Billing itself as the place people go to find out what’s going on in Denver, the online and print publication Westword has handed down its list of the best new places to get a good breakfast in town.
The winners? Well, there are five: Sassafras American Eatery, Early Bird Restaurant, The Universal, Gather and DJ’s 9th Avenue Café. Here’s what Westword’s Gretchen Kurtz had to say about a couple of them:
“Despite some turmoil in the kitchen, we continue to hear good things about The Universal, where you might fall in love with the creamy grits of the day, the cornbread rancheros or the nutmeg-flecked custard (aka French) toast, as many folks have done since the breakfast-and-lunch spot opened last summer.”
“If quaint and cozy are too much for a weekday morning, pop into Gather, a cafe/lounge in the ground floor of the old Rocky Mountain Bank Note building that is now home to an entrepeneurial incubator, Galvanize. Though the setting may be historic, with exposed brick walls and sweeping, 100-pane windows, the decor — sleek gray couches, metal stools and orange walls – and fare are anything but, with “pour over coffee” made in lab-like beakers, exquisite pastries (think bittersweet-chocolate croissants and frosted Saigon cinnamon buns) and New York-style bagels. Our only gripe is pricing: When a latte and a bagel with cream cheese cost just south of $10, we’d rather head to chef Lon Symensma’s firstborn, ChoLon, for some of his unforgettable soup dumplings.”
This local update courtesy of your Denver South Community Expert.