"Nilus de Matran, an Assyrian architect who studied with the avant garde Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid in London, decided a year ago to start a cafe in the heart of San Francisco's advertising getto near Levis Plaza.....de Matran decided to call his cafe, deStijl , after the 1917 Dutch art movement which touted geometric, abstract art and style as a way of life.........like the deStijl artist de Matran wanted to creat a Utopia, a fresh setting for the creative types that come to this neighborhood every day.....An ever changing menu of international fare is served on spiral china by Alexandra Odabachian."

Cafe deStijl: An Amalgam of Taste
San Francisco Examiner