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Old World Charm

Posted by Yoshita Singh on July 4, 2010

A friend recommended I go check out Delux Cafe in the city’s south end neighborhood after I told her about my blog. She particularly mentioned the decor of the place and said it had a nice old-world charm to it. So the next evening, I headed to 100 Chandler Street.

The Delux Cafe mingles so well with the residential buildings in the area that you may just walk past it if you are not carefully looking for it. The words ‘DELUX’ at the cafe’s entrance tell that you have arrived at the right place.

Once inside the dimly-lit cafe, I looked instantly at the decor. And I liked it. Covers of old music records and movie posters adorn the walls. A black and white poster of a stunning Elizabeth Taylor is hung alongside a portrait of Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy. Also framed and hung are three posters of Marge Simpson, including the one in which she is on the cover of Playboy magazine. Nice.

Another frame on the wall catches my attention. It contains 12 limited edition Marilyn Monroe postage stamps released by the Government of Tanzania.

But you cannot miss one entire wall that is dedicated to Elvis Presley. There is not a space left on the wall that is not covered by his photos and posters. A framed record of his song ‘Love Me Tender’ and two Elvis busts are also part of the memorabilia.

The place is not very huge but has a nice and cozy atmosphere, where one can sit after a long day’s work to sip some cocktails – Delux has a nice bar – or munch on some quesadilla. Of the 7-8 items on the menu, I tried baked tortilla slices and salsa. Simple and tasty.

The music playing in the cafe is mostly retro. And the TV mounted on a wall is always playing the Cartoon Network channel.

One last thing, Delux does not accept credits cards. Only cash. So make sure to bring some dollars with you or else you’ll have to walk a couple of blocks to the ATM. Just as I had to.

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