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“Worth Going Once” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Archetypus Cafe

Archetypus Cafe
Ranked #9 of 85 Restaurants in Edgewater
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Wayne, New Jersey
Level Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth Going Once”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Cafe Archetypus does have a really great atmosphere, if you're lucky or patient enough to get a seat in the back by the caves. The dessert portions are GIGANTIC, but so are the prices. My coffee was $4 and my dessert plate (which was too much to eat and couldn't be taken home) was $13. I'm glad I did go the first time to experience the place, but after having to wait and not even getting to sit in the back room with the caves I doubt I would go back. The food is nothing special- it's more of an ambiance type thing.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jenna C
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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288 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Great dessert in a funky ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

A bit pricey but great atmosphere, awesome "cave" like architecture, great service and great dessert. If you are lucky, request a seat in the back "cave", well worth the wait. The location is a hot spot, rather small and always a wait but everything is always good, HUGE selection of unique desserts which always impress, even the tea and coffee. You will be "Instagramming" your pictures of this place for sure.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank CFS16
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Union City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
347 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“late night snack”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

the place has good service, very good food, this is a funky-looking place inside, feels like a cave; unfortunately their prices are a bit high though, but some plates can be shared, like the desserts, and tea or coffee. Can be a bit loud inside at times.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rex e
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New York City, New York
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Cool Dining in a Cave!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

the seating in the back "cave" area is worth waiting for! Be sure to have a camera/camera phone, you would want to make multiple pictures.
Be patient- cafe is small and gets very busy. We came for desserts - all delicious and humongous; but actually their food is pretty good, too. Definitely can recommend a pot of tea to go with your meal. Bring your kids/nieces/nephews/their friends - you will be named coolest adults on the planet!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KatushaNY
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Really cool dessert spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Had a light bite here once a few years back, and it was good but nothing special. I am a HUGE fan of their desserts, and the ambiance is very cool. Dark and cave-like, it's a very laid-back place. Lots of very unique dessert creations to choose from, along with a large coffee/tea selection.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank NJtravelerrrr
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