Although the shop appeared to look old and laid back, it brings back a great sense of nostalgia to every regular customer. They utilize traditional methods to grind coffee beans into coffee powder. Many see such shops, albeit dwindling in numbers, as gatekeepers of the old tradition. Many of the coffee powder factories are now equipped with new technologies to assist in the coffee powder making process. It is difficult to find a coffee powder factory in Singapore like this anymore.
Lam Yeo Coffee Powder is undoubtly a classic representation of Balestier's diverse and rich culture and heritage.