cafebar
cafebar

cafebar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cafebarcolorado.com/
  • Phone: 3033620227
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Albertini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact owner with requests/questions.
  • Private Party Contact: Dane Huguley 3033620227

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alameda
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from cafebar
Here at cafe|bar our goal is to provide exceptional hospitality and creative cuisine in an affordable fashion. cafe|bar, designed by Owner Dane Huguley, whose vision was to create an atmosphere that was modern but comfortable, making guests feel as though they are dining in an urban upscale restaurant with a residential charm. Our focus is to be a community restaurant; we are 100% wind powered, recycle our fryer oil, utilizing composting programs and energy efficient equipment. cafe|bar cuisine is prepared by chef Eric Rivera; where he is combining classic and new American dishes while keeping them unique and affordable. In addition, we have a unique yet sophisticated wine and spirits list to accompany our cuisine. We strive to be involved and give back to our community in any way shape or form and promise to deliver an experience desired time and time again.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
cafebar reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (63)neighborhood gem (60)fit for foodies (56)great for brunch (37)romantic (24)good for groups (22)special occasion (20)great for lunch (20)hot spot (14)notable wine list (8)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Food is outstanding
    Libster
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The flavors, presentation and uniqueness of the food was incredible. And the service was great. Love Cafebar
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary Experience
    Sputnik
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is from local sources and businesses, the wine selection is great, the staff are professional and helpful, and the price is right for special or more regular visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid brunch
    LadyBirdVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    45 minute wait to take our order; food arrived ice cold and raw eggs, so loud you had to scream to talk; at least manager wrote off some of bill. I would NEVER return.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had brunch in March 2014 with my friends at Cafebar and it was amazing, that is why I decided to go back last week. I do not know why, but it seemed I was having brunch in a completely different place. The quantity, menu variety and customer service was not what I expected. I am really disappointed because you could really see the difference.
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  • Pretty Amazing
    Kriss1231
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We started coming here last fall and enjoy the changing menu and tastes. We are always in for a new culinary surprise every time we eat here. The patio is great and really nice the bartender remembers our names when we have our drink before dinner. We eat here about twice a month. This is a restaurant where you go to relax and enjoy the experience. You must not be in a hurry. This is a place you want to savor and not be in a hurry :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes! Please! Thank you, more?!
    AwakenLove
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Following my dear chef friends from a previous restaurant. This place is amazing! The food is magical, because the people are ;) the energy good, and a sweet outdoor vibe. It's my new favorite. There were six of us, including my brothers and even my four year old niece. We had a lovely time and the food was divine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I took a group from work to Cafe Bar for lunch and was shocked at how bad it was. There were too few menu options and 3 out of 6 of us left with stomach upset. It was expensive and lame. Never to return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful dinner
    SupperTom
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Cafe bar is a charming bistro with a lovely patio. The food is top notch and the ambience is excellent. They have a changing menu filled with great appetizers and special cocktails. I had their steak which was chopped and cooked to perfection surrounded by delicious veggies. My lady had the salmon also excellent. I would highly recommend Cafebar for a nice little romantic dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Everyone that waited on us was very friendly and personable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish as always
    princessfab
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I used to live in Wash Park and went frequently after you opened. Since I moved to the Hale neighborhood, I've neglected cafebar a lot. I shouldn't the food is really solid and inventive. And you pour the best mimosas I've had in a while - not too dark (read: plenty of bubbly)! So bravo. Keep doing what you're doing and I will be back more often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat here
    MartinVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place is a total gem. Great service and awesome food. The menu changes almost daily, so we can't tell you what to order. That said, almost everything we've ever had there has been spot-on. Great ingredients, great service, and great execution in the kitchen ale for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reviews Didn't Live Up To Reality
    SSGTanker
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Made reservations based on reviews from Westword and other sites. We arrived and there were no tables available as requested. No worries. Decided to wait at the bar. Waited for almost 30-min to order Sangria. Poorly made. My wife's tasted like a bad wine spritzer. Bartender really pushed to close out bill. The bad part was listening to all the staff hanging out by the bar complaining. Still no one offered to take order for appetizers or explain wait status. We chose to leave. Owner/Manager stopped us in the street and offered to ask party to leave. By that time it was to little to late. We had already paid our tab and were off to another recommended patio for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively Brunch
    DerbyGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great Sunday brunch. The place was packed and very energetic (could be those bottomless mimosas). Hard to hear inside but totally fun and great food choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    SharonVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Always GREAT food and service! All three of our entrees were great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed, but will visit again
    Kriss1231
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We eat at Café/Bar about 3-4 times per month. We went to Brunch for first time on Sunday. After 1.5 hours of waiting on an order we were comped by the manager and went to Swing Thai across the street. I know this was a kitchen problem. And we will come again because the food is Very Good!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    M27g16
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We loved every minute of our experience and recommend a reservation
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoedisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Poor service; less than hot, overlooked average food
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  • Tasty!
    kflo
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Brunch + bottomless blood orange mimosas = outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would Never Go Back
    Brooks303
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    There are no words to describe how bad our experience was. Sincerely, foodies who eat out at least twice a week.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Didn't get water until 15 minutes after we arrived, drinks 30 minutes after. Menu is very limited. We tried three of the main four courses, one of which was great. The other two had no flavor.
