Portland >Food & Dining > Detour Cafe
3035 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR | Directions 9720245.504903 -122.633889
Monday To Sunday From 08:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Richmond
I was trying to think of a time that I've eaten inside this cute Division Street cafe, and I can't, because I haven't, because the patio is so alluring on a warm summer morning. Try the French toast, made with cardamom bread and topped with cherry compote.
Quaint, friendly neighborhood café. Great brunch (eggs, potatoes, fresh-baked breads, etc.) Lunch menu boasts a nice selection of sandwiches (+soups, salads & pizzas).
always consistently great ! – my wife and i have been here many times and the food and service are always consistently great. the servers never give you that i'm-too-cool-for-school attitude that you can get at other restaurants. i have tried a few different things on the menu but i always go back to the boys upstairs (sausage sandwich) while my wife always get the original (minus the bacon). seriously, we have yet to have a bad meal here. while i was there earlier today i asked the cook (who i see there every time) if this was his joint and he replied yes, that he and his wife own it. i told him how much i loved it and he was genuinely appreciative and thanked me. the detour is near the top of our favorite restaurants in portland !
Great frittatas – Detour's specialties are its egg frittatas (build your own) and egg sandwiches. My 3-egg frittata with smoked salmon, spinach, herb cream cheese and roasted onions came with rosemary potatoes and cardomom toast on the side. My friend commented that the vegan sausage in her egg sandwich was really good. And, both our meals came to under ten dollars with Stumptown coffee included. On the down side, we had to go to the counter to ask for service, then waited about 40 minutes for our meal (on a Sunday about 11 a.m. to be fair). I'd recommend it if you like eggs for breakfast and don't mind a wait if there's good coffee. Also, the front patio would be a great place to eat on a nice day.
Yeah, go here, don't listen to these other dolts. – Detour is great. To comment on others' reviews, THEY BAKE THEIR BREAKFASTS' of course it's going to take longer!!!! So shut up you picky jerks
DO NOT GO HERE – They are the slowest cafe/restaurant I have EVER been to, it takes an hour to get an egg sandwich. The staff are rude as hell and they hate kids!!!! Overall Detour cafe has been the worst dining experience I have ever had.
One of PDX's best-kept secrets – The food is top-notch, they serve Stumptown coffee, it's staffed by its owners and it's good for kids. When I see the lines and lines of people waiting hours for breakfast at that other joint on Division, I have to laugh -- those jokers have no idea what they're missing. Rock on, Detour.
Don't Go! – I never got to taste the food. I put in my order, got some coffee and proceded to wait OVER 40 MINUTES. (Mind you, I was a party of 1 and there were about 5 other people in the restaurant). Just as I was getting up to leave, the waitress (who hadn't approached my table since taking my order) came to ask me if I had received my food. She was the waitress; she should have known the status of my order! She half-assedly "apologized" as I was leaving.
My experience was terrible and I will never go there again.
Sandwiches – they use sweet potato foccacia, i think. the texture is spongey and there seems to be an olive-oil slickness on the side salad that ends up saturating your sandwich, but the sandwices are so good you CANNOT stop coming back.
and when you order an iced espresso drink they have "simple syrup," which is sugar that's been boiled to a syrup, so that you don't have to stir and stir and stir those sugar crystal you get in packet form that won't melt. AWESOME.
I used to hate eggs, not anymore! – This place is great! Homemade bread, veggie options,(great veggie sausage)Watermelon mimosas! Delicious pizzas! My wife and I eat here at least once a week. They use cage free eggs, and the egg sandwiches are beyond awesome. I may sound like an infomercial but I mean every word! Oh, and the staff is the best, sooo nice.
Deee lish! – My first time eating at the Detour I was confused by the menu. The fritata's and potato scrambles force you to choose your own ingredients from a list of around 20 different vegetables, meats, and cheeses. This is not beneficial when you're having a hung over breakfast and your mind is not firing all pistons. Plus, no straight forward eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and toast classic American plates. Instead they have egg sandwiches. Confusing at first, but delicious in the end. I've since been back 6 or 7 times and it's become my favorite breakfast eatery in this part of town. My only beef after getting to know this place is that you have to walk to the counter to refill your coffee. Small price to pay for a very satisfying meal provided by a great staff. Outside seating is a huge plus. I have yet to try any lunch items.
Recommended for sure – I just went for breakfast, and the fritatas were great. I had a sauasage combo one and my friend opted for a combo with salmon and cheese. They were both reallly excellent, hot and flavorful. The coffee, potatoes, and toast were all top notch. On separate occaision I came in and got a spinach salad that was also great. Anyone looking for a new breakfast/lunch place, give this place a try. I know I will be back!
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