Deli Sweet Room is run by Ana Juncal and Doriella Galindo, who are two recent graduates of the Culinary Art School in Tijuana. It all began as just a coffee and dessert spot, up until very recently they added a savory side to their menu. The two women behind this cafe, have an incredible passion for the time spent in creating each dish and baked goods that their customers order. That and their love for the restaurant business is what had them aspire to opening the doors of Deli Sweet Room.
The second that I stepped foot into this chic little eatery, I immediately felt enveloped in a whirlwind of what inspires me. Let’s start off with a little bit about the interior design. The mismatched and eclectic chairs are one of the first things that my eyes were drawn too, or it could have been the light bulb fixtures hanging from the ceiling, either way I had a huge smile on my face. The colors were so bright and cheery, and honestly this is what I dream of our house interiors becoming one day. Everything from little ornate frames, and mirrors to the different coffee tins holding the utensils, I just couldn’t handle all of its greatness. I adored every song that came on in the background, and even opening the menu, and seeing such detail, I could feel the love that went into this space. Many of you may or may not know about my obsession with all things French. I have stacks of books at home from cook books, to books on Paris interiors. My husband and I are huge fans of foreign films, and 85 percent of the time, they are in the French Language. My first recipes that I ever started playing around with in the kitchen were from French cookbooks. Okay now are you starting to get the picture?
Deli Sweet Room is the epitome of where most of my inspiration stems from. Well now that I have gotten that point across, lets talk a little bit about what we ordered. We started off with an espresso and a cortado. We live off of espresso in this household, and this was nothing short of delightful.
The minute that I opened up the menu, my eye was drawn to the words “Croque Madame”. I have made my version of these numerous times at home, and it is just one of those meals that screams comfort to me. They make theirs with brioche, which now that I have experienced that, I can not turn back to just any old bread. The eggs were cooked to perfection, and the yolk ran beautifully over the ham and cheese sandwich. I am all about presentation, and most often or not its the simplicity that really rocks my socks. A wooden cutting board as my plate, yes, please!
My husband ordered their Huevos del Bosque. Scrambled eggs and sauteed Beech mushrooms share the plate with arugula, tangy goat cheese, and a warm piece of pita bread. The earthiness of the mushrooms,with the peppery bite of arugula, and goat cheese is absolutely delicious. They offer a few different egg dishes on the menu, and he didn’t even know where to begin. He was very happy with his decision, and I certainly enjoyed the few bites in between devouring my Croque Madame as well. All of the ingredients are so fresh, I was even raving about the marmalade that came along side my son’s bagel.
A small cafe that boasts with inviting interiors, delectable food, and a great staff, what more could you ask for. This is yet another gem to add to the list in Tijuana.
Deli Sweet Room
Ave. Sonora 101