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Best Restaurant in Denver: 5 Healthy Menu Choices


September 6, 2017

Whether you’re trying to stay in shape, or simply want a healthier option when you’re dining out, DJ’s Cafe has plenty of options for you! If you’re stopping by for some breakfast, we have options; if you’re stopping by for brunch or lunch, we have healthy choices for you, too! Check out all three of our menus for healthy choices from the best restaurants in Denver.

Irish Oatmeal

We’ve all heard of, and probably had, traditional oatmeal before, but Irish Oatmeal is a little bit different. What exactly is Irish Oatmeal? The short answer: steel cut oats, which take longer to cook than traditional oatmeal. For our Irish Oatmeal, we serve you up a bowl of steel cut oats with your choice of two toppings: dried cranberries, roasted pistachios, chopped dates, or brown sugar. In keeping the healthy mindset, we recommend the roasted pistachios and chopped dates for a taste bud-winning combination!

Build Your Own Scramble

If you like to do the choosing in making sure your breakfast is a healthy one, the Build Your Own Scramble is the perfection option for you! You can request that we make an omelet or scramble you eggs, and from there, choose the fillings!

You can stock up on veggies, as we offer the choices of spinach, crimini mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, shallots, artichoke hearts, avocado, kalamata olives, or poblano peppers. You can choose to add in cheese, if you wish, and select from cheddar, swiss, provolone, brie, goat cheese, pepper jack, American, blue, or feta. Finally, choose from bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage, chorizo, corned beef, or ham if you want to add some additional protein into your scramble!

Roasted Beet Salad

Looking for lighter fare for brunch? Check out our Roasted Beet Salad! We take organic spring mix, tossed with a citrus vinaigrette, and top it with roasted beets, roasted walnuts, fennel, and blue cheese crumbles. If you would like you add some protein, you can add healthy grilled chicken.

Cobb Salad

The classic Cobb Salad is always a favorite of our customers, and is a healthy option for lunch as well! The base consists of organic spring mix, then we toss the salad with your choice of dressing, and top it off with chicken breast, hard boiled egg, bacon (of course), avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, bleu cheese crumbles, and house made croutons.

Caprese Sandwich

Looking for something that’s healthy and substantial, but not a salad? The Caprese Sandwich might just be what you’re looking for! A Caprese salad is light and refreshing, and so is this sandwich. We take your typical Caprese ingredients, tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella, and place them on fresh bread drizzled with olive oil and a balsamic vinaigrette. Delicious, light, and healthy!

The next time you’re out and about, and looking for a great spot that has healthy menu options, check out DJ’s Cafe! Check out some other tips from your local Denver restaurant on staying healthy. We’re open Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. DJ’s Cafe serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and we’re family-friendly - so bring everyone you know! Check out our other menus to see everything we have to offer!
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HOLIDAY HOURS

Labor Day 2017

D&J

We will be open from 8-2 on Monday brunch menu only. 
Have a great Holiday!

Top Eggs Benedict From Your Denver Brunch Spot


August 23, 2017

Eggs benedict has been around since the late 19th century, when a Wall Street broker by the name of Lemeul Benedict needed a breakfast to cure his hangover. After he ordered toast and poached eggs with some hollandaise sauce, the Waldorf Hotel’s chef loved the dish so much they put it on their breakfast and lunch menus and named the dish after Benedict himself. Read more about the origins of eggs benedict.

While the famed dish has remained pretty much the same over a century, variations have popped up on menus across the globe allowing chefs to put their spin on this classic dish. At DJ’s Cafe, we have an entire section of our breakfast and brunch menu dedicated to eggs benedict. If you’re looking for the best brunch in Denver, look no further than DJ’s Cafe!

DJ’s Benedicts

The Classic Eggs Benedict

This is the way the Waldorf Hotel made this dish back in the day. We take two poached eggs and Canadian bacon and place them on a toasted English muffin topped with delicious hollandaise sauce.

California Benedict

We bring California to your plate! Two poached eggs with avocado and tomato are placed on a toasted English muffin topped with hollandaise sauce.

Crab Cakes Benedict

Looking to add a little bit of the sea to your plate? With our crab cakes benedict, we take two poached eggs and place them on crab cakes on top of a bed of wilted spinach, then topped with hollandaise sauce.

Smoked Salmon Benedict

This is our take on lox. Two poached eggs and smoked salmon with asparagus are placed on a toasted English muffin topped with our delicious hollandaise sauce. This is certainly a luxe treat for your brunch!

