Detour Cafe & Restaurant
41 King St W,
Set in the heart of downtown Dundas, Detour Cafe is a bit out of the way for us (living in East End Hamilton and North End Hamilton) – a ‘detour’ if you will – but every time we visit, we can’t help falling in love with the cafe all over again.
The logo reminds us of a road sign and, in our minds, portrays exactly what the cafe offers: a detour from the everyday grind. It’s a place to take a coffee break with friends and enjoy high quality food at low costs.
Food and reviews
Lindsay- I tried one of the Specials of the Day, which was a French Toast Brioche with chocolate, sprinkled with icing sugar. I swapped the sauce for some fruit preserves and was happy I did so! The meal was extremely rich and sweet (just what the doctor ordered), but I would have liked it in a smaller portion. It was definitely a meal made for sharing!
Heather – The Detour Hash is probably my favourite dish in Hamilton, and also one of the main reasons I LOVE to visit Detour. It’s got a variety of different ingredients in it (smoked meat, potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, onions, peppers and poached eggs), but they all blend together so well! I also appreciate that you can add oven roasted tomatoes on top, which of course, I always do! Mmmm.
We love everything about the atmosphere! They have a gorgeous location, a comfortable space with dark woods and cozy accents (featuring local art) and have added in a huge patio for those warm weather days. It’s definitely a place you’d take a detour to visit.
Detour is a brand done right. You can find their logo in a few locations in the cafe (great for brand recognition) and it can be found easily on their social media.
Social Media Campaign
Facebook – www.facebook.com/pages/Detour-Cafe/520840597946844
Twitter – twitter.com/_DetourCafe
Instagram – instagram.com/detourcoffee
Website – http://detourcafe.ca/
We love all the food porn pictures they have been posting to their Facebook lately, but we would love to see more posts per week. Being that it’s a “detour” out of the way, we need to be reminded!
We love everything about Detour! Our only suggestions would be: why not post from Instagram to Facebook? Let more people see those gorgeous photos! Also – offer poached eggs all day please! :)
Side note: we’ve also heard that Detour Cafe has recently purchased the Manual Labour Coffee trailer and will be frequenting local events with it!