Housed on the second level and in an area where you won't really expect to find a cafe, Wakein' Up cafe was still fully packed when we visited. We left a tad disappointed and were debating where to head to next (we're in the middle of nowhere) when the young boss came down to inform us that they have 2 seats at the counter. It was a little crammed but if we didn't mind, we were more than welcomed. We went upstairs again glee and took our seats.
We were going to catch a dance performance in the evening and had some time to burn. Hence, we spent the afternoon chatting with the friendly boss and his girlfriend who run the cafe themselves. We spoke about Taipei, about Singapore, the differences in the way of life. We spoke about his business and how the eclectic collection of furnishings in the cafe are a result of his years of collection. Isn't this what travel should be about? Getting to know the locals, the spirit of the country, rather than rushing from one tourist spot to another?
BEST apple pie I've ever had. No kidding.