee-drinking. 11pm closing time is wonderful news.

If you’re clueless as to what main to order, their bestselling Rendang Lasagne truly blows minds. Cheesy, tender, flavorful and pasta cooked to perfection. This is only my first time at Sunday Market, but I foresee it’ll be hard to order anything else from now on.

Rendang (Indonesian meat dish) Lasagne in the foreground and Crab Claw Salad in the back.

We gave both their Thai Iced Milk Tea ($5.50) and Latte ($5) a go. Both were legit! so I got a Long Black ($4) as well.

Other Notes: Prices listed are before GST and Service Charge. Sunday Market, est. 2014 features many Asian-European fusion eats; particularly Thai food and drinks. View the full menu on their site.

Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm
Modes of Payment: Visa, Mastercard, Cash
22 Lim Tua Tow Road
Near Serangoon MRT

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