If in the mood for a nosh, a new bakery and cafe is now open at 4994 Lowell Blvd. The Noshery, which soft opened last Tuesday, took over the location that was long occupied by Hamlin's Cafe. After an extensive overhaul, you'll now find a bright space that's serving breakfast, lunch and baked treats.
Owner Andrea Knight has been cooking since age 12, though she anticipated being a ski racer. After a bad injury she got into ProStart, a high school food service program, and from there received a full ride to Johnson & Wales in Denver. She's served as sous chef at D Bar and the Berkshire, helped open the Wooden Spoon in LoHi and spent the last four years at Whole Foods, where she met most of her crew for the Noshery.
Knight purchased all the necessary equipment two years ago, and had been looking for the right spot in the meantime. Now up and running, Mike Alvarez oversees line service as the Noshery turns out a menu that includes breakfast and lunch sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, waffles, soup and antipasti. Everything is made from scratch, including bread, pastries and desserts—don't miss brownies, tarts, muffins and even lobster-shaped sugar cookies. Knight also specializes in wedding cakes, and collaborates with a friend's catering company, All-Love, for events.
Plans for the future include moving toward a farm-to-table approach by working with two different farms, which could lead to more small plates and eventual dinner service. Charcuterie and fresh mozzarella are also on the horizon, and the Noshery's liquor license hearing is August 1.
Though the Noshery is now open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., a grand opening celebration is slated for Saturday, June 21. Festivities will include live music outside from noon to 3 p.m., free coffee and pastries and giveaways for Rockies and Broncos tickets.
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