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  • disappointed
    picky
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The reviews were good so we were very disappointed. I had requested a quiet table and we were seated right under a speaker by the bar... NOT quiet. The service (delivery of our food) was exceedingly slow. Our server was very nice and did keep refilling our coffee but didn't seem to recognize that we had been waiting a long time for our brunch and when it did arrive it was not hot and not especially good. Will not be going back or recommending it to anyone.
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  • not what it used to be
    Brambles
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I visited CafeBar on a whim and had a delicious brunch. It quickly became one of our favorited places. The menu was new and fresh. There was always something new that intriqued our foodie curiousity. It was the first place we recommended to people when talking about restaurants to try out. We recently brought some out of town guest there. We knew something was changed as soon as we saw the underwhelming menu. They have switched Executive chefs and it wasn't for the better. The menu selection was weak and uninteresting, even more so when we actually got our meals. The food was lacking flavor, our potatoes were undercooked, and my Chicken and Waffles was room temperature at best. Huge disappointment, haven't been back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food and drinks at cafe bar are amazing. Really well thought out dishes and a changing menu every day with seasonal ingredients. However, the acoustics in the front room of the restaurant are pretty terrible and it is really hard to hear over everyone else in the room. Great restaurant for young and energetic people, but due to how loud it was in the restaurant, it is hard for older folks to comfortably dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu
    Nick
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    They changed their food menu the day before we dined, so was disappointed that they took off some great staples they had, which were reflected on their website still. Sounds like they are going to a fresh rotating menu, so may be hard to reference the online menu unless they update it consistently. Food was still great as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Bar
    Mimi
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Once again, a very memorable meal. Everyone in our party of 8 tried several menu items and were never disappointed. They still rave about the good food. If you want a great dining experience, this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hospitality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We had world class service from beginning to end. I would recommend Cafe Bar to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Foodluvr83
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I went here with some family and it was amazing. The French toast was the best I've ever had and the service was great. I will definitely go back to Cafebar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply OUTSTANDING!
    SharonVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Amazing food (crab cake eggs benedict and BLT) and fabulous service in one of the best patios in Denver!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This place is great! I was able to make reservations for brunch, huge plus, and great food! Andrea was so great as was Yusef! We had the mushroom hash, french toast, burger, blt, and scallops. Everything delicious. Also the bottomless mimosas are a great deal lol.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, nice atmosphere
    threetogo
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food here was wonderful. We had made a reservation and when we entered there was nobody to greet us. We waited several minutes and nobody came. The people in the bar area could see us, but just seemed to ignore us, no acknowledgement that we were there or a friendly "somebody will be right with you". I went to the outdoor area to see if I could find someone, but they were all busy so we just seated ourselves. Mike, our waiter, realized what happened and apologized. From then on the service was excellent. Mike paid special attention to our 10 month old and made light conversation with us. The food was the real highlight of this place. Fresh, tasty, great selection. Would definitely go back for the food. Very relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I was nervous about previous reviews that were not complementary about the service. I found the service to be wonderful. Our waitress was attentive, provided good recommendations and checking in with out throughout our meal. The patio is very nice. It is carefully tucked on the side of the building that is not adjacent to a busy street, Alameda.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Denver Chefs Eat at CafeBar!
    VIPOTVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have been here several times and have never had a bad meal, service etc. Just absolutely fabulous. Mike was our server last week. He knows the menu very well. This is the second time we've been in the restaurant in the past 4 weeks. Try the Tomato Salad. Delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good outdoor dining
    lunchiesNfoodies
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Love this place, waiter remembers me and the wine I like. I feel special. Will make this a regular stop. But the lunch menu is weak..should add more salad with a choice of additional meat or seafood?..then I will take my lunch ladies and clients here. So far great outdoor dining. Not so much inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cramped seating & indifferent staff
    Driftless
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food could not overcome uncomfortably cramped seating and rare waiter appearances. Seated at a table overlapping the door to the patio (hello fire code?) with less than a foot between my chair and the table behind me. Private conversation impossible, noise level required shouting. A sorry choice for a special dinner. Waitress didn't ask for drink or dessert order, clearly interested only in turning tables. Food was great, but it took us 20 min. to order more because our waitress went missing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, but so loud!
    lovespigVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Everything we ate was amazing but it was literally the loudest restaurant I have ever been in. Use some of that money to insulate your restaurant cafebar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    pjkdenverVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We frequent cafebar and are never disappointment. A lot of excellent menu items from which to choose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The service was great. The staff members were attentive and knowledgeable. My friends and I will be back. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the risotto!
    VIPOTVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Fabulous! My husband and daughter opted for duck. The food is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Those bottomless mimosas though.
    WineSnob
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband and I go to cafebar for brunch almost every weekend on special occasions like valentines day. Every time we go we get great service and great food. Hands down our favorite place for brunch and special occasions. Brittney is really the only server we know because she caters to us if we're in her section or not.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch
    TripleT
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I frequent the Cafebar for brunch, always delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.