The Weathervane Cafe was established in 2012 by a husband and wife team, committed to offering a unique breakfast, lunch, and coffee shop menu. Set in a vintage carriage house built in 1896 in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood, it’s a quaint spot that offers customers a cozy retreat from the bustling pace of city life.
You will love their casual and reasonably priced menu options. Choose oatmeal served one of three ways: tropical with banana chips, papaya, coconut, pumpkin seeds, ginger, and cinnamon; carrot cake with carrots, raisins, walnuts, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom; or golden with almonds, currants, coconut, and a blend of warming spices. Plant-based eaters will appreciate the eclectic variety. The Mango Melt is a mouthwatering combo of spicy mango jam, roasted green chilies, and brie. The breakfast sandwich is a classic fare of scrambled local eggs, fresh parsley, pepper jack cheese, and organic greens, served on either an english muffin or multi-grain bread. In addition to the menu, freshly baked croissants, French scones, and housemade pop tarts are available every day.
Their full beverage menu includes all the usual espresso-based culprits sourced from local roasters. Add one of their syrups made in-house such as lavender, orange and clove, or smoky maple. There are more exotic drinks as well, like Bhakti chai, golden milk, and elderberry-ginger apple cider.
The neighborhood itself is a hip and funky residential area referred to as either Uptown or North Capitol Hill. It’s worth a stroll to check out the diverse restaurants and bars or the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The area is also home to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and Denver’s largest green space, City Park. On Sundays in the summer months, you’ll hear free public jazz concerts, the perfect background music for you while you dig into a Mango Melt. The YouTube video below from the Visit Denver channel gives a small glimpse into the neighborhood from a local's point of view.
Cover image is provided courtesy of the Weathervane Cafe.