Denver has got some French spunk. There are actually quite a few French restaurants… I never really realized just how many until after I left.
The restaurant Le Central will always have a place in my heart.
It’s actually where I had one of my first jobs when I was 16. As this was prior to me moving to France for a year of high school, my French skills were decent I didn’t have many opportunities to exchange in the language. I totally had a field day answering the phone “Bonjour, Le Central” really emphasizing that I could handle the French “r”. I remember when French people would walk in I was so nervous to speak with them. I have a vivid memory of when my AP French class went here for lunch together for a field trip my senior year of high school. We were required to order in French (there were French waiters there at the time) and practice certain vocabulary. It seems like another life ago, before I had the knowledge I have now of the language.
When I’m in Denver, my mom and I like to come here for lunch. Traditions are nice.
Le Central is the ‘taste of Provence’ in Denver. Their menu changes daily, and are known in the mile high city for their wonderful moules-frites lunch and weekend brunch. Not to mention that they make their baguettes in-house.
Reservations are recommended.
112 E. 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Tél: 303 863 8094
My sister-in-law showed me this place while strolling through the shopping part of Gaylord street one afternoon. I was immediately drawn in my all of the cake stands filled with sweets & goodies, and the retro feel in general of the place with random pops of art all over the place. She had mentioned it was great for breakfast, so Taryn and I just had to give it a whirl while I was in Denver.
Although it was tough to pick what to take, we both went with the breakfast sandwich, which was a dream. Next to our bottomless coffee it was colorful and full of so many delicious and classic tastes. The restaurant had a calm hustle-bustle, with smiling staff and precious décor in every corner.
Next time I plan to try their mouth watering desserts alongside a cup of tea.
Devil’s Food most definitely was a fabulous stop, and the perfect place for a delicious breakfast with a gal pal.
Devil’s Food Bakery & Cookery
1020 South Gaylord Street
Denver, Colorado 80209
Tél: (303) 733-7448
The Barbershop is one of the 11th’s staple places for all things trendy. Brunch, cocktails, dinner… in a great atmosphere… pourquoi pas?
Ana Clara and I went for brunch a week or so ago, and it was a great place to hang for a bit… Such a cozy environment… Nice and open, which is quite rare in Paris I find.
I had the Eggs Benedict with salmon, one of my all time favorite dishes, which was absolutely delicious, and the menu came with a carrot cake. Just a fabulous side note, they have bottomless drip coffee.
I’m anxious to come back and try their delicious cocktails that I keep hearing so much about.
Have you been?
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68, avenue de la République, Paris 75011
Metro: Rue Saint Maur / Parmentier
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