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1024 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020939.697913 -104.961727
Neighborhoods: Washington Park, Southeast Denver
Get there early on weekends! – One of the best breakfast spots in Denver amidst the shady, sleepy Gaylord shops. Try the salmon benedict served on Challah - it is incredible. The staff are friendly and they open at 7am - if you get there before 8 on the weekend you won't have any problems - after that be prepared to wait!
Good Food and Atmosphere – Kudos for making and enforcing a no-cell-phones policy. Coffee (Daz Bog) is great and waffles are yummy.
Lovely, delicious and special – I have been going to Devil's Food for nine years, and it is a very special, lovely family business. Very kid friendly, but food for people who love food and love dessert. Their quiches, salads, sandwiches, and desserts are consistently excellent. They are always striving for better flavors, and they buy high quality meat, fish and produce, and everything is made fresh that day and from scratch. This bakery comes from the heart
Get your desserts here! – I ordered an anniversary cake with only 2 days lead time. It was beautifully prepared and delicious. All of the bakery items are fantastic.
Do order ahead and note they aren't open after 3 or 4 most days.
Great fresh food – I love going for breakfast after a run around Wash Park.
Stay Away!!! – A friend and I dropped by for brunch one day on a whim. It seemed a cute spot in a neat neighborhood. Things started off well enough, our waitress was polite and we ordered. About halfway into our meal, I flipped over a chunk of potatoes to find a whole cricket cooked into my food.
What ruined Devil's Food was their response. I took my plate into the main dining area to point out the problem. The first person I came to acted like I was in the wrong for having a cricket in my food, brushed me off and was rude to me the rest of the encounter. Our waitress informed me that the problem occurred because they were organic potatoes. I buy organic potatoes, so I'm not sure that holds water. And these potatoes were cut up hashbrowns with a whole cricket in them. The cricket got in while at the restaurant. Then they made a big deal of how they weren't charging me for the food (you think!). They did, however, charge me for my coffee.
Nothing like getting a cricket in your food, nasty service and a bill.
The food wasn't magical enough to justify the horrible experience. Just stay away.
Good quality food - service and attitude could improve – I have been to Devil's Food numerous times. I have never been disappointed in any dish that I have ordered--they use (and pride themselves, almost a little TOO much) only totally natural ingredients and it tastes like it. Their spinach on the eggs Florentine is fresh and delicious, the small salad you can get with any dish is delectible, complete with fresh berries and a tasty vinagrette. Home fries are not the greasy lumps of potato you are used to from breakfast places--they are simple and delicious and not greasy. The coffee is excellent. The decor is eclectic and fun--antique refrigerators, sideboards and windows decorate everywhere inside and out. My main complaint is the service here--wait staff are pretentious and not always attentive. I went for lunch with my mother on Saturday and we arrived probably 45mins before closing. It was obvious that the waitress did not want to be bothered with anyone so close to closing--she checked on us once, never offered refills of water and never asked if I wanted salad or potatoes with my dish (I forgot to specify and got what I wouldn't have, had I been asked). I have never had the misfortune to be accosted by staff by my cell phone going off, but to be honest, I've never thought of turning it off or not making a call--honestly! I can understand a no cell policy, but that sounds insane! Unfortunately, I can believe these other reviewers because the staff are quite borderline friendly/hostile (Dr. Jeckyll/Mr Hyde). All in all, it's a very tasty place to eat. There is plenty of parking on S Gaylord and I have never had an issue with a long wait. I would recommend, however, that management and staff get over themselves--they are in a surburban-ish Denver area, not The Village or San Fran... Be kind to your customers and they will be kind back!
Not recommended for out of town visitors – Being very involved with tourism on a local, state, and national level, we stopped in on a Sunday morning for breakfast. Three of us dressed very casually, T-Shirts & shorts, put in a reservation. The wait was an hour as others obiviously locals (we counted 30) were seated ahead of us. We only stayed and did not walk out because 3 local people were joining us. The food was mediocre and disappointing and the atomosphere with music and people talking so loud.
I would certainly not recommend it to visitors.
Don't waste your time...... – I have been here a few times with friends, and a couple times for business meetings, however , every time we find that the food is marginal at best. Baked goods are usually stale - and although they may look pretty, eating them is not enjoyable! Service here is inconsistent, but usually on the snotty side. Early on in my experience with this place, I ordered a cake for a birthday celebration, and I expected it to be a hit.....i was SO embarrassed. It was horrible. I called them to tell them about my experience and they were nasty to me and acted as if I was crazy. I guess the other 20 people that tasted it at the party must have been crazy too. It was overly dry, and hard to even get down. That was the last straw with this pretentious, overpriced, poor quality "bakery". If you are going to act like a superior, prissy, swanky establishment that is too good for it's patrons, then at least have the goods to back it up.
They sure think a lot of themselvs... – Who kicks people out for using a cellphone? That's absurd. I understand a no-cell-phone policy, but within reason. The owner and employees are pathetic. They must be embarassed to have that job. They obviously take pride in embarassing people who don't notice the no-cell-phone sign.
It's JUST a deli, they offer nothing more than an average deli does, only the pretentious service stinks. They escorted 2 people that I know out of the restaurant and wouldn't let them pick up the food they'd already paid for. They will not let you back in if you use your cell phone. No curteous "Excuse me, we have a no-cell-phone policy". This is DENVER you morons!! Not NYC or Paris! Get over yourselves.
I hope somebody plants a phone on the owner and calls it in the middle of lunch servce.
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