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Published November 19th 2012
View, wine and food at Dejavu
It was Friday after work and I went to meet my fiance down in Mooloolaba as he works just off The Esplanade; however I was early and had to kill some time so told him I would meet him along The Esplanade somewhere. For some reason or another I chose to sit down at Dejavu Cafe & Bar, which is not far from the corner of The Esplanade and Brisbane Road.
I had passed a couple of coffee places, but felt like something a little stronger to help me unwind after the week, plus Dejavu had tables outside where I could stare out over the beach so I guess that's what attracted me.
I was greeted by a very friendly (but not sickening) manager who we later found out was called Arias, and I asked if I could just sit and have a drink while I waited for my partner. He promptly seated me and went to grab the drinks list for me. He was actually really great as he asked me what I normally like to drink, and when we saw there wasn't anything by the glass of a pinot gris/grigio which I prefer - he did suggest a wine that would be similar. I ended up going with a trusty G&T, however I was told there would be a change of the wine list soon. I peacefully sat and enjoyed the view whilst waiting for my fiance, and initially thought we would go elsewhere to eat but we decided to stay put and try the food there - it was a beautiful night to sit outside also (they do have an inside section also if you prefer).
Their menu seems to be 'international' I guess you might say? There was a mix of Asian influenced foods and I did hear a waitress telling someone the chef's specialties were curries. We both ordered fish though, beer battered barramundi with garlic aioli and one of the specials, which was crispy skinned salmon with fried capers and a delicious salad. Overall we were happy with the flavours of the food. For my fiance, his serve of barramundi was a little small (but he is a big guy so for most it would be ok!). The salmon was not overly crispy skinned but still delicious, as the flavours and capers worked really well.
We will definitely go back as Arias told us that the place would soon have a bit of a transformation and be set up more formally (tablecloths and little lights etc) - as currently it is true to its name and more of a cafe style rather than restaurant.
The service was great. It really does make a difference to have friendly and attentive waiters.
Go check it out, even if it is just for that sneaky G&T after work!