I guess I like the song "Up on the Roof" (1962). Here's an up-on-the-roof view of Everton Park's shophouses. Everton Park seems to be on its way to becoming a hip and happening place, with its many cafes. As for me, I am happiest just tucking in prawn mee or chicken rice in a coffee shop. I don't need chi chi places. That's just my preference of course. But throw in some marble-topped tables please.
I think those shophouses on the left would be on the Blair Road side. Pictures taken in Feb 2014, from a penthouse in Spottiswoode Park (entry permit, courtesy of a friend).