(Denver Love Letter #4)
What a wonderful idea for a place. Housed in what used to be Watercourse Foods, this coffee shop / bar / bakery / restaurant has become one of my absolute favorite spots in Denver. City, O’ City is the perfect combination of quiet-on-a-Sunday-morning and lively-every-night. The food, all vegetarian, is delicious, and there are several gluten-free options (hooray!). The bakery next door, which serves Watercourse and City, O’ City makes positively delicious gluten-free, dairy-free goods. One of my favorite things in the world is to go there on Sunday mornings, book in hand, and read/people-watch as I drink my coffee or tea and eat my muffin. At night I splurge occasionally, and have a pizza with gluten-free crust (and dairy-laden cheese, I admit), paired with a gluten-free beer that is so cool it’s not even on the menu.
This morning there was a quote on the chalkboard above the bar from the December 29, 1974 issue of the Denver Post (I took a picture, but damn, I’m a terrible photographer):
Jack Kerouac is accused of writing about people going nowhere… But the were always going to Denver, and that is a definite destination indeed.
Things like that, combined with the music (which is always good), the people-watching, the plentiful bearded hipster-men, and the ever-changing art displays, are what make me love, love, love this place from the bottom of my heart. And, consequently, this city.