Denver’s Classic Corner Cafe Serves Gourmet Only
The classic corner cafe where one can warm up to a steaming cup of espresso and an award-winning cookie fresh out of the oven may be difficult, in fact near impossible, to find within the bustling neighborhoods of Denver. To find a locally owned, neighborhood cafe located in a pleasant location (not next to a highway!) that serves house-made goodies prepared with the highest quality, all-natural ingredients may be near impossible to find in any city these days. Cafes today are commonly owned by large corporations that ship their food from half way across the country (or world!) and stick it in the oven so that it comes out in a form they call “fresh.”
Thank heavens that Denver residents may still experience the real and authentic neighborhood corner cafe at South Pearl St.’s Pajama Baking Company. After staying up all night, working in their pajamas, the dedicated bakers at Pajama Baking Company bring you freshly made and freshly baked bread each morning. If the bread is even a day old, it is set aside and discounted.
Pajama Baking Company extends its gourmet talents far beyond bread to include a full menu that includes breakfast, lunch, and dessert, of course. Breakfast might include such morning indulgences as the “Southern Biscuit” composed of scrambled eggs, cheese, and southern herb butter tucked in between a sage, buttermilk biscuit made in house. There’s also the PBC burrito made with house-made green chili, the market selection quiche of the day, honey butter or cinnamon and sugar toast, and the goodness of the burrito without the tortilla in the form of “Herb’s Bowl of Goodness.” Feast on these breakfast treats as you sip upon your coffee drink of choice made with certified USDA Organic and Fair Trade coffee.
For lunch, you can enjoy a big bowl of fresh lettuce greens with the “Poor Man Tuna Nicoise” topped with house-made croutons and tarragon vinaigrette. You also might indulge in their PBC Italian Caprese salad made with thick slices of fresh mozzarella and sliced tomato drizzled with basil pesto and olive oil. Beyond salad, PBC’s signature pizzas come vegetarian or meat laden in the form of the “Three Little Pigs.” Specialty sandwiches are also a hearty lunch option. Pulled Pork and Meatball paired with house-made marinara satisfy the strongest of appetites.
Finish it all of with PBC’s homemade, all-natural ice cream or sorbets that come in creative forms including citrus basil, strawberry ginger, butter pecan, and cinnamon caramel swirl. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in an afternoon of lingering in a cafe as you treat yourself to the dessert of your choice, or you are out to pick up a filling, all-natural, house-made meal to keep you going in your busy day, Pajama Baking Company offers the most gourmet cafe experience in the Mile High City.
Pajama Baking Company is located in Denver’s Historic Old South Pearl Street neighborhood at 1595 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210; Tel: (303) 733-3622.
Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!
The head baker and owner of Pajama Baking Company, Russ Tearney, played for what University of Colorado sports team?
Tune in this coming Tuesday for the answer!
The answer to last Tuesday’s blog question: “True or False: Prost Brewing only sells their beer to take home in growlers.” Answer: “True, Prost Brewing is one of the first (may be the first!) Colorado brewery to sell their beer only in growlers. You can find Prost Brewing growlers in many liquor stores across the state: http://www.prostbrewing.com/distribution.html .”