After years spent working in other restaurants and bakeries, Jyll Tuggle had a dream to open her own neighborhood eatery where folks could gather to enjoy quality cuisine and hearty conversation. That dream became Under The Umbrella Cafe and Bakery, a cozy brick-walled eatery that quickly won the Denver Post’s endorsement for its light, homemade fare and friendly, local vibe. Families can frequently be found filling seats in the kid-friendly confines, drawn in by a menu peppered with house-baked cinnamon rolls, filled croissants, breakfast burritos, and grilled sandwiches served with a choice of side such as homemade potato salad. Denver-based Pablo's Coffee fills cups with heady brews as laptops luxuriate in the waves of free WiFi and area psychics flock to read their futures in the loose leaves used to steep steaming cups of Sterling tea.
When you stay at Renaissance Denver Hotel in Denver, you'll be in the suburbs and close to Northfield Stapleton and Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This hotel is within close proximity of Dick's Sporting Goods Park and Denver Zoo.
Make yourself at home in one of the 400 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with cotton sheets and down comforters. Rooms have private balconies. 32-inch high-definition televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. If you'd like to spend the day shopping, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
Conceived as a business model to support a single-mom owner, The Coffee Nook brews coffees and espresso from IMACK Coffee, a local, family-operated roaster. Nestled in a storefront in the courtyard of the Glendale Workshops building, The Coffee Nook serves classic coffee drinks and blended espresso beverages, many infused with flavors such as gingerbread, mocha, or sea-salt caramel. To pair with the caffeinated treats, guests can enjoy quesadillas or customized sandwiches in a picturesque outdoor seating area or within the WiFi-equipped café.
Potted herbs and blooming flowers surround Apothecary Tinctura's doorway. This flora often mixes into the shop's essential oils, perfumes, teas, and tinctures. Herbalists consult with clients to determine their needs before custom-mixing medicinal blends to treat issues ranging from allergies to thyroid imbalances.
Natural healing methods also come into play in an on-site spa, where practitioners tone skin with Dr. Hauschka facials, work on the body with delicate acupuncture needles, and massage tense muscles. Hypnotherapy and reiki sessions are also available to restore cognitive and energy balances.
Modmarket's chic interior serves as an ideal stage for the mouthwatering performances of the restaurant's wholesome, seasonal culinary stars. The menu—which contains nutritional information for each dish—eases diners into their restorative repast with an array of salads, available in such verdant configurations as thai coconut, whose bed of greens teems with sweet potatoes, chicken, and peanut-mango dressing ($8.75). Many of the eatery's salad dressings contain no gluten, animal byproducts, or narwhal tears, and the from-scratch soup selection always includes at least one vegan option. The restaurant's pizzasmiths forge exotic, innovative creations, such as the pizza sporting fig, goat cheese, gorgonzola, arugula, and pepper ($8.50), and all pizzas are available with soy cheese and whole-grain or gluten-free crusts. Sandwiches, such as the chipotle steak ($8.50), come with a choice of vegan bread or gluten-free wrap and toast to toothsome crispness in a 600-degree brick oven.
During his 27-year tenure in the bar business, Tim Doherty often stayed up until sunrise. These days, however, he rises with the sun to open his breakfast joint, Syrup. The moniker refers to Tim’s specialty: housemade syrups infused with apricot, vanilla, Kahlua, and seasonal flavors. His sweet creations drench pancakes topped with everything from Oreos to the strawberries and blueberries of the DoubleBerry Bliss, which the Denver Post praises as “a stack of pancake heaven.”
Flapjacks aren’t Syrup's only from-scratch breakfast treat. There's also french toast smeared with Nutella and Santa Fe–themed eggs benedict topped with local chorizo and green-chili stew. The all-day menu likewise caters to the lunch crowd with open-faced pulled-pork sandwiches and burgers crowned with maple-pepper bacon. Both of those dishes can be sandwiched between gluten-free buns, and the restaurant's waffles, english muffins, pancakes, and napkins can also be served sans gluten.