So I was in the neighborhood of John R and 13 Mile getting my new specs adjusted. And I knew I was in great bahn mi territory. Unfortunately, Saigon market (corner of John R and 13 Mile was out and many of the restaurants on that block close every Tuesday. So I asked a customer and clerk at the market where else I could pick up this tasty sandwich.
On their rec, I headed out to a nondescript strip mall at the corner of 13 and Dequindre and stepped in Cyber Cafe. It's a grim little space with bare tables and chairs, several Vietnamese men playing a kind of checkers and what is a large karaoke machine in the corner, along with pinball machines. But the lady said, he sells sandwiches.
For $2 I got a freshly made, toasty/crusty bahn mi, with thin slices of pate, and great crunch juliened carrots, pickle, radish and a big handful of cilantro all tossed in a sweet/salty dressing. The contrast of the warm baguqette and the crunch of the crunch of the cool veggies contasting to the smooth pate was amazing. I scarfed it all down in the car!
This is a great little dive with a perfect bahn mi, best I've had in the Detroit area.
Check it out: Cyber Cafe, 13 and Dequindre