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Adagio Bakery opens café in Hilltop/Crestmoor neighborhood

Adagio Bakery opened in Park Hill in 2006. For the past eight years Mike Meirowsky and his team have been churning out some of Denver’s best scones and baked goods. After years of planning and dreaming, Mike recently opened a café in the Hilltop/Crestmoor residential neighborhood with an outdoor patio, indoor sit-down space, and expanded menu including breakfast, lunch, paninis, and soon-to-launch weekend brunch menu.

Veggie breakfast burrito

The menu is organized making it easy to find a satisfying selection. If nothing suits, the bakery case in front of the café is full of ready-to-go goods. With their regular menu, Adagio does duck and does it well. They’re quickly becoming famous for their duck confit dishes, including the breakfast themed Sunny Side Duck. Duck confit is served with chive hollandaise sauce, cherry jam, and topped with a sunnyside-up egg. Perhaps the best lunch item rolling out of the kitchen is the Slow Cooked Duck Grilled Cheese. A round fresh-baked roll is filled with duck confit, caramelized onions, fontina and muenster cheeses, and horseradish honey mustard just before grilled until golden brown.

Breakfast burritos are stuffed full with scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, red peppers, sweet onions, and your choice of additional veggies, bacon, or sausage. A creamy sauce is served on the side.

Another savory option is the Chicken Cheddar Parmesan Biscuit. Cheddar biscuits are baked fresh each morning and then layered with fried chicken medallions, an over easy egg, pepper gravy, and snipped chives.

Sweet treats, like Banana Bread French Toast, and lighter fare, like the Beet Salad assure that most diets have options when ordering breakfast or lunch.

Adagio knows how much Denver loves weekend brunch. Beginning in June, brunch dishes will be added to the weekend lineup. The menu hasn't been finalized yet, but items should include steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, BLTs, and even a goat cheese and wild mushroom omelet.

Adagio Bakery and Café is serving many of their original bakery goods like scones, cakes, pies, and lots of gluten-free goodies; but because of the Hilltop neighborhood’s demographic, some the Adagio’s baked goods menu is focused on customary Jewish items. Fridays are partially dedicated to baking fresh, braided Challah bread. A few loaves will be ready for customers to pick up each week, but pre-ordering is the best way to get your hands on a loaf.

Adagio is located at 217 S. Holly Street. All menu items are available to-go or to eat in the café. Pre-order your Challah bread at 720-638-5049.

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