Nothing like having your nephew turn 18 to make you feel old. We had scheduled a lunch to celebrate with our nephew who just turned 18. We were racking our brains to think of somewhere cool to go and decided on the Deus Cafe in Camperdown.
This cafe/Restaurant/bar/motorcycle/streetwear shop was an ideal venue. The menu had variety to suit all in our dining party, from a 9 years old to a 60 year old and us somewhere in between. It is a cool and large dining space with decorated with motorcycle paraphernalia. The bar is neatly stacked with spirits and mixers and a couple of craft beer taps. They also do coffee, juice and have a range of milkshakes to choose from.
Our niece loved the golden gaytime milkshake which was topped with a little ice cream!
They do also have coffees, one of which is a quality cold brew.
All of the food on offer was enticing, however the meaball sub really stood out when we saw it being delivered to a table nearby, and of course we had to order this. The meatball sub was substantial and the ideal option for one ravished with hunger. A huge baguette, filled to the bream with meatballs, smothered in a Neapolitan sacue and melted cheese, served with a plate of crisps that were added to the sub for a textural element. At $15 it was decent value too.
The younger ones of the group opted for the karage burger, this too was quite large, a tower of Japanese fried chicken, cabbage slaw, as well as pickles between a potato bun, and sauced with wasabi mayo. Some of the younguns were picky and thankfully the staff at Deus were happy to accomodate. We gave our 9 year old niece zero chance of finishing the burger, but she polished off the burger, chips and a gaytime milkshake, guess she worked up an appetite playing netball earlier that morning.
Come to think of it, all meals were huge. The mushroom burger was was also stacked. It too was a tower and the logistics of eating it, had us thinking of the right game plan to tackle it. This burger was tasty, it was too had a potato bun a solid field mushroom, haloumi, beetroot, lettuce, it was sauced with a tahini yogurt and a delicious bbq relish. It was delicious and even felt like a healthy option.
It wasn’t all burgers and subs, there was also a Japanese lunch set. The set consisting of a katsu chicken rice, miso soup, accompanied by an assortment of condiments including seaweed, salad, kimchi, tempura and dipping sauce.
Deus cafe was perfect for this occasion, the venue is cool, the staff were excellent, they were very accommodating. The menu had good variety and everyone enjoyed the food. A great cafe, restaurant and bar in the inner west and well worth visiting.
98-104 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050
7am – 3pm daily