The cold winter days are here in Denver and who doesn’t deserve some home-made soup to warm the soul? The temperatures are dropping and some restaurants in the area are offering warm, comforting and home-cooked food, like soup. Warm up this winter with a bowl of soup from one of Denver’s great restaurants.
1962 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Family owned and operated since 1962, Pete’s Kitchen is the place to hang out whether it is 2 a.m., 7 a.m. or noon. This fabulous hole-in-the-wall diner serves up authentic Greek food or American-Greek food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Guests start off their mornings with what may be the best breakfast burrito in town and they return for lunch for the most amazing New England clam chowder. This home-cooked food will delight the senses and never leave visitors hungry. A friendly and fast staff serves up good old-fashioned chicken soup for some, and for others, a chicken gyro with scrambled eggs. Pete’s Kitchen brings the super fast service whether customers sit at the counter for some entertainment with their food or carry out.
704 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80209
Vert Kitchen sits on the well-known Pearl Street area of Denver and happens to be a hidden gem around Washington Park. The small and locally owned restaurant serves up a mean roasted tomato soup or a butternut squash and clam soup that will delight the palate. These soups pair well with Vert’s amazing sandwiches and peaceful environment. The atmosphere is a French countryside hangout with a very professional and friendly staff that will take care of the guest’s every need. The staff not only caters to the walk-in guests; it can also offer amazing catering for office lunches.
Three Sisters Cafe
1717 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80202
Three Sisters Cafe offers its neighborhood a reliable source for soups made from scratch. For those who do not have the time to make their own lunches and dinners, the Three Sisters Café has exactly what a cold and hungry Denverite is looking for. It offers soup-and-salad combos that will leave the guest smiling and satisfied. The soups are creative and unique and will warm the soul from the inside out. It is always refreshing to have a variety of gourmet soups that change every day. Soups such as its southwest chicken tortilla soup, tomato parmesan or delectable black bean and chorizo soup are big favorites. This little café offers everything from comforting soups to live-on-the-wild-side spicy coconut chicken curry.
3005 W. County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80129
The folks in the southwest part of town know this old time Southern cooking hotspot. This home-style cooking like Grandma used to make actually offers a dish called “Breakfast in Bread.” This incredible breakfast is a mouthwatering bowl of bread filled with potatoes, ham, onions and eggs, and then filled with creamy sausage gravy. Whether starting off the workday or the weekend, this bread bowl combination will satisfy any appetite. For those searching for the perfect combo of bread bowl and brunch, this is a must-try. This place makes customers feel like they are at a family’s house for dinner.
Atlanta Bread Company
14262 E. Cedar Ave.
Aurora CO 80012
Wintery cold lunch and dinner hours can be well spent at the Atlanta Bread Company. This spot will put any of its soups or chilis in a warm, tantalizing bread bowl labeled as a “Loaf of Soup.” For those who cannot get enough of the mouthwatering bread, Atlanta Bread Company has a huge variety of grains to take home. It also offers pizzas, pastas and to-die-for desserts. The free Wi-Fi is always a plus when meeting with clients or friends. With just a few locations so far in the Denver area, this restaurant is sure to grow.
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Colleen Bement is a freelance writer covering all things Denver. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.