After 15 years, Detour Cafe at Southeast 30th Avenue and Division Street is closing.
The little green breakfast cafe, tucked away behind foliage next to an ever-growing computer-chip pattern of modern mixed-use apartments, is the latest casualty of changes in the surrounding neighborhood. In December, classic musician's haunt and Italian shop Eugenios closed, after holding a death march down Division Street.
Detour's last day will be Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
Detour remained an open secret to many even in its own neighborhood, with hyperminimalist decor, a post-punk soundtrack, and a streamlined menu of frittatas, skillets and monstrous breakfast sandwiches. Oh, and a lot of hot sauce. If you had to wait for brunch, it was in part because the place was so damn small.
But this does not mean Detour's menu will disappear entirely. Detour's owners, Becky Doggett and Scott Krombein, also own Ford Food and Drink farther down Division, on the bottom floor of the modern business complex on Southeast 11th Avenue. They write that they will bring some favorites from Detour's menu there.
Here's the going-away message from Detour's Facebook page.
After 15 wonderful years, we have decided that our last day of business at Detour Cafe will be Sunday, February 14, 2016.
We want to thank all of the lovely people who have come through these doors over the years. Detour Cafe has been a beautiful experience and we look forward to continuing the many friendships we have made here.
We also plan to continue making friends, and good food, right down the street at our sister cafe, Ford Food and Drink, at SE 11th and Division. Look for some Detour favorites to appear on the menu there soon!
Please don’t be sad that we are moving on…be joyful that we had this time together. We will always treasure it!
Peace and love, Becky and Scott.