Chef Geoffrey Deetz and his wife Quynh Nhu welcome you to the Temple Club, dedicated to serving traditional, authentic dishes from all regions of Viet Nam, just as they are served there. Chef Deetz is a Bay Area chef who two decades ago was noted for owning and cooking at at such East Bay restaurants as Spettro, Dragonfly Teahouse, Luna Piena and California Topless Pizza. In 2000 he moved to Viet Nam, and over the next 16 years traveled much of the country. He opened up 22 restaurants, including a cupcake bakery and a burrito shop. He became best known for the Black Cat, a cafe that became an expat favorite. He also became known after appearing on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” and creating a winning dish on the Food Network’s “Cooks vs. Cons.” Assisted by Sous Chefs Chris “Nado” Roberts and Ian Darling, Chef Deetz is now back in America to share his love for the people and cuisine of Viet Nam.
The Temple Club is a very casual cafe that will be receiving our beer & wine license at the end of March, 2018. Until then, feel free to bring your own beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages. There is no corkage fee. We have a large selection of soft drinks and fresh fruit juices.