266 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ
The River Road area in Edgewater over the last several years has attracted a number of new condo housing developments, and to service the needs of these new residents, a number of interesting restaurants have sprung up. One of the weirdest Cafe concepts I have come across in a while is Archetypus, which I sometimes like to call Architeuthis, because on the inside it kind of looks like you've been swallowed by a giant squid. The place is going for this whole ancient-world Atlantean-Minoan-Etruscan thing, with weird trancy music playing in the background. Clearly its going for the 25 and under set. Their primary menu consists of Pizza and sandwiches, but they make some really interesting coffee drinks and serve some interesting ice cream sundaes. Definitely a date joint.
Archetypus from the outside. Beleive it or not the place used to be painted lime green, inside and out. I guess they thought making it white would make it LESS weird.
Sundaes are big enough for two people to share. This one is the Redragon, with Strawberry Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, Pound Cake and Strawberry Sauce and Whipped Cream.