Joining the bustling cafe scene in the east is Routesixtysix, a newly opened neighbourhood cafe that serves mainly delectable waffles, ice cream of many interesting flavours and a range of house brews.
The small yet cosy cafe is less than 10 minutes walk from Bedok MRT Station and is situated just across the street from FATCAT Ice Cream Bar. Visitors can expect the cafe to start serving brunch items from May 2017.
We were first intrigued by the cafe’s unique name, which appears to be inspired from the famous Route 66 highway in the US. The interior reflects a modern industrial outlook complete with cement walls, exposed light bulbs and wooden furnitures.
We opted for the Red Velvet Waffle and two scoops of ice cream (S$12.90+). Routesixtysix uses wooden boards as plates for their waffles, adhering to the cafe’s theme.
Beyond its lovely presentation, we were impressed with the taste of the waffle as well. While the edges were crispy and break off with a crackle, the waffle interior was soft and warm.
The ice cream flavours we picked were Rocky Road and Honey Lavender. Rocky Road is a rich chocolate flavour which goes extremely well with the Red Velvet Waffle. On the flip side, Honey Lavender is a little too sweet for our liking.
Of course, the best companion to dessert has to be coffee! The cafe’s Hot Cappuccino (S$4.20+) was a delight. We enjoyed the bitter and creamy tones from the espresso and steamed milk.
Besides Red Velvet, other options include Buttermilk (S$5.90+) or Charcoal (S$6.90+) waffles. A scoop of ice cream for your waffle is S$3.
412 Bedok North Ave 2
Tel: +65 6241 4705
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Sat: 12pm – 12 Midnight
Nearest Station: Bedok