Pulled Pork Benedict

We’re putting a southern twist on the traditional eggs benedict. We take two poached eggs and house smoked pulled pork and fire roasted jalapeno peppers and put that on a house made cheddar polenta cake and top it all off with hollandaise sauce.

New Mexico Benedict

Looking for something a little spicy? Two poached eggs are placed on chorizo patties with fire roasted poblano peppers on top of house made cheddar polenta topped with hollandaise sauce.

At DJ’s Cafe, we have some of the best eggs benedict in Denver. All of our benedicts are served with fresh, seasonal fruit and home fry potatoes.

We’re committed to providing high quality products and services in an environmentally responsible manner To do do, we take the following measures to make our community and planet a healthier and happier place. We use locally grown and/or organic product when available and 100% recycled and recyclable to-go boxes. We recycle about 75-80% of the waste produced by the restaurant and 100% of the frying oil is used by locals as bio fuel.

If you’re looking for the best brunch in Denver, look no further than DJ’s Cafe! While our eggs benedict options are outstanding, we have a large breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu. Here are our top five menu items. With three locations to serve you, we are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop on by!
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The Best Lunch in Denver: Top 5 Menu Items


August 9, 2017

If you find yourself craving a great lunch during the workweek or in need of a good place to house a working lunch or impress a client, look no further than DJ’s Cafe - home of the best lunch in Denver. DJ’s offers a full lunch menu Monday thru Friday with a variety of options to fully satisfy your appetite.

The menu features both hot and cold sandwich options including a full selection of specialty dishes. Multiple salads can also be found in addition to amazing burgers. Some chef specialty burgers are available or feel free to create your own from the full list of ingredients.

No matter what you decide expect ample portions and a delicious meal but the following five options are tops when it comes to the lunch menu at DJ’s Cafe.

ROASTED EGGPLANT SANDWICH

The feature of the hot sandwich menu portion, roasted eggplant is a delightful surprise. One of the best options on the entire menu, this sandwich will crave your midday hunger and leave you counting the days until your return.

Comprised of succulent eggplant, feta cheese, tomato, fresh basil and a garlic aioli on grilled and freshly baked baguette it leaves no feature of the palette untested. Further, patrons can pair one-half a sandwich with a cup of soup to create a specialty combination any day of the week.  

THE SPUCKIE J SANDWICH

A unique name for a similarly different type of sandwich. The Spuckie J also comes served on a freshly baked baguette but is served cold as opposed to the roasted eggplant.

Both meats and cheeses make up one of the most delightful items on the lunch menu. Ham, genoa salami, provolone, shredded romaine, tomatoes, giardiniera, and Italian dressing are the staples of this lunch favorite.

If not used in creating a combination with a cup of soup, all sandwiches are served with the patron's choice of french fries, fresh fruit, coleslaw, or potato salad.

SPINACH BACON SALAD

One of the best salads available in Denver is easily located at DJ’s Cafe and provides a great option during lunch for any day of the week. Salads come served with any of the following dressing options: ranch, blue cheese, citrus vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette, or Italian and can be spiced up with the grilled chicken option.

The spinach bacon salad is a mix of baby spinach, hard boiled eggs, bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, and house made croutons.

ITALIAN CHICKEN SANDWICH

While the ingredients that comprise your Italian chicken sandwich may be similar to those of any other restaurant offering a similar specialty sandwich, DJ’s Cafe grilled chicken breast and grilled focaccia bread liven up this menu choice.

Combined with prosciutto, tomato, mozzarella, basil, and garlic aioli this chicken sandwich options can’t be beat.

THE POPPER BURGER

Finally, the Popper Burger owns the title of best burger and would seriously contend for the number one item available on a menu packed with items to satisfy. While visitors can create their own burger the “Popper” is a chef specialty for those who like a little heat.

Beginning with a one-half pound freshly ground beef patty the jalapeno cream cheese and egg bun create an amazing taste.

Next time you’re looking for a great lunch spot, stop by DJ’s Cafe for the best lunch in Denver. With two locations to serve you, we are open from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Check out our breakfast menu, brunch menu and lunch menu to see everything else we have to offer!
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Colfax location is now closed


D&J

We are very sad to let you know that the Colfax location is now closed. We all tried our best but could not build enough of  a clientele to make it work. Some of the team members from Colfax have moved on to the 9th ave. store so come and visit them there. Thanks for the support. We really enjoyed our brief time in Mayfair.
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