I’m a bit of a sucker for restaurants with clever/cute names. Thus, when I saw a place called “Deja Brew” I just couldn’t resist checking it out. The latter is a small cafe located on Broadway, not far from VGH. They serve sandwiches, soups, and drinks, as well as a small selection of cookies and muffins. You order at the front counter and (if you’re eating in) sit at at table, and wait for the staff to bring the food to you. I had their Diablo Chicken Club, House Roasted Beef, and Power Cookie.
Diablo Chicken Club ($11):
This contained chicken breast, bacon, greens, tomato, chipotle mayo on a multigrain ciabatta bun. I really enjoyed the bun, which was nicely toasted and had a nice texture and fragrance from the seeds. The bacon and mayo were flavourful; however, I did find them to be a bit stingy with the chicken. I also found there to be a bit too much greens, which made eating a bit difficult.
House Roasted Beef ($11):
This contained onions, greens, mayo and either horseradish or mustard (I had horseradish) on a multigrain ciabatta bun. They were much more generous with the meat this time. I did find the beef to be a bit dry however. Again, I really enjoyed their bun, and the horseradish provided a nice flavourful kick.
Power Cookie ($3.10):
This contained oatmeal, pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips. The cookie, although not very big surface-area wise, was quite thick. It was soft and quite moist, and chocked full of goodies. The oatmeal provided a nice texture, while the coconut added a great fragrance. I did find the pecans to be a bit raw.
Although I wasn’t overly impressed by the sandwiches at Deja Brew, and found their prices to be a bit high (especially since the sandwiches aren’t very large), I did really like their power cookie. All in all, while I was a tad disappointed by the place, I did enjoy my visit enough to recommend checking this place out.