What You'll Get
Today's Groupon gets you $28 worth of sips and savories at DJ's Berkeley Café for $10 before March 31, 2010. The unassuming eatery placed in the top three of Best of Denver's 7 A-List for the past three years as one of the area's top brunch stops.
Exposed brick walls, cozy booths, local artwork, and animatronic Budweiser frogs lend a welcoming feel to the quaint café. Wake up with the PB&J french toast ($7.95), gooey pieces of toast middled with peanut butter and jelly and sided with fresh, seasonal fruit. Well known for its classic and signature benedicts, the breakfast menu offers six takes on the popular plate. Try New York benedict (poached eggs served with pastrami, $10.95), crab cakes benedict (eggs bedded on wilted spinach and smothered with sauce, $10.95), veggie benedict (two poached eggs with avocado and tomato on an English muffin topped with hollandaise, $10.95), or the benedict Arnold, which can be ordered and added to your bill but will not be served to you.
Lunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, includes an expansive selection of hot and cold sandwiches (avocado turkey for $7.78, Italian grilled ham for $7.75, and more) and fresh salads featuring locally grown and organic produce. The eco-friendly eatery also recycles most restaurant waste, and 100% of frying oil is used by locals as biofuel. Get this Groupon for a dependable lunch, delicious motivator to get out of bed, or laid-back date option.
- It's homey without being kitsch, cool without having to resort to tired retro-diner tropes. It feels comfortable and lived-in and alive — and would feel the same, I imagine, even if it were empty. Except that it's never empty. It's rarely even slow. – Jason Sheehan, Westword
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 4 or more. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash value. Breakfast and lunch only. Must redeem in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About DJ's 9th Avenue Cafe
When 5280 magazine ran a feature on local chefs’ upscale versions of oatmeal, DJ's 9th Avenue Cafe was the first eatery mentioned. Unlike his peers’ signature concoctions, Chef Devin Stallings’s version pairs a plain portion of organic, irish steel-cut oats with servings of pistachios, dried dates, cranberries, brown sugar, and milk, which diners can add however they see fit. The laid-back, collaborative approach to cuisine is emblematic of Devin’s work at DJ's, which the Denver Post praises for “simple, thoughtfully prepared and relatively wholesome food.”
At breakfast, those wholesome dishes include crab-cake benedicts and french toast stuffed with peanut butter and jelly; a weekend brunch menu expands upon those offerings with housemade chicken pot pie. For lunch, Devin and his team smoke pork in-house before adding it to Cuban-style sandwiches with dijon mustard and sliced pickles, as well as grill half-pound, handmade burgers that diners can crown with their choice of toppings.