When I was back in Sydney working in 2009, my friend Ivan wanted to catch up so he could show off his new bundle of joy. He suggested Deus Ex Machina in Camperdown. If you didn’t know, Deus Ex Machina is not a restaurant. It’s a motorbike shop; albeit a hugely trendy one, creating customs bikes oozing with don’t-fuck-with-me style.
So when I arrived at a bike shop, I was all waaaaait a minute. I’m pretty sure that Ivan meant I’d get to meet his new human baby, not his new wheels. Don’t be tricking me out of a breakfast, now.
Lucky for Ivan (because really, Do Not mess with my eating schedule), I noticed that right next door to Deus Ex Machina was Deus Café, a spin-off of sorts because obviously motorbikes have everything to do with food.
Turns out, Deus Café is pretty awesome. Spacious and messhall-y, the dining room is decorated with honest to god real motorbikes. They also have vintage posters, random sculptures and are just so effortlessly cool. But what makes them even more cool is that they aren’t trying to be cool at all.
In fact, Deus is 100% baby friendly, which is totally not what you’d expect from somewhere with this much style. And yes, Ivan brought his human baby.
Anyway, back to the future and it’s 2011. We now live a minute’s walk from Deus Café, and while it seems we still spend most of our time where my heart lies (that is, Newtown) Deus is our “local” and honestly, I can’t ask for a better place to grab a quick breakfast (all day), lunch, coffee – they even do dinner!
smoked trout & kipfler potato salad with poached egg & hollandaise sauce
tomato & buffalo mozzarella pizzeta
poached eggs on toast
granola, fruit & yoghurt
I haven’t had the pleasure of having dinner at Deus yet, but it’s way up there on my list. Just need to find a night when I’m actually not working *sigh*
98-104 Parramatta Road (corner Lyons Road)
Camperdown, NSW, 2050
(02) 9519 